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The European Weightlifting Federation is very happy to announce that its first online poll for the nomination of the 2021 BEST WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR for female and male athletes is now closed and the winners are Loredana Toma, the Romanian triple Senior Continental champion and record breaker in snatch in the 64 category in Moscow last year’s championships, with 1629 votes, and Lasha Talakhadze, also known as the “world’s strongest man”, from Georgia, European, World and Olympic champion in 2021 and records holder in snatch, clean and jerk and total in the +109 category, with 4750 votes.
An impressive interest of weightlifting lovers was registered in the ten days elections, with more than 8600 appreciations validated through the dedicated platform for both categories.
The award ceremony for the winners of the EWF 2021 BEST WEIGHTLIFTER OF THE YEAR is planned to take place during the Opening Ceremony of the 100th Edition of the European Senior Championships on 27th of May 2022, in Tirana – Albania.
EWF congratulates the winners and the participants and wishes them best of luck in the future events!
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, today disbursed €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Ukraine to address its acute financing gap related to its exceptional humanitarian and defence needs.
The first tranche of €600 million of this emergency macro-financial assistance operation, worth €1.2 billion, was paid in two tranches on 11 and 18 March.
These funds are provided to Ukraine in the form of long-term loans on highly favourable terms. They contribute to financing part of the sizable funding gap of the country, estimated by International Financial Institutions at around $15 billion for the second quarter of 2022.
The disbursement of this macro-financial assistance was to be conditional on the implementation of a series of the structural policy measures by the Ukrainian authorities. However, due to force majeure circumstances, the Commission decided to allocate the second tranche as a matter of urgency.
“Going forward, the EU will continue to provide short-term financial support to Ukraine while accompanying it in its long-term reconstruction, in line with the plans announced on Wednesday. Ukraine will get back on its feet as a democratic and prosperous country,” President Ursula von der Leyen said.
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