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Thursday, 08.10.2015, 23:08
The public outrage over the proposal to limit state-covered health care services for patients who are recovering at private clinics was a result of "bad communication by the minister," this according to Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes", cites LETA.
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The Riga City Council plans to establish a special coordination center that will deal with refugees, this according to Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Unity) in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.
The proposed monthly benefits for refugees, which currently is at EUR 256, will be reduced to between EUR 130 to 150 per month, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told Latvian Television today, cites LETA.
Every fifth resident in Latvia, or 21%, have purchased illegal alcohol, cigarettes or gasoline the past year, according to a survey by SKDS, cites LETA.
Out of 100 persons in the EU in 2014, about 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs). There are significant discrepancies between the EU-28 states, some of them having a mainly urban population while in others the population is mainly rural.
In 2014, 47.6% of Lithuania's population lived in rural areas, while 42.9% – in densely populated areas (cities). 9.6% of residents lived in intermediate area, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), said. Out of 100 persons in the EU in 2014, 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs), writes LETA/ELTA.
400 persons have registered for Latvian citizenship in 2015 due to transitional provisions in the Citizenship Law, which now allows non-citizens, who have acquired elementary or high school education before October 1, 2012, to apply for Latvian citizenship without passing a language exam, reports LETA, according to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.