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Latvian residents write to government about demographic, education and society integration problems

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 04.07.2012.Print version
In the first six months of the year 2012, the Cabinet of Ministers received more than 1600 letters from residents, which mostly dealt with education, demographic and society integration problems.

State Chancellery's Communication Department informed LETA that 1660 letters were received altogether, including 1573 sent to the government and the prime minister and 123 to the State Chancellery.


Most letters from residents were received in February, April and may. On the average, 13 letters per day were registered in the first half-year, and the Cabinet was also visited by 95 residents.


A large part of the letters dealt with proposals and opinions regarding the education sector and suggestions for increasing teachers' salaries. Many residents were writing about the demographic situation in Latvia, renewable energy, society integration and Russian language, possibilities to reduce property tax.


Also, many residents in their letters voiced concerns about the political developments in Latvia, the work on the National Development Plan and Latgale Development Plan.


The State Chancellery informs that 57 photographs of Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity), signed by the premier, were sent to collectors in the first six months this year. The majority of the photos went to collectors in Russia, Germany, Ukraine and China.


Compared to the first half of 2011, the number of residents' letters to the Cabinet of Ministers increased by 130 letters in the first half of 2012.

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