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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 29.03.2015, 20:18

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Smoking has decreased, overweight is increasing in Estonia

Smoking has decreased, overweight is increasing in Estonia

27.03.2015

According to the Estonian adult population health behaviour survey, made public on Friday by the Health Development Institute, the amount of daily smokers has started to decrease, but indicators of physical activity and overweight continue to be problematic, LETA/Delfi reports.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Estonia, Health, Markets and Companies, Society



Parliament approves in principle president's proposal to amend Latvian political party system

Parliament approves in principle president's proposal to amend Latvian political party system

27.03.2015

In the first reading on March 26th 2015, Latvian Saeima approved in principle several draft bills stipulating that only parties with at least 500 members will be eligible to run for the Saeima and European Parliament elections, reports LETA.

Belevics: by 2065, the average lifespan in Latvia should be 90 years

Belevics: by 2065, the average lifespan in Latvia should be 90 years

26.03.2015

Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers) intends to use the Health Ministry's Latvian Health Platform to reduce the percentage of the population who smoke and (ab)use alcohol or drugs to 1% by 2065, reports LETA.


Lithuanian president submits law amendments on child care

Lithuanian president submits law amendments on child care

26.03.2015

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite has submitted to the Seimas law amendments, which should improve child care, encourage placing children from care homes in foster families and accelerate adoption process, informs LETA/ELTA.

Invitation to EU Commission’s projects for 2015-20

Invitation to EU Commission’s projects for 2015-20

26.03.2015

According to the Council Regulation (EU) No 390/2014 of 14 April 2014 establishing the ‘Europe for Citizens’ program for the period 2015-20, the Commission invites interested parties to take part in projects reflecting citizens views on Europe, as well as WW-II remembrance and debating the Europe’s future.

26.03.2015

57% Latvian residents use Internet every day

Over one half or 57% of Latvian residents use the Internet on a daily basis, according to the latest "DNB Latvia Barometer" survey, cites LETA.

25.03.2015

Lithuanian president: social model is a mingle-mangle of scientists' proposals

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has criticised the social model project prepared by a group of scientists and presented to the Government. According to the project's authors, Lithuania for the first time will simultaneously reform labour relations and the social insurance system, promote job creation and reduction of poverty, reports LETA/ELTA.

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