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Thursday, 30.06.2016, 00:42
The Latvian government on June 28th approved the Economics Ministry proposals for granting additional EUR 2.5 million to the government program intended to help families with children buy their first home and setting a EUR 200,000 ceiling on the value of the property to be purchased under the program, reports LETA.
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About 300 new signatures have been added to the online petition at the portal manabalss.lv calling for Latvia’s withdrawal from EU in the last five days, reports LETA.
On June 28th, 18 asylum seekers arrive in Latvia from Greece under the international relocation program, including six underaged children, LETA learned from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.
The Riga Zoo received 336,190 visitors in 2015, which is the highest annual number of visitors since 2009, reports LETA, according to the zoological garden’s annual report for 2015.
The number of indigent people in Latvia kept shrinking also in May 2016, informs LETA, according to the Welfare Ministry’s data.
Lithuanians living in the United Kingdom say they are in shock after the majority of Britons voted in favor of leaving the European Union, Dalia Asanaviciute, head of the country's Lithuanian community, says, cites LETA/BNS.
Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis voiced regrets over the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the President’s Chancellery reported LETA.