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School year in Lithuania to begin on time and in classrooms

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Lithuanian school students will start the academic year on September 1 and in classrooms rather than online, the education minister has announced. “If anyone is asking if they should buy a new school uniform or iron out the old one, the answer is yes. The school year will start as usual in classrooms,” Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius told reporters on Thursday. All secondary schools and vocational training institutions will start…

Rail Baltica construction to begin in Latvia in autumn

Monday, May 25, 2020

Construction of “Rail Baltica” has been started in Estonia and is scheduled for autumn in Latvia, reported Latvian Radio on May 24. Rail Baltica is the largest infrastructure project in the Baltic States over the past 100 years. Railway lines of 870 km in length are to be built. Total costs in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are EUR 5.8 billiion. 81%-85% of the projects will be financed by the European…

Good luck? US, China to begin 13th round of trade talks

Thursday, October 10, 2019

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are scheduled to begin a 13th round of talks Thursday aimed at ending a 15-month trade war that is worrying global investors and weighing on the world economy. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will lead a delegation into meetings in Washington with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The world’s two biggest economies are deadlocked over U.S. allegations that China steals technology…

Scientists begin setting up ice camp for year in Arctic

Friday, October 4, 2019

Scientists have chosen an ice floe on which to begin setting up a research camp for a year-long international expedition to study the Arctic, Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute said Friday. After several days of searching, researchers found a suitable floe measuring about 2.5 kilometers by 3.5 kilometers (1.5 miles by 2.2 miles) in the Arctic Sea north of Russia that will serve as a base for the mission, the institute…

Global climate protests begin in Australia before UN summit

Friday, September 20, 2019

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a “global climate strike” kicked off in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, and the national capital, Canberra. Australian demonstrators called for their nation, which is the world’s…

Lithuanian parliament begins autumn session, government budget and social spending in focus

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, is convening for its autumn session on Tuesday. Next year’s government budget is the key point on the agenda, as well as President Gitanas Nausėda’s recent proposals to increase welfare funding. During the parliament’s autumn session, lawmakers will also have to endorse the 2020 state and municipal budgets, as well as the budgets of the social insurance fund SoDra and the National Health Insurance Fund. The…

Juhansone begins work as European Commission’s acting secretary-general

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Ilze Juhansone, a former Latvian diplomat and deputy secretary-general of the European Commission, has started her work as the European Commission’s acting secretary-general from today, LETA was told at the European Commission. Together with current two deputies – Pascal Leardini and Celine Gauer – Juhansone will lead and steer the work of the Secretariat-General and will notably ensure continuity and a smooth transition between the end of the Juncker Commission…

Latvian chief of defense to begin visit to US

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins is beginning a working visit to the United States today to discuss defense cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces, as well as security and cooperation matters. “Cooperation with the Michigan National Guard is among the deepest, strongest and most vital. And this is not because this cooperation involves military might but because it is based on a truly friendly relationship…