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Wednesday, 07.12.2016, 10:39
Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2015 social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for 3 619.7 million euros and, compared to 2014, it has grown by 201 million euros or 5.9%. Expenditure on support for families and children increased by 24.1%, expenditure on support for disabled persons by 7.8%, and social expenditure on sickness and heath care by 7.5%.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Labour-market, Latvia, Pensioners, Quality of life, Statistics
The place where we were born can have a crucial meaning in our lives. The obligation to defend the country, to pay taxes, abide the certain laws – these all are obligations which people do not choose, they have them by birth.
Slightly more than 75 percent of Estonians are ready to work outside the capital Tallinn provided they find a job with an equal position and pay, it appears from a survey taken by the recruitment services company CV Keskus, cites LETA/BNS.
Only 8.3 % of migrants' applications for asylum in Latvia are approved, and Latvia is ranked last in the European Union in this respect, according to data for the first six months of the year collated by Pew Research Center, writes LETA.
Lithuanian Government during its sitting on Friday agreed to raise salaries of cultural and art workers by EUR 46 as of 1 July, 2015, reports LETA/ELTA.
On the annual Fragile States Index, compiled by the U.S. magazine "Foreign Policy" and research organization Fund for Peace, Latvia is ranked as stable, reported LETA.