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Tuesday, 26.07.2016, 03:39
The Estonian Finance Ministry has drafted a bill that exempts the cost of gym membership and other physical exercise related expenses incurred by the employer in the amount of up to 400 euros per year from the fringe benefit tax from 2018, informs LETA.
The number of births in Latvia has been increasing since 2011. According to the provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the number of newborns registered during the first six months of 2016 – 10 943 children – is 224 babies or 2% more than during the corresponding period of 2015.
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There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.
Number of Latvian school students, who fail at centralized graduation exams twice as high as in 201530.06.2016
The number of students who failed at high school centralized graduation exams this year – 234 – is twice as high as in 2015, as the National Center for Education told LETA.
The Lithuanian parliament on June 29th gave its final green light to start in 2017 a reform of the pay-as-you-go social security system that provides for introducing a ceiling on social insurance contributions and for using state budget funds to pay basic pensions, informs LETA/BNS.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) not to allow discrimination against guest workers in his country, LETA was told at the press service of the State Chancellery.