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Wednesday, 14.10.2015, 07:00
Following an audit of projects funded by the State Culture Capital Foundation in 2014 and 2015 and implemented by the Latvian Literature Center (LLC), the Culture Capital Foundation has determined that a total of EUR 73,761.16 was missing from the LLC accounts, as the Culture Capital Foundation's representative Jana Verdina informed LETA.
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Lithuania is preparing to establish a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) centre of excellence in Klaipeda. In a month the heads of ministries will be presented a letter of intent signed with social partners and an activity plan for an LNG cluster, informs LETA/ELTA.
Following the new WU Motto “Rethink Economy”, the WU Executive Academy in Vienna is strongly emphasizing innovation. This applies particularly to its department for Corporate and Management Development, which designs and develops executive education programs, ranging from the transfer of cutting-edge tools to the latest research results.
On 9 October 2015, SIA Merks, part of AS Merko Ehitus group, has entered into a contract with SIA LMH, to perform the construction works of kindergarten and school buildings complex, located near Riga in Pinki, Merko informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange.
Over the last 5 years, the business startup platform Commercialisation Reactor, in collaboration with scientists and entrepreneurs in Latvia, have created 30 innovative companies (startups), whose business is based on new technological solutions. A total of about 3 million has been invested into the new science companies of the Commercialisation Reactor in the first four years, but the last year investments were much larger – about 2 million euros, reports BC the press service of Commercialisation Reactor.
Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) is ready to allocate funds from the so-called ''Juncker plan'' to the science and innovation sector in Latvia, thus in such a way helping the sector deal with the reduction in funding, cites LETA.
President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is on an official visit in Switzerland, met with Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga to discuss European and national security, the refugee crisis and cooperation between Lithuania and Switzerland in science and business, reports BC presidential press service.
The team of Vilnius University (VU) students, the first team ever from the Baltic countries, represented Lithuania in the prestigious synthetic biology competition iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine competition) in Boston in September 2015, informs LETA/ELTA.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden to discuss the current close bilateral relations and prospects for future cooperation. Later, the Head of Government and the Swedish monarchs visited the Sunrise Valley Technology and Innovation Center, where they focused on the cooperation in the field of science, informed BC governmental press service.
On October 8th, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Mayor of Astana Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery's communications department.
President Dalia Grybauskaite met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, who are on a three-day state visit in Lithuania. During their meeting, the President and the Swedish royal couple discussed the results and prospects of longstanding and close bilateral cooperation. This is the second state visit by the King and Queen of Sweden in Lithuania after 23 years, reports BC presidential press service.
The new rector of WU Vienna, Prof. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, has appointed Assoc. Prof. Barbara Stöttinger as the WU Executive Academy's new dean. Prof. Stöttinger took over from her predecessor, Prof. Bodo B. Schlegelmilch, on October 1, 2015. Under her deanship, WU Vienna's business school is to continue its successful track record. BC during the press tour to Vienna had a pleasure to make an interview with Barbara, concerning to studying at WU Executive Academy.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is on an official visit in Switzerland, met with Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga to discuss European and national security, the refugee crisis and cooperation between Lithuania and Switzerland in science and business, the Lithuanian presidency reports BC.
The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Europe's largest business university, brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus, it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide.
At the autumn school of the Institute of Government and Politics of the University of Tartu, held on October 4th in Kääriku, the Governor of Eesti Pank Ardo Hansson commented on monetary policy, saying that it cannot affect economic growth over the long term, as the only way to ensure growth is through structural reform, reports LETA.