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Europa World July 2017 - Upload Highlights

A comprehensive update of Europa World took place this month.

Our Country Profiles have been extensively revised to provide the latest political and economic developments for each country and territory, while the statistical surveys for every country in the world have been comprehensively updated to give the latest available statistics on key demographic and socio-economic indicators.

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New content for 2017 includes:

  • Coverage of the opening months of Donald Trump’s presidency of the USA, and of the attempts by the Liberal Ministry of Justin Trudeau in Canada to implement its reformist agenda in numerous areas of policy, including indigenous rights
  • Events surrounding the impeachment in a corruption scandal of the South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, and coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first year in office in the Philippines
  • Developments in the continuing Russian involvement in the military conflict in Syria, and details of the implementation of controversial constitutional reforms in Azerbaijan and Tajikistan
  • Coverage of increasingly tense relations between the states of the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, and continuing conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and details of the failed military coup against the Government of Turkey and its consequences
  • Details of the vote in a referendum in the United Kingdom in favour of leaving the European Union and the consequent change of Prime Minister, and the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after voters rejected his plans for constitutional reform
  • Coverage of the legislative elections in Romania and subsequent anti-Government protests, and events surrounding the repeatedly delayed pre-term legislative elections in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia
  • Detailed information on the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a focus on the UN’s new political mission to support the peace process in Colombia and the outcome of the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit
  • Events surrounding the election of Adama Barrow to the presidency of The Gambia, ending 22 years of rule by Yayah Jammeh, and details of the installation of new institutions of state and continuing moves towards federalism in Somalia
  • Coverage of the dire economic and political situation in Venezuela, the holding of long overdue presidential and legislative elections in Haiti, and the signature in Colombia of a peace agreement that brought to an end more than 50 years of civil war in the country

Please click on the regional links below to view a summary of recently updated content

Angola – dismissal of Minister of National Defense and of Minister of Territorial Administration

Comoros – government reorganization

Cote d’Ivoire – government changes

Kenya – death of Secretary of the Interior

Lesotho – additional government ministers appointed

Madagascar – resignation of Minister of Finance

Malawi – government reorganization

Mauritius – departure of Chinese ambassador

Saint Helena – legislative elections

Seychelles – government reorganization

Sierra Leone – new central bank governor
Azerbaijan (`Republic of Nagornyi Karabakh’) – re-election of President Bako Sahakyan, on an interim basis by the National Assembly

Belarus – new Chairman of the Executive Committee of Minsk Oblast Administration

Georgia – Minister of Foreign Affairs appointed additionally as a Deputy Prime Minister; new Minister of Energy; new Governor of Mtskheta-Mtianeti Mkhare

Turkmenistan – new Minister of Finance, new acting Minister of Construction and Architecture
Australia – resignation of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

China, People’s Republic – new Governor of Zhejiang

Fiji – resignation of Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Prime Minister assumes portfolio on acting basis

Hong Kong – new Chief Executive and Executive Council

Japan – resignation of the Minister of Defense

Korea, Republic – new members of the State Council

Mongolia – new President, results of second round of presidential election 
Andorra – changes to the Cabinet

Switzerland – new heads of Cantons

France - Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces resigned and a new Chief of Staff has been appointed
Romania – new Government

Serbia – new Government

Albania – Ilir Meta inaugurated as President
Barbados – new Acting Governor-General appointed

Bermuda – general election results

Brazil – Minister of Culture appointed

Costa Rica – new Minister of Health takes office

Cuba – new President of the Central Bank appointed

Falkland Islands – new Governor-General-designate announced

Martinique – new Prefect takes office

Panama – new head of Congress sworn in

Trinidad and Tobago – cabinet reshuffle
Canada (Provinces) – new Executive Councils in British Columbia and in Nova Scotia

USA – new Chief of Staff to the President; new acting Secretary of Homeland Security; new acting Director of the Government Ethics Office.
India - new President of India, new Chief Minister of Nagaland appointed

Nepal - full list of new ministers

Pakistan - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Minister of Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Ishaq Dar both disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court

Turkey - Prime Minister Yıldırım reorganized the Government, including new Ministers of National Defence and of Justice.

UN – several new Permanent Representatives
new President of ECOSOC elected
new UN mission to Colombia authorized

UNESCO - new sites inscribed onto World Heritage List

European Union - Mariya Gabriel took office as Bulgaria’s new European Commissioner (responsible for Digital Economy and Society)

OSCE – new Secretary-General took office