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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 03.09.2014, 07:37

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20.6% Lithuanians were living below at-risk-of-poverty threshold in 2013

20.6% Lithuanians were living below at-risk-of-poverty threshold in 2013

01.09.2014

Statistics Lithuania informs that in 2013, according to the data of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions, the at-risk-of-poverty rate in Lithuania stood at 20.6%. Compared to 2012, it increased by 2 percentage points. In 2013, about 610 thousand persons in the country were living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold, reports LETA/ELTA.

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1.295 mln Latvians and 0.583 mln Russians currently live in Latvia

1.295 mln Latvians and 0.583 mln Russians currently live in Latvia

28.08.2014

At the moment, there are 1.295 million Latvians and 0.583 million Russians living in Latvia, according to latest information provided by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, cites LETA.

Tax Board statistics indicate growing middle class in Estonia

Tax Board statistics indicate growing middle class in Estonia

28.08.2014

Statistics reported by the Tax and Customs Board in Estonia indicate that the number of people earning less than 3,200 euros per year is falling, as is the number of people earning more than 380,000 euros, writes LETA/Äripäev.


Government urges to strengthen the national minorities’ sense of belonging to Latvia

Government urges to strengthen the national minorities’ sense of belonging to Latvia

27.08.2014

On Tuesday, August 26, the government familiarised itself with the results of the national minorities’ survey “Sense of Belonging to Latvia” and assigned the line ministries to prepare proposals for the provision of the Latvian language training free of charge, for enhancing the motivation to obtain the Latvian citizenship, solutions to information availability in the Latgale region, for more efficient government communication that encourages the sense of belonging, as well as other measures contributing to community cohesion, reported BC press secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers Signe Znotiņa – Znota.

Lithuianian Boarder Guard Service will eliminate human rights violations at Frontier Stations

Lithuianian Boarder Guard Service will eliminate human rights violations at Frontier Stations

22.08.2014

The Seimas Ombudsman in Lithuania Augustinas Normantas identified significant human rights violations in Švenčioniai, G. Žagunis, Dievenišikiai, Pavoverė, Adutiškis, Tverečius and Puškai Frontier Stations of Vilnius and Ignalina Frontier Districts. However, a Commander of the State Boarder Guard Service assured that the vast majority of them will be eliminated utill the end of the year 2014, reported BC the Seimas Ombudsmen’s office press service.

20.08.2014

Number of births keeps growing in Latvia in 7 months

During the seven months of this year 12 488 newborns were registered in the country, which is 554 babies more than in the first seven months of 2013. Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that in July 2 019 babies were registered in the country, which is 94 newborns more than in July of the previous year (in June of this year – 1 813 newborns).

20.08.2014

Victims of Zolitude Tragedy: 12-floor apartment house should be torn down

Victims of the Zolitude Tragedy feel that every entity surrounding the site, including the adjacent 12-floor apartment house, should be torn down and replaced with a memorial, as "Zolitude 21/11" association's representative Regina Locmele informed the press yesterday, cites LETA.

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