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Ceturtdiena 23.11.2017 | Name days: Zigfrīda, Zigrīda, Zigrīds

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.

Oil prices suffer decline on the world market

On Monday, 13 March, oil prices on the world market suffered a decline, which is largely associated with investors’ concerns over whether or not crude supply from USA can impact effort of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to limit oil production and reduce excessive energy supplies.

Estonian farms on down-side, while agricultural land expands

The number of Estonian farms has over the last three years decreased by some 2,500 down to a total of 16,700 farms with one hectare of land or more, statisticians have estimated.

Eurovision host Ukraine to consider entry of Russian contender

Ukraine, the host of the 2016 Eurovision song contest, is to consider, whether to allow in a Russian singer, who has performed in Crimea after it was land-grabbed by Russia.