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Влада Данії визнала, що не мала законних підстав вимагати масового знищення норок

Уряд Данії визнав, що не мав законних підстав вимагати від власників ферм знищення всіх норок, яких вони розводять.

Розпорядження зробили після того, як у тварин виявили мутацію нового коронавірусу. Вчені попередили, що це може позначитися на ефективності застосування створюваної вакцини проти COVID-19.

Данія – найбільший світовий виробник хутра норки. Популяція цих хижаків у країні становила близько 15-17 мільйонів. Відтоді, як уряд 4 листопада оголосив, що норок слід знищувати, близько двох з половиною мільйонів тварин були вбиті. 

«Навіть якщо ми діяли в поспіху, нам слід було чітко розуміти, що необхідні нові законодавчі акти, яких поки що немає. І я прошу вибачення за це», – заявила 10 листопада прем’єр-міністр Данії Метте Фредеріксен.

Влада країни має намір ухвалити закон, який дозволить масово знищувати тварин, а не тільки в місцях, де виявлені спалахи. Тим часом, уряд закликав фермерів не чекати і продовжувати знищення тварин як запобіжний захід.

 

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У Мінську затримали журналіста Радіо Свобода, він в ізоляторі на Окрестіна

У Мінську міліція затримала журналіста білоруської служби Радіо Свобода Олега Груздиловича. Силовики прийшли до нього додому ввечері 10 листопада і продемонстрували знімки з акції протесту 25 жовтня в Мінську, на яких він був, повідомляє білоруська служба Радіо Свобода.

«Міліціонери сказали, що потрібно ще дещо уточнити, і відвезли його у Фрунзенське РУВС Мінська, де його нібито чекає дільничний», – розповіла дружина Груздиловича Мар’яна.

Через кілька годин їй подзвонили з РУВС і повідомили, що її чоловік перебуває в ізоляторі на Окрестіна.

Журналіст був акредитований МЗС Білорусі до 29 серпня 2020 року, коли чотирьох кореспондентів Радіо Свобода позбавили акредитації. 25 жовтня Олег Груздилович мав редакційне завдання на акції протесту від газети «Народна воля».

Олег Груздилович – відомий білоруський журналіст, що спеціалізується на правозахисній тематиці, більше ніж 20 років пропрацював кореспондентом білоруської служби Радіо Свобода. Він також співпрацює з незалежними білоруськими медіа. Автор книги «Хто підірвав мінське метро».

 

 

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UN Wants $45 Million for Super Typhoon Goni Survivors in Philippines

The United Nations is appealing for $45.5 million to provide life-saving assistance for 260,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Super Typhoon Goni in the Philippines.The storm, the world’s most powerful tropical cyclone this year, swept across large swathes of southern Luzon with terrifying force 10 days ago. Torrential rains and violent winds blew away roof tops, damaging and destroying homes and infrastructure. The lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people have been shattered.The roof and pews of the St. Francis of Assisi church in Malinao town are damaged from powerful winds of Typhoon Goni in Albay province, central Philippines, Nov. 3, 2020.The United Nations says 1.9 million people in eight of the Philippines’ 17 regions have been affected by the typhoon, leaving an estimated 845,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance. The U.N. plans to aid 260,000 of the most vulnerable; among them women, children, the disabled and elderly — people who essentially have lost everything and have no means of support.Given the extent of devastation, the number of casualties has been relatively low. The government reports at least 25 people have been killed, 399 injured and seven are missing. U.N. resident humanitarian coordinator in the Philippines Gustavo Gonzalez says the government’s preemptive action saved many lives.“The government of the Philippines has made significant efforts and they deserve recognition by the huge preemptive evacuation of people,” Gonzalez said. “We are talking about 480,000 people that were evacuated before the arrival of the typhoon. They were moved to some evacuation centers.”Unfortunately, Gonzales said people in the centers now are faced with other risks posed by COVID-19. Local authorities, he notes, are particularly concerned this disaster is taking place at the same time the pandemic is spreading throughout the country.“People in evacuation centers, of course, cannot follow social distancing measures,” Gonzalez said. “The lack of appropriate water access and sanitation represent also a health risk for an area that is also well known by previous cholera outbreaks.”The World Health Organization reports 400,000 cases of coronavirus, including 7,661 deaths in the Philippines. Gonzales notes Typhoon Goni destroyed the only COVID-19 laboratory in the heavily affected Bicol Region, putting an end to all testing.The appeal will fund essential relief, including food, shelter, hygiene, water and sanitation, psychosocial support and protection. The money also will be used to restore livelihoods and critical services to promote the rapid recovery of the most affected communities.

