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Friday 22.06.2018 | Name days: Ludmila, Laimdots, Laimiņš

MEPs question EC’s estimates for funding reduction of next multi-year budget

Members of the European Parliament request adequate funding from European Union to resolve defence and migration matters and ensure stable funding for Erasmus+ programme, BNN was informed by European Parliament’s Information Office in Latvia.

Ukraine admits faking murder of Russian journalist Babchenko

Ukrainian authorities that announced the violent death of Russian opposition journalist Arkady Babchenko have now shown him to the public safe and sound. International organisations have sharply criticised Kyiv of spreading such misleading information.

Moscow shooes away UN calls to help find MH17 attack perpetrators

Russia on Tuesday rejected calls at the United Nations to accept responsibility for the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine after an investigation found that a Russian army missile was used in the attack.

Austria seeks to reduce benefits to immigrants

The Austrian government has announced plans to reduce benefit payments for immigrants and refugees in an attempt to reduce immigration to the Central European country.

Russian TV monitoring finds focus on negative portrayal of Ukraine

Monitoring analysis of Russian state television channels as to the reporting on foreign countries has found that a third of the information spread has been about Ukraine, overwhlemingly portraying it in negative light.

Minister: Latvia and Croatia have absolute understanding on EU multi-year budget matter

Latvia and Croatia have an absolute understanding when it comes to European Union’s multi-year budget, said Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs after his meeting with Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić.