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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 16.07.2019, 17:36

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Address by H.E. President of Latvia Mr Egils Levits Assuming the Office at the Saeima

Address by H.E. President of Latvia Mr Egils Levits Assuming the Office at the Saeima

08.07.2019

“People create states themselves, and actual law of the people is based on the states,” passed an idea Mr Jānis Čakste in 1921. However, the power of the law of all people depends on our skills to take care of the common good of society.

Keyword tags: Direct Speech, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Society



Lithuanians getting more optimistic – SEB

Lithuanians getting more optimistic – SEB

26.06.2019

Lithuanians are getting more optimistic about their financial future, the latest survey by SEB bank shows, reported LETA/BNS.

Amendments to the law On State Pensions have affected marriage statistics

Amendments to the law On State Pensions have affected marriage statistics

17.06.2019

The data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that regardless the fact that in 2018, compared to 2017, the total number of marriages fell by 0.7 %, the number of marriages concluded by elderly population grew 1.7 times. The rise was facilitated by the amendments made to the law On State Pensions1.


Global Peace Index: average level of global peacefulness improved

Global Peace Index: average level of global peacefulness improved

13.06.2019

The results this year show that the average level of global peacefulness improved very slightly in the 2019 GPI. This is the first time the index has improved in five years, informed Institute of Economics and Peace.

New Riga City Council group made up of four former Harmony members ready to cooperate with all council members

New Riga City Council group made up of four former Harmony members ready to cooperate with all council members

04.06.2019

A new group at the Riga City Council, made up of four councilmen expelled from Harmony last week, will "support development-oriented decisions" at the Riga City Council, as the members of the new group told LETA.


03.06.2019

Saeima committee proposes amendments stipulating that Latvian Orthodox Church leaders must be citizens of Latvia

Saeima Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee has proposed a legislation stipulating that the head of Latvian Orthodox Church must be a citizen of Latvia who has resided in the country for at least the past ten years, informed LETA.

29.05.2019

Lithuanian women continue to earn less than men

Men's gross monthly wages in Lithuania exceeded those of women by 156.3 euros on average in the first quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistics Lithuania.

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