Posts published in Day: November 4, 2019

Millions invested in Latvian vocational schools

Monday, November 4, 2019

Over 295 million euros have been invested in competitive education programs over the last 13 years to strengthen vocational education institutions in Latvia, reports the Latvian Radio News Division. Schools have been equipped with modern equipment, dorms have been renovated and other improvements have been made. This means that technical provisions at vocational education institutions are beginning to outperform that of general education schools, however much work is yet to…

Lufthansa launches direct service between Tallinn and Munich

Monday, November 4, 2019

The first flight of the new thrice-weekly Tallinn-Munich service of Lufthansa to be operated by the German carrier on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays departed Tallinn on Monday. The chief commercial officer of Tallinn Airport, Eero Pargmae, described Lufthansa starting to fly to a second destination from Tallinn as symbolic for the airport. “Munich is a destination very popular with passengers and a hub with excellent links to connecting flights. This apparently…

Repairs of CVR(T)s supplied to Latvian army still conducted in UK

Monday, November 4, 2019

Repairs of the armored vehicles (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance Tracked or CVR(T)) supplied to the Latvian army are still conducted in the UK instead of Latvia, De Facto, analytical news program of the Latvian Public television, reported on Sunday. When Latvia launched the large-scale army mechanization project, the goal was set to engage the local industry as much as possible. Still, even today, most serious repairs of the armored vehicles are…

Estonian Chamber of Pharmacists ready for discussion on pharmacy reform

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Estonian Chamber of Pharmacists is ready for discussions on the future of the pharmacy reform to find the best solution for the conduct of the reform. The council of the Chamber of Pharmacists discussed the state of play with regard to the reform at an emergency meeting on Sunday evening. “A situation where the government parties have again started discussions on the pharmacy reform is causing concern in the Estonian…

Gorbachev: The world is in ‘colossal danger’

Monday, November 4, 2019

The world is in a “colossal” danger as long as weapons of mass destruction exist, according to the Soviet Union’s last leader Mikhail Gorbachev. “All nations should declare that nuclear weapons must be destroyed. This is to save ourselves and our planet,” Gorbachev, who oversaw the peaceful reunification of Germany and the end of the Cold War, said in an interview with the BBC. In 1987, Gorbachev and the then…

Lithuanian Black Hawks will have special equipment used by US army

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Lithuanian army’s decision to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters from the US administration, and not directly from the producing company, Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky, was determined by finances and the technology needs, says Sigitas Dzekunskas, director of the country’s Defense Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defense. The ministry announced several week ago its plans to spend 300 million euros on new Black Hawks to replace the Russian Mi-8s…

Training flight over Tallinn becomes survival exercise

Monday, November 4, 2019

An Airbus A320 airliner of the Smartlynx airline made emergency landing in Tallinn Airport last February. The medium-size jet received such damage on the impact that it was declared unfit for further service. Now, a year and a half later, the experts of the Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau have determined the cause of the accident. It turned out to have been a training flight to the manufacturer Airbus as well…

Lithuanians are the worse offenders in the EU

Monday, November 4, 2019

Forty-five percent of young Lithuanians have intentionally downloaded content from illegal sources online, the biggest share in the EU, according to a study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Overall, over a half of young Europeans, 51 percent, say they have never pirated any content online. A similar survey in 2016 gave the share of 40 percent. The EUIPO study surveyed people between 15 and 24 from 28…

In S.Korea, military cost dispute and Trump’s moves in Syria fuel doubts over US commitment

Monday, November 4, 2019

South Korean lawmaker Won Yoo-chul calls it “Trump risk” – the possibility that he will wake to a tweet from the U.S. president abruptly announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula. The concern is fueled by Trump’s demand that South Korea raise fivefold its payment for the cost of stationing U.S. forces in the country, and by what many here see as the president’s transactional approach to…