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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 31.01.2015, 23:07

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Every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty in 2013

Every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty in 2013

29.01.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, 22.1% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 8% of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Education and Science, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Society



Dalia Grybauskaite attended the awards ceremony for winners of the contest Heroes Among Us

Dalia Grybauskaite attended the awards ceremony for winners of the contest Heroes Among Us

29.01.2015

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has attended the awards ceremony for winners of the contest Heroes Among Us, held at the Presidential Palace, reports LETA/ELTA.

Rigas satiksme passenger turnover up 0.3% in 2014

Rigas satiksme passenger turnover up 0.3% in 2014

28.01.2015

Municipal public transportation company Rigas satiksme carried 150,526,484 passengers in 2014, which is 0.3% more than in 2013, the company informed LETA.


Over 1.1 bln tourists travelled abroad in 2014

Over 1.1 bln tourists travelled abroad in 2014

27.01.2015

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery, reported BC senior media officer of UNWTO Marcelo Risi.

Latvia registers substantial drop in infant mortality

Latvia registers substantial drop in infant mortality

27.01.2015

Latvia has registered a substantial drop in its infant mortality rate, according to a report by the Welfare Ministry, cites LETA.

27.01.2015

Latvia's population to decrease another 20% by 2030

The population of Latvia will continue to reduce – by 2030 Latvia's population will shrink 19.2% as compared to 2013, according to the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry's report based on Eurostat forecasts, cites LETA.

27.01.2015

Two-day protest campaign against increase in public transportation fares in Riga to be held Feb 1-2

A two-day protest campaign against the increase in public transportation fares in Riga will take place on February 1 and 2, according to the Facebook page of the group ''Pret Rigas domes cenu paaugstinasanu Rigas sabiedriskaja transporta" (Against Riga City Council's fare increase for Riga public transportation), cites LETA.

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