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EU bans energy-hungry vacuum cleaners

Ineffective vacuum cleaners in the EU have been banned starting from September 1.

EU warns Romania about judicial reforms

The justice system reforms proposed by the Romanian government could have a negative effect on its fight against corruption, the representative of EU's European Commission warned in Bucharest.

BMW unveils design for Mini electric car

German carmaker BMW has revealed the basic exterior design of Mini electric car planned for full-scale production.

Scottish football fans warned of no-alcohol match in Lithuania

Scottish press has warned over 3,000 Scottish football fans expected to travel to a World Cup qualifying match in Lithuania this week that the sale of alcohol will be prohibited in Vilnius due to Knowledge Day public holiday.

Estonia sends 30 000 euros to Sierra Leone after tragic mudslides and floods

In order to help Sierra Leone recover from the situation caused by tragic mudslides and floods earlier in August, the Estonian Foreign Ministry has allocated 30,000 euros to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which operates in the West African country.

Oil prices decline in New York; stock indexes on a rise in USA and in decline in Europe

On Tuesday, 29 August, European stock exchange indexes declined, which was largely caused by North Korea’s missile test launch. Two stock exchange indexes in USA concluded the trade session with growth after an initial dip.

Euro value against dollar at highest point in 18 months

The value of the euro against the U.S. dollar has for the first time since early 2015 reached USD 1.20.

August 28 in pictures

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Most Latvian residents will soon have access to lightning-fast transactions

Soon Latvian residents and businesses will be able to perform most transactions within seconds, Swedbank representatives promise. This will be made possible thanks to lightning-fast or electronic transaction system between European banks. Multiple Latvian banks intend to join this system.

CC put among the most efficient competition institutions in the world

Latvia’s Competition Council has been recognized as one of the most efficient competition institutions in the world with the lowest funding, as confirmed by the council’s communication specialist Paula Vilsone.

August 24 in pictures

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August 23 in pictures

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August 22 in pictures

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Latvia to procure Stinger anti-air missile launchers

A mutual contract has been signed between Latvian Defence Ministry and Danish Defence Ministry for the procurement of anti-air missile launchers used by the Danish armed forces, as confirmed by Latvian Defence Ministry.

Oil prices and stock exchange indexes decline in Europe

On Monday, 21 August, oil prices declined. Exchange indexes in USA increased slightly, whereas exchange indexes in Europe declined because of concerns over the policy implemented by the administration of US President Donald Trump.

August 21 in pictures

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Expert: attack in Spain shows how terrorists switched to more easily reachable targets

Terrorist attacks that transpired in Spain this week shows how terrorists have switched to more easily reachable targets, where security requirements are not as strict, says Latvian National Defence Academy’s Security and Strategic Research Centre researcher Martins Hirss.

Photos of the week, 18.08.2017

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Islamic State terrorist group takes responsibility for Barcelona attack

The recent terrorist attack in Barcelona, in which a shuttle bus rammed a crowd of people on La Rambla, killing 13 and injuring at least 100, has become this week’s topic.

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