Payment Cards and Fraud in the European Union.

Payment Cards … Europol publishes its Situation.

Based on the analysis of intelligence provided by law enforcement agencies and other key operational partners.

Although the total number of payment cards (debit and credit) issued in the EU in the previous 12 months reached over 726 000 000,[1] card fraud has actually been on a decline in recent years due to technological advances that have increased the security of transactions.

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Latvia Can Travel to Brazil visa-free.

Travel to Brazil.

The Brazil side has completed all the required formalities, and 8 October saw the coming into force of the Agreement between the European Union and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Short-stay Visa Waiver for Citizens of the European Union.

This means that as from 8 October, Latvian citizens who travel to Brazil for tourism, private or business purposes or to participate in conferences, seminars and sports events will not have to obtain a visa for entering Brazil

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