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Tuesday 26.09.2017 | Name days: Kurts, Knuts, Gundars

Russian politicians call to assess the legitimacy of Baltic States’ independence

Russian Prosecutor General's Office has responded to a request by Russian politicians to assess the legitimacy of independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Unemployment in Eurozone remains the lowest in the last three years

Seasonally adjusted level of unemployment in Eurozone for May 2015 was 11.1%. With that, it remained the same in comparison with April.

Latvia’s average forest regeneration costs down 4.3%

In 2014, the average forest regeneration costs in Latvia comprised EUR 557 – EUR 662 per 1 ha, depending on the forest land quality group. In 2013, these costs accounted for EUR 566 – EUR 630 per 1 ha.

Things to know about the Song and Dance Celebration in Latvia

This year, there will be 36 events organized as part of XI Latvian School and Youth Song Celebration, including 14 events with an entry fee and 22 events that are free of charge. Organizers recommend coming to concert locations on food, by bike or public transport.

Latvia’s presidency in EU in numbers and facts

Tuesday, 30 June, marks the last day of Latvia’s presidency over the EU Council. Latvia’s presidency’s Secretariat has compiled a list of the most interesting facts and statistics about this period:

Weekly horoscope (29.06 – 05.07): free your head from things you don’t need

BNN presents a weekly horoscope for 29th June – 5th July…

Estonia might resettle up to 200 refugees, Rõivas says

During the next two years Estonia could admit 150 to 200 Mediterranean refugees, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas has stated this week.

PM: Latvia could take in up to 200 refugees

This week Latvian government will have to reach an agreement as to how many African refugees the country could accept voluntarily. Even though the coalition has yet to reach an understanding, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma believes the total number may be close to 200 people, as reported by lsm.lv.

Tsipras asks Greek voters to reject creditor demands in referendum

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras late on Monday asked voters to reject the set of austerity demands that Greece's international lenders have set for Greece to reach an agreement on a new bailout.

Meteorologists predict a hot end of week in Latvia

Weather in Latvia will be unstable this Tuesday and Wednesday: both rain and moderate heat are expected. Some areas of Latvia may even experience fog.

Banks to be closed in Greece this week

The Greek government has decided with a decree to keep banks closed throughout this week. The decree passed early on June 29 came after the European Central Bank decided not to extend emergency funding for Athens.

Lithuania’s political and economic diary. Lithuania’s equal opportunities

The Lithuanian Parliament has appointed Deputy Culture Minister Agneta Lobačevskytė as the head of the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson.

Hip-hop battle brings public youth radio to Saeima spotlight

A Saeima committee on Wednesday, June 17, agreed to demand an explanation from the National Electronic Media Council on the compliance to public interest of especially rude content of a hip-hop battle broadcast by the public youth-orientated radio Pieci.lv.

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