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World Bank's ex-CEO Kristalina Georgieva Accused on Exerting Pressure on Bank's staff to Boost China's Ranking in "Doing Business 2018" Report

World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday.

UNHCR grateful for Turkey's strong partnership: Official

The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, "is grateful for its strong partnership" with Turkey, an official said on Sept. 8. 


Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, arrived in Turkey for a working visit on Sept. 7 and was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday.

About Half a million Afghans May flee Country after Taliban Takeover

The UN refugee agency is gearing up for as many as half a million people or more to flee from Afghanistan in a "worst-case scenario" in the coming months, AP reports.

UNHCR says the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover last week "remains uncertain and may evolve rapidly," with up to 515,000 new refugees fleeing.

Mass Exodus from Afghanistan Sparks New Migrant Crisis in Europe

When foreign policy expert Kemal Kirişci warned of "a mass exodus of refugees fleeing Afghanistan could spark another migration crisis" in April, his research received little attention.

Now, as the Taliban completes a rapid takeover of the country following the US and NATO decision to withdraw, his predictions may have already started to materialise.

MP Weber asking PM Citu to secure public funds for urgent conservation the UNESCO heritage in Romania

MP Mihai Weber, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Relations with UNESCO, is calling on Prime Minister Florin Citu and the relevant ministers to allocate at the budget revision the funds necessary for the urgent conservation of UNESCO's heritage in Romania.

Fewer women than men to regain employment during COVID recovery: ILO

Inequalities between women and men in the job market that have been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic will persist and there will be 13 million fewer women employed in 2021 than in 2019, while men's employment will have succeeded in recovering, an International Labor Organization (ILO) report projected on July 19. 

World Bank provided $1.5 bln in financing to Turkey

The World Bank said on July 15 that it extended financing worth $1.5 billion for five critical development projects during Fiscal Year 2021. 

Recalling that the country fought the impacts of COVID-19, the bank said the financial support contributed to the implementation of Turkey's 11th National Development Plan as laid out in the Bank's Country Partnership Framework.

Head of IMF: Economies in Three Seas Countries to Grow by 1,2% Faster than Elsewhere in EU

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, gave a press conference on July 8. She was among the participants in the Presidential Panel of the business forum of the Three Seas Initiative: "Road to smart development and comprehensive economic growth".

PM Citu on Rosia Montana: We're looking for solutions, to make it a UNESCO site first, then exploit

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Monday said that the governing coalition is seeking solutions in the Rosia Montana case, to have it included in the UNESCO heritage, first of all, and to find out if mining can also be possible. "These are exactly the discussions that we are having in the coalition, let's see what solutions we can find to move forward.