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29-06-2020 - 05-07-2020

02.07. The IMF reminded that the NBU is at the center of Ukraine's support program. Undermining the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine could be a big step backwards, the G7 ambassadors added. The head of the NBU resigned the day before due to "political pressure."
02.07. In Africa, there is the looting of cultural property, using forged certificates from UNESCO. UNESCO stated that they have never issued and do not issue certificates or permits for the sale of cultural property.
02.07. The Armed Forces of Ukraine want to strengthen each brigade in the Donbass with American anti-tank missile systems Javelin.
01.07. From July 1, Germany will chair the Council of the European Union for the next six months. Berlin's priority will be to overcome the effects of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
01.07. The participants of the international donors' conference promised to provide a total of 6.9 billion euros in support to Syrian refugees.
01.07. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) presented a report on combating traditions, rituals and procedures that harm the physical and mental health of girls and women and prevent them from realizing themselves. The authors of the report urge the international community to make every effort to eliminate such practices.
30.06. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has passed a law on Hong Kong's national security. The drafting of the law has been criticized in the EU, Britain, the United States and other countries, accusing the Chinese government of violating its obligations to Hong Kong during the transfer of this territory to China.
30.06. Given the current situation with the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine, it is necessary to be prepared for the second wave of the epidemic, said President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.
30.06. The European Commission now estimates that a majority of member states are off-target to deliver on their air pollution reduction commitments for 2020 and 2030.
29.06. The World Bank has decided to provide Ukraine with a $ 350 million loan under the first economic recovery development loan to support reforms and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
29.06. China firms take record 50 percent global equity capital this year. Chinese companies sell shares worth $32.1 billion in January-June, equivalent to 49.8 percent of worldwide offerings, data shows.
29.06. In connection with the epidemic of coronavirus disease in the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) considers it likely to transfer Ukrainian schools to distance learning in the fall of this year.