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Sunday 15.09.2019 | Name days: Sandra, Gunvaldis, Gunvaris, Sondra

Seats divided – Latvian MEPs find their jobs for the next several years

European Parliament has announced to composition of its parliamentary delegations. This includes the roles of Latvian MEPs for the first two and a half years of service, as reported by EP representative Jānis Krastiņš.

Stoltenberg: Russia should save important nuclear missile treaty

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has invited Russia to save a key nuclear missile treaty by August 2 by returning to compliance, otherwise NATO would prepare a «measured, defensive» response.

France to restore Notre Dame for 850 million euros

France's Parliament has passed a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, after a fire brought down its spire in April. The works would cost 850 million euros and could end in a modernised design of the spire of the medieval building.

Von der Leyen’s post in German government to go to Merkel’s protege

Kramp-Karrenbauer, Angela Merkel's likely successor, is to become defence minister after current defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, was voted EU Commission President.

Latvia to host EUROfusion General Assembly for the first time

The 26th EUROfusion General Assembly will be taking place in Riga this week 17th – 18th July. The heads of EUROfusion science project and participants from 24 countries will be taking part in this event.

EU: Violations of Iran nuclear deal can still be reversed

European Union’s foreign ministers have concluded in a meeting on relations with Iran that the uranium enrichment carried out by Tehran breaching the Iran nuclear deal this summer is not significant.

Deadly plane crash in Sweden could take year to be solved

After Sweden’s leisure plane crash that took the lives of nine people over the weekend, authorities could take a year to determine the cause of the tragedy.

Trump’s war powers on Iran limited by U.S. Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump’s powers to potentially take his country to war with Iran have been blocked by American legislators setting forth congressional authorization to such a move. Tensions between the to countries have escalated since early June.

Latvia’s industrial output growth reportedly the most rapid among Baltics

Industrial production output in Latvia in May 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018 has increased 1.7%, which is a more rapid growth rate than the average in the EU, according to data published by Eurostat.

Baltic States protest against Moscow’s plans to celebrate Baltics’ «liberation» with fireworks

Latvian, Lithuania and Estonian foreign ministries have summoned representatives of Russian embassies to issue protests against Moscow’s plans to celebrate with fireworks on 22 September Baltics’ «liberation» from German forces in 1944.

Ukraine’s president wants to make Chernobyl an official tourist destination

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced plans to make Chernobyl an official tourist destination, BBC reports.

UK claims Iran attempted to intercept British tanker in Persian Gulf

Iranian boats have attempted to intercept a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf but were scared off by a Royal Navy ship escorting the tanker.

Lithuanian MEPs promise to oppose nuclear power plant project in Belarus

Lithuania’s representatives in the European Parliament have promised to oppose the construction of a nuclear power plant in Astravyets, Belarus, 50 km away from Vilnius, as reported by Lithuanian public media LRT.