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Friday, 09.10.2015, 15:15
400 persons have registered for Latvian citizenship in 2015 due to transitional provisions in the Citizenship Law, which now allows non-citizens, who have acquired elementary or high school education before October 1, 2012, to apply for Latvian citizenship without passing a language exam, reports LETA, according to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.
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Kaunas police officers have dug through 367 tonnes of coal and found 600 kg of cocaine. This is the biggest drug bust in the history of Lithuanian police. It is believed that the drugs would have headed to Russia, writes LETA/ELTA.
The Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry in Latvia has forwarded to the coalition partners a new Administrative Territorial Reform Concept that offers two reform options, as the ministry's press service informed LETA.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis has issued a decree on establishment of an expert commission for improvement of legal environment, according to an article in the government's official newspaper Latvijas Vestnesis, writes LETA.
Estonian law firms Borenius and COBALT (formerly LAWIN) merge, which will create the leading Estonian law office regarding the number of lawyers and the largest chain of law offices in the Baltic States, which will operate under the name COBALT, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.
The Seimas of Lithuania has adopted the Law on Ethics of Biomedical Research, which sets forth the requirements for the ethics of biomedical research; the conditions for the handling of human biological samples and health information for biomedical research purposes; the conditions for the activities of biobanks; the procedure for granting authorisation to conduct biomedical research and the procedure for the supervision of biomedical research, and the liability of research sponsors and researchers for the damage done to the health of the person involved in the research or death thereof, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Seimas in Lithuania has voted in favour of President Dalia Grybauskaite's veto and will reconsider amendments to the Law on the Provision of Information to the Public, reports LETA/ELTA.