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Tuesday 03.05.2016 | Name days: Uvis, Gints

Eurozone’s economic growth outlook is reduced

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.

Estonia denies entry to three Russian journalists

The Schengen visas of three Russian TV journalists have been revoked and they have been denied entry in Estonia on May 2, Estonian public broadcaster reports.

Spanish parliament to be dismissed being unable to form government in four months

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.

Bitcoin entrepreneurs sceptical on crypto-currency inventor’s coming forward

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.

EC to recommend visa-free travel with Turkey, despite undemocratic processes

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.

French police uses tear gas in Workers’ Day rally

Police in Paris used tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted during Workers’ Day rally on May 1 after youths with masked faces threw cobblestones and bottles at riot troops.

Russia blames U.S. air forces for flying near its border with transponder switched off

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.

Poland’s legal row deepens with courts and Warsaw defying government

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 criticises European migrant-restrictive policies

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.

Volvo also to test self-driving passenger cars

Swedish car builder Volvo has unveiled that as part of an international self-driving car testing programme, up to a 100 semi-automatic cars will be driving in the streets of London.

IMF urges Europe to dissolve Greece’s debts

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.

Spain’s unemployment rate reaches 21%

Spanish jobless rate has risen slightly to 21% in the first three months of 2016 reaching 21%. The news come at a time, when Spain looks set to hold its second parliamentary election in half a year.

Austria adopts strict asylum rules

Days after a right-wing politician won the first round of Austrian presidential election, the country has adopted a strict new asylum law that sets forth limiting asylum rights and allows rejecting most claimants.

European Union committed to support the Arctic region

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.

Latvia’s culinary wonders offered in Brussels tram restaurant

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.