Posts tagged as petition

Petition calling for 100% paid maternity leave gathers 10,000 signatures in Latvia

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

An online petition on Manabalss.lv public initiatives website calling for 100 percent-paid maternity leave has gathered 10,000 signatures, which means that the petition now qualifies for submission to the parliament. Signe Groza has been named as the initiative’s representative. The petition was launched at the beginning of March 2019. The petition’s author calls on Saeima to revise maternity and paternity leave policies and ensure that women are granted at least…

Medics ready to start petition on dissolution of Saeima

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Latvian health care employees are ready to start a petition on a dissolution of Saeima if the parliament refuses to heed the medics and fails to increase their pay in accordance with the law, Valdis Keris, chairman of the Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees (LVSADA) said in an interview to Latvian Radio today. Keris said that the signature collection campaign will be launched between the medics’…

Lithuania must ‘close the chapter’ on CIA prison

Monday, June 10, 2019

Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius said the country must “close the chapter” and prevent similar legal precedents in the future as he presented Lithuania’s actions in the suspected secret CIA prison case on Friday. The minister informed the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg about Lithuania’s progress in executing the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that the CIA operated a secret detention site for terror suspects in the…

UK petition to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit passes 6m signatures

Monday, April 1, 2019

More than a day after the UK was originally scheduled to leave the EU, the petition asking the government to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit passed six million signatures on Sunday. The petition was submitted by retired lecturer Margaret Anne Georgiadou on March 20. More than 100,000 people signed it in the first two hours of it being online and it passed the five million mark last Sunday. Georgiadou…