According to the WHO, smokers are less in the northern regions of Europe: only 12% of Icelanders, 15.4% of UK residents, 16.2% of Norwegians. More — in the southern regions: almost 40% of the inhabitants of Serbia, 39% of the inhabitants of Bulgaria. The French, by the way, also smoke a lot: a third of the population aged 15+. In Russia, about 27% aged 15+
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Germany will provide Ukraine with 1 billion euros in a grant to finance priority social and humanitarian spending during martial law.
The Energy Charter Parties have stripped Russia and Belarus of observer status in the community, and suspended the provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty to Belarus.
Visa Application Centers of Greece in Russia will continue to work as usual, the Consulate General has withdrawn the order to suspend the acceptance of applications for visas. Earlier it was reported that the acceptance of documents will be suspended «for technical reasons»
American banking giants intend to return $80 billion to shareholders, which is less than last year’s level. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will lead the group with $18.9 billion in total dividends and share repurchases. Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. will return $15.5 billion and $15.3 billion to shareholders, respectively.
The Spanish authorities have presented a plan to help the national economy for 9 billion euros. In March, aid of 6 billion euros was already allocated, and the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel were reduced by 20 cents per liter.
Reuters: US President Biden and G7 leaders have agreed to ban imports of new gold from Russia.
More than 2.8 million people in Russia live on the allowance for the care of the disabled and the elderly, the amount of which is 1.2 thousand rubles. Approximately half a million more parents caring for disabled children receive an allowance in the amount of 10,000 rubles. These people are not entitled to any other income.
Lufthansa has already had to cancel about 1,000 flights since early June due to a shortage of employees. Lufthansa has now announced that another 2,200 flights are expected to be canceled in July and August, both within Germany and across Europe.
Experts from the international organization for the protection of animals and nature Pro Wildlife note that the demand for frog legs in Europe threatens frog populations in supplying countries and this can provoke an ecological disaster, as frogs kill insects, and a decrease in their number leads to an increase in the use of pesticides and insecticides .
The EU annually imports about 40,000 tons of frog legs. The leaders in terms of imports are Belgium, Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands. In this case, we are talking about frogs caught in the wild. Against this background, another major importer — the United States — buys mainly amphibians grown on special farms.
About 74% of frog legs in the EU come from Indonesia, 4% from Turkey. Animal rights activists note that the population of the giant Javan frog in Indonesia has already been depleted, and Anatolian frogs may disappear in Turkey within 10 years. The water frog, which lives in Albania, is also under threat. This country accounts for about 1% of EU imports.
The winner of the IT competition in Uzbekistan was presented with an extension cord. After that, a shitstorm rose in social networks and the organizers were forced to donate a computer to the zoomer
In Yakutia, Chukotka, the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Magadan Region, they decided not to extinguish forest fires, explaining this as «economic inexpediency.» Earlier in early June, 200 million rubles were already allocated for this
The largest sunspot AR3038 doubled in size in just a day — now it exceeds 30 thousand kilometers in diameter, that is, 2.5 times the size of the Earth. Solar activity can affect the operation of satellites and even terrestrial electronics. Now the star is approaching the maximum of the current cycle of activity, it is expected around 2025
The Consul of Poland in Smolensk turned to the Russian side for clarification after the removal of the Polish flag from the memorial complex in Katyn. Warsaw considers these actions unacceptable, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Marcin Przydacz.
Mayor of Smolensk Andrey Borisov said the day before, on June 25, that Polish flags could not be on Russian memorials because of «anti-Russian statements by Polish politicians.»
Meetings of the leaders of the G7 countries, which will also be joined by the leaders of Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa, will be held in Germany from 26 to 28 June.
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