About 80% of Ukrainian pensioners live below the national poverty line. An increase of the pension benefits in 2021 is set to improve the situation of the elderly.
The German Government has introduced a new law amendment to crack down on plastic pollution. Restaurants in Germany say a new ban on single-use plastics could put the sector in even greater financial danger after a year of losses from the coronavirus pandemic.
Germans had to tighten their belts last year. Now it is the turn of the Members of Parliament.
Violence against journalists in Germany has reached an unprecedented level, increasing fivefold in the last two years, according to "Reporters Without Borders."
Russia's current military presence on the Ukrainian borders is its highest in history, the EU says.
On March 24, the world marks World Tuberculosis Day. Much progress has been made in fighting tuberculosis over the last few decades. However, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has jeopardised progress achieved in tackling the “white plague”.