Ukraine and world news
18-06-2018 - 24-06-2018
22.06. The Dutch parliament blocked on Thursday (21 June) the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania. The EU summit will decide on 28-29 June whether to open negotiations with Macedonia and Albania.
22.06. Ukraine and Germany agreed to intensify cooperation on cybersecurity and e-government.
22.06. 9 EU countries will create cybernetic rapid response forces. The relevant agreement will be signed in Luxembourg by Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, the Netherlands and Romania, and France, Spain, Poland and Finland will officially join by the end of the year.
21.06. Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have called for the EU's border management agency to be strengthened. The Visegrad Group has pushed for hard-line policies on irregular migration to the EU.
21.06. Among the 25 most populous countries in the world, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey had the highest overall levels of religious restrictions. Аccording to Pew Research Center’s ninth annual study on global restrictions on religion.
21.06. Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine by The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: ongoing conflict and a lasting human rights situation make steps towards peace and reconciliation even more complicated.
20.06. The number of people forced to flee their homes last year rose by nearly three million to 68.5 million, the head of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”.
20.06. The United States has announced a formal withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, stating that participation in the work of this body is not helping.
20.06. Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.
19.06. More than 68 million people around the world was forced to leave their homes during 2017 due to military conflicts, acts of violence and persecution, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported.
19.06. The number of manifestations of xenophobia in Austria in 2017 increased by 268 percent. This is stated in the report of the Association of opponents of xenophobia in education (IDB).
19.06. Ukrainian writer, film critic, public figure Ivan Drach died.
18.06. The Small Arms Surwey estimates that of the one billion firearms in global circulation as of 2017, 857 million (85 per cent) are in civilian hands, 133 million (13 per cent) are in military arsenals, and 23 million (2 per cent) are owned by law enforcement agencies.
18.06. Since March, more than 250 thousand people have left Ukraine in search of work - the online counter. According to the resource, every 30 seconds one citizen of Ukraine goes abroad.