Tag: Latvia

€17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

€17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

| November 13, 2018

MEPs have approved €17,730,519 in EU aid to repair damage caused by intense floods in Latvia in the summer and autumn of 2017, in a vote on Tuesday (13 November). The aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The report by Inese Vaidere (EPP, LV) recommending the swift approval of the decision was approved […]

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MEPs approve €17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

MEPs approve €17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

| November 6, 2018

Budget Committee MEPs have approved €17,730,519 in EU aid to repair damage caused by intense floods in Latvia in the summer and autumn of 2017, in a vote on Monday (5 November). The aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The draft report by Inese Vaidere (EPP, LV) recommending the swift approval of the […]

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Pro-Russia party wins #Latvia election

Pro-Russia party wins #Latvia election

| October 8, 2018

A pro-Russia party has won the most votes in Latvia following Saturday’s (6 October) general election, writes the BBC. The Harmony party polled 19% with the pro-EU For Development party taking 12% and two populist parties, the KPV LV and the New Conservatives winning 27% between them. In the past, parties have formed pacts to […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Significant short-term market impact to no-deal #Brexit – Hunt

Significant short-term market impact to no-deal #Brexit – Hunt

| August 17, 2018

The short-term market impact will be significant if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured) said during a visit to Latvia on Wednesday (15 August), writes Gederts Gelzis. Britain is due to quit the EU in less than eight months, but the government has yet to agree with Brussels […]

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€15 million of EU financing for micro-entrepreneurs in #Latvia under #JunckerPlan

€15 million of EU financing for micro-entrepreneurs in #Latvia under #JunckerPlan

| August 9, 2018

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and ALTUM, a state-owned development institution of Latvia, have signed a microfinance guarantee agreement under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). Thanks to this agreement, micro-entrepreneurs will be able to benefit from loans at a reduced interest rate with lower collateral requirements under the EU supported programme. […]

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Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

| March 14, 2018

MEPs called on the 11 member states that haven’t ratified the Istanbul Convention to do so, in a plenary debate with Commissioner Ansip on Monday evening (12 March). To date, the 11 member states that still haven’t ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence, known as the […]

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