Posts tagged as challenges

Baltic presidents meet and discuss climate change, digital era and security

Thursday, July 11, 2019

On his first official foreign visit, Latvia’s President Egils Levits met with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. The two discussed climate change, challenges of the digital age and security affairs. Leaders of the two countries agreed that Baltic and Nordic states should cooperate in climate change matters and agreed that climate change is a priority for Europe and the rest of the world. The two also stressed that Latvia and Estonia…

Comprehensive EU strategy to target urgent regional challenges

Monday, June 10, 2019

Modern European challenges are becoming closer to sustainability: no wonder, the EU Baltic Sea regional forum’s 10-year jubilee takes circular and sharing economy issues as its main agenda. They have already become an integral part in some EU states’ governing aspects. Besides, ideas of “reduce, reuse and rethink” (the so-called “4T” issues) would be of interest too… The EUSBSR forum will take place in Gdansk, Poland during 12-13 June. In…

Baltic education ministers: Challenges in education field are similar

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The three Baltic states share challenges in education — schools with a small number of students and the need to increase teachers’ salaries — but the capacity to address those challenges is different, it was admitted at the 25th meeting of the education ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that began in Vihula on Thursday and is to continue on Friday. “The salaries of teachers have constantly risen from 850…

EU commission expects Lithuanian economy to grow this year, but at slower pace

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lithuania’s economic growth remained strong at 3.6 percent last year as the employment rate was high and unemployment continued to decline, the European Commission said on Wednesday in a report on challenges faced by the economy.  The EU’s executive body forecasts that Lithuania’s economy will continue to expand this year and next year, but growth will decelerate to 2.7 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. Lithuania kept its public finances in surplus in…

Foreign Minister Klimkin to visit Lithuania

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will pay a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania on January 10-11, the ministry’s press service reports. “The purpose of the visit is to participate in the annual discussion club Snow Meeting that is a platform to discuss topical issues related to current challenges to European and world security,” the report says. The topics of the current Snow Meeting will be the strengthening of…