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EU Member States granted citizenship to over 15.000 ukrainians in 2018

In 2018, around 672 300 persons acquired citizenship of one of the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU), down from 700 600 in 2017 and 843 900 in 2016. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2018, 13% were former citizens of another […]

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How St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mississauga, Ontario respects Ukrainian Traditions, plays the bandura and makes dumplings

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mississauga, Ontario respects Ukrainian Traditions, plays the bandura and makes dumplings. This was mentioned in the movie “Live TV” within the “Live Paraphia” series, reported the Department of Information of the UGCC. The history of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic church started in 1953 when Mr. And Mrs. Lev Mizun […]

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Bavaria has the highest number of people infected with coronavirus

In Bavaria, 1,731 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the last 24 hours. Such data was published by the Robert Koch Institute on Sunday, March 29. According to this institute, the number of infected in Bavaria reaches 12,881. Apart from Bavaria, the federal states of Baden-Württemberg (9,794) and North Rhine-Westphalia (11,400) are […]

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Ukraine Closes the state border Until 24 April 2020

To counter the coronavirus pandemic, more and more countries are sealing off their own borders. Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, Ukraine will also close its national border to all types of international passenger transport by 24 April 2020. The Ukrainian embassy in Germany said: “If the situation improves by then, this date will […]

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Kuleba and Maas discussed the situation with Coronavirus, assistance to Ukrainian citizens abroad and Ukraine’s course toward EU, NATO integration

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Germany discussed methods of control over the coronavirus, assistance to Ukrainian citizens abroad, Ukraine’s integration into the EU and NATO, preparation for the meeting in the Normandy format, reforms and anti-crisis economic policy. According to Minister Kuleba, the conversation focused on coordination of efforts to resist the […]

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Merkel: Coronavirus is continuing to spread in our country with alarming speed

German chancellor Angela Merkel held on Sunday discussions with the Minister-Presidents of the Länder. They discussed the impact that earlier adopted counter-measures. Angela Merkel outline the important steps that government and people follow:”We do not yet have a vaccine or any medicine, so our counter-measures are exclusively focused, firstly, on the efforts that we are taking […]

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The number of infected individuals in Bavaria increased by 559 per day

According to a statement by the Robert Koch Institute, which was released on Saturday morning, March 21, the number of infected coronavirus individuals in Bavaria has increased by 559 in the last 24 hours to 2,960. The total number of officially infected people in Germany is 16662 and in the last 24 hours the number […]

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Coronavirus: Especially young people are affected

For a long time, it was said that the corona virus is dangerous for elderly and sick people as well as for generally healthy patients with weak lungs, such as long-term smokers and asthma patients. However, it has now become clear that younger people are also increasingly affected by coronavirus. This is why more and […]

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Bavaria becomes first German state to impose 14-day ban on people going outdoors

The Bavarian government has announced two weeks going outside restrictions for the state, which will enter into force on Saturday from 00:00 hrs. “We must take action now”, said Bavaria premier Markus Soeder on Friday. “The main rule is: go to work, buy food or help others. Everything else can and must wait”, Soeder explained. […]

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Recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to Foreign Citizens Regarding COVID-19

Foreigners and persons without citizenship temporarily residing or staying on the territory of Ukraine shall be provided with medical care on a paid basis, unless otherwise envisaged by international treaties or laws of Ukraine. Therefore, foreign nationals staying on the territory of Ukraine must have a medical insurance policy in order to receive medical care […]

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Merkel: Since the Second World War, there has not been a challenge to our country that requires so much of our joint solidarity

Angela Merkel addresses to the public:”It is serious. Since German reunification, no, since the Second World War, there has not been a challenge to our country that depends so much on our joint solidarity. The virus is changing life in Germany dramatically, the Chancellor continued: “Millions of you cannot go to work, your children cannot […]

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EU actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Members of the European Council held a videoconference on COVID-19 in together with the ECB President, the President of the Eurogroup and the High Representative. The participants outlined four priorities which EU should take in response to the COVID-19 outbreak: 1. Limiting the spread of the virus  To limit the spread of the virus globally, […]

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Measures taken by Germany to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Berlin was the first city in Germany where the authorities closed all public cultural and educational institutions. Other federal states are planning to implement similar measures shortly. Public events are being cancelled all over the country, and the authorities are recommending people to avoid travelling to Italy and, at the same time, travel by tourist […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs How much Ukrainians are treated with Coronavirus abroad

