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Historically low number of bankruptcies in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableNumber of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions (including sole proprietorships) adjusted for court sessions daysNumber of bankruptcies of businesses...

Turkmenistan journalist Nurgeldi Halykov facing retaliation in prison following coverage of his case

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 12, 2022 – Turkmen authorities should cease retaliating against imprisoned journalist Nurgeldi Halykov, and should release him immediately...

Mariupol evacuations ‘a glimmer of hope’ in Ukraine war |

“Our recent efforts to evacuate civilians in the east has shown us that there is good will and common ground for us to build...

Dutch digital skills at the top in Europe | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableOverall digital skills in the EU-27, 2021Overall digital skills in the EU-27, 2021Netherlands2752Finland3148Ireland3140Denmark3137Sweden3136Luxembourg3232Spain2638Austria3033Croatia3231France3231Malta2635Czechia3624Estonia2928Portugal2729Slovakia3421Belgium2826EU-272726Greece3122Latvia2724Slovenia3020Cyprus2921Hungary2822Germany3019Lithuania2623Italy2323Poland2221Bulgaria238Romania199Source: CBS, Eurostat Whether a person is digitally...

Azerbaijan journalist Aytan Mammadova threatened at knifepoint

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 11, 2022 – Azerbaijan authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats and a recent attack against journalist Aytan...

Journalists detained, homes searched amid Victory Day celebrations in Russia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 11, 2022 — Russian authorities should drop all charges and stop harassing seven Sota.Vision and Skat Media journalists and...

Sharpest decline in inbound goods transport since the 2009 economic crisis | Statistics Netherlands...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableGross weight of inbound and outbound cargoGross weight of inbound and outbound cargo2008332009-11-82010892011112012-3-22013032014322015402016022017322018-1-12019302020-6-5 In 2020, inbound cargo represented a value...

Ukrainian photojournalist Ihor Hudenko missing in Kharkiv since February

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 10, 2022 – Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ukrainian photojournalist and blogger Ihor Hudenko should come...

Moldovans open their borders, homes and hearts – UN chief |

“People have opened their homes and their hearts to the Ukrainians”, he said, in admiration for the hospitality being extended to the refugees. Home away...

Inflation rate 9.6 percent in April | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableConsumer price index (CPI)Consumer price index (CPI)2017January1.72017February1.82017March1.12017April1.62017May1.12017June1.12017July1.32017August1.42017September1.52017October1.32017November1.52017December1.32018January1.52018February1.22018March12018April1.12018May1.72018June1.72018July2.12018August2.12018September1.92018October2.12018November22018December22019January2.22019February2.62019March2.82019April2.92019May2.42019June2.72019July2.52019August2.82019September2.62019October2.72019November2.62019December2.72020January1.82020February1.62020March1.42020April1.22020May1.22020June1.62020July1.72020August0.72020September1.12020October1.22020November0.82020December12021January1.62021February1.82021March1.92021April1.92021May2.12021June22021July1.42021August2.42021September2.72021October3.42021November5.22021December5.72022January6.42022February6.22022March9.72022April9.6 Smaller increase in energy prices The price development of energy (electricity, gas and district...

Manufacturing output over 7 percent up in March | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableAverage daily output manufacturing (volume)Average daily output manufacturing (volume)2018April4.72018May2.92018June3.32018July0.92018August42018September1.72018October2.42018November1.32018December-4.32019January-0.62019February-0.12019March-0.82019April-0.32019May-0.92019June-2.52019July02019August-1.72019September1.22019Oktober0.52019November-1.62019December-1.22020January1.72020February-0.52020March-1.42020April-10.52020May-11.72020June-9.12020July-4.32020August-3.42020September-5.82020October-3.52020November-2.32020December0.52021January1.12021February-1.92021March32021April12.92021May16.12021June17.62021July13.12021August8.62021September11.12021October9.52021November10.62021December132022January7.32022February10.42022March7.2 Output growth in almost half of the industries In March, almost half...

Serbian journalists charged over coverage of environmental protest

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, May 9, 2022 – Serbian authorities should drop all criminal charges against journalists Sava Majstorov and Sara Mikić, and ensure...

CPI; Overview COVID-19 adjustments, as from April 2020 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CPI; Overview COVID-19 adjustments, as from April 2020 ...

CPJ joins call to strengthen EU European Media Freedom Act

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 16 other press and free expression organizations in a letter to European commissioners on May...

Belarusian journalist Yury Hantsarevich detained for 10 days, charged with extremism

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 9, 2022 – Belarus authorities should drop all charges against journalist Yury Hantsarevich and let the press report freely...

CBS successfully updates application landscape with Phoenix | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Major step forward ‘In the past, we had made efforts to standardise the process of data collection and harmonise the observation systems...

Ukraine: UN chief condemns school attack; welcomes new evacuees to Mariupol |

Bilohorivka is close to the Government-held city of Severodonetsk, where heavy fighting was reported in the suburbs on Saturday. “This attack is yet another reminder...

Belarusian journalist Denis Staji found severely beaten in Ukraine

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 6, 2022 — Ukrainian authorities should thoroughly investigate the recent attack on journalist Denis Staji, find those responsible, and...

Russian police investigate journalist Ilya Ber over fact-check on Ukraine deaths

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 6, 2022 – Russian authorities should drop their investigation into journalist Ilya Ber and let the press freely cover...

Ukraine: ‘Cycle of death, destruction’ must stop, UN chief tells Security Council |

“I said the same thing in Moscow as I did in Kyiv…Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a violation of its territorial integrity and of...

Collective bargaining is key to forge an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient recovery

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). A new ILO flagship report shows that collective bargaining played a...

Armenian law enforcement obstruct journalists covering protest in Yerevan

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, May 5, 2022 – Armenian authorities should thoroughly investigate recent attacks on members of the press by police and...

Iryna Danilovich missing in Crimea, unidentified men search family’s home

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, May 3, 2022 – Russian authorities in Crimea must immediately disclose any information concerning the whereabouts of journalist Iryna Danilovich,...

Ukraine war: UN signs framework to assist survivors of sexual violence |

Pramila Patten, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative working to end rape in war, was speaking at a press conference in the capital, Kyiv.