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ОП: на Закарпатті за підозрою в хабарництві затримали обраного від «Слуги народу» голову ОТГ 

«Посадовець вимагав гроші від переможця тендеру на проведення ремонту місцевих доріг…» – СБУ

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EU Leaders Urge ‘Rapid and Coordinated’ Response to Terror Attacks

After the recent terror attacks in France and Austria, European leaders held a summit Tuesday in France to coordinate the response against terrorism, and they are pushing for a “common coordinated and rapid” European response to counterterror attacks.The question of how to respond to Islamist attacks like the recent ones in Nice and Vienna brought together Tuesday French President Emmanuel Macron and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the Elysee Palace in Paris where they were joined by videoconference with the leaders of Germany, the Netherlands, and top EU officials.President Macron urged a “common coordinated and rapid” European response to counterterror attacks.Macron detailed the need to develop common databases between EU states, improve cooperation between law enforcement, share intel and enact tougher legislation on the continent. Any threat at EU external borders or inside even one member state is a threat to the entire EU, said the French president.European leaders also stressed the need for what they said should be a “determined fight against terrorist propaganda and hate speech on the internet.” Macron mentioned Netherlands and Austria as good examples of how this fight should be carried out.He said the Internet is a space of freedom, and social networks are, too, but this freedom exists only if there is security and if it does not serve as a refuge for those who flout European values or seek to indoctrinate with deadly ideologies. Macron said terrorist propaganda must be removed within an hour once it is flagged.To counter jihadist terrorism, EU leaders also are calling for measures to ensure that the teachings of imams on the continent do not include hate speech.Charles Michel is the president of the European Council.Michel said religious freedom is key in Europe, but there also is a need to guarantee that imams preach the right values of tolerance and peace.This meeting took place on the eve of the anniversary of the November 2015 attacks that killed more than 100 people in Paris. 

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Препарат «Ремдесивір» почали розподіляти по лікарнях регіонів – МОЗ

Від 10 листопада почався розподіл лікарського засобу «Ремдесивір» по регіональних лікарнях, повідомив під час робочого візиту до Дніпропетровської області міністр охорони здоров’я Максим Степанов.

«Багато лікарів, з якими я сьогодні спілкувався, питали мене щодо лікарських засобів для лікування COVID-19. Я хочу зазначити, що сьогодні розпочався розподіл «Ремдесивіру» в регіони. Цей препарат входить до наших клінічних протоколів із надання медичної допомоги для лікування коронавірусної інфекції, а також широко застосовується для екстреного використання у багатьох інших країнах світу», – цитує слова Степанова пресслужба МОЗ.

Наприкінці жовтня в МОЗ повідомили, що Україна закупила понад 28 тисяч флаконів «Ремдесивіру» для лікування пацієнтів з COVID-19.

У міністерстві додали, що за тиждень до цього дозволили ввезти в Україну цей незареєстрований лікарський засіб.

При цьому «Ремдисевір» входить в український клінічний протокол надання медичної допомоги хворим з COVID-19.

16 жовтня Всесвітня організація охорони здоров’я повідомила, що «Ремдесивір» майже не знижує смертність через COVID-19. За день до цього заступник міністра охорони здоров’я України Віктор Ляшко в інтерв’ю Радіо Свобода заявив, що лікарський засіб першим показав, що при його застосуванні зменшується тривалість перебування людини на стаціонарному лікуванні й зменшується кількість летальних випадків.

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Лондон відповів Мінську на висилку дипломатів

Велика Британія висилає двох білоруських дипломатів у відповідь на аналогічний крок з боку Мінська, повідомляє британське міністерство закордонних справ.

