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15-04-2019 - 21-04-2019

19.04. The European Union is launching a new regional climate initiative for the Eastern Partnership countries — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine — to help them fulfill their obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.
19.04. The European Parliament approved the creation of a joint EU defense fund. The future joint EU defense fund is designed to promote the development of new weapons systems. European deputies recommend to allocate 13 billion euros for this purpose.
19.04. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, OECD): every second inhabitant of the earth supports tax increases for the rich.
18.04. Ukraine applied to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea with a request to introduce temporary measures against Russia in a dispute related to the incident in the Kerch Strait area in November 2018.
18.04. The international human rights organization Reporters Without Borders has released an annual index of media freedom in the world by 2019. Ukraine took 102th place, which is one mark lower than last year's indicator.
18.04. Greek parliament will approve renewed bids for German war reparations. The amount is between €270-309 billion.
17.04. The Cabinet of Ministers terminated for Ukraine the military agreement within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
17.04. US – Cyprus enter new era. The new US strategy in the region is considering the recent discovery of large natural gas fields and the deterioration of US-Turkey relations.
17.04. From July 1 of this year, all children and young people in Poland under the age of 18 will be entitled to receive 500 zlotys (more than 100 euros) per month.
16.04. According to the World Bank, the number of poor Ukrainians from 2014 to 2017 decreased from 8.6% to 2.4%. Poverty limits are set according to the price of the consumer basket.
16.04. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral within five years after a devastating fire destroyed most of its roof and its central spire.
16.04. UN: In developing countries, the average annual funding gap is 2.6 trillion. US dollars. It is about investing in health care, education, road construction and expanding access to electricity, water and sanitation.
15.04. EU member states have given final approval for copyright reforms ensuring artists and news publishers get their due in the internet era. The proposed reforms have triggered Europe-wide protests over internet freedom.
15.04. The international rating agency S&P Global Ratings has confirmed the ratings of Ukraine on foreign and national currency liabilities at the level "B- / B" and the national scale rating "uaBBB" with the forecast "stable".
15.04. The head of the UNDP: the volume of the total debt of the states has reached a record over the past three decades. Of particular concern to experts is the increase in the debt of the least developed countries.