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Group demands Hartz IV increase because of Corona pandemic

In view of the Corona pandemic, a broad alliance of 36 trade unions and social associations is demanding an increase in the standard rates of Hartz IV and basic old-age security to at least 600 euros as well as immediate additional assistance for poor people. The signatories of the letter to the federal government, calling for increased social support for …

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Russia’s Financial Strategy for Africa

Russia is turning to Africa as it seeks new opportunities faced with increasing difficulties in its trade relations with the West, writes Kester Kenn Klomegah from Moscow In order to raise its geopolitical influence, Russia has been making efforts to identify mega infrastructure projects such as nuclear power and energy, natural resources exploration and talks consistently about increasing trade with …

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34,000 migrant sea arrivals in Italy in 2020 – UNHCR

The number of migrants who arrived in Italy by sea increased significantly last year, inspite of the coronavirus emergency, according to the UN refugee agency. Nearly 40% of newly arrived migrants were Tunisians. 34,154 migrants arrived in Italy by sea in 2020, according to UNHCR Italy. That’s three times as many as in the previous year — in 2019, a …

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