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Thursday, 05.12.2013, 09:43
LVL 800,733 has been donated to the victims of the November 21 Riga supermarket tragedy and their families so far, LETA found out from the Latvian charity organization Ziedot.lv.
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More than 200 people have come to the Town Hall Square to rally in support of Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony Center) – but part of these people are employees of the municipal public transport company Rigas satiksme that is heavily subsidized by the Riga City Council.
Today, the government made the final decision on compensations to the families of Zolitude disaster victims, informs LETA.
Today, on 29 November, Statistics Estonia is presenting the publication Regional Development in Estonia 2013, which focuses on business and economy this time. One of the topics discussed in the publication is the viability index of local government units.
Saeima today approved allotting LVL 15 million from the state budget's emergency funds to provide financial support to the families of Zolitude disaster victims as well as funds for other unforeseen measures, informs LETA.
As the largest event of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – Vilnius Summit – is beginning, President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the Conference "Eastern Partnership Reality Check: Political Challenges and Future Agenda for Civil Society". The discussion aims for encouraging people of Eastern Partnership countries to be more active citizens and build the future of their nations, informs BC presidential press service.
The number of citizenships granted can be related to the number of resident foreigners i.e. non-nationals resident in the Member State. In 2011, the highest rates were registered in Hungary (9.8 citizenships granted per 100 resident foreigners), Poland (6.7), Sweden (5.8), Malta (5.3) and Portugal (5.2), and the lowest in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (both 0.4), Latvia (0.6), Estonia and Austria (both 0.7) and Lithuania (0.8), reports LETA/ELTA.