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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 26.07.2016, 03:39

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Bill providing tax deduction for gym membership exits Estonian FinMin

Bill providing tax deduction for gym membership exits Estonian FinMin

22.07.2016

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.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Society, Taxation



Number of births keeps increasing in Latvia since 2011

Number of births keeps increasing in Latvia since 2011

21.07.2016

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.

NGO corruption: the good for the chosen few

NGO corruption: the good for the chosen few

18.07.2016

Who could have imagined that in the twenty-first century, in a new millennium, humanity would be confronted with even greater global challenges and problems affecting the interests of each and every one of us. Poverty, diseases, violence, religious intolerance, threats of environmental disasters – this is the reality we are facing today. Addressing these problems is our top priority.


Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK

Statement: the status of EU nationals in the UK

12.07.2016

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 2015

Number of Latvian school students, who fail at centralized graduation exams twice as high as in 2015

30.06.2016

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.


30.06.2016

Lithuanian Seimas green-lights social security, pension reforms

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.

30.06.2016

Cameron promises Kucinskis not to allow discrimination against guest workers

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.

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