Posts published in Day: October 14, 2019

Estonian ministry’s analysis: Technical education ensures greater income

Monday, October 14, 2019

“Success on the Labor Market”, a fresh analysis of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, indicates that a technical education ensures a bigger income. In higher education, graduates of information and communications technology (ICT), transport and security services and technical fields earn higher salaries. When it comes to vocational education, graduates of security service, fishery, forestry and technical fields earn higher salaries. This year was the first time ever that…

Polish Law and Justice announces victory in general election

Monday, October 14, 2019

After the Polish parliamentary election, the ruling national-conservative Law and Justice party has claimed victory as exit polls showed another landslide victory. Polish public broadcaster Polskie Radio reports that after the general election held on Sunday, October 13, Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński claimed victory as exit polls showed the party winning 43.6% of votes. TVP channel said that such a result would give the ruling conservatives 239 seats…

Washington is preparing to relocate troops to Europe

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, October 14, 2019

On 9 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with National Security Adviser of the United States Robert O’Brien, and discussed transatlantic cooperation and regional security. At the meeting, the Foreign Minister thanked the United States for its security and defense assistance, which is highly appreciated in Estonia. “We are convinced that the defense of Europe requires the participation of the United States and this is why we highly appreciate the…

Fitch affirms Latvia’s rating at ‘A-‘; outlook stable

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fitch Ratings agency has affirmed Latvia’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A-‘ with a Stable Outlook, the ratings agency informs. Fitch cited Latvia’s moderate budget deficit and government debt level, as well as institutional resilience ensured by membership in the EU and the euro area as the main factors supporting Latvia’s high credit rating. Residents’ low income, as well as a higher instability of gross domestic product and…

Narvesen Baltija retailer to take over Coffee Inn

Monday, October 14, 2019

A reorganization process is under way in which Narvesen Baltija retail company is taking over Coffee Inn, the owner of the Caffeine Roasters (Caffeine) cafe chain, according to an announcement published in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis on Monday, citing LETA. Creditors now have a month to file their claims. In December 2018, the Competition Council gave permission to Reitan Convenience, the Norwegian owner of Narvesen Baltija, to acquire Coffee…

Trade union of medics to decide on protests over healthcare funding

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees (LVSADA) is set to decide this Tuesday on staging protests over the healthcare funding planned in Latvia’s budget, LETA was told at the trade union. The union is planning to organize the protests because in the following years, the government plans to reduce the share of GDP that is spent on healthcare, while LVSADA insists on increasing this share. The…

Olympic champion Meilutytė becomes adviser to Kaunas mayor

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Lithuanian Olympic swimming champion Rūta Meilutytė has joined the team of advisers to Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis. She will advise the mayor of Lithuania’s second-biggest city on sports, sports infrastructure development and healthy lifestyle, the municipality said on Monday. “I hope that my experience will be helpful to the Kaunas city team in solving various issues of the city’s sports infrastructure and healthy lifestyle,” Meilutytė was quoted in the…

New car buyers in Lithuania to receive €1,000 subsidy to replace gas-guzzlers

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lithuanian residents will be able to ask for 1,000 euros in compensation when changing their old car for a less polluting model after the new government legislation kicks in. The relevant order has been signed by Environment Minister Kestutis Mažeika, his spokesman Justas Jaskonis told BNS. Individuals who have used a polluting car above the threshold set by the ministry for at least year will be eligible for the compensation.…

Estonian Foreign Minister Reinsalu will discuss situation in Syria and Ukraine with EU colleagues

Monday, October 14, 2019

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu is in Luxembourg on 14 and 15 October to take part in the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and the General Affairs Council (GAC) of the European Union. At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, EU foreign ministers will discuss the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, as well as Turkish drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. “We must avoid the deterioration of…