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Sharp drop in exports to Ukraine and Russia | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The value of exports to Russia fell by 453 million euros in March while exports to Ukraine were down by 97 million...

Sexual orientation should not be a barrier to work

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Many people face discrimination in labour markets because of their sexual...

Bosnian columnist Srđan Puhalo receives death threats

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, May 24, 2022 — Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate death threats made against columnist Srđan Puhalo...

Two exiled Russian journalists charged for disseminating ‘fake’ news on war in Ukraine

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 24, 2022 – Russian authorities should immediately drop all charges against exiled Russian journalists Ruslan Leviev and Michael Nacke,...

Fewer goods, more services to the UK in 2021 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Re-exports and quasi-transit trade concern flows of foreign goods that are transported to other countries via the Netherlands. Since the UK’s departure...

‘Disastrous for press freedom’: What Russia’s goal of an isolated internet means for journalists

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Russia’s invasion of Ukraine presents a danger not only for reporters operating in the war zone. The campaign could also pose...

House price increase 19.7 percent in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatablePrice development of existing owner-occupied dwellingsPrice development of existing owner-occupied dwellings2018May8.92018June8.92018July92018August9.32018September9.32018October92018November9.52018December8.42019January8.72019February7.52019March7.72019April7.72019May7.22019June6.92019July72019August5.72019September6.12019October6.32019November5.82019December6.52020January6.32020February6.62020March72020April7.32020May7.72020June7.62020July7.42020August8.22020September8.62020October9.12020November8.92020December8.32021January9.32021February10.42021March11.32021April11.52021May12.92021June14.62021July16.32021August17.82021September18.52021October18.32021November20.12021December20.42022January21.12022February20.22022March19.52022April19.7Source: CBS, Kadaster Upward trend in house prices House prices reached...

Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko died in February 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 20, 2022 – Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko, who lost contact with his friends and family while in the...

Tajikistan outlet threatened with closure; 4 journalists attacked during unrest coverage

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 20, 2022 – Tajikistan authorities must withdraw their official warning against independent outlet Asia Plus, swiftly and transparently...

Over 10 million air passengers in Q1 2022 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In each of the first three months of this year, there were substantially more travellers than one year previously. In January...

Georgian pro-opposition journalist Nika Gvaramia sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 20, 2022 – Georgian authorities should release journalist Nika Gvaramia and allow him and all other press members...

Consumers in May almost as negative as in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At -47, the consumer confidence indicator in May is positioned well below its long-term average over the past two decades (-9)....

Investments over 3 percent down in March | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. March 2022 had the same number of working days as March 2021....

Multilateral indices and the relaunch problem | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Multilateral indices and the relaunch problem ...

Belarusian journalist detained for 2 months, charged over reporting

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 19, 2022 — Belarus authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Dzmitry Luksha and let the...

Again more people in paid employment in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In April, 3.7 million people aged 15 to 74 years did not have paid work for a variety of reasons. In...

Proposed Russian legislation threatens to shut down all independent media

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 18, 2022 – The Russian State Duma should withdraw a draft law that would facilitate the arbitrary shutdown of...

As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on, Ukrainian journalists get help from Polish colleagues 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). On a recent April morning in Warsaw, Joanna Krawczyk was sitting inside a café in the city center, her phone pinging...

Two Estonian journalists fined over article on money laundering

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). On April 14, 2022, a court in Estonia fined journalists Tarmo Vahter and Sulev Vedler, of the weekly newspaper Eesti Ekspress,...

More businesses experience shortages of staff and materials | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The data for this survey were collected at the beginning of April. For the fourth quarter in a row, entrepreneurs said they...

Exports down by nearly 2 percent in March | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The CBS Exports Radar indicates that circumstances for exports in May are less favourable than in March. Download CSVShow datatableExports of goods (volume,...

Household consumption over 11 percent up in March | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Consumption figures have been adjusted for price changes and differences in the shopping-day pattern. Download CSVShow datatableDomestic household consumption (volume, adjusted for...

Economy in Q1 2022 the same size as in the previous quarter | Statistics...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Public consumption fell by 0.4 percent. Households spent 0.1 percent less than in Q4 2021. Exports and imports of goods and...

Some Ukrainian journalists are leaving the media for the military in the name of...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Russia’s war in Ukraine, now in its third month, has already claimed an alarming number of journalists’ lives: at least seven killed in...