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Wednesday 18.09.2019 | Name days: Liesma, Elita, Alita

Minister: Belarus is prepared to increase oil transit through Latvia

During his visit to Belarus and meeting with President Aleksandr Lukashenko, affirmation was received that with the restoration of Novopolotsk oil processing plant Belarus is prepared to increase oil transit through Latvia, said Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.

Iran: Plans of European warships in Gulf are provocation

Iran has called provocative and hostile the initiative by the United Kingdom for a European-led naval mission to accompany tankers in the Gulf amid soaring tensions over the mutual seizure of ships.

Barnier: UK’s Johnson trying to divide EU unity by insisting on no-deal

Brussels directly rejected new British government’s insistence on renegotiating the Brexit deal and evaluated that London’s other option of no-deal Brexit was used by the British Prime Minister to try to divide the unity of the bloc.

Russian opposition figures imprisoned after Moscow rally over city election

Russian authorities have imprisoned leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny for 30 days and searched the homes of several opposition politicians after a mass rally in Moscow over authorities refusing to register election candidates.

Ministry: Latvian citizen detained in Iran is in no danger

The Latvian citizen who is a member of the crew of the British tanker Stena Impero detained by Iran is not in any danger and he is allowed to communicate with his relatives, confirms Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Coface downgrades business risk rating for automotive industry in Europe

In its latest countries and industries risk rating, international credit risk insurance company Coface has downgraded the score for Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Risk assessment has been downgraded for Europe’s automotive industry.

Malta receives failed Moneyval final review

Monitoring body Moneyval has found the anti-money laundering capability of Malta as being ineffective, giving the country a year to repair shortcomings or risk being blacklisted.

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