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 for South Asia 2018:
All essays have been fully revised by renowned experts to reflect political and economic developments of the last 12 months. A calendar of political events provides a convenient reference guide to the most significant developments in 2016–17. Current events detailed and analysed in this latest edition include the removal from office of Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif; the controversial `demonetization’ policy of Indian premier Narendra Modi, the appointment of a new Government in Nepal, and elections to several state assemblies in India.
A General Survey includes essays on issues of regional importance. This edition features a discussion of the many regional and domestic security issues affecting the countries of South Asia, as well as in-depth examinations of relations between India and Pakistan, the USA’s ‘AfPak’ strategy, the growing influence of China in the region’s affairs, political Islam, population and environmental issues, and religions.
Our detailed surveys of each country in the region—meticulously updated by our editorial team—provide a wide range of the latest available demographic, financial and socioeconomic data on each country, as well as directories on the government and politics, society and media, and business and commerce of each country.
A section on the region’s major commodities, including statistical tables for quick and easy reference, has also been extensively revised. A further section lists international organizations and research institutes active in the region, and provides bibliographies of the most relevant literature for further reading.
Please click on the regional links below to view a summary of recently updated content
Angola – new President sworn in
Central African Republic – new Government appointed
Chad – government reorganization
Republic of the Congo – election of new Senate President
Eritrea – death of Governor of Semenawi Keyih Bahri province
Kenya – annulment of the results of the presidential election
Lesotho – killing of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force
Mayotte – new senators elected
Réunion – new senators elected
Rwanda – new Government appointed
Senegal – announcement of new Government
Sudan – Governor of Wau state dismissed
Azerbaijan (`Republic of Nagornyi Karabakh (Artsakh)’) – new Government appointed, with the post of Prime Minister replaced by that of Minister of State.
Belarus – new Ministers of Culture, of Information, and of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
Russia (Territories of the Russian Federation) – details of the winning candidates in the gubernatorial elections held in: Sevastopol City (in occupied Crimea); the Republics of Buryatiya, Kareliya, Marii-El, Mordoviya and Udmurtiya; Perm Krai; and the Oblasts of Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Novgorod, Ryazan, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk and Yaroslavl. New Acting Governors in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Nizhnii Novgorod and Samara Oblasts, and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Turkmenistan – new Acting Deputy Chairman of the Government, responsible for Economic Affairs, Banks, and International Financial Organizations
Uzbekistan – new Ministers of Defence and of Internal Affairs.
China, People’s Republic– new chief of the Joint Staff Department, new Commanders of the Air Force, Rocket Force and Ground Force, new acting Governor of Guizhou province
Fiji – new Governor of Reserve Bank
Korea, Republic of – new Chief Justice
Malaysia – new Sultan of Kedah
Mongolia – removal of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by parliamentary vote, new candidate nominated
New Caledonia – second failed attempt for ministers to elect President
New Zealand – preliminary election results
Philippines – new Acting Secretary of Agrarian Reform, resignation of Secretary of Information and Communications Technology
Singapore – new President, new Speaker, new Minister for Social and Family Development
Taiwan – new Premier and new members of the Executive Yuan
Timor-Leste – new Prime Minister, new Government and new Speaker
Tonga – new Deputy Prime Minister and new Minister of Finance
France – partial Senate elections
Germany – legislative elections
Iceland – collapse of coalition, fresh elections called
Norway – legislative elections
Aruba – general election held
Bermuda – new Speaker appointed
Brazil – new Prosecutor-General
Chile – new ministers of finance and of the economy
Curaçao and Sint Maarten – new Attorney-General
Ecuador – new defence minister
Falkland Islands and South Georgia – new Governor
Haiti – Minister of Social Affairs and Labour dismissed
Grenada – cabinet reshuffle
Guadeloupe – new Prefect appointed
Guatemala – departure from the Cabinet of the ministers of foreign affairs and of health, successors appointed
Mexico – new heads of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies elected
Uruguay – Vice-President resigns, new Vice-President takes office
Venezuela – new Minister for Oil appointed
Saint Pierre and Miquelon – new Representative in the French Senate
Tunisia – reorganization of Council of Ministers; new appointees included Ministers of Finance, the Interior, and National Defence.
United Nations – 72nd session of the General Assembly opened, followed by the annual general debate
UN Political Missions – UN Verification Mission in Colombia became operational
UN World Tourism Organization – new Secretary-General appointed, to take office 1 Jan. 2018
Central American Integration System – new Secretary-General took office
International Olympic Committee – host cities announced for the 2024 and 2028 summer games