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Thursday, 21.08.2014, 03:23
Ingrida Mikisko, who chairs the Education and Sciences Employees Union, told LETA that in reviewing the platforms of the political parties set to run in this fall's election, she views them as having heard the grievances expressed by teachers at protest rallies.
Keyword tags: Education and Science, Latvia, Legislation, Wages
230 out of 1,000 six-grade pupils or 22% of all answered in the wellbeing survey held for the first time in Estonia that one or both of their parents are working abroad, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.
Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs has ordered municipal educational institutions to take measures in order to provide schoolchildren with Latvian food products, informs LETA.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in II quarter 2014, against I quarter 2014, the unemployment rate decreased by 1.2 percentage points; against II quarter 2013, it decreased by 0.5 percentage points. In II quarter 2014, the unemployment rate in the country stood at 11.2%. The male unemployment rate stood at 13.2%, female – 9.3%.
According to Statistics Estonia, unemployed persons numbered 47,000 and the unemployment rate was 6.9% in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Employment increased compared to the 1st quarter, but decreased compared to the same quarter of the previous year. This shows that Estonia is gradually facing the consequences of declining labour force.
The number of young persons emigrating from Latvia is almost two-times higher than the European average, Education and Science Ministry Political Initiative and Development Department deputy director in youth policy Sanda Bruna said during annual International Youth Day conference in Riga, informs LETA.
Every year over 1,000 students finish information technology (IT) studies in Lithuania; however, according to businessmen, it is not enough to meet the current demand of IT specialists in the country, reports LETA/ELTA.
The number of teachers in Latvia has increased by 4.2%, according to LETA calculations.
Statistics Lithuania informs that at the beginning of 2014 the estimated number of women in Lithuania amounted to 1587.5 thousand, that of men – 1356 thousand. The number of women exceeded that of men by 231.5 thousand. Women made up 54% of the total population, reports LETA/ELTA.
One of the most important conferences for anthropology in Europe and beyond is Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. Approximately 1,200 anthropologists from around the world are expected to participate in this major international conference, which will take place in Tallinn from 31 July to 3 August 2014, reported BC Krista Must, Communication Senior Specialist of Tallinn University.
The European Commission for long has been active in “digitalizing” European socio-economic spheres. Now it is the turn for greater openness. Numerous EU institutions urge the member states to open for greater public both the results of scientific research and work of public administration. There will soon be €80 million available for that openness under the EU’s new FI-WARE initiative.
The cooperation between Latvia and Japan is very successful and Latvia wishes to further deepen the ties with Japan, President Andris Berzins said during a meeting with Masaaki Yamazaki, the President of the Upper House of the Japanese Parliament, in Riga yesterday.
The Research Council of Lithuania proposed five new National Research Programmes (NRPs) to be approved by the Ministry of Education and Science, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the Speaker of the Upper House of the National Diet of Japan, Masaaki Yamazaki, to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation in the fields of science and innovation. The President thanked Japan for supporting Lithuania's membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), informed BC presidential press service.
Parliament Speaker Loreta Grauziniene met with the delegation of the Upper House of the National Diet of Japan led by President Masaaki Yamazaki. Grauziniene expressed gratitude for standing Japanese Government's support for construction of the new nuclear power plant and company Hitachi for active involvement and calls for cooperation, informs LETA/ELTA.