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Thursday, 20.11.2014, 22:42
Number of Latvian students enrolled in vocational education institutions increases by 1.6% in 2014-201520.11.2014
Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the academic year 2014/2015, 11.7 thsd students were enrolled in 62 vocational education institutions and 14 colleges implementing vocational education programmes.
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According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2014, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.9% compared to September 2014 and by -2.1% compared to October 2013.
In her opening speech at the Swedish Business Awards ceremony today, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said that socially sensitive Nordic business ethics have created counterbalance in Lithuania to the corrupt business methods which came from the East, reports LETA/ELTA.
For the third year in a row, owners of ABLV Bank, Olegs Fils and Ernests Bernis are at the top of Latvia's 100 wealthiest people – a list compiled by journalists Lato Lapsa and Kristine Jancevska, corporate finance company Laika stars, and Lursoft, cites LETA.
According to the European agency Eurofound, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies (Dublin, Ireland, 19 November 2014) the crisis seriously affected supply and demand in healthcare. It suggests a range of instruments, including the need of mitigating measures in tandem with policy reform.
There is no Western solidarity with Latvia – Latvia is appreciated only for supporting sanctions against Russia, but as soon as the consequences of these sanctions are mentioned, Latvia is forgotten, Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs said in an interview with channel LTV this morning, cites LETA.
British foreign secretary in Riga points out to necessity for additional discussions in regard to free flow of workforce
After a meeting yesterday with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity), visiting British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond said that additional discussions between Latvia and Great Britain are needed in regard to the free flow of the workforce, informs LETA.
Customs officers detained on the Lithuanian-Polish border a consignment of about 73 kg of hashish and marijuana. Drugs worth about 870 thousand euro were covered with oranges and lemons, reports cust.lt.
Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority confirmed that there are currently no available radio frequencies in Estonia to offer, so the planned Russian propaganda channel will not be broadcast by FM radio waves in Estonia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Estonian parliament adopted on Wednesday with 55 for and 32 against votes the work ability support law that sparked protests and demonstrations of disabled people, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
A Lithuanian resident currently consumes around 25 kilograms of poultry in a year, while the rate a decade ago stood at 12 kilograms in 2013. Global trends indicate that poultry consumption continues to grow steadily, informs LETA/ELTA.
The European Commission's EUR 7.7 million allotted to Latvia's dairy industry, will be able to cover two months only, and therefore, farmers' organizations are planning protest rallies in Brussels, as the organizations informed LETA.
The famous Finnish bakery Fazer has begun constructing its new factory in Ogre, investing EUR 5 million in the project and introducing frozen bread products to export markets, Managing Director at Fazer Bakery Baltic, Mindaugas Snarskis informed LETA.
The European Commission yesterday confirmed its intention to adopt a EUR 28 million support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package will be the latest in a series adopted by the European Commission in response to the Russian ban on the importation of certain EU agricultural products, the European Commission announced today, cites LETA.
Today in the Riga Old Town, at Valnu Street 21, the first new concept and design Latvijas balzams shop (part of the LB veikali chain) was opened, offering shoppers a contemporary comfortable shopping environment and a wider assortment. The company plans to open several such new concept stores in Riga and Jūrmala over the next two years, investing a total of around half a million euro in modernization, informed BC Latvijas balzams communications manager Dana Hasana.