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Saturday, 18.05.2013, 16:22
Public opinion research company’s SKDS Director Arnis Kaktins said that the public opinion studies reveal residents' trust in government at its lowest level since year 1996, informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Economics, Latvia, Quality of life
Vilnius lands in the 78th position and Riga on 89th position in the Mercer"s annual worldwide quality of living ranking. Zurich scores highest for overall quality of living, while Baghdad – the lowest. Luxembourg ranks highest for personal safety and Baghdad – the lowest.
One of the largest retail networks in Lithuania – Rimi Lietuva is the first in Lithuania to label products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) in its shopping centers, the company announced.
A fifth of Estonian children live in poverty, writes ETV24. Researchers estimate that poverty experienced in one’s childhood will limit a person’s opportunities in adulthood as well and the consequence could be an emergence of “culture of poverty”.
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia calculations, at risk of poverty rate (share of persons under the poverty risk threshold1 according to the data of ‘’Community Statistics on Income and Life Conditions’’ (EU-SILC) 20062 was 23%. And it is one of the highest indicators in the European Union.