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

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.

Initial results: British conservatives lose absolute majority of votes

On Thursday, 8 June, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party received the majority of votes in early election. However, it is entirely possible the party has lost its absolute majority, according to estimates compiled by BBC based on initial vote counting results.

June 8 in pictures

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

Germany: EU cannot fully depend on allies

The European Union cannot fully depend on the U.S. and UK anymore, the long-time German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has evaluated in election atmosphere.