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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 31.08.2015, 09:46

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Latvian Construction Control Office: 89% educational establishments are in excellent or good condition

Latvian Construction Control Office: 89% educational establishments are in excellent or good condition

28.08.2015

The State Construction Control Office in Latvia had inspected 261 educational establishments in Latvia by August 25, which is 40% of all buildings the office has visited so far this summer. The majority of the inspected educational establishments, 89%, are either in excellent or good condition, according to the office.

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Maxima to start teaching Estonian language to the employees

Maxima to start teaching Estonian language to the employees

27.08.2015

Maxima retail chain are looking for an Estonian language teacher for their employees, because the employees wish to learn Estonian, writes LETA/Eesti Päevaleht.

66,400 pupils set to open the new school year in Riga

66,400 pupils set to open the new school year in Riga

26.08.2015

Around 66,400 pupils will begin the new school year in 115 municipal schools, said LETA the Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council Ivars Balamovskis.


Rally in support of refugees held in Riga

Rally in support of refugees held in Riga

25.08.2015

A rally in support of asylum seekers and redistribution of refugees in the European Union took place at the Culture Ministry in Riga yesterday, informs LETA.

Estonian students construct wooden installation consisting of three giant megaphones

Estonian students construct wooden installation consisting of three giant megaphones

25.08.2015

This week, interior architecture students from the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) began construction of a wooden installation consisting of three giant megaphones, which will be placed in the forest near the RMK Pähni Nature Centre, in Võru County, and will be open to testing by everyone.

24.08.2015

Latvian scientists make bioethanol and furfural from straw

Production of bioethanol is an alternative energy source of utmost importance in replacing ordinary fuel made from hydrocarbons. Latvian scientists have succeeded in producing bioethanol and furfural from plant waste – wheat straw. Co-generation of the two products – ethanol and furfural – is what makes their method unique.

21.08.2015

Lithuania has completed well-received public governance project

Lithuania's Civil Service Department (VTD) has completed implementing a project financed by the European Union – the Improvement of the Selection System of Civil Servants. It was recognised as one of top ten public governance improvement projects implemented in 2007-2013, reports LETA/ELTA.

20.08.2015

Power elites in a welfare state: Danish example

The elites’ idea is neither an abstract theory dreamt up by modern technocrats nor a wild fantasy hatched by futurists. It has become a primordial socio-economic phenomenon in absolute majority of contemporary states. Cumbersome and often too complicated “official” decision-making process in a modern state allow for a non-official, however not less efficient, way to make important decisions; and sometimes quicker to implement some of them.

19.08.2015

Vilnius University students will work on probation in NASA

Vilnius University (VU) students Jonas Narkeliunas and Mikalojus Brazdziunas on 31 August 2015 will begin four month placement at The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Centre, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.

18.08.2015

Google spots Lithuanian talent

Laura Steponavičiūtė, 16, from Vilnius, Lithuania became one of 20 finalists at Google Science Fair. On September 21st, Laura will join 19 more young talents from all over the world in Mountain View to present their projects to a panel of notable international scientists and scholars, eligible for a $50,000 scholarship and other incredible prizes from Google Science Fair partners at LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, reports BC Invest Lithuania.

14.08.2015

In Q2, the unemployment rate in Lithuania decreased by 0.6 percentage points

Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in II quarter 2015, the unemployment rate stood at 9.4%. In II quarter 2015, against I quarter 2015, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.6 percentage points, against II quarter 2014 – by 1.8 percentage points. In II quarter 2015, the male unemployment rate stood at 10.7%, female – 8%.

14.08.2015

Webometrics: VU, VGTU – best universities in Lithuania

At the end of July 2015, Webometrics published its latest rankings of the top world universities: for the third half-year in a row, three leading Lithuanian universities retained their former positions. Vilnius University (VU) is in the first position; Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is in the second position and Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) – in the third position, informs LETA/ELTA.

12.08.2015

Unemployment rate in Latvia decreased to 9.8% in Q2

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2015 unemployment rate was 9.8%, which is 0.9 percentage points less compared to the previous year. Compared to the previous quarter unemployment rate declined by 0.4 percentage points.

12.08.2015

Number of youth in Latvia decreases by 5.7% annually

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau at the beginning of 2015 there were 277 thousand young people aged 13 to 25 in Latvia. Of them 142 thousand were males, and 135 thousand - females. Over the last five years the number of youth shows on average 5.7% decrease annually. Also the share of young people in the total number of population keeps declining each year. If in 2005 each fifth (20%) Latvian national was aged 13 to 25 years, then in 2010 the share of youth dropped to 17%, and in 2015 - to 14%.

12.08.2015

Grybauskaite: people of every ethnicity would defend Lithuania

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on Wednesday visited the summer camp of young riflemen Strength in Unity, held in Salcininkai district, and said that in case of military aggression Lithuania would be defended by people of every ethnicity living here, reports LETA/ELTA.

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