Посол Білорусі Максим Єрмалович був викликаний 10 листопада до МЗС у Лондоні, де йому повідомили про рішення британського уряду. Білоруському дипломату сказали, що єдиним виходом із ситуації в Білорусі є проведення нових виборів та притягнення до відповідальності винних у насильстві над демонстрантами.

«Сьогодні ми дали зрозуміти режиму Лукашенка, що їх невиправдане вислання британських дипломатів має наслідки. Сполучене королівство продовжуватиме закликати владу Білорусі нести відповідальність за фальсифікацію серпневих виборів та продовження застосування насильства для придушення білоруського народу», – сказав міністр закордонних справ Великої Британії Домінік Рааб.

Протести в Мінську й інших білоруських містах не вщухають із 9 серпня. Тоді в країні відбулися вибори президента. За даними Центрвиборчкому, перемогу на них здобув Олександр Лукашенко. Опозиція цих підсумків виборів не визнає і вимагає відставки Лукашенка. Влада відповідає на протести насильством.

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Trump’s US Election Loss Dismays His Populist Allies in Europe

There was undisguised glee among Europe’s liberals and centrists when Joe Biden was projected the winner of the race for the White House. But for the continent’s populist nationalists, including a group of national leaders in Central Europe, the election outcome has prompted dismay, and some foreboding.With Trump out of the White House they would be deprived of a powerful cheerleading ally in Washington and some centrists predict his departure will have a knock-on effect of retarding the political fortunes of leaders on the continent of Europe who espouse populist politics.“Trump’s defeat can be the beginning of the end of the triumph of far-right populisms also in Europe,” tweeted Donald Tusk, former president of the European Council and now head of the European People’s Party, Europe’s largest transnational political party made up Christian Democrats and moderate Conservatives.President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen and First Lady Melania Trump listen.While most European leaders congratulated Joe Biden Saturday when he was projected as the victor by America’s TV networks – based on the provisional tallies of the states – Central European populist leaders noticeably withheld their compliments, or were slower than Western European counterparts in doing so.These included Janez Jansa, prime minister of Slovenia, where Melania Trump was born.  Echoing the objections of Donald Trump, who disputes Biden’s projection as the winner, Jansa complained the media was premature in announcing the outcome, tweeting “complaints have been filed.” The Slovenian leader noted “the courts have not even begun to decide.”Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Jansa says Democratic US presidential nomiee Joe Biden’s projection as the winner, the media was premature in announcing the outcome of the election.Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who like his Slovenian counterpart endorsed Trump in the run-up to the vote, also withheld his congratulations Saturday. A pro-government news site owned by Orban’s political allies declared America was in the grip of chaos and criticized “big media” for declaring Biden the winner.But Orban shifted Monday and offered his congratulations, albeit not on a phone call but via a letter. “Let me congratulate you for a successful presidential campaign. I wish you good health and continued success in performing your exceedingly responsible duties,” Orban wrote in the letter quoted by state news agency MTI.Orban, who faces an election in 2022, was largely ostracized by the Obama administration for presiding over what Washington saw as an erosion of the country’s democratic checks and balances. Biden served as Obama’s vice president. In 2018 the Orban government was offended when the U.S. Department of State announced a $700,000 grant to help nurture independent media outlets in Hungary.EU pressureFor Central Europe’s populist governments, Trump’s reversal coincides with an approaching rule-of-law showdown with Brussels. The European Union parliament and the Council of Europe have agreed on a mechanism for the disbursement of the bloc’s funds that would require countries like Hungary and Poland to uphold democratic rules — or lose the cash.Hungarian ministers last week accused the EU of failing to focus on pressing problems, including rising anti-Semitism and Islamist terrorism. “Ideological pressure is used under the guise of the rule of law against certain countries just because we say no to migration, no to multiculturalism, and because we have a different view on the role of family in society,” said Hungary’s justice minister, Judit Varga.In practical terms the departure of Trump gives the populist leaders less cover in their confrontations with Brussels and the bloc’s more liberal-minded Western European states, say analysts. Populists also believe their close alliance with Washington gave them a boost in electoral terms, making them appear in tune with the zeitgeist; they fear they may now appear to be going against the gain of history.Trump is credited by members of Poland’s Law and Justice Party with helping Polish President Andrzej Duda win reelection in June in a closely