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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 29.07.2015, 14:28

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Vejonis urges non-citizens and stateless persons in Latvia to register citizenship

Vejonis urges non-citizens and stateless persons in Latvia to register citizenship

29.07.2015

During a meeting on Tuesday with Romans Alijevs, chairman of the Consultative Council for Minorities, President Raimonds Vejonis urged non-citizens and stateless persons in Latvia to exercise their rights and register their citizenship of Latvia by October 1, 2015, without taking the citizenship tests.

Keyword tags: Latvia, Law and Regulations, Legislation, Society



Estonian Chancellor of Justice: prisoners cannot be deprived of the opportunity to smoke

Estonian Chancellor of Justice: prisoners cannot be deprived of the opportunity to smoke

29.07.2015

Estonian Chancellor of Justice Ülle Madise finds that the plan of the Social Ministry to make prisons and their territories entirely smoke-free can be unconstitutional, since smoking is a fundamental right, which should not be disproportionately restricted, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Ombudsman: application of children's rights protection laws in Latvia is open to every criticism

Ombudsman: application of children's rights protection laws in Latvia is open to every criticism

27.07.2015

In terms of laws and regulations, everything is fine with children's rights protection in Latvia, however, the practical application is of very poor quality, Ombudsman Juris Jansons said in an interview with Latvian State Television, cites LETA.


Lithuanian president suggests to prohibit to control the media by political parties

Lithuanian president suggests to prohibit to control the media by political parties

03.07.2015

President Dalia Grybauskaite has returned to Parliament for reconsideration the Law on Provision of Information to Public. If passed, the amendments would have allowed political parties to control media outlets and manipulate the public opinion, informs LETA/ELTA.

Estonian government approves of local municipality reform schedule

Estonian government approves of local municipality reform schedule

03.07.2015

At yesterday’s cabinet meeting, the Estonian government approved of a timetable for the implementation of the local government reform and decided to double the state support paid to the merging municipalities, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

02.07.2015

Civil partnership amendments submitted to Lithuania's Seimas

On July 1st 2015, the Government of Lithuania approved the amendments to the Civil Code, as prepared by the Justice Ministry, informs LETA/ELTA.

01.07.2015

Russian prosecutor general to evaluate legitimacy of the Baltics' independence

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has accepted a petition from two Russian lawmakers, asking for the legitimacy of the Baltics' independence be evaluated, reports LETA, referring to grani.ru.

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