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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 09.02.2016, 15:47

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Minister: Estonian government has already agreed on alcohol law amendments

Minister: Estonian government has already agreed on alcohol law amendments

05.02.2016

According to Estonia's Health and Labor Minister Jevgeni Ossinovski, Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu hid behind formal and technical justifications when he did not approve Ossinovski's plans for restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol because the government has basically already agreed on the plan and therefore the bill would probably be sent to the parliament in the coming weeks, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Advertising, Alcohol, Estonia, Health, Legislation, Markets and Companies



Less deaths caused by cancer in Estonia than on average in EU

Less deaths caused by cancer in Estonia than on average in EU

03.02.2016

In Estonia, the number of deaths caused by cancer is smaller than the European Union average and remarkably less people younger than 65 die of cancer in Estonia than in the EU, results of a study carried out by Eurostat show, cites LETA/BNS.

Lithuanian healthmin Salaseviciuciute decides to step down

Lithuanian healthmin Salaseviciuciute decides to step down

29.01.2016

Lithuania's Social Democratic Minister of Health Rimante Salaseviciuciute has decided to resign, the national radio LRT reports on January 29th, cites LETA/BNS.


Budget of Estonian Health Insurance Fund grows 6.4 pct

Budget of Estonian Health Insurance Fund grows 6.4 pct

12.01.2016

The supervisory board of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund on Monday endorsed the fund's budget for 2016 at one bln. euros, 6.4 % more than its budget for 2015, reported BNS.

36% Latvian residents in 2014 were smokers

36% Latvian residents in 2014 were smokers

11.11.2015

The proportion of Latvian residents, who smoke has increased in 2014, reaching 36%, reports LETA, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

05.11.2015

Estonians' health one of the worst among wealthy countries

The health indicators of Estonian residents are among the lowest in the fresh Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) health survey, reports LETA.

22.10.2015

Cigarette packs in Estonia get new pictorial warnings

The Estonian Government approved on October 22nd a bill that toughens the packaging and labelling requirements of tobacco products, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

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