On Tuesday, 3 May, the European Commission cut down Eurozone’s economic growth outlook for the year, warning about global risks. Among those risks are the slowing of China’s economic growth and UK’s possible exit from the European Union.
Politicians, who were elected to the Spanish parliament on December 20, have missed the date for forming a government therefore the country will hold snap parliamentary election on June 26.
Australian businessman Craig Wright has this week stated that he is the long-searched-for inventor of the digital currency, who has for years used the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
The European Commission is to give its conditional recommendation for Turkey-Schengen area visa-free travel, even though Ankara increasingly targets on its opponents in a manner more autocratic than democratic.
Russia has stated it was right to react against a U.S. air force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on April 29, after U.S. defence officials stated a Russian jet fighter acted in an «unsafe and unprofessional manner», and performed a barrel roll over its plane.
A number of Polish courts and local governments are opposing the country’s central government in the position of the latter over Constitutional Court reform.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on April 28 condemned restrictive policies on migrants in European Union member states. Ban addressed the Austrian Parliament a day after it passed a strict new asylum law that sets forth limiting asylum rights and allows rejecting most claimants.
In parallel to resolving the refugee crisis, the financially desperate Greek government still has to realize a number of economic reforms in order to be provided with a new loan. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund asks Europe to provide Greece with major debt reliefs.
On Wednesday, 27 April, the European Commission accepted a political proposal meant to establish the direction for the European Union’s actions in the Arctic region. The European Union plans to enhance its activities and presence in the Arctic region with 39 measures that are mainly related to climate change, environmental protection, long-term development and international cooperation.
From 26 April to 29 May, as part of the campaign to promote Riga as a culinary destination Brussels Tram Experience restaurant will be offering modern Latvian cuisine.