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Migrants tear down Greek-Macedonian border gate, police use tear gas

Macedonian police on February 29 used tear gas against a crowd of migrants on the country’s border with Greece after several hundred people stormed the border and broke down a metal gate.

Number of car part thefts increased by one-third in Latvia

In the first two months of 2016, as compared with the same period of 2015, the number of car part thefts in Latvia increased by 30%. Similar to the previous year, BMW car parts are stolen the most often. The number of stolen Volvo car parts has increased more than four times.

Council of Europe: Recent reforms in Poland endanger rule of law

The advisory body of the human rights organisation Council of Europe has found that reforms made to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal on late 2015 endanger the rule of law in the country, after Poland asked the Council's Venice Commission to comment on the legal changes after parliament overruled appointments made to the tribunal by the previous government.

Political calendar of Latvia. 29 February – 4 March, 2016

Calendar of political events in Latvia for 29 February – 4 March, 2016…

Latvia’s GDP grows by 2.7%

In 2015, Latvia’s Gross Domestic Product increased by 2.7% as compared with 2014. In 2015 GDP at current prices was EUR 24.4 billion, and at constant prices - EUR 21.4 billion.

Police determine new episodes in Imanta paedophile case

Latvian State Police have concluded the investigation of the man held suspect of sexually abusing multiple children in Pardaugava. During the investigation police have determined two other of the suspect’s attempts to sexually abuse children.

Latvian State Police request criminal prosecution of a group for selling drugs

Latvian State Police’s Organized Crime Combating Office has requested the prosecutor’s office to launch criminal prosecution of a group of people held suspect for selling narcotics in large amounts.

Justs to represent Latvia at Eurovision

On Sunday, 28 February, Justs won Supernova 2016 contest with his song ‘Hearbeat’. This victory has given him the opportunity to represent Latvia at the international Eurovision contest in Stockholm.

Economic calendar of Latvia. 29 February – 4 March, 2016

Calendar of economic events in Latvia for 29 February – 4 March, 2016...

With truce in Syria holding, UN expands aid deliveries

With partial truce in Syrian civil war largely holding for a third consecutive day, UN has stated that in the first five days this week the organisation would deliver humanitarian aid to approximately 150 000 people in besieged areas.

Nemtsov’s murder to be viewed in court in several months

Five accused people in the case regarding the murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov will stand before the court either in May or the end of summer, as reported by De Facto programme of LTV. Both Nemtsov family’s lawyer Vadim Prokhorov and lawyers of the accused have begun analysing materials of the criminal case.

SRS to help with learning e-services and submitting income declarations

Continuing to improve customer service and encourage people to use State Revenue Service’s electronic services plans to launch a special tour of the SRS ‘e-bus’ in March.

Lithuania sees NPP project in Belarus as a threat to Europe

During a meeting of Baltic prime ministers on Friday, 26 February, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius turned his colleagues’ attention towards the nuclear power plant project currently in development in Belarus.

China values Latvia as a stable partner in the Baltic region

Latvian Foreign Ministry’s deputy state secretary Eduards Stiprais visited China on 25-26 February. In China, he led Latvia’s delegation in political consultations between foreign ministries of the two countries and political consultations. He also opened the 16+1 cooperation initiative’s culture year.