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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 26.04.2018, 18:31

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Segregation in education, poverty risks named as greatest challenges to gender equality in Latvia

Segregation in education, poverty risks named as greatest challenges to gender equality in Latvia

26.04.2018

Segregation in education and growing poverty risks are the greatest challenges to gender equality in Latvia, Maurizio Mosca, an expert at the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), told members of the Saeima Committees for Social and Labor Affairs and Public and Labor Affairs on April 25th.

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Latvia progresses towards gender equality at snail's pace

Latvia progresses towards gender equality at snail's pace

24.04.2018

Latvia is progressing towards gender equality at snail's pace, the Welfare Ministry's senior expert on gender equality, Agnese Gaile, said during a lecture about the importance of gender equality in the policy-making, cites LETA.

Birth number still declining in Latvia in 2017

Birth number still declining in Latvia in 2017

19.04.2018

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that since 2016 birth number in Latvia is reducing – in 2017 number of live births may be approximately one thousand smaller than in 2016. Number of newborn registered during the first three months of 2018 (4 612 children) also was smaller than that recorded in the same period of 2017– by 336 children.


Most Latvians expect housing prices to rise in near future

Most Latvians expect housing prices to rise in near future

19.04.2018

Most people in Latvia, or 54.6%, expect property prices to grow in the coming 12 months, which is the highest figure since 2009, when SEB launched its Housing Price Indicator, SEB Banka spokeswoman Jelena Kontusa told LETA, citing the latest SEB Housing Price Indicator.

Number of births in Lithuania may hit 60-year low in 2018

Number of births in Lithuania may hit 60-year low in 2018

17.04.2018

A researcher predicts that Lithuania in 2018 may record the lowest number of births in the past 60 years, the Delfi news website reported on April 17th, writes LETA/BNS.


16.04.2018

Female ex-employees of EU gender equality institute in Vilnius: harassment was widespread

Sexual harassment at the European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE) in Vilnius was more widespread than the few cases of harassment, former foreign employees of the Euorpean Union's (EU) institution told BNS, cites LETA.

13.04.2018

Estonian parliament expands possibilities for helping EU citizens outside Europe

The Estonian parliament on April 12th adopted a bill of amendments to the Consular Act and Identity Documents Act that would take over an EU directive, which will foster the consular protection of the union's unrepresented citizens in third countries, reports LETA/BNS.

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