Posts tagged as problem

Lithuanian foreign policy: a self-censorship problem

Friday, August 2, 2019

After almost twenty years of the voluntary political elite (with small exceptions), and sadly a considerable part of the journalists, being confined and avoiding discussions about Lithuanian foreign policy, some have started to suggest reconsidering these thoughts, Mečys Laurinkus wrote in lrytas.lt In one of the discussions about Lithuanian foreign policy, I heard a statement that, in recent years, talks about the state’s external and sometimes even internal problems were followed by agitation and fear.…

Dentists in Latvia may be offered compensation for work in country’s regions

Thursday, July 18, 2019

To improve accessibility of healthcare services outside of Riga, it is planned to expand the range of medical specialists who are eligible for financial support when choosing to work in regions, as reported by Healthcare Ministry. During a meeting of state secretaries on Thursday, 18 July, amendments were announced to relevant Cabinet of Ministers requirements. If they decide to work outside Riga, medical specialist can become eligible for financial support.…

Estonian military traitor reveals Russian spy recruitment scheme

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Former Estonian army officer Deniss Metsavas, who was last year sentenced to 15 years in prison for handing Estonian and NATO secrets to Russia, has revealed to The Atlantic, how he was recruited in the first place. The American magazine wrote in an article on Wednesday, June 26, he was first approached by spy recruiters while visiting his relatives in Russia in the summer of 2007. Woman at a nightclub…

Why Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office

By Lisa Damour on Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hard work and discipline help girls outperform boys in class, but that advantage disappears in the work force. Is school the problem? From elementary school through college, girls are more disciplinedabout their schoolwork than boys; they study harder and get better grades. Girls consistently outperform boys academically. And yet, men nonetheless hold a staggering 95 percent of the top positions in the largest public companies. What if those same habits that propel girls to the top of their…

Facebook ignored kids’ spending problems, internal documents reveal

Saturday, January 26, 2019

A trove of internal documents have revealed how Facebook was concerned children were spending large amounts on in-app payments without parents’ permission – but seemingly chose not to act. Discussions showed the firm decided not to implement certain safeguards as it might affect overall revenues from people paying for games. The documents formed part of a lawsuit that was settled in 2016, after which Facebook agreed to change its practices.…

14% of Latvian residents think antisemitism is a problem

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Latvians believe antisemitism is far less of a problem than does the average European Union resident, according to a public opinion survey carried out by Eurobarometer in December 2018. According to the findings of the Perceptions of Antisemitism survey, only 14% of Latvian residents believe antisemitism is “a problem” against 50% across the EU as a whole. Furthermore, only 7% of Latvians think antisemitism has increased over the last 5 years, compared…

Media: Ventspils has a coal dust problem. Who is to blame?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Members of the opposition in Ventspils City Council admit that undesirable side-effects from Ventspils Commercial Port’s activities still exist and need to be dealt with. However, this goal cannot be accomplished without a constructive dialogue and cooperation between companies working at the port, the port’s authority and municipal administration. There is no cooperation to speak of at the moment, and intimidation methods used by the city’s and freeport’s managers do…