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Monday 14.10.2019 | Name days: Minna, Vilhelmīne

Kosovo election marks significant change of power division

The snap election in the young Balkan nation of Kosovo has been won by two opposition parties, seeking to oust country’s largest and dominating party from power. PDK, who have been the largest party in each of Kosovo’s last four governments, came third.

Latvia and Belarus to cooperate in protection of consumer rights

Latvian Economy Ministry’s state secretary Ēriks Eglītis and Republic of Belarus Anti-Monopoly Regulation and Trade Minister’s deputy Andrey Kartun have signed a memorandum on cooperation in protection of consumers’ rights, market supervision and competition policy, as reported by the ministry.

Polish coal mine hit by tragic earthquake

Southern Poland has been hit by an earthquake that has shaken a coal mine injuring 17 miners, including one lethally.

Both Russia and Germany positive about Ukraine’s deal with separatists

Leaders of Germany and Russia have welcomed as a positive development the agreement between Ukraine and pro-Kremlin separatists on holding local elections in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Local ex-leaders, meanwhile, point to the dangers of the deal.

London’s Brexit proposals suggest leaving Northern Ireland in EU market, not in customs union

To solve the Brexit impasse, by setting forth in the European Union withdrawal agreement that Northern Ireland leaves the bloc’s customs union, while remaining in its single market, such are the proposals submitted by the UK government to the EU.

School in Finland hit by sabre attack

A school in Finland has suffered a violent attack by a sabre-wielding man, who is suspected of having killed one and injured 10 people, before being shot by police.

Volkswagen unwilling to settle diesel mass lawsuit in Germany

German carbuilding giant Volkswagen has rejected an offer to settle in a lawsuit by around 450 000 diesel car owners.

Two fon der Leyen’s commissioner candidates rejected by European Parliament

A committee in the European Parliament has voted down twice the candidates of Hungary and Romania for the posts of the members of the next European Commission.

Estonia at Council of Europe to criticise Russia’s readmission

Kremlin’s violations of international agreements will be the focus of the critical Estonian views on the readmission of Russia to the Assembly of the Council of Europe human rights organisation, MPs have said.