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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 11.12.2018, 02:23

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Ombudsman informs European Commission on poverty risks in Latvia

Ombudsman informs European Commission on poverty risks in Latvia

06.11.2018

Ombudsman Juris Jansons has outlined to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs his perspective on poverty risks in Latvia and human rights-related budget priorities for 2019, informs LETA.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Quality of life, Society



Immigration quota may be irrelevant already in 10 years

Immigration quota may be irrelevant already in 10 years

26.10.2018

According to Bank of Estonia economist Rasmus Kattai, the standard of living in Estonia in all probability will increase by such an amount that more and more people from other European Union countries will also want to come work or live here, cities LETA/BNS.

Share of Baltic residents at risk of poverty higher than EU average – Eurostat

Share of Baltic residents at risk of poverty higher than EU average – Eurostat

16.10.2018

In 2017, 112.9 mln people, or 22.5% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.


Ministry proposes to raise Lithuania's minimum wage to EUR 430

Ministry proposes to raise Lithuania's minimum wage to EUR 430

28.09.2018

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Ministry proposes to raise the minimum monthly wage by 30 euros to 430 euros next January, but the actual amount will be 555 euros due to taxation changes taking effect in early 2019, informs LETA/BNS.

Lithuania ahead of Latvia, Poland, but behind Estonia on social progress index

Lithuania ahead of Latvia, Poland, but behind Estonia on social progress index

20.09.2018

The social environment in Lithuania is better than in Latvia and Poland, but worse than in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS referring to the Social Progress Index report.


12.09.2018

More than half of Latvia's residents consider themselves middle class - study

More than half or 52.6% of Latvia's residents consider themselves middle class, according to Swedbank Institute of Finances' study of the middle class in Latvia.

12.09.2018

Survey: 1/3 of Estonian residents see themselves as middle class

Around one in three of Estonian residents see themselves as middle class, it appears from a survey conducted by the Swedbank Institute for Finances.

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