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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 24.04.2014, 19:10

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More than half Latvian residents do not work in their profession

More than half Latvian residents do not work in their profession

24.04.2014

For more than half of Latvian citizens the current job is not in line with the education they have received, as indicated in a research conducted by Cvmarket.lv, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.

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New National Library Building in Riga to be open to the public from end-May

New National Library Building in Riga to be open to the public from end-May

24.04.2014

The new ''Palace of Light'' National Library building is expected to finally be open to the public from end-May, Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (All for Latvia!-For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK) said during a press conference today, informs LETA.

Estonian Maritime Academy merges with Tallinn Technical University

Estonian Maritime Academy merges with Tallinn Technical University

24.04.2014

The Tallinn Technical University and Estonian Maritime Academy signed on Wednesday a merger agreement; according to plans, an Estonian maritime vocational school will be founded in the coming years, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.


Silver coin to mark 25th re-establishment anniversary of Vytautas Magnus University

Silver coin to mark 25th re-establishment anniversary of Vytautas Magnus University

24.04.2014

The Bank of Lithuania has issued into circulation a 50 litas collectors (commemorative) silver coin dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of Vytautas Magnus University. The new coin has been presented at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, said the Bank of Lithuania in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.

Interest towards studies in Tartu University by international students increases by half

Interest towards studies in Tartu University by international students increases by half

23.04.2014

The admission of student candidates to English-language curricula has concluded. The interest of international student candidates in studies in the University of Tartu has increased by more than 45% in comparison with the previous year, the University of Tartu said in a statement, cites LETA.

17.04.2014

Education in Lithuania in the Context of the EU discussed in Seimas

On Wednesday, the National Forum of Educators entitled Education in Lithuania in the Context of the EU: How to Ensure Rational Funding and Safe School took place in the Seimas, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Respublika.

17.04.2014

Education for economic growth in Russia

The article analyses education in Russia and some other countries in the context of human capital formation. The latter is considered as a major prerequisite for economic development.

15.04.2014

Film students from Tallinn awarded with BOB Student Film Awards

The BOB Student Film Awards were handed out this Saturday at Tallinn University SuperNova Cinema, reported BC the Tallinn Univeristy.

15.04.2014

Tallinn University Green Week focuses on renewable energy and sustainable development

April 14-17 is a Green Week in Tallinn University, which is a student initiative that focuses on the introduction and discussions about renewable energy, climate changes and sustainable development education, reported BC the press service of the University of Tallinn.

15.04.2014

European Youth Parliament ends with General Assembly in Kaunas

The 3rd Regional Session of the European Youth Parliament, which took place in Kaunas, completed its work by holding a General Assembly. Youth representatives of six EU countries discussed resolutions prepared during their visit to Kaunas, informs LETA/ELTA.

11.04.2014

Lithuania among top 3 EU member states in highest completion of tertiary education

In 2013, the proportion of those aged 30 to 34 who had completed tertiary education increased compared with 2002 in all Member States, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union has announced, cites LETA.

10.04.2014

International lenders concerned at slow pace of some reforms in Latvia

Even though Latvia's growth remains strong and the country's macroeconomic situation is good, the slow pace of some important reforms lead to some concerns, the head of the European Commission and European Central Bank's post-program monitoring mission head Christian Weise said after a meeting with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) today, informs LETA.

10.04.2014

Combating youth unemployment: Commission assists the member states

Youth unemployment in the EU is currently at about 23 per cent, almost twice as high as the overall rate, i.e. unemployment is at an unsustainable and unacceptable level. The EU’s top priority is to fight unemployment, and inside this priority, the major issue is that of youth unemployment. The EU and the member states need a targeted and effective response.

10.04.2014

The most talented students present their ideas about the development of Riga Freeport

The third creative project competition “Port for the City”, organised by the Freeport of Riga Authority for students, will end on Thursday, 10 April. The most interesting competition ideas include both proposals for the development of a container terminal and a plan for facilitating the Freeport’s local communication and public involvement, informed BC port’s press service.

07.04.2014

Headquarters for Support of Russian Schools in Latvia to hold protest rally again

Headquarters for Support of Russian Schools activist Alexander Livchak informed LETA that the organization will hold another protest rally, April 10, across the street from the Cabinet of Ministers ion Riga.

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