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Wednesday, 29.07.2015, 14:28
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
On July 1st 2015, the Government of Lithuania approved the amendments to the Civil Code, as prepared by the Justice Ministry, informs LETA/ELTA.
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.