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  • Estonian teachers' wages to increase to 900 euros monthly
    also channel another 3 6 into the teachers wage fund from other expenditures of the ministry Efforts were still continuing to find additional resources said minister Yevgeny Ossinovski He said that now having confirmed pupil numbers an additional 3 million euros has been channelled to the teachers wage fund which will enable us to raise the minimum wage of teachers next year by a total of 12 5 percent or to 900 euros As a result the minimum wage of teachers will increase next year twice as fast as the average salary in the country he said The real wage allocation from the government to local municipalities is at least 1 080 euros per teacher so costs of labour can be differentiated at school level Estonia has the highest average wages of any of the Baltic countries in the third quarter of 2014 the average Estonian worker earned a monthly gross wage of 977 euros compared to 775 euros for a Latvian worker and 2 405 litas for a Lithuanian worker 697 euros at the current exchange rate Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an

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  • Lithuania's low inflation will help with euro accession, say experts
    not much stimuli for a price rise in the country either said Indre Genyte Pikciene chief analyst at DNB bank The Lithuanian Ministry of Finance predicts that average annual inflation in 2015 will be 1 2 percent a similar rate to 2013 DNB have made the same forecast while SEB expects that prices next year will grow by an even smaller degree just 0 7 percent Inflation in the first months after the euro introduction will remain low Its trends will most of all depend on the changes in prices of energy resources and the general deflationary climate in many European countries Inflation will grow slightly because of rounding of prices after the euro adoption and higher excise duties for tobacco and alcohol from March The growth of service prices in Lithuania ahead of the currency changeover means that there probably will not be any increase after the actual introduction of the euro said Vilija Tauraite chief analyst at SEB bank Lithuania is set to become the nineteenth member of the Eurozone and its accession will complete a hat trick of Baltic countries using the currency Latvia joined at the start of this year while Estonia has now been using the euro for almost four years Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way

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  • Why Did Putin Turn?
    it had it probably would not have taken the Kremlin nearly two decades to strike back The second popular explanation of Putin s shift is that he is irrational and that Russia s foreign policy is merely an extension of the fantasies of a man who stages stunts like leading Siberian white cranes along their migration route in a motorized hang glider But that raises an obvious question How did a person who once looked like Russia s most modern and dependable ruler since Czar Alexander II a man whom US President George W Bush called very straightforward and trustworthy in 2001 suddenly become crazier than Rasputin A better explanation can be found by tracing the chronology of Russia s foreign policy shift which began with the 2008 Georgia crisis When Georgia which had been flirting with NATO membership mounted a military response to attacks by secessionists in South Ossetia an ethnic enclave whose government had been backed by the Kremlin for more than a decade Russia launched a full scale invasion to protect the region Russia also bolstered its presence in Abkhazia another breakaway province The crisis which was preceded by the large scale issuance of Russian passports to Georgians foreshadowed the deployment of Russian forces in Crimea under the pretense of protecting Russian citizens Rhetorically the shift was apparent even earlier At the 2007 Munich Security Conference Putin presented a new face emphasizing the potential of the major emerging economies Brazil India China and Russia to provide an alternative to what he viewed as an arbitrary unipolar world order Many observers were shocked by his statements and took the speech as evidence of his insecurity or irrationality The next year the financial crisis struck convincing Putin that his assessment had been prophetic The crisis in his view was proof that the days of American global dominance were over In fact before the crisis Russia had acquiesced to the logic of global capitalism recognizing the need to cooperate with multinational corporations to modernize and diversify an economy based on raw materials and energy production After the crisis however there was no longer as much to be gained from global markets at least not in terms of power Instead Russia s best option was to cooperate with other countries that had adopted a similar model of state centered capitalism especially China Putin s interpretation of the crisis was underpinned by political developments in America and Europe The US elected a president who appeared intent on scaling back America s global commitments When the Arab Spring revolutions erupted the US response was weak and muddled oscillating between pro democracy rhetoric and support for anti Islamist autocrats This enabled Putin to project himself particularly in Syria as a credible proponent of geopolitical pragmatism Europe s debt crisis and its leaders apparent inability to take coordinated action gave the Kremlin additional ammunition Given that Europe s overall debts and deficits are much lower than those of the US or Japan the logic went

