Affected by growing global oil oversupply and falling oil prices, Russia's national currency – the rouble – has hit a four-month low against the euro.
Representatives of the 28 NATO states are expected to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, July 28, to discuss Turkey's recent raids against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.
Eurotunnel freight, car and passenger railway services are returning to normal schedule on Monday, July 27, after work overnight to clear delays following disruption caused by migrants.
On Wednesday, 22 July, European Commission provided Ukraine a loan of EUR 600 million on behalf of the European Union. This is the first payment in the new macro finance assistance programme that is set to provide a total of EUR 1.8 billion.
On Monday, 20 July, EU leaders failed to reach a final agreement on the relocation of 40,000 refugees from Italy and Greece in the next two years, as reported by officials.
In the event of doubts about Greece’s ability to carry out reforms, Latvia will be able to block the agreement between the EU and Greece, said Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma after the extraordinary meeting of the government on 17 July.
A total of 454,000 counterfeit euro notes were pulled from circulation in the first half-year of 2015. This is 10.5% less than the volume of counterfeit notes pulled from circulation in the second half-year of 2014, but still more than the first half-year of the same year.
Partners of the ruling coalition in Latvia agreed this Friday, 17 July, that the government will agree to provide a mandate to Finance Minister Janis Reirs in order to him to participate in European finance ministers talks about the bailout plan for Greece.
Following an initiative from Vice-President Sandra Kalniete of European People’s Party, representatives of factions present in the European Parliament have turned to Egypt’s law enforcement institutions with a request to ensure the rule of law in the repeated review of journalist Peter Greste’s case.