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MFA: Latvia sees EU as solution rather than problem

MFA: Latvia sees EU as solution rather than problem

18.10.2017

At the beginning of his official visit to Luxembourg on October 17, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics delivered a public lecture at the University of Luxembourg and met with members of the Latvian diaspora in Luxembourg and the Luxembourg-Latvia association, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation



Several Latvian universities included in Emerging Europe and Central Asia university ranking; Tartu among leaders

Several Latvian universities included in Emerging Europe and Central Asia university ranking; Tartu among leaders

18.10.2017

The University of Latvia (LU), the Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga Stradins University (RSU), and the Latvia University of Agriculture (LLU), have been included in the 2017 rating of QS University Rankings: ECCA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia), informs LETA.

Latvian, Norwegian scientific institutions implement joint projects for EUR 4.17 mln

Latvian, Norwegian scientific institutions implement joint projects for EUR 4.17 mln

17.10.2017

In two years Latvian and Norwegian scientific institutions have implemented joint projects for EUR 4.17 million, the Latvian State Education Development Agency (VIAA) reported LETA.


Latvian scientific community discusses sustainable economy

Latvian scientific community discusses sustainable economy

16.10.2017

The issues of sustainable development are at the forefront of modern economic theories and practice. Hence, the importance of the conference orginised by the Latvian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the “Latvians in the World Society”, which touched upon numerous sustainability issues pertinent to the Latvian progressive development.

President: transition to education in Latvia must be gradual

President: transition to education in Latvia must be gradual

12.10.2017

The planned transition to Latvian as the sole language of instruction in Latvia’s high schools has to take place gradually, President Raimonds Vejonis said after his weekly meeting with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) yesterday, reports LETA.


05.10.2017

Baltic International Bank: set to reinforce its customer service staff

We are proud to announce that two seasoned professionals possessing vast experience gained in Latvian and international financial markets have joined our executive team this week. While working for Latvia-based SEB bank, Viktors Bolbats was in charge of services provided to sizeable corporates. The other outstanding expert Guntars Reidzāns headed Private Banking at Swedbank.

04.10.2017

Young professionals in Latvia to be included in the support program for first-time home buyers

Up to 35 years-old persons with professional or higher education will be included in the government’s support program meant for first-time home buyers, informs LETA, according to draft amendments endorsed today by the Cabinet of Ministers.

03.10.2017

Merko, RKAS sign contract for building schoolhouse for EUR 5.1 mln

AS Merko Infra, a subsidiary of the listed Estonian construction group AS Merko Ehitus, and the state real estate management company RKAS entered into a contract on Monday for the construction of Viimsi State Gymnasium near Tallinn for 5.1 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

02.10.2017

Youth unemployment in Latvia drops to 13.6%

Youth unemployment in Latvia has dropped to 13.6%, writes LETA, according to Eurostat data.

02.10.2017

Estonia keen to sign agreement on research, technology with Japan

During a meeting with Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshimasa Hayashi, Estonian Minister of Education and Research Mailis Reps made a proposal to sign an agreement on cooperation in research and technology between Estonia and Japan, reports LETA/BNS.

28.09.2017

PM names innovation, creative technology as potential areas for Latvian-Dutch cooperation

Latvia and the Netherlands can develop cooperation in innovation and creative technology, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said yesterday during a meeting with John Jorritsma, Mayor of the Dutch city of Eindhoven, informs LETA.

27.09.2017

Government in Latvia to guarantee EUR 35.9 mln worth of loans for students in 2018

In 2018, the government in Latvia will issue guarantees worth EUR 35,956,620 million in total for study and student loans, the Cabinet of Ministers decided on September 26th, writes LETA.

26.09.2017

Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

In a reversal of its earlier position that Lithuania benefits from its scientists providing advice to Belarus on nuclear safety, the Education and Science Ministry said on Tuesday that the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) should not participate in the European Commission-funded international project, informs LETA/BNS.

25.09.2017

Latvia hopes to build closer economic ties with Mexico

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) has called on Mexico to step up economic and educational cooperation with Latvia, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

21.09.2017

Culture Ministry, Occupation Museum sign agreement on educating pupils, teacher

The Latvian Culture Ministry and the Latvian Occupation Museum have signed an agreement under which the museum will be educating pupils of Grades 6-12 and teachers about Latvia during World War II and controversial subjects in Latvia's history, informs LETA.

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