Europe

Cypriot leaders make further progress in reunification process – UN

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders made good progress today in talks on the judiciary as part of broader United Nations-sponsored negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island, a top UN envoy said.

Spain receives high marks for nuclear safety from UN atomic watchdog

The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has praised Spain’s regulatory structure of its nuclear safety system after a thorough review of the country’s programme.

Steady progress being made in Cyprus reunification talks, UN envoy says

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are making steady progress on the issue of governance as part of broader United Nations-sponsored negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island, a top UN envoy said today.

Cyprus: UN envoy arrives for meetings with leaders as negotiations continue

A top United Nations envoy arrived today in Cyprus to prepare for a series of meetings this week with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders as part of broader UN-sponsored negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island.

International Monetary Fund approves package of nearly $16 billion for Hungary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a standby arrangement for Hungary worth nearly $16 billion to help the Central European country stave off a deepening of its economic troubles amid the global financial crisis.

UN initiative features young people’s ideas on tackling racism through sports

Using sportswear to transmit anti-racist messages and imposing penalties for teams whose players are involved in racist incidents are just some of the ideas proposed by young people as part of a United Nations project to counter prejudice in and through sports.

International Monetary Fund agrees to provide $16 billion to assist Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a two-year standby arrangement for Ukraine worth more than $16 billion to help the Eastern European country’s authorities restore economic stability in the wake of the global financial crisis.

Ukraine: UN experts call for progress on arbitrary detention issues

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts has urged Ukraine to address issues such as access to justice by detainees and the right to a fair trial, while noting the progress made by the country in dealing with arbitrary detention.

UN expert cautions Latvia to keep a close eye on threats to children

The sexual exploitation of children is a matter for concern in Latvia despite the low number of reported cases, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that continued vigilance is needed from the State to protect its young.

UN and development bank partner to assist thousands of European refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) have partnered to find durable housing, education and health solutions for thousands of European refugees, displaced people and returnees.