Posts published in Day: August 17, 2019

RIA: More cyber incidents than average registered in July

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Last month, the Information System Authority (RIA) registered 324 cyber incidents, which is above the monthly average, but on par with July 2018 figures. As of the beginning of July, SK ID Solutions, the provider of the Smart-ID authentication service, made the creation of new Smart-ID accounts more difficult, making it impossible for criminals to register false accounts for their victims using phising pages, the RIA said. The authority was…

Law change to award vocational higher education graduates bachelor degrees

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Changes in the law will see bachelor’s degrees awarded to graduates of professional or vocational subjects. Previously such studies had culminated in a diploma of higher education. The Higher Education Act, entering into force in September, will bring Estonian tertiary education more in line with that of Germany or Switzerland, according to a spokesperson from on of the institutions affected by the changes, the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences…

Estonia: Reform Party to express no confidence in PM at extraordinary parlt session

Saturday, August 17, 2019

In connection with the illegal attempt to remove director general of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board Elmar Vaher from office, the board of the opposition Reform Party on Saturday decided to call together an extraordinary session of the Riigikogu to express no confidence in Prime Minister Juri Ratas. “Estonia does not have a functioning government and the prime minister is responsible for this. Government ministers are crossing the…

Professional higher education students in Estonia to receive bachelor’s degrees for 1st time

Saturday, August 17, 2019

A new Higher Education Act is to enter into force in Estonia in September according to which students starting professional higher education this fall will for the first time receive a bachelor’s degree at the end of their studies. Kristjan Oad, general manager of the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (EUAS), said that graudates of more practical curricula have so far been given a diploma of professional higher education,…

CSDD promises to introduce new regulations for electric scooters next year

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Due to the rapid increase in electric scooters on Latvia’s streets, the Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD), in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, will introduce new regulations for scooters by next summer, LETA informs. ‘’Recently, more such electric transportation devices, including scooters, have been observed on Latvia’s streets. These have become popular modes of transportation. To ensure the safety of those using these devices and their safe inclusion…

In case of no-deal Brexit, Latvia’s payments into EU budget would increase by EUR 23.27 million

Saturday, August 17, 2019

In case of a no-deal Brexit, Latvia’s payments into the European Union budget could increase by about EUR 23.27 million, according to report from the Finance Ministry submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers. The ministry points out that uncertainty in regards to the Brexit outcome also creates uncertainty in regards to payments into the EU budget after 2019. ”There is a risk that in the medium term Latvia’s payments into…

Number of children in Latvia has dropped by 4.3% in eight years

Saturday, August 17, 2019

There were 359,000 children in Latvia early this year, which is by 16,000 or 4.3% fewer than in 2010, according to te Central Statistical Bureau. In early 2019, 18.7% of all Latvian residents had children up to the age of 17, including 185,000 boys and 174,000 girls. In 2018, 27.2% of households in Latvia had children. 7.3% of these households were a couple with one child (7.5% in 2010), 5.3%…