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Wednesday, 01.06.2016, 10:26
Estonia's Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu and the president of Eurojust, Michele Coninsx, in their meeting in Tallinn on May 26th discussed matters of international justice cooperation, informs LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Crime, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Legislation
In the first three months of the year 2016, the number of crimes committed in Estonia decreased 7% compared to the same period last year, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonian Ministry of Justice is seeking opinions on a bill, which would fully ban smoking in prisons, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonia is in the forefront in the relative number of prisoners, length of prison sentence as well as the rate of people sentenced to prison for drug crimes, it can be seen from data published by the Council of Europe on March 8th, cites LETA/BNS.
During an annual conference of prosecutors on last year's results and work priorities for 2016, Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers said that there was in increase in the number of drug dealers detained last year, but added that this does not mean there has been an increase in the number of drug users in the country, informs LETA.
During an annual conference of prosecutors on last year's results and work priorities for 2016, Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers said that there was a 2.1% reduction of crimes registered in Latvia in 2015, informs LETA.
The State Police's Criminal Police Department busted 33 foreign criminal groups in Latvia in 2015, the police informs LETA.