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Immigration from Ukraine! European countries started preparations

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With the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the growing possibility of a war on the territory of Ukraine, the fear of refugee influx arose in Europe. It was informed that countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic have already started preparations for refugees from Ukraine. However, these preparations drew criticism around the world and Europe’s hypocritical attitude towards immigrants was criticized.

After the escalating crisis between Russia and Ukraine , with Putin’s official recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk, the possibility of war is greater than ever before… While the USA and NATO member countries continue to announce heavy sanctions against Russia, there is a huge humanitarian dimension in Ukraine. tragedy ensued.

The steps to be taken by the Russian army after Russia’s decision in Luhansk and Donetsk, and the response of Ukraine to this together with its allies, also put Europe in alarm. European countries, which are on the verge of experiencing a major energy crisis after conflicting with Russia, are also looking for a solution to the possible influx of Refugees In The Coming Days.

Preparations for the steps to be taken if this scenario materializes have already started in countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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Thousands of Eastern Ukrainians have already left the country for fear of Russian invasion.

The United Nations Refugee Agency, which defines the situation as quite ‘moving’, announced that the numbers have not increased much for now, but that more than 5 million people may become refugees in the coming period.

Video footage shot in eastern Ukraine clearly shows thousands of people trying to flee the country by swarming into trains and many other vehicles.

THE BIGGEST PREPARATION IS IN POLAND

It is known that 2 million Ukrainians already live in the country, while the Polish authorities announced that they are waiting for one million refugees and therefore preparations are made in hotels, dormitories and sports centers.

A Polish mayor said earlier this month that he was asked about housing options in his jurisdiction, how many people can be accommodated, and how much it costs.

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Slovakia and Romania are among the countries that officially declared that they are preparing for an influx of refugees. Slovak Defense Minister Jaro Nad announced that preparations were made for a large number of refugees, while Romanian Interior Minister Lucian Bode gave a refugee number of 500,000 and announced that they expected an ‘uncontrolled flow’. The Minister stated that they calculated how many refugee camps they could establish in short time periods of 10, 12 or 24 hours and announced that these meetings were held with neighboring countries.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is a staunch Putin ally, is among the leaders who prepared his country for the refugee influx.

The Czech Republic, on the other hand, is considering the refugees and the energy flow that Russia will interrupt.

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REPARATIONS GATHERED REACTION

However, there is a great reaction from the world to these countries. Many human rights organizations made a statement and reminded that European countries waiting to embrace Ukrainian refugees closed their doors and mistreated people from the Middle East and Africa. Underlining this inequality, human rights organizations underlined that even six months have not passed since Poland’s persecution of hundreds of refugees trying to enter the country through Belarus. 

Numerous people around the world have accused European countries, especially Poland, of racism and inequality based on the ethnic origin of refugees.

A STATEMENT HAS BEEN ALSO FROM AUSTRALIA

Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Australia said that the immigration office was instructed to give priority to visa applications of people who want to come to his country from Ukraine.

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He said there are currently around 430 applications, including student visas, family visas and other visa types.

While approximately 38 thousand people of Ukrainian origin live in Australia; The Prime Minister also said that around 1,400 Australian citizens are currently in Ukraine.

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Used car prices in the Netherlands fell for the first time this year

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Used car prices in the Netherlands fell for the first time this year. Data were obtained from the vehicle sales platform AutoScout24. According to the platform, the reason for the decrease is the summer holiday.

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AutoScout24 stated that during the summer holidays, people’s interests are generally towards vacationing, so the decrease in prices may be due to this.
 
An average used car was sold for 23,531 euros in July. This rate is 1.2 percent less than the previous month. At the beginning of this year, the average price of second-hand was 22,158 euros. There has been no decline in used car prices since the spring of 2021.
 
On the other hand, the increase in second-hand items in other European countries continues. Prices continued to rise in France, Austria and Belgium last month, while Germany saw a small decline of 0.2 percent.
 
Germany is still at the top of Europe in this field, with an average used car price of 27,361 euros.
 
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Declining interest in Randstad region in the Netherlands

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Declining interest in Randstad region in the Netherlands

The proportion of people leaving the Randstad area in the Netherlands has increased over the past year. According to the National Statistics Agency (CBS), 75,000 people left the region last year. The number of people who moved to the region was 55 thousand.

 
CBS data indicated that those over the age of 30 are increasingly leaving the west of the country.
 
Statistics also show that the number of people leaving the Randstad area has increased since 2014. While 48 thousand people left the region in 2014, this number increased to 70 thousand in 2020.
 
On the other hand, the proportion of those who moved to Randstad remained roughly the same, reaching 55 thousand last year. Looking at all the data, the number of Dutch people giving up city life has been increasing since 2017.
 
However, the increase in the number of people leaving Randstad does not mean that the region is empty.

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Netherlands uses Europe’s most expensive natural gas

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The Netherlands became the country that used the most expensive natural gas among the European Union countries with its natural gas prices in July.

 
Nieuwsuur, which collects data from the comparison site Energievergelijk.nl, last month the natural gas bill of a house in the Netherlands cost 283 Euros. This rate is double that of many EU countries. Neighboring countries of the Netherlands are Germany and Belgium, a few of these countries.
 
In June, the peak of gas prices was in Sweden, while the Netherlands took the second place. In July, the leadership changed hands. Last month gas bills in Sweden averaged 237.
 
Electricity bills in the Netherlands are also quite high compared to other countries. The Dutch paid an average of 419 euros for electricity in July. There are only two European countries that face more electricity bills than the Netherlands: Italy and Denmark.
 
According to the estimates of Energievergelijk.nl, citizens who will renew their energy contracts this year will pay an average of 3,700 euros more per year.
 
Nibud, who is a budget consultant, stated that many households will have difficulty paying the bills in the future. Nearly 30 percent of them highlighted the difficulty ban on this issue last month.

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