Ukrainians are receiving medical treatment in Germany, Poland, UAE, Moldova, Italy and the Dominican Republic. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 12 Ukrainians are treated for coronavirus infection. Five Ukrainians are on treatment in Germany, two in Italy two in Poland, and one in the United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and Moldova. […]

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The evacuation of the Ukrainian citizens from Germany

The embassy and consulates in Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt initiated the registration of Ukrainians who would like to return to their homeland, – said the Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrij Melnyk. “As of now, more than 1,100 Ukrainian have already registered,” the ambassador said. According to the Ukrainian diplomat, the embassy and consulates in […]

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Germany: Anti-racism report recommends ways to improve fight against hate crime

CoE: Chancellor Angela Merkel praised for speaking out against hate speech A report by the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) calls on Germany to step up their efforts to prevent and counter extremism and neo-Nazism and to ensure that evidence of online hate speech is transmitted to the police. It furthermore recommends […]

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How will the citizens’ lists be created for special flights to return to Ukraine?

Lists of Ukrainian citizens who urgently need to return home on special flights will create embassies in the countries where they reside. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs about this in its Facebook page. “Lists of citizens who urgently need to return to Ukraine on special irregular flights shall be prepared by embassy or consulate […]

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Ursula von der Leyen proposes temporary restrictions on travel to EU

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday announced plans for temporary travel restrictions on all “non-essential” travel to the European Union (EU), as the continent seeks to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.   “The less travel, the more we can contain the virus. Therefore, as I have just informed our G-7 partners, […]

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Bavaria announces state of emergency

Due to the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, Bavaria’s Minister President Markus Soeder (CSU) has declared a state of emergency in Bavaria. As of today, schools, day-care centers and kindergartens are closed. As of Tuesday, the restrictions on public life will be further extended: No more public events will be allowed, bars, cinemas and swimming […]

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Foreign Diplomatic offices of Ukraine Temporarily Switch to Distant Work Mode

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine informed that Ukrainian foreign diplomatic institutions would work under a special mode within six days (from 15 to 20 March). “The special working mode is not about closing our embassies and consulates. It is only a temporary protective measure for the diplomatic service staff and the possibility to switch to […]

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Ukraine Closes Borders for Foreign Citizens

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ukraine decided to close the border for 14 days for foreign citizens, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleksiy Danilov said at a briefing on Friday. “In 48 hours our country will close the border for foreign citizens. The Foreign Ministry will now inform all institutions and all […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs establishes an emergency headquarters to protect Ukrainians abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened a headquarters to coordinate the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, relevant authorities and international organizations in order to protect individuals abroad and provide up-to-date information about the situation with Covid-19. According to Dmytro Kuleba coronavirus spreading rapid and emphasized the role of the MFA in this situation: […]

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UIA cancelled a number of flights to 16 Countries due to Coronavirus

Ukraine International Airlines has cancelled a number of flights to 16 countries because of coronavirus. UIA post a statement about the situation on the Facebook page: ” Due to the recommendations of many governments to avoid mass events, limit the intensity of cross-border travel and reduce the demand for flights, UIA cancels some flights to […]

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An International Event in Munich with Sergiy Zhadan

Sergiy Zhadan’s cultural event took place at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. Among the guests are Ukrainian and German students of Munich’s educational institutions, professors. Sergey Zhadan starts with his novel “Orphanage”. According to the author, this work is not for “reading out loud”, so after a short abstract, he moves on to reading […]

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Germany says coronavirus cases more than 1110

RKI: According to the Robert Koch Research Institute, the number of confirmed cases of new type of coronavirus infection in Germany increased by 265 per day to 1112 by Monday morning. Germany ranks third in Europe after Italy and France in the number of confirmed cases. The health authorities of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous […]

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Concert of chamber music on the occasion of 130th anniversary of the birth of Lev Revutskiy

MFA: On Saturday in Erlöserkirche church in Munich there was a chamber music concert on the occasion of 130th anniversary of the outstanding Ukrainian composer Lev Revutskiy. Ukrainian and German musicians Olga Glebovich (violin), Emanuel Matz (cello) and Yaromir Bozhenko (piano) presented works of Ukrainian classical music and introduced to the audience the works of […]

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The United States and Ukraine Hold Third Cyber Dialogue

