Ukraine and world news 2018

29.12. Review of the state of freedom of the press in the world in 2018. The most dangerous country for journalists has become Afghanistan, the United States has fallen into two steps to the 45th place. Ukraine is on the 101st, the improvement in one line.
29.12. According to the World Bank, climate change will be the reason that more than 100 million people will soon be in poverty, which will lead to the emergence of "climate migrants."
29.12. For Ukrainians, the most important issues are the military conflict in the Donbass, low wages or pensions, and raising tariffs for communal services - a survey by the Center "Socis".
28.12. More than 700,000 children do not have the proper conditions for learning because of the conflict in the Donbas, according to the UN International Children's Fund (UNICEF) Especially difficult is the 400 thousand children living on the line of demarcation.
27.12. On December 29, the "New Year Truce" will begin to operate on the Donbass.
Deutsche Welle
27.12. Europeans worry less about terrorism, more on migration. Some 20 percent of respondents to a Eurobarometer poll mentioned terrorism - down from 44 percent in early 2017.
27.12. In Ukraine, eight thousand children received the status of victims of hostilities and conflicts.
27.12. Ukraine received 350 million euros in credit under the guarantee of the World Bank.
26.12. December 26 in ten regions of Ukraine ends martial law.
26.12. Germany mulls introducing 'mosque tax' for Muslims The idea, similar to Germany's church tax, would aim to make mosques independent of foreign donors. Germany's government and progressive Muslim leaders have supported the idea.
Deutsche Welle
26.12. The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution entitled "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine".
25.12. Among the polled Ukrainians in the South, East, and Center, the New Year’s Eve is loved the most; in the West, on the contrary, Christmas is the most beloved holiday. Better attitude towards the New Year’s Eve was recorded among men, urban residents, younger respondents, and those with higher income. Accordingly, Christmas is more loved in villages, among older respondents, and women (research by the Sociological Group “Rating”).
25.12. Catholics in Central and Eastern European countries are significantly more religious than those in Western Europe. European countries, regardless of their affiliation, tend to be more religious than people in Western Europe.
25.12. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine may intensify again, warns the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).