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Russian authorities readying for construction around Nemtsov’s informal memorial

Since Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed in 2015 near the Kremlin, a group of anti-Kremlin activists has there cared for his makeshift memorial, but authorities are now planning to close the site on a bridge opposite Moscow's Red Square for repair construction works.

Paris airport attacker had been under alcohol and drugs

The Frenchman, who attacked soldiers in Paris Orly airport over the weekend, had been under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Daudze: Brexit is a wake-up call for all member states

«The European Union currently faces the biggest problems in the history of its existence. But in such conditions and based on what we’ve achieved so far, we have to achieve a united vision for Europe’s future,» said Gundars Daudze, a member of the Saeima, in his speech in the Italian parliament on Friday, 17 March.

London not for second Scottish independence referendum

Voicing her views on the call by the government of Scotland to break away from the UK, British Prime Minister has taken a stance against this initiative by the time the UK leaves the European Union.

Ministry: Latvia’s politics should be more closely tied to EU’s strategic interests

In discussions about the future of the European Union’s development cooperation policy, Latvia emphasizes the importance of more closely associated security and development.

Eurostat: Latvia had the third highest annual inflation in EU in February

In February, Latvia had the third highest inflation index among European Union member states when compared with the same month of 2016, according to data published by Eurostat.

Finns worried about hump-back students and future health problems

Around a third of school-age children in Finland have posture problems earlier associated more with handicraft-loving grandmothers, physiotherapists in the Nordic country have found.

US General: American forces in Baltics will respond to Russia’s aggressive behaviour

American forces stationed in Latvia and its neighbouring countries will respond to Russia’s aggressive behaviour, announced NATO forces Supreme Commander in Europe General Curtis Scaparotti announced after his meeting with Latvia’s Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis on Wednesday, 15 March.

Food waste volumes in the EU reach 180 kg per capita annually

Members of the European Parliament want to reduce the volume of waste buried in landfills to 5% and reduce the volume of food product waste to 50% by 2030, as noted in the document.

Ikea goods truckers from Eastern Europe living in trucks for months

Truck drivers, who transport in Western Europe produce of Swedish furniture retail giant Ikea live for several months at a time and are paid less than a third of what their local peers earn.

Eurostat: Latvia has the third highest share of renewable energy in the EU

Latvia has the third highest share of renewable energy in the European Union, according to the latest data compiled by Eurostat for 2015.

UK House of Lords approves Brexit bill

On Monday, 13 March, UK House of Lords approved the bill for providing authority to Prime Minister Theresa Mary May for the official commencement of talks for United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. A couple of hours prior to that, the bill had been approved by the House of Representatives.