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Tuesday, 28.04.2015, 08:18
Inmates from a total of 12 jail cells staged a riot last week at Daugavgriva Prison in Latvian Daugavpils, but no one was hurt, reports LETA.
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Experts from the European Social Policy Network published a report, which showed progress made by the some EU member states in implementing reforms toward the modernisation of the social protection systems. However, the states have to activate efforts across the EU in eradicating poverty and supporting people excluded from the labour market.
One Estonian citizen is known to have died in the earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, Estonian Foreign Ministry announced LETA.
A comparison of household expenses in the capitals of the Baltic States shows that the residents of Riga have the highest cost of living, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Private Finances of Swedbank, cites LETA.
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday, reports LETA/AFP.
On 23 April 2015, the EU Heads of State and Government met in Brussels at the emergency European Council, where they agreed on joint action to prevent the massive losses of refugees' lives and to provide support to Member States having to cope with the stream of refugees, reported BC press secretary to the Latvian Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, who is currently attending an extraordinary European Council meeting in Brussels, says that all border member-states of the European Union (EU) face illegal immigration problems, reports LETA/ELTA.