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Sunday 23.04.2017 | Name days: Jurģis, Juris, Georgs

European Council prepares British withdrawal plan

It is expected that European Council head Donald Tusk will send to the remaining European Union member states on Friday, March 31, a draft plan as to how the block would like to carry out talks with the UK about its divorce from the EU.

Estonian entrepreneur succeeds in Crimean court against Russian Defence Ministry

Estonian entrepreneur has won a trial against the Russian Defense Ministry in a case, where his is defending rights to own real estate in the Russian-annexed Ukrainian peninsular of Crimea.

Seventeen citizens of Vietnam caught trying to illegally cross Latvia’s state border

Seventeen citizens of Vietnam and five guides have been arrested for illegal attempts to cross Latvia’s state border, as reported by State Border Guard.

WHO: Measles outbreaks occurring in Europe

In countries, where the proportion of the population vaccinated against measles has dropped, the spread of the dangerous infectious disease has been seen with larger outbreaks in Italy and Romania.

Nobel award in literature to be finally handed to Bob Dylan

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was last year named the laureate of the prestigious Nobel Prize in literature, has agreed to accept his award in Stockholm this week.

Georgia pleased with new visa-free travel to EU

After four and a half years of negotiations with the European Union, visa-free travel has entered into force for Georgian nationals travelling to the Schengen area, which has been marked by the Prime Minister of the Caucasian country with a trip to Athens and Brussels in a group of students.

Over 200 people could have died in Mediterranean

It is assumed that over 200 migrants might have drowned this week in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, a Spanish humanitarian aid organisation feared.

Proportion of HIV-infected tuberculosis patients in Latvia is 17.4% - the highest in EU

The proportion of HIV-infected tuberculosis patients in Latvia is 17.4%, which is the highest not only among Baltic States, but also Europe, as mentioned by Jurijs Perescikovs, director of Disease Prevention and Control Centre’s Infection Risk Analysis Department in a discussion dedicated to the World Tuberculosis Day.

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