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July 11 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Investors optimistic – exchange indexes and oil prices up

Share prices increased in world stock exchanges on Tuesday, 10 July, which helped improved investors’ optimism about the upcoming business season, especially in the United States of America.

July 10 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

EU stops financial support to Moldova seeing disrespect to election process

The European Union has announced the freezing of a EUR 100 million aid package to Moldova for not complying to the preconditions of respecting democratic mechanisms and the rule of law.

EP: travellers who create security risks will be denied entry to European Union

Third country travellers that require a visa to enter the European Union will first have to receive a special permit before they can be allowed to enter member states, as stated in rules approved by members of the European Parliament on Thursday, 5 July.

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.

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