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Armenia's anti-corruption drive pushes war hero out of parliament

Armenia's new Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan heads an anti-corruption drive in the government bodies of the Caucasus nation. A member of parliament has been arrested after investigators accused him of feeding animals in private zoo with humanitarian aid intended for Armenian soldiers.

European Parliament members support tighter cooperation in fight against VAT fraud

On Tuesday, 3 July, European Parliament called for ensuring tighter cooperation between their tax supervisory institutions and responsible EU institutions, as well as compiling EU level statistical data on VAT fraud.

Unemployment level in Latvia was higher than EU’s average in May

In May 2018, unemployment in Latvia was 7.4%, which is higher than the average level in the European Union, according to data for 24 member states published by Eurostat.

Russia raises pension age, while protests banned in largest cities during World Cup

The Russian government has announced a sweeping pension reform, while social life of Russia is dominated by the football World Cup tournament. A variety of opposition forces have held protests in numerous towns and cities.

German government shaken by Interior Minister's offer to resign

Germany's federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation to party colleagues, continuing a migration dispute with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that endangers her fragile government coalition.

Merkel: Migration solutions of vital importance to EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has evaluated before an European Union summit on migration that the future of the EU depends on it being able to bring solutions to the flow of mass migration.

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