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Albania

Cyprus: Further relaxation of restrictive