CIS Anti-Terrorist Center: recruiters urge the spread of coronavirus

The head of the CIS antiterrorist center, Andrei Novikov, said that recruiters of terrorist groups urge sick members of organizations to distribute coronavirus in public places. According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic facilitated recruitment due to lower living standards in countries from the “bottom lines of economic ratings”. However, due to the closure of borders, the movement of weapons and drugs was limited.

“While states are fighting for medical and epidemiological safety … recruiters of international terrorist groups not only use the already difficult situation, attracting new“ jihad soldiers ”, but also spread calls for the maximum spread of COVID infection by sick members of the organization in public places, government institutions etc., ”said Mr. Novikov in an interview with TASS. In his opinion, the statements themselves create “an independent cluster of information and psychological threats to the population.”

Mr. Novikov said that all the special services of the CIS countries during the pandemic noted the confusion of terrorist organizations “in matters of their traditional material support.” Due to the closure of the borders, “the supply chain of drug corridors, the retail distribution of drugs, the international arms and explosives trade” were disrupted. According to him, intelligence agencies also observe a shift in the focus of terrorists. “They went online. Media centers have been activated that combine the spread of the ideology of terrorism and extremism, the involvement of new members, ”said Mr. Novikov.

Recall that in the last decade, global indicators of peace have been steadily declining. Last year (estimated period from March 2019 to March 2020) was no exception. Among the reasons are the rise of terrorism, the intensification of conflicts in the Middle East, the growth of regional tensions in Eastern Europe and Northeast Asia, the increase in the number of refugees, and political tensions in Europe and the USA.

For more information on the index of peacefulness, see Kommersant’s article “There Is No Peace for the World, Especially in a Pandemic”.


Rodrguez Uribes urges the autonomous communities to work in the State Pact for Culture

The Minister of Culture, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, yesterday transferred to the directors of the autonomies the will to promote a State Pact for Culture in the face of the coronavirus crisis. Rodríguez Uribes was ready to lead, but asked to “write the letter among all.” The Minister considers that action will be required at all stages (“the present, the de-escalation or the reconstruction and the future consolidation”), and he has undertaken, at first, to “verify” that the general measures already taken on ERTOs, self-employed support and unemployment apply to the sector.

The Minister of Culture, Mariàngela Vilallonga, demanded a contingency fund or an urgent shock plan for the cultural sector transferred to the autonomous communities, to be managed by themselves, with funds coming from Europe and enough to favor creators, authors and freelance artists, entities and the business sector of culture, until the pre-crisis level of activity is restored, always respecting the competences that Catalonia has in the field. ” According to the Department, the Minister said that Catalonia has exclusive powers in the field of culture and said that the Government has already drawn up a Rescue Plan for the cultural sector.


LaLiga League defends the ERTOs and urges the First and Second clubs to present them

LaLiga is clear. Its Delegate called on all its professional clubs yesterday, those who militate both First and Second Division A, to file Temporary Employment Regulation (ERTO) files “due to force majeure” with Unequivocal objective to face the situation that has caused the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic and thus promote a future economic recovery. This was reported by the employer through a statement.

After analyzing the current circumstances of the sector, the LaLliga Delegate Commission, which admitted that the talks to reach an agreement with the Spanish Footballers Association (AFE) are far apart at this time, understands that has reached a point where “it is necessary to take measures in the light of the serious economic crisis that COVID-19 is causing in the Spanish football industry”. That is why the organization urges that “in an exercise of responsibility” to preserve the sector, First and Second A clubs start the ERTOs of day reduction “due to force majeure” and that they do so ” Government as an exceptional mechanism to prevent and reduce the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on the sector, and thus be able to guarantee its subsequent recovery. ”

Reduction of salaries in Osasuna

Osasuna announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement with its staff and technical staff to apply a reduction of 20 percent of their salaries as long as the season is not over. A measure similar to that which was recently started by Betis, with a reduction of fifteen percent of his salary. In Primera, clubs like Atlético, Barça, Espanyol and Alavés have opted for ERTO. It measures that in Second they have chosen Las Palmas, Zaragoza, Racing and Ponferradina.