USDepartmentofState: The United States and Ukraine held their third cyber dialogue in Kyiv on March 3, 2020.  This dialogue reaffirms the shared commitment to ensure an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure cyberspace in which all states behave responsibly. Representatives of the United States and Ukraine discussed recent national cybersecurity policy developments, 5G security concerns, cyber […]

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Vatican opens archives on Pope Pius XII

Vaticannews: The Holy See opens its archives on the pontificate of Pius XII, offering researchers the opportunity to shed light on a dark period in world history. From Monday, 2 March 2020, the Vatican Apostolic Archives, alongside several other archives of the Holy See on the pontificate of Pius XII (1939 – 1958), have been […]

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Anka Feldhusen about possible ways of cooperation between Ukraine and Germany towards the development of an inclusive and barrier-free environment, provided by the international “Biarritz Partnership”

President: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen while visiting “Mystetskyi Arsenal” told about possible options of cooperation between Ukraine and Germany in the field of development of an inclusive and barrier-free environment, provided by the international “Biarritz Partnership”. Ukraine announced its intention to join the “Partnership”, launched […]

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2019 is the first year without Eiswein

DeutschesWeinInstitut: The 2019 grape year is to be remembered here in Germany as the first year in which the Icewine Harvest failed nationwide. „Aufgrund des milden Winters wurde in keinem deutschen Weinbaugebiet die für eine Eisweinlese erforderliche Mindesttemperatur von minus sieben Grad Celsius erreicht. Und die kommenden Tage lassen ebenfalls keine frostigen Nächte mehr erwarten“, […]

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EU Statement on the Security Situation in and around Ukraine: conflict in Ukraine ist a bleeding wound on the European continent

OSCE Secretariat: During the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation that was held in Vienna, Austria, European Union made a statement about the situation in and around Ukraine. In it’s statement, EU urged countries to find the solution to end this ongoing conflict in Ukraine:” The conflict, which started six years ago as a consequence of […]

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OSCE Representative Désir calls on Ukrainian authorities to find swift and effective solution for unblocking accounts of public broadcasting company

OSCE: The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, called on the Ukrainian authorities to urgently find an effective solution to lift the blocking of the bank accounts of the public broadcasting company of Ukraine, UA:PBC. According to UA:PBC, on 18 February 2020, the Department of State Executive Service (the bailiff service) at […]

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The Geneva International Motor Show is Cancelled

The 90th edition of the GIMS, which was supposed to welcome the media from next Monday and the general public from 5 to 15 March 2020, will now finally not take place. This is an injonction decision of the Federal Council of 28 February 2020 that no events with more than 1,000 people are allowed […]

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Germany increases humanitarian aid for Ukraine: Further 4 million euro for activities conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The German Government is increasing its financial support for humanitarian activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Ukraine: in 2020, a further EUR 4.0 million will be provided in addition to the EUR 2.0 million that have already been confirmed. A further EUR 2.0 million is planned for 2021. In total, […]

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Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission raises alarm over the situation in Europe with Ultra-nationalism, antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred

CoE: Increasing influence of ultra-nationalistic and xenophobic politics across Europe, hate speech setting the tone in social media, rampant antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred, as well as an increasingly hostile environment for NGOs working with vulnerable groups – these alarming trends and new challenges linked to artificial intelligence were outlined by ECRI, the Council of Europe’s […]

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Coronavirus updates: new coronavirus cases In Germany for the first time in two weeks

The first new case is a man in North-Rhine Westphalia, said the state’s health ministry. He is in critical condition and is quarantined in intensive care at the Hermann-Josef Hospital in the town of Erkelenz. A second new case in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is a 25-year-old man from the district of Goeppingen, who had […]

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David Zalkaliani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia and President of the Committee of Ministers emphasized about support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

CoE: The Council of Europe remained concerned about reports of a worsening human rights situation in the Crimea, particularly regarding minorities. “This year marks the 6th anniversary of the illegal annexation of the autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and the beginning of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. […]

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FOODEX Japan 2020

The 45th International Food & Beverage Exhibition FOODEX Japan 2020 is officially cancelled. Ukraine planned for the second time to organize a Ukrainian Pavilion and present the work of leading manufacturers and exporters of quality Food and Agro products. Today, Japan Management Association, the organiser of FOODEX JAPAN 2020, has officially taken the decision to […]

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New impetus in Ukrainian-Swiss relations

