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Joe Biden announced new sanctions against Russia

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Joe Biden announced new sanctions against Russia

Biden: We are freezing the existence of Russia’s biggest banks. US President Biden made statements regarding Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. Biden said that they will freeze the existence of Russia’s largest banks, “Putin will not decide to withdraw because there are sanctions. Putin wants to see if the western world is united and we will unite.”

“Our forces will not engage in conflict with Russia in Ukraine. But we will definitely protect our NATO allies in the east,”

Biden said.

Biden stated that direct sanctions against Putin are on the table, but they will not take such a step at the moment.

Highlights from Biden’s statements are as follows:

“Putin chose this war. Now he and his country will suffer the consequences”

“We will restrict the financing of the Russian army”

“I have imposed strong sanctions and introduced new limitations. We have specifically designed these sanctions so that they have a strong long-term effect. I spoke with the G7 leaders and we all agreed. We will prevent Russia from trading in dollars, pounds and yen.”

“The Russian stock market has lost 50 percent of its value. Now we are blocking the Russian central bank. We are freezing 1 trillion dollars worth of assets. We are freezing the assets of its largest banks. We have blocked 4 more banks. All their assets in the USA will be frozen.”

“THE ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVENESS WILL END”

“They will no longer compete economically. We will do more. Beyond the economic sanctions here. Tomorrow will be the NATO summit. In the next step, we will bring together all aspects of our NATO alliance. Our forces will not engage in conflict with Russia in Ukraine. But we will definitely protect our NATO allies in the east.” . NATO is now more determined than ever. An attack on one is on all of us.”

“We talked to my Minister of Defense and the General Staff. As we respond, we will use every tool at our disposal. We will not disrupt the global energy supply. If Russia launches a cyber-attack, we are ready to respond. We have been working with the private sector and the cyber sector for months. We will also protect ourselves against Russia’s cyber-attacks. In the early days of this conflict, Russian propaganda tries to make the military operations here successful.”

“Putin has betrayed the future of our world here and wanted to seize them by force. We will prioritize at the international level. History will write Putin’s choices. This is a useless war. Human dignity and freedom are stronger values. These cannot be suppressed by tyrants like Putin and his allies. Freedom.” will win.”

“SANCTIONS NEED TIME TO EFFECT”

“No one expected the sanctions to prevent things. The sanctions need time to take effect. It is important that the Russian people realize what is going on here. Putin will not decide to withdraw because there are sanctions. Putin wants to see if the western world is united and we will unite.”

“I want to say that we will use all the means at our disposal. To protect the American people and businesses from gas prices. I do not want the American people and companies to suffer from this. We monitor the energy supply tightly. We are in contact with key oil producing and consumer countries. We are actively collaborating with countries around the world.” we are working.”

“I will do my best to reduce the problems with gasoline prices. An answer was definitely needed. We stand with freedom as the USA. I want to reiterate what I said last week. If Russia makes a cyber attack on our companies, we are ready to respond.”

“I talked to Mr. Zelensky last night. I assured him. I said that the US would support the people of Ukraine. We will help to alleviate the humanitarian suffering there. History has shown that unfortunately, there will be serious civil disobedience in such occupations. The situation will be deadlock. We will be with the Ukrainian people for weeks and months. Now they are independent for 30 years. No one can take their country from them anymore. Putin has attacked the countries that maintain global peace. Everyone saw the true face of Putin and his allies in the Kremlin. There was always a desire to attack. Putin’s He has a desire to build an empire.”

Kenta started his early career as a game developer, after working four years for an Dutch company, he stepped into web research and news technologies and became a web enthusiast, which made him start Amsterdamfox.com. Kenta loves animals and usually takes part in activities related to animal rights and welfare.

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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.

How much are used car prices in the Netherlands?

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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