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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 07.05.2015, 02:33

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Survey shows minority youth feeling like they belong in Latvia

Survey shows minority youth feeling like they belong in Latvia

06.05.2015

Minority school pupils say they feel "like they belong" in Latvia, and would prefer categorizing themselves as "Latvia's Russian-speaking segment', not as "Russians". This according to a survey conducted in schools on ethnic identity, reports LETA.

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Сooperation between business and science is lacking in Lithuania

Сooperation between business and science is lacking in Lithuania

06.05.2015

Although millions of euro is being invested to establish science and business valleys in Lithuania, both businesspeople and Lithuania's top politicians admit that cooperation between business and science is lacking, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.

Urgent issue for public authorities: tackling youth unemployment

Urgent issue for public authorities: tackling youth unemployment

05.05.2015

The level of youth unemployment is alarmingly high in several EU states, with rates about 50% recorded in Spain and Greece. There are clear potentials for entrepreneurs to create employment and sustainable growth, to promote youth entrepreneurship and making Europe more entrepreneur friendly. These developmental directions have become a priority on the EU policy agenda in the new Commission 2014-20.


Food and Veterinary Service continues finding violations in Latvian school cafeterias

Food and Veterinary Service continues finding violations in Latvian school cafeterias

05.05.2015

In the past two weeks, regular inspections at catering companies and cafeterias serving school lunches, conducted by agents from the Food and Veterinary Service, have established that 96 of 166 companies failed to comply with health and nutrition regulations, the Service's representative Anna Joffe informed LETA.

Lithuania's education minister resigns

Lithuania's education minister resigns

30.04.2015

Lithuania's Science and Education Minister Dainius Pavalkis has handed in his resignation letter to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, reports LETA/ELTA.

30.04.2015

10 schools to be shut down in 2015 in Latvia, 12 – reorganized

As LETA was informed on April 29th 2015 at the Ministry of Education, it has given authorization for the decisions made by a multitude of municipalities in all of Latvia on closing a number of local schools – for one reason or another. The number this year will be 10, and 12 will undergo reorganization.

29.04.2015

Book retailer Janis Roze returns to profit in 2014

The Latvian book store chain Janis Roze increased turnover last year and returned to profit, reports LETA, according to Firmas.lv.

27.04.2015

Estonian and Chinese Ministers of Education sign agreement for recognition of diplomas

Estonian Education and Science Minister Jürgen Ligi and the Chinese Deputy Minister of Education Li Weihong signed on Monday an agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas, which gives impetus to cooperation between Estonian and Chinese higher education institutions and student exchange, announced LETA the education ministry's press department.

27.04.2015

Foreign students value studying in Estonia highly

According to the most recent results of the European survey International Student Barometer, 89% of foreign students studying in Estonia are satisfied with the higher education provided here; this result places Estonia among the highest rated countries in Europe, Estonian Education Ministry announced LETA.

27.04.2015

Latvian writers Abele and Berzins win top Literature Awards 2015

The Annual Latvian Literature Awards were announced on April 24th, and for the Best Prose Work the jury singled out Inga Abele's novel "Klugu muks" (The Wicker Monk, published by "Dienas Gramata"). Its protagonist is the first Latvian clergyman in Latgale, Catholic priest, theology professor, statesman and community activist Francis Trasuns. However, this book is much more than a mere biography, informs LETA.

24.04.2015

Common market for genetically modified products: reviewing decision-making

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.

24.04.2015

In 2014, Lithuanian museums were visited by 3.8 mln people

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.

23.04.2015

Latvian Saeima approves moral education in schools

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.

23.04.2015

69% inspected school catering companies fail to comply with food regulations in Latvia

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.

23.04.2015

Latvian scientist Kalvins nominated for European Inventor Award

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.

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