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Monday 24.07.2017 | Name days: Krista, Kristiāna, Kristiāns, Kristīne

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian satellite launched to space

Lituanica SAT-2, a satellite developed by scientists of the Vilnius University and NanoAvionics company, was launched to space on a rocket from India on Friday, June 23.

Italian government bails out two banks for billions of euros

The government of Italy has intervened in the country’s commercial banking system to bail out two vulnerable banks for a total of 5.2 billion euros.

German Chancellor could support introducing eurozone budget for sensible purposes

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has stated that she could support the introduction of a separate eurozone budget and a position of an eurozone finance minister, in case of right circumstances and sensible aims.

Alleged bomber shot in Brussels central station

In the central station of Brussels, Belgium, soldiers have shot a man suspected he was to detonate explosives, local authorities have stated. The man was shot and later died after reportedly setting off a small explosion on Tuesday, June 20, and no-one else is believed to have been injured.

Baltic States and Slovenia refuse to become hosts for UK-based EU agencies

Only four EU member states – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia – do not want to become new host countries for the currently UK-based EU agencies.

Family of suspected London van attacker shocked about attack on Muslims

Relatives of the man in London taken in custody following a terror attack near a mosque in the British capital, have said they are shocked and devastated after the events.

French legislative election ends with Macron’s liberals winning majority

After the second round of France’s legislative election held on Sunday, June 18, French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist liberals look set to have won majority in the lower house of the country’s parliament.

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.