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Saturday, 25.10.2014, 19:45
People should not judge Turkey based on critical information posted in social media, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said during a lecture for students at the University of Latvia on Thursday, reports LETA.
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The Lithuanian National Union of Students has presented their higher education vision, which sees Lithuania reducing the number of higher education institutions and universities by 2030, informs LETA/ELTA.
Non-citizens must be informed about their opportunities to receive Latvian citizenship, as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors told reporters after a meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, reports LETA.
Integration of youth could be facilitated by dual-language schools, of which only few are left in Latvia, Latvian Association for the Support of Schools Teaching in Russian (LASSTR) board chairman, Saeima member Igors Pimenovs (Harmony Center) said in an interview with LETA.
In 2014, the winner of the student project competition “The Port for the City”, organized by the Freeport of Riga Authority, is the united team of Karlis Jonas (Riga Hanzas Secondary School) and Anna Elina Vitola (Riga French Lyceum), informs BC port’s press service.
Standards improve compatibility, interoperability, safety or quality of products and services. Nowadays, standards became even more important with mobile phone or software companies publicly battling for the domination of their respective technical specifications. Consumers call for “optimal standards” in various consumers’ goods and services; thus, standards are a driving force behind the functioning of EU internal market for goods.
Lithuanian teachers are going to hold a rally outside the Ministry of Education and Science on 28 October, 2014, informs LETA/ELTA.
According to the Krediidiinfo data of last month, 87,000 residents of Estonia have a long-term debt, which means that a person has not been able to fulfil their commitment during one year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In 2013, spending on research and experimental development (R&D) increased by 11.4% compared with 2012 and reached LTL 1.15 billion (EUR 332 million), informs LETA/ELTA.
On the second leg of his visit to the United States, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius had a meeting with Jeffrey Romoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Centre of the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC), followed by the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the Baltic Institute of Medical Research, and Strategic Business Initiatives, LLC, reported LETA/ELTA, referring to the prime minister's press service.
Currently, the shadow economy in Latvia is at approximately 24.7% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to calculations by Dr. Friedrich Schneider from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, reports LETA.
Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas signed the European Co-operating State (ECS) Agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris. ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain signed the agreement on behalf of the organization, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvian writer Janis Jonevs is one of the winners of 2014 European Union (EU) Prize for Literature for his novel "Jelgava '94", according to a press release published by the European Commission, informs LETA.
High level conference under the title of “The Future of Europe is Science" has gathered world-class scientists, industrialists and politicians to debate the role of science, technology and innovation in stimulating growth jobs and business initiatives.
During the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Poland, the Latvian delegation presented the positive experience in bilingual education practice, reports BC the Latvian Institute.