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Friday, 31.10.2014, 11:46
A petition has been initiated on the online petition platform Manabalss.lv in order to change the electoral system in Latvia, informs LETA.
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About 20-30 people, concerned about the commercialization of Riga's Lucavsala Island, gathered with placards again yesterday in downtown Riga, reports LETA.
In a time period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, a total of 21,168 citizens of Latvia were registered in Latvian consular representations in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland, the European Latvians Association (ELA) informed LETA.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2013, a total of 20.6 thsd children were born in Latvia (1), 9.2 thsd or 44.6% of which were extra-marital births.The majority or 53% of the first-born children were born outside marriage.
The emerging government's draft declaration stipulates that the government's main priority could be ensuring viable economic growth in order to increase residents' welfare and sense of belonging to Latvia, according to information acquired by LETA.
The most recent economic crisis has left harsh consequences for children in developed countries, where an additional 2.6 million can be categorized as destitute since 2008, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday in Rome, cites LETA/DPA.
On 23rd of October, 2014 in Riga, Corporate Social Responsibility Platform of Latvia (CSR Latvia), Responsible Business Forum in Estonia (CSR Estonia) and Responsible Business Association in Lithuania – LAVA (CSR Lithuania – LAVA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that intends to strengthen Baltic level cooperation between parties for CSR recognition as business and societies value, informed CSR Latvia.