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Saturday, 31.01.2015, 23:07
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.
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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.
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.
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 has registered a substantial drop in its infant mortality rate, according to a report by the Welfare Ministry, cites LETA.
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.
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.