fought race. An eve-of-poll White House meeting, as well as Trump’s decision to move some American troops stationed in Germany to Poland, boosted Duda’s campaign, they say.File – Polish President and presidential candidate of the Law and Justice (PiS) party Andrzej Duda holds up a bouquet after the announcement of the first exit poll results on the second round of the presidential election in Pultusk, July 12, 2020.Biden is expected to be much tougher on rule-of-law issues, although diplomats say they would be surprised if he reversed military and business deals with Central Europe’s populist governments already in the pipeline, if for no other reason than that might be exploited by Moscow, which has been courting them. Populism out, liberalism in?For populists out of power but hoping to win forthcoming elections, including Matteo Salvini of Italy’s Lega party, Marine Le Pen of France’s National Rally and Tino Chrupalla of Germany’s AfD, a Biden win means they may find themselves leaning into a headwind of liberalism. Their opponents are already predicting that 2021 will see in Germany the AfD slump and the Greens surge, and that the following year France’s Emmanuel Macron will secure reelection.Other forecasts under this optimistic scenario suggest liberalism will be back and populism out, with the PiS losing in 2023 and Britain’s opposition Labour Party ousting Britain’s populist-leaning Conservatives in 2024.Denis MacShane, a former British Labour Party lawmaker and one-time minister for Europe, says Biden’s projected win shows populist nationalism is not “taking over.” He highlights a series of election setbacks populists have suffered in recent months. Writing in The Article, a British news-site, he says: “Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark and Finland all have social democratic prime ministers. Greens are the new rising force in European politics. In New Zealand, Labour’s Jacinda Ardern, has won a new term of office, seeing off rightwing nationalist populist opposition.”He added: “Political scientists, intellectuals and commentators now need to get down to work and stop leaning on the crutch of populism as a catch-all explanation of politics going into the next decade.” 
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Labour Election Day party after the it won the general election, in Auckland, Oct. 16, 2020.Biden’s projected win has certainly spooked populist leaders currently out of power. Tomio Okamura, head of the Czech Republic’s far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy party, said a Biden victory represents a victory for migration and the dictatorship of minorities. Jan Skopecek of the Civic Democratic Party, a Euro-skeptic party in the Czech Republic, the second largest in the country’s chamber of deputies, warned this week that Biden supports radical leftist views and would struggle to pinpoint Czechia on the map.But the closeness of the U.S. presidential vote, as well as Republican seat gains in the House of Representatives and the likelihood Republicans will retain a majority in the U.S. Senate, is providing some solace for Europe’s populist nationalists.They say the election doesn’t amount to a repudiation of populism as Trump managed to increase his overall vote, and they highlight how Trump even in defeat broadened his electoral coalition, making it more multi-ethnic.They also say populist nationalism has been a long time in the making and is rooted deeply now. Distrust of establishment parties and political elites will persist amid continuing squabbles over immigration and fears of distant and unaccountable international organizations, they argue.European populists have seen their support fall off since the coronavirus pandemic emerged. A survey in October by British pollster YouGov showed a decline in populist thinking in eight European countries, including Germany, Britain, France and Italy. Political analysts said the findings were likely tied to the pandemic because of the natural tendency for people to rally around their governments at times of national crisis.Populists, like some establishment parties, have also struggled to maintain a consistent message about how to handle the pandemic.But some analysts say there will likely be plenty of fertile ground for populists to hoe in the meantime. Support for populist beliefs could recover quickly as the focus of the crisis shifts to the economic fallout, impacting politics even more. Income disparity and industrial and rural decline — the bread-and-butter of populism — are likely to worsen after the pandemic. Migration is likely to increase. The transition towards green economies is also likely to help populists recruit supporters.“We live in a populist era,” said Christoph Trebesch of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, a research institute based in Germany. He doesn’t believe that the US election will come to be seen as marking the end of populist nationalism.“At least all the signs suggest that this isn’t going to happen I don’t see evidence of a turnaround. It isn’t as though, say, Biden won by 10 percent. It is tempting to think that everything will go back to normal, but I don’t think this is going to happen. Populists have their ups and downs but the trend is upwards,” he said.