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Sunday, 26.04.2015, 22:25
The Commission’s review on the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food and feed confirms the need for changes by the national governments in accepting the use of EU-authorised GMOs for animal and/or human consumption. The Commission proposes to amend existing EU laws to confer the states more freedom to restrict, prohibit or use of EU-authorised GMOs on their territory.
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In 2014, 3,862 libraries (2,561 of them in educational establishments), 632 culture centres, 104 museums, 39 theatres, 7 state concert organisations, 28 cinemas and film halls operated in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
Saeima in Latvia decided in the final reading today to approve amendments to the Education Law, stipulating that the education institution must provide moral education for the student in compliance with constitutional values, such as marriage and family, reports LETA.
After a regular inspection at school catering companies last week, the Food and Veterinary Service established that 69% of them failed to comply with food regulations, the Service's representative Anna Joffe informed LETA.
Ivars Kalvins, Director of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, has been nominated for the European Inventor Award in the lifetime achievement category, informs LETA.
Saeima MP Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis, both a former minister of education and minister of economy, announced yesterday that he is exiting the political arena – as of April 23, 2015, informs LETA.
Baltic Aviation Academy, aviation training centre based in Central Europe expands its training capabilities in Asian market by establishing BAA Singapore training base. In cooperation with partners, China-based aerospace company Haite Group, BAA Singapore is ready to provide Pilot Type Rating, Cabin Crew and Ground Handling training to Asia, Pacific and MENA markets, reports BC Academy’s press service.
On 20 April 2015 in Seoul, at political consultations between Latvia and the Republic of Korea, State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics presented a note to the Korean side in which Latvia conveyed its official notification of the opening of the Latvian diplomatic mission in Seoul, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
In 2014, the share of Lithuania's population aged 30 to 34 who had completed tertiary education stood at 53.3%, which the is highest share in the European Union, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, said. In 2013, the rate was 51.3%, informs LETA/ELTA.
On April 16, the best electricians in Latvia were determined at the annual championships for electricians “Schneider Electric Electricians Championship”, held at the Riga Technical University’s Power and Electrical Engineering Faculty. Professional electricians were competing to build the most energy efficient electrical installation and win valuable prizes and the title of the best electrician in Latvia.
On April 16th 2015 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the State Gymnasium No.2, the winners of the Human Development Award 2015 were announced in Latvia: Jurmala Protection Association, subsidiary of Tautskola 99 Baltie zirgi „Ikskiles Briva Skola”, “Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija” Care Mobile and Andris Ceksters, reported BC executive director at AmCham Latvia Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.
The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) in Lithuania has launched a competition for students to complete an internship with NASA Ames Research Centre in the United States and is now accepting applications, informs LETA/ELTA.
In wake of the startling information on violations discovered by Latvian authorities on the practice and conduct of the Lithuanian public catering company Kretingos maistas, Sigulda Regional Council has decided to break its contractual ties with the caterer, reports LETA.
Pildegovics: investing in the education of future leaders is important long-term support for Latvia’s partner countries
On 13 April 2015, at the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Andrejs Pildegovics, State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, opened the spring session of the Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for the Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Just recently my colleague Inga Latkovska and me have finished a research “Latvian PR sphere practitioners opinions monitor 2015”, which was held in cooperation with the Latvian Association of PR professionals, cv-online.lv and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia. In the survey of 250 Latvian PR specialists we have been able to make a slice of the sphere and to understand what the main trends are in the industry of public relations in Latvia.