Posts published in Day: October 12, 2019

Latvia: 2020 budget to be sent to Saeima Monday

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Latvia’s government on October 11 put the finishing touches to its 2020 budget plans, and will send its plans to Saeima on Monday October 14 to begin the process of legislative approval, the cabinet office announced after a special ministerial meeting Friday. Revenues of the State Consolidated Budget for 2020 are expected to be 9.9 billion euros and expenditures 10 billion euros. The general government budget deficit for 2020 is projected…

Lithuania to choose new search and rescue ship from 7 offers

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Seven shipbuilders have submitted bids for a contract to build a new vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry said. The new vessel will carry out anti-pollution, and search and rescue tasks in the Baltic Sea. The public procurement process has attracted bids from Lithuanian and foreign companies. The offers will be evaluated based on a set of criteria such as the ship’s price and speed, delivery time,…

Lithuanian seniors study English to be able to talk with their grandkids

Saturday, October 12, 2019

“How are you?” a teacher in a class full of students writes on a board. Few of her students can answer the question yet; although they are very diligent, it is their first English class. The students in this class in the northern Lithuanian town of Panevėžys are in their 60s and 70s. Never have there been so many senior citizens taking English classes, the school says, over fifty this…