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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 17.12.2017, 23:41

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Citadele issues EUR 994,000 loan to Rigvir science center lab

Citadele issues EUR 994,000 loan to Rigvir science center lab

15.12.2017

Latvia’s Citadele bank has issued a EUR 994,000 loan to Rigvir holding company Latima for completion of science center laboratory, said Rigvir executive director Kristine Juckovica, cites LETA.

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EU’s Economy & Finance Minister’s idea becomes a reality by mid-2019

EU’s Economy & Finance Minister’s idea becomes a reality by mid-2019

08.12.2017

A new Commission “roadmap” is aimed at concrete measures for deepening Economic and Monetary Union. In mid-2019, a new EU Minister for finances and economy may help the Baltic States taking steps for greater unity and efficiency. Besides, a new European Monetary Fund would assist existing Single Resolution Fund in facilitating an orderly resolution of distressed banks in the EU states.

School enrollment halves in Lithuania over 16 years

School enrollment halves in Lithuania over 16 years

07.12.2017

The number of school students declined by nearly a half in Lithuania over the past 16 years, dropping by a factor of three in some municipalities, which has a direct effect on the worsening quality of education, authors of the Reitingai magazine have said, cites LETA/BNS.


University of Tartu scientists identify 15 faulty ID-cards

University of Tartu scientists identify 15 faulty ID-cards

07.12.2017

Researchers at the University of Tartu identified an anomaly in the production process of ID-cards, as a result of which 15 faulty cards entered circulation, which according to the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) were eliminated from circulation in summer and do not mean the realization of a systematic risk, writes LETA/BNS.

Almost half adults participate in life-long learning in Latvia

Almost half adults participate in life-long learning in Latvia

05.12.2017

Data of the Adult Education Survey (AES) conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2016 almost half (47.5%) of Latvian adults (aged 25–64) participated in formal1and/or non-formal2 education, 36.7% of whom did so in relation to their work. Last year, population participation in learning activities has grown notably – by 15.2 percentage points over the past five years (since the previous survey).


05.12.2017

Memorandum of cooperation signed on establishment of life sciences and technology park in Latvia

During the sixth summit the China, Central and Eastern European (16+1) leaders, a trilateral cooperation memorandum was signed by global genomics services company BGI, the Wuhan National Bio-industry Base and the Economic Ministry of Latvia on establishment of a life sciences and technologies part in Latvia, the ministry reported LETA.

04.12.2017

EUR 35 mln euros allocated for Lithuanian scientists' research projects

Some 35 million euros in EU funds have been allocated for selected high-level research projects by scientists from Lithuanian universities and scientific institutes, the Education and Science Ministry said on December 1st, informs LETA/BNS.

04.12.2017

Lithuania's R&D intensity among EU's lowest in 2016

Lithuania in 2016 spent 286 million euros on research and development (R&D), which accounted for 0.74% of GDP, among the lowest ratios in the European Union, figures from Eurostat showed on December 1st, cites LETA/BNS.

01.12.2017

Expenditure on research and development decreased in 2016 in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 270.3 million euros, which is 11% less than in 2015.

01.12.2017

Israeli firm working with NASA gaining foothold in Lithuania

Ricor Systems 2011 – A.C.S. Ltd., an Israeli scientific research company working with defense and space projects, has filed an application under the EU Smart FDI instrument and said it aimed to establish a unique perimeter monitoring and security device Halo in Lithuania, Verslo Zinios business daily said, cites LETA/BNS.

30.11.2017

There are around 70 certified anti-money laundering specialists in Latvia

At present, there are around 70 certified anti-money laundering specialists in Latvia, Angela Salter, the European head of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), told LETA.

27.11.2017

Constitutional Court in Latvia rules provision banning ex-convicts from education jobs unconstitutional

The provision banning persons with criminal history from doing education jobs is unconstitutional, the Latvian Constitutional Court ruled in Latvia on November 24th.

23.11.2017

On the history of personal responsibility

Contemporary legislation in the countries of European culture is based on the underlying premise that an individual has a free will and the capacity for the independent decision-making. If the particular human being has such abilities it presupposes an appropriate responsibility for personal misbehaviour. But this admission doesn’t function in many preliterate cultures. It is easy to show that these abilities represent the consequences of the very long historical process of the human being and society’s development.

22.11.2017

Modern complex social problems: robotics, basic income and safety nets

EU and global economies are facing “labour problems”: in various states angry workers denounce both a shortage of jobs and low wages. Besides, robots already appear to be a threat to workers being able to replace millions of humans. Another issue is that of the basic income: the idea attracts attention around the world providing potentials for a universal social safety net implementation.

22.11.2017

Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

Estonian 15-year-old students achieved the best score among European countries in a global PISA collaborative problem-solving assessment based on data for 2015, informs LETA.

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