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18 Jun 2015 description

Focus on healthy and balanced nutrition

A front-runner in the race to end hunger, the region still struggles with malnutrition

Multiple trends are shaping the nutrition map for Europe and Central Asia, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s first-ever report on food insecurity and malnutrition in Europe and Central Asia, released today. The problems of food insecurity have changed away from that of caloric sufficiency toward the quality of peoples’ diets – a trend that will likely continue in this way.

02 Jun 2015 description


According to the Ministry of Social Policy as of 30 January 2015, over 942,000 Ukrainians have been registered as internally-displaced, an increase of nearly 400,000 in the past two months. Some 600,000 have sought asylum or other forms of legal stay in other countries, including Belarus and the Republic of Moldova as well as in the Russian Federation, Poland, Hungary, and Romania since the violence erupted in Ukraine in February 2014.

19 May 2015 description
report European Union


In 2014, only 0.5% of all illegal border-crossings reported by EU Member States at the external borders took place at the 6 000-kilometre-long eastern borders of the EU, totalling 1 275.

Meanwhile, the economic downturn in Russia led to a decline in regular traffic flows at EU Member States’ borders with the country, with the weakening rouble reducing the number of Russian travellers and shoppers crossing the EU borders. This trend was the most pronounced near the end of last year.