Posts published in Day: May 11, 2019

Half of Latvia’s schools do not meet student number criteria proposed by Education Ministry

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Around half of Latvia’s schools do not meet the student number criteria proposed by the Education and Science Ministry, Education and Science Minister Ilga Suplinska (New Conservative Party) said in an interview with Latvian Radio today. Suplinska said that the minimum number of students recommended by the ministry would be effective financially and also in terms of education quality. However, around half of Latvia’s schools do not meet these criteria.…

Referenda and presidential election in Lithuania in key figures

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Voters in Lithuania will on Sunday vote in the presidential election and two referenda on constitutional amendments to expand dual citizenship and cut the number of lawmakers from 141 to 121. BNS Lithuania presents the key figures related to the adoption of amendments of Articles 12 and 55 of the Constitution and the presidential election. VOTERS. 2,472,405 people are eligible to elect a new president and vote in the two…

Trump’s decision to nominate career diplomat is very good

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Decision of former US President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate career diplomat John Leslie Carwile as the next U.S. ambassador to Latvia is very good, said Latvia’s former ambassador to the US, current Saeima lawmaker Ojars Eriks Kalnins (New Unity). Hes aid that career diplomats are well prepares professionals. Even though Kalnins does not know Carwile personally, in his opinion, this is a good choice. “We have always had good…

Lithuania selects next President as inequality, poverty top issues

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Despite Lithuania’s long economic upswing, regional differences in wages and polarisation of population are key national problems before the Lithuanian presidential election due on Sunday, May 12. French news agency AFP reports that a total nine candidates are vying to replace two-term independent incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite, but surveys show that only three stand any real chance of making it to the expected May 26 run-off coinciding with European parliament elections.…

Winner of 12 million euro Rail Baltica tender in Latvia announced

Saturday, May 11, 2019

RB Rail A/S, the company overseeing construction of the 6 billion euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project, on May 10 announced the winners of a major tender for the Latvian part of the operation. The competition was to design and supervise the Rail Baltica mainline through Rīga, including associated infrastructure and the winning bid amount was 12 989 200 EUR submitted by a consortium made up of two Spanish companies: IDOM and INECO. “It is planned that this…

Second Albanian soldier dies in Latvia

Saturday, May 11, 2019

A second Albanian soldier has died of his injuries as a result of an accident that occurred in Latvia, the Ministry of Defense has confirmed. Five days after the incident that claimed the life of a fellow team member, Major Klodian Tanushi died despite the best efforts of medical teams to save his life. The announcement was first made by the Albanian Defense Ministry and confirmed by its equivalent in Latvia. “In this sad moment,…