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  • IMF predicts growth for Latvia economy
    economy has a weak inflow of investments In order to recover investments in the long term it is necessary to halt the ongoing reduction of the credit portfolio The recently introduced amendments to the Insolvency Law ought to be rewritten in this regard as the current law reduces the borrower s liability to an opportunity to refuse a mortgaged property These amendments can result into an increase of the first payment and limit the availability for households especially for low income households and new households the International Monetary Fund concluded Aiyar said at the press conference that the three largest banks of Latvia have successfully passed the European Central Bank s tests Latvia s banking system is healthy in general however it must remain alert in monitoring non residents deposits which make up about half of the entire deposit volume of Latvia s banking sector The annual monitoring mission of the International Monetary Fund took place in Riga this week The mission s experts met with representatives of various institutions and assessed Latvia s economic situation In March the International Monetary Fund predicted that Latvia s economy could grow 4 percent this year at the same time admitting that it is rather difficult to predict the exact impact of the Ukraine Russia crisis on Latvia s economy Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe

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  • Major Russian IT firm to create 500 jobs in Estonia
    manufacturer is set to open in Tallinn in the near future a spokesman for the company said Bringing European people to Russia is not so easy said Stanislav Protassov co founder and Vice President of Acronis In many other countries we did not get so much support Protassov praised Estonia s working environment and the cost of living Estonia s closen proximity to Russia was also a major factor in opening an office in Estonia the vice president added The Estonian development centre plans to have 500 employees in five years The company produces software for data protection and employs approximately seven hundred people They have one centre in the United States and another in Moscow Acronis has five million customers in 90 countries Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly developing area of the

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  • Russia behaving as a 'terrorist' state, Lithuania President says
    fight to have peace But today what we see in eastern Ukriane we see Ukraine fighting for peace of all Europe for sov of independent state and for international law and rule of law on its territory Grybauskaite said Grybauskaite added that Russia was behaving as a terrorist With such behaviour what type of dialog is possible The last time spoke to Putin was 2010 Don t want to speak to him in nearest future Only if Russia changes behaviour The Lithuanian President also disccused plans to create a military battalion between Poland Lithuania and the Ukraine We re doing everything which is possible By creating Battalion between Poland Ukraine and Lithuania Where Ukrainian soldiers will be able to train We re sending instructors we re accepting wounded poeple here for treatment The rest is possible Grybauskaite said Grybauskaite also discussed energy security plans and how the Baltic states was edging towards less reliance on Russian gas We just opened our LNG terminal This terminal can serve 90 percent needs of all Baltic states We don t need Gazprom at all Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The

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  • News search
    health and Read More Pro Russia activists in Latvia campaigning to join Russia mayor says A Latvian mayor has voiced concern over the build up of pro Russia activities on the L Read More Russia violating Europe airspace major report shows Up to 40 incidents involving the Russian military have occurred in Europe over the las Read More Latvia minimum salary to rise in new year says finance minister Latvia is set to raise its minimum salary from 320 to 360 euros a month finance minis Read More Lithuanian citizen caught spying for Belarus wanted air traffic control information A detained Lithuanian citizen spying for Belarus was interested in air traffic control Read More Russia remains Lithuania s biggest trade partner despite Ukraine crisis Russia remains Lithuania s most important trading partner despite food sanctions a Read More Latvia FM says no hidden agenda after coming out as gay on Twitter Nobody forced Latvia s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics to come out as gay and th Read More First Estonian man fighting for ISIS in Middle East says intelligence agency An Estonian man is fighting for the radical Islamist group ISIS Estonia s intelli Read More Previous 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times

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  • Rare Jimi Hendrix art work to showcase in Latvia
    musicians of the 20th century Hendrix pioneered the explosive potential of the electric guitar His innovative style of combining fuzz feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form He was born on November 27 1942 in Seattle s King County Hospital His parents were traveling vaudeville performers from Vancouver Jimi s mother died when he was 15 and he bought his first guitar for five dollars However before he became a musician as a child he spent a lot of time sketching and coloring but after buying a guitar visual arts took a back seat in his daily routine It wasn t until Jimi became a rock star that he rekindled his interest in drawing and painting His approach to surrealism and the psychedelic provides the viewer with a glimpse of how his thoughts formed throughtout his career Hendrix died on September 18 1970 at the age of 27 He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton Washington The exhibition will be open for two weeks Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural

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