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Thursday, 27.10.2016, 21:35
As many as 43 percent of people in Latvia believe that budget revenue could be increased by cutting taxes, the latest Baltic International Bank’s Latvian Barometer survey shows.
Asked about the size of the costs that former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will be compensated for under a decision made by the government on Thursday, Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said he believes that the amount to be compensated will be in the same range as that of ex-president Arnod Ruutel, or approximately 150,000 euros a year, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvian big-man Kristaps Porzingis and Adidas have agreed to a multiyear contract that is the richest shoe and apparel deal for a European player in NBA history, wirtes LETA according to ESPN reports.
The study defines a new concept of "exploitative sham marriages" and proposes recommendations for their reduction25.10.2016
The results of the project "Preventing human trafficking and sham marriages: A multidisciplinary solution" (HESTIA)* were presented at the dissemination briefing organised by the Ministry of the Interior (MoI). The main goal of the project initiated in January 2015 and co-funded by the European Union (EU) "Prevention of and Fight Against Crime" programme was to seek correlations and explore the phenomenon of sham marriages in the context of human trafficking and to propose comprehensive action for their prevention.
Ramunas Karbauskis, the leader of the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union that won a definite victory in the parliamentary elections on Sunday, has expressed certitude that President Dalia Grybauskaite understood the nation's will, reports LETA/BNS.
Even though in the past three years there has been a positive trend in employee satisfaction with their wages, still more than 60 % of employees in Latvia believe they are not paid appropriate wage, according to a poll conducted by CV-Online Latvia recruitment company informs LETA.
Overweight or obese adults make up 21.3 percent of Latvia's population, which is the second highest figure in the European Union (EU), according to the latest data from Eurostat.