MFA: March 2020 will be a significant time for Ukraine and Switzerland. In early spring, Kyiv will host the first official meeting of the leaders of the two countries – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Federal President Simonetta Sommaruga. By invitation of the Swiss delegation, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro […]

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Vadym Prystaiko urged to pay more attention to the rights of citizens in the occupied Ukrainian territories

MFA: Vadym Prystaiko urged the UN Human Rights Council to pay more attention to the rights of citizens in the occupied Ukrainian territories. According to the Ministry of Foreign affairs, it is necessary to include a human rights aspect in all areas of UN activities, without which it is impossible to make progress in the […]

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Eastern Partnership Summit to be held on June 18 in Brussels

Eastern Partnership Summit, to be held in Brussels on June 18. This was told by Ukraine’s representative to the EU, Ambassador Mykola Tochytskyy while communicating with journalists in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reported. Tochytskyy said that the Ukrainian side had stated its readiness to take an active role to achieve certain pragmatic results. “We would like the […]

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Well-known modern kobzar Jurij Fedynskyj starts kobzaring adventure to Europe

Jurij Fedynskyj ia an Ukrainian-American composer, torbanist, bandurist and singer-songwriter, producer, bandleader, luthier, cultural activist and pedagogue.Fedynsky is a performer on kobza, torban and traditional bandura. He was born in the USA, but moved permanently to his ancestral Kyiv, (Ukraine) after the break-up of the USSR, specifically to pursue a career in Ukrainian folklore. And […]

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Council of Europe on the development of cross-border cooperation in Ukraine in the context of European integration

CoE: Current tendencies of cross-border cooperation development in Ukraine and other European countries, as well as the activities of the Council of Europe and other international organizations on the development of cross-border cooperation, were discussed during the research and development round table “Development of cross-border cooperation in Ukraine in the context of European integration: status, […]

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The exhibition of tapestries by Olga Pilyugin “The chosen path”

The exhibition of the unique artworks of rare tapestry “The chosen path” of the famous Ukrainian artist Olga Pilyugina is taking place in the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art. The exhibition presents 16 works of various years, made in the ancient technique of double-sided smooth hand weaving with natural woolen threads. Among them […]

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Germany after xenophobic shooting in Hanau

Thousands of people have gathered in cities across Germany to honor the victims of the racially motivated shooting. Nine people with a migration background in Hanau were killed because of their migration background. The police found a suspected criminal dead in Kesselstadt and his mother was also shot. A man who was identified as Tobias […]

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Ukraine marks Day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

On February 20, 2014, Ukraine experienced a tragic stage of the Revolution of Dignity. In the centre of Kyiv, 47 people died from gunshot wounds and more than a thousand were wounded. Today, official events and commemorations of the Day of the Heavenly Hundred took place in Kyiv, the press service of the State Administration […]

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Sensational discovery: German intern found a scabbard and two thousand year old weapon belt

LWL-Römermermuseum Haltern am See: Nico Calmund from the German town Haltern am See in the administrative district of Münster found a unique silver dagger and a two thousand-year-old gun belt during the archaeological training in which he has participated. According to LWL-Römermermuseum Haltern am See, 19-year-old Nico Culman during the excavation, found an ancient treasure […]

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The premiere of Senzov’s film “Numbers” took place in Berlin

Behind bars in a Northern Siberia penal colony, in 2018 Sentsov went on a hunger strike in 2018 demanding the release of Ukrainian political prisoners and, remarkably, began to direct a movie. That film, “Numbers,” world premieres Tuesday, Feb. 18 as part of the Berlinale’s 70th-anniversary celebrations. “Not every book has to be filmed, and […]

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Zakarpattya showed it’s full potential as an attractive tourist region in Milan and Prague

Zakarpattya showed it’s full potential as an attractive tourist region at two international tourism events, informs the press service of Zakarpattya OSA and mentions that at one of the largest tourist events in Europe “Milano Bit 2020” (9-11.02) and at the 29th International Tourism Exhibition “Holiday World” (13-16.02) Prague (Czech Republic). “The Wine and Flavour […]

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Shared responsibility between East and West – action by the Catholic Organization for Eastern Europe

Domradio: This year’s “Renovabis” campaign of the Catholic Organization for Eastern Europe will be held on Trinity under the motto “Blessed are those who make peace”. East and West shared responsibility”. “The situation in eastern Ukraine reminds us of how fragile the world is in Europe”, says Renovabis CEO Christian Hartle. Even 75 years after […]