+++ Press release of Hungary +++

Hungary is in great despair. The recent uprisings among its population has created grave concern by the Hungarian government. “This is absolutely insane to think that Hungary seeks to become ‘Russian pawns,'” says Gulag Goulash, spokesperson for the Hungary government. “Hungary’s officials have repeatedly raised concern for Russia’s ambitions and how it would impact security of Hungary and the EU!” In light of these demonstrations and riots, Hungary has officially reinforced its state of emergency and will enforce order. “There will be unity and order in Hungary,” states Goulash. “The government is responsible to the people, and will not allow terrorists or foreign countries to see it as a vulnerable target of opportunity! We will seek assistance as needed…”

„Planet Earth first- not America!“ – Interview from Le Figaro with Greenpeace

Le Figaro: A view days ago you started a demonstration in front of the White House. What was the occasion?

Greenpeace: It was important to criticize the current climate policy of the United States of America. Since President Donald Trump is governing, we fear that the USA won’t support the climate protection. It was also a protest against the ignorance of the US toward global warming. The statement of Greenpeace is „Planet Earth first– not America!“

Le Figaro: How was the demonstration?

Greenpeace: Despite the short organisation time, more than 1,500 people came to demonstrate and the protest was peacefully. It was a success for Greenpeace and the Planet Earth as well.

+++ Press release of Ireland +++

The delegation of Ireland condemns the statements made by Turkey and Saudi Arabia and supports the statement in the press release of the delegation of Panama. In addition to this we advise that the delegation of Turkey should release more thought out and moderate statements. In Irelands it is also opinion that it is completely unacceptable to threaten war for a mere press statement.

FAZ: Growth but not growing? Senegal´s take on tackling poverty and climate change migration

Senegal´s population doubled in the last 20 years, with annual growth rates higher than 2%. The average fertility rate is 5.3 which means that the average Senegal woman gives birth to five children in her lifetime. Still the rate differs depending to the different regions in Senegal. In urban areas the fertility rate is approximately 4 while in countryside is up to about 6.

Officials stated that this is one of the reasons why they cannot take everyone in a school. This is not the only strain on the social systems in the Republic of Senegal. Due to the climate change, the agricultural productivity is lowered because of the floods and droughts. This leads to the fact, that people are moving to the cities uncontrollably, bad living conditions and youth unemployment. The status symbol “international immigrant” is spread in the Republic of Senegal as cities act as gates towards Europe and the United States.

“If the countries in the EU, the US and the OECD wish to receive less immigrants from Africa and  hear less about hunger periodically they need to help the African governments to spread the word about lower birth rates by investing in educational programs as well as knowledge transfer on agricultural productivity”, as stated by the delegate of Senegal.

+++Crisis Update: Suspects Arrested in Berlin Terror Attack+++

Joint police efforts led to the arrest of one suspect who police believe to be behind the attack in Berlin. The suspect, a Czech national, is currently being held in Prague for interrogation. During a press conference the ministers of the interior of Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland stated, that police believe that a right-wing extremist network is behind the attack in Berlin. The bomb was supposed to be a statement against the refugee policy of the EU and Germany, who agreed to take in many refugees from Cape Verde in a streamlined asylum application process. There are five additional main suspects, who are still on the loose. Two of these subjects are of polish origin and three are German citizens. An international arrest warrant has been issued, and police believe that it is just a matter of time until the suspects are caught.