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Tuesday 20.02.2018 | Name days: Smuidra, Vitauts, Smuidris

Expert: potential of business service centres remains unexplored in Latvia

The role of international business service centres keeps increasing in the global economy. In Latvia, however, their potential remains largely unexplored, says New Hanza City project’s developer Pillar representative Guntars Cauna.

London pedestrians ran over by vehicle

A van has been driven onto pedestrians near a mosque in London, killing one person and injuring eight. The van drove onto the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near a mosque in the British capital on the night to Monday, June 19.

Latvia had fourth highest inflation among EU member states in May

Compared with the same month of last year, Latvia had the fourth highest inflation index among EU member states in this year’s May, according to data from Eurostat.

Estonia adopts rideshare-regulating law

Drivers providing rideshare services in Estonia will not be required to undergo professional taxi driver training, sets forth a new law passed by the Estonian parliament.

London fire death toll reaches 17

Not less than 17 persons have died in this week’s London residential block fire as local authorities assumed the death toll could rise further.

Latvia experienced moderately rapid export growth among EU member states

When compared with the same period of last year, Latvia experienced a moderate export rise among European Union member states in the first four months of 2017, according to data published by Eurostat.

Lawmakers in Russia support controversial Moscow demolition campaign

Despite mass protests, the lower house of the Russian State Duma has adopted a law that sets forth bringing down over 4 500 Soviet-time apartment buildings in Moscow.

Employment in EU up 1.4% reaching record levels, fastest increase – in Estonia

The rate of employment both in the euro area and the whole of European Union has in the first quarter of 2016 been record high, Eurostat estimated.

Cohesion policy after 2020 – MEPs ask for sufficient funding

Members of the European Parliament call for action to reduce regional differences using cohesion policy, BNN was told by the parliament.

Oil prices continue rising around to globe

Oil prices around the world continue growing in the world even though investors remain sceptical about the ability of OPEC member states and their partners to reduce overproduction on the global market.

In photos: Latvian tennis player Aļona Ostapenko’s arrival in Riga

On Monday, 12 June, a huge gathering of fans welcomed Latvian tennis player Aļona Ostapenko’s arrival at Riga International Airport. On Saturday, 10 June, Ostapenko triumphed at Roland-Garros Open in France.

Finland’s coalition splits after calls for aggressive policy on EU

Finland’s head of government Juha Sipilä has stated that the government coalition can no longer work in cabinet with Eurosceptic Finns Party after the latter elected a firm immigration critic member of the European Parliament as its leader.

June 12 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

EU establishes visa-free regime with Ukraine

The visa-free regime between the European Union and Ukraine has come into force. This regime allows Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports to travel to EU member states, except for Ireland and the UK.

Photos of the week, 09.06.2017

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of this week.