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Latvia plans to ban the sale of tobacco products to under 20s Legislation
Latvia plans to ban the sale of tobacco products to under 20s

LATVIA – LEGISLATION On Thursday, March 23, the Latvian Saeima approved in second reading amendments to the Law on Circulation of Tobacco Products that prohibit selling tobacco products, substitutes, herbal …

Attempts to cancel Roger Waters' performance in Munich Culture
Attempts to cancel Roger Waters’ performance in Munich

GERMANY – MUSIC In Munich, Germany, authorities have failed to cancel a concert by Roger Waters, one of the founding members of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd, Deutsche Welle …

US changes drone flight paths over Black Sea News
US changes drone flight paths over Black Sea

WORLD – USA Following last Tuesday’s collision between an MQ-9 Reaper drone and a Russian aircraft, the US has shifted its drone flights away from the airspace surrounding the Crimean …

Greta Thunberg News
Greta Tunberg will become an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki

WORLD – FINLAND On 9 June 2023, 20-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Tunberg will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki, according …

Russia launches criminal proceedings against ICC judges News
Russia launches prosecution of judges who issued arrest warrants against Putin

WORLD – RUSSIA The Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) who issued arrest warrants for President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin’s …

In Germany Putin will face arrest News
In Germany Putin will face arrest

WORLD – GERMANY German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann told Bild am Sonntag that if Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Germany, German law enforcers will be obliged to detain him …

France protests the adoption of pension reform News
France protests the adoption of pension reform

FRANCE – NEWS Thousands of people marched in central Paris on Thursday, 16 March to protest against the adoption of pension reform without a vote in the lower house of …

Poland to hand four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine in coming days News
Poland to hand four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine in coming days

POLAND – NEWS Poland will deliver the first batch of four MiG-29 fighter-bombers to Ukraine, the first such delivery by a NATO member. “In the coming days we are putting …

ABC News: Russia receives part of wreckage from downed US drone News
ABC News: Russia receives part of wreckage from downed US drone

WORLD – USA The Russian military may have been able to retrieve some of the wreckage of a US MQ-9 Reaper drone that went down in the Black Sea after …

Israel decides to supply arms to Ukraine News
Israel decides to supply arms to Ukraine

WORLD – ISRAEL Israel has approved licenses to export drone suppression systems that could help Ukraine counter Iranian-made drones used by Russia against Ukraine, according to news portal Axios. This …

When it is not recommended to jump-start your car from another car Lifestyle
When it is not recommended to jump-start your car from another car

LITHUANIA – AUTO REPAIR There is probably no driver who has never experienced the problem of a dead battery unable to start a car engine. The colder the weather, the …

Students in Estonia will receive 4,000 euros in cash News
Students in Estonia will receive 4,000 euros in cash

ESTONIA – TARTU On Wednesday, 15 March, 4000 euros in cash will be distributed to students in front of the main building of the University of Tartu, 20 euros per …

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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
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Court in The Hague intends to bring two cases against Russia
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Court in The Hague intends to bring two cases against Russia

WORLD – NEWS The International Criminal Court in The Hague will start prosecuting several people in two cases for war …

Meta announces the creation of a new social network
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Meta announces the creation of a new social network

WORLD – TECHNOLOGY Meta, the company that owns Facebook, announced on Friday that it is developing a new “messaging” social …

US regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank
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US regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank

WORLD – USA On Friday, US regulators announced the closure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), one of the country’s largest …

Pope Francis names conditions for visit to Kiev
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Pope Francis names conditions for visit to Kiev

WORLD – VATIСAN  Pope Francis has said he is ready to visit Ukraine, but only if he can also go …

Business

Warm weather and Latvian hydropower plants have made electricity cheaper in Lithuania
BusinessLithuania
Warm weather and Latvian hydropower plants have made electricity cheaper in Lithuania

LITHUANIA – ENERGY Warm January weather across the region has resulted in stable natural gas prices, relatively low consumption and …

This method of heating will soon be extended to all apartment buildings
BusinessLithuania
This method of heating will soon be extended to all apartment buildings

LITHUANIA – CONSTRUCTION When looking for new housing, experts recommend choosing not only houses, but also flats with aerothermal (air-water) …

A powerful solar power plant will be built in Latvia
BusinessLatvia
A powerful solar power plant will be built in Latvia

LATVIA – LITHUANIA – ENERGETICS Vilnius-based Green Genius has announced that it will build a solar power plant in Latvia.“This …

Construction cartel case
BusinessLatvia
Construction cartel case: Latvia is not at risk of a €600 million fine

LATVIA – CONSTRUCTION The construction cartel case is one of the biggest scandals of recent times. According to the materials …

Legislation

Lithuania has come up with an idea to tax the excess profits of banks and use the money for defence
Legislation
Lithuania has come up with an idea to tax the excess profits of banks and use the money for defence

LITHUANIA – LEGISLATION  Lithuania’s Finance Ministry on Thursday proposed a temporary tax on bank profits to raise about 510 million …

Individuals in Latvia will be temporarily banned from selling cars bought abroad
Legislation
Individuals in Latvia will be temporarily banned from selling cars bought abroad

LATVIA – LEGISLATION The Latvian Saeima Budget and Finance Commission today approved amendments to the Road Traffic Law, which introduce …

Spain decriminalises bestiality
Legislation
Spain decriminalises bestiality

SPAIN – LEGISLATION Spain’s congress of deputies has approved amendments to the country’s penal code to increase all penalties for …

Digital Markets Act
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Digital Markets Act

ESTONIA – LEGISLATION The Digital Markets Act (DMA) came into force in the EU last autumn. Estonia and other EU …

Culture

Germany has published a Bible with a gender-neutral god
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Germany has published a Bible with a gender-neutral god

GERMANY – CULTURE A new children’s Bible has been published in Germany which, according to publishers, reflects the diversity of …

Health professionals invited to masterclasses on digital growth
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Health professionals invited to masterclasses on digital growth

LATVIA – EDUCATION The Latvian Ministry of Health informs that health care professionals are invited to apply for free digital …

Pet Shop Boys dedicate their new song to Putin
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Pet Shop Boys dedicate their new song to Putin

WORLD – MUSIC British band Pet Shop Boys decided to immortalise Russian President Vladimir Putin by dedicating their new song …

Intimate diary of a Ukrainian artist
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Intimate diary of a Ukrainian artist

WORLD – ART Viktoria Protsyuk draws sex. She donates part of her profits to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Her paintings …

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