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Yesterday 16:05Ministers' financial affairs, part two    ( )
They may have control of the reins of power, but most of Latvia's leading politicians generally have fairly humble lives, at least as far as their earnings are concerned, according to official tax ... He's also a professor at the Riga Technical University, where he made €7,800 or 10.7% more than in 2016.
Yesterday 13:05Europe's Depopulation Time Bomb Is Ticking in the Baltics    ( Bloomberg )
Lauris Urtans, another law student, said that most of his classmates from secondary school have either left for Riga or Western Europe. With fewer young Latvians staying and getting married, buying houses or starting families, the school system is slowly shrinking. The population is skewing older.
Yesterday 03:05Offseason training could put Cats on right path for next season    ( Arizona Daily Star )
Barnes traveled to the Czech Republic, Serbia and Latvia for a five-day trip. While there, she picked up a verbal commitment from Latvian guard Mara Mote. ... into the game.” Mote plays for TTT Riga in the Latvian junior league and averages 12.9 points and 5 rebounds per game.
04/19/2018 17:05Veteran olim who helped Israel to 'exceed all expectations'    ( The Jerusalem Post mobile website )
Born in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1925, Arens spent his early years in Riga, Latvia, after his family moved there when he was just a year old. In 1939, prior to the Holocaust, Arens moved with his family to the United States. After graduating from George Washington High School in 1943, he began studying ...
04/07/2018 14:05Exhibition - 1919: The Republic of Latvia Turns One Year Old    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - The exhibition 1919: The Republic of Latvia Turns One Year Old will be on view at the Romans Suta and Aleksandra BeÄźcova Museum in Riga (Elizabetes iela 57a, Apt. 26) from 10 April to 20 October 2018. Many Latvian museums and other cultural institutions are celebrating Latvia's Centenary ...
04/06/2018 13:25Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in Baltic Sea    ( - unit of India Herald Group Publishers [P] LIMITED )
Riga sources added that Russian defense ministry said that its Baltic Fleet, based in its European enclave of Kaliningrad, was preparing for routine training in the Baltic Sea, including live fire drills to practice hitting air and sea targets. Meanwhile Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said "It is a ...
04/05/2018 09:05In Riga parents went on a protest March against the transfer of schools to the Latvian language    ( The Siver Telegram )
More than a thousand inhabitants of Riga took part in the March of angry parents against the full transfer of school education into the Latvian language. This was reported edition The event was organized by the movement “the Staff of protection of Russian schools” and party “Russian Union of ...
04/04/2018 02:01BBC: Russia threatens sanctions over Latvian language in schools    ( Kyiv Post )
Pupils from Russian schools in Latvian capital protest education reform 15 April 2004 in Riga. Several hundreds of pupils demonstrated instead of going to schools today to protest against reform on language proportion changing bilingual education to 60 percent in Latvian and 40 percent in Russian.
03/31/2018 22:05Parents' meeting in Latvia gathers more than 900 opponents of school language reform    ( TASS )
RIGA, March 31. /TASS/. All-Latvia parents' meeting in Riga attracted over 900 participants who disagree with transferring national minorities schools to teaching in Latvian, a representative of the Russian School Protection Headquarters movement Andrey Tolmachev told TASS on Saturday. "People of ...
03/29/2018 13:50Latvia's education exports keep growing    ( )
If current tendencies continue, these countries can become the most popular region as opposed to CIS and OECD countries that currently send the most students to Latvia. There's also a difference between public and private universities. While RÄŤga Stradiņš University and the University of Latvia (both ...
03/29/2018 01:00Bears, Black Balzam and Beijing: two years as an Englishman in Riga    ( Baltic Times )
Louis Dowling, a school teacher originally from the UK, has spent the past two years living and working in Latvia. In this article, he writes about his memories from this period. I believe in fate, and I believe it was fate that brought me to Latvia. As a teacher in the UK, the work was tough and I felt confined ...
03/26/2018 12:50Crown Prince Couple of Norway to undertake official visits to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in April    ( Royal Central )
Their trip begins in the Latvian capital of Riga on 23 April. There they will meet Latvian high school students who are taking Norwegian courses as an elective. They will move on to Lithuania the next day and will visit Children's Line. Children's Line is “a free anonymous help service where children and ...
03/24/2018 15:50Latvian Amendments to Education Law Violate International Legislation - Moscow    ( Sputnik International )
Moscow also warned Riga that the amendments would deteriorate bilateral relations. "Riga should realize that its unfriendly steps continue to complicate bilateral relations, and the Latvian party is fully responsible for that. We also expect that such actions will be assessed objectively by the relevant ...
03/23/2018 14:50Europe: out of the doldrums and on the rise    ( Egypttoday )
Montenegro, the Slovack Republic, Germany, Portugal and Latvia's Riga also saw a q-o-q rise in housing prices, with Montenegro and Portugal witnessing the biggest y-o-y price increase, suggesting a move from Tier two countries to Tier one, as forecast by PWC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in ...
03/23/2018 11:50Latvian parliament passes bills about gradual transition to Latvian-only education    ( Baltic Times )
RIGA - The Latvian parliament today passed in the final reading amendments to the Education Law and the Law on General Education under which schools of ethnic minorities will have to start gradual transition to Latvian-only secondary education in the 2019/2020 academic year. The 100-member ...
03/23/2018 02:50Latvian parliament gives green light to language reform in ethnic minority schools    ( Xinhua )
RIGA, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Latvian lawmakers on Thursday passed in the final reading two bills providing for ethnic minority schools' gradual transition to education almost only in Latvian. In line with the amendments adopted to the Education Law and Comprehensive Education Law, the switch to ...
03/22/2018 15:55Chinese language course to be available to public at Latvian school    ( )
"The regulations not only confirmed the new curriculum for basic mathematics, science and technology, but also established that, in cooperation with the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia, the Riga secondary school number 34 will introduce an adult non-formal education program called ...
03/22/2018 10:50TTÜ scientists are seeking ways to reduce nitrogen pollution in the Baltic Sea    ( Science Business )
We will analyse nitrogen import and export in the selected catchment areas in Estonia and Latvia (e.g. the Pärnu River and the Daugava River)," Professor Iital explains. Based on this inventory, the nitrogen balance of the catchment area of the Gulf of Riga and the most important risk areas of nitrogen ...
03/20/2018 11:50Riga TechGirls meet-up this week: Ethical hacking and cyber security    ( 150sec (press release) (blog) )
Riga TechGirls is the first community in Latvia dedicated to educating and inspiring girls and women about technology. The community claims they are passionate about the contribution women can make for technology field, saying: “When girls develop digital skills, they are empowered to become ...
03/17/2018 18:55NMU Swimmers earn more All-American honors at nationals    ( )
Junior Renars Bundzis (Riga, Latvia/Riga Secondary School) was named an Honorary All-American with a 14th place finish in a posted time of 48.58. The men's 800-yard freestyle relay of sophomore Jonas Reinhold (Nienhagen, Germany/Holty Gymnasium-Celle), Dapkus, Leonard and Budai earned ...


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