08.07.2018 - 22:11 [ Independent Balkan News Agency ]

18,632 lay-offs in the Turkish public sector

The extraordinary state of emergency is expected to be lifted on Monday, after the swearing of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was re-elected on June 24 for a new term.
Since Monday, Turkey has begun a new era of governance, with all executive powers concentrated in the hands of the President, while the position of prime minister is being abolished.

16.06.2018 - 07:56 [ Baltic Times ]

Drought in western Latvia forces farmers to dispose of cattle

VENTSPILS – Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder.
Inga Berzina, the chairwoman of the Kuldiga region’s local council, said the municipality will ask the Cabinet of Ministers to declare the state of emergency in agriculture and to grant financial aid to farmers to at least partly compensate them for drought damage.(…)
Last time it rained in Kuldiga was on May 3.

15.06.2018 - 09:51 [ Hurriiyet ]

Why has Erdoğan vowed to lift the state of emergency?

His words were one of the biggest surprises of the election campaign so far. Because until now it has been the opposition parties that have been pledging to lift the state of emergency as soon as they come to power, if they can beat Erdoğan. Until June 13, Erdoğan accused those asking for the state of emergency to be lifted of supporting terrorism and praising the toppling of the government through a coup.

02.05.2018 - 20:26 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency on Border, Boosts Security

„The minister of interior, Cesar Navas, has reported violent actions by organized crime groups including to date, 11 terrorist attacks, seven killed individuals, 11 injuries, 150 displaced individuals, and three state infrastructures affected. Additionally, two Ecuadorean citizens have been kidnapped,“ the declaration reads.

01.04.2018 - 05:03 [ Al Jazeera ]

Ethiopia: More than 1,100 detained under state of emergency

Hailemariam Desalegn’s abrupt decision to step down on February 15 came after more than two years of anti-government protests.

The move prompted the government to declare a six-month state of emergency – the second such measure in two years – in a bid to stem political unrest amid long-standing demands for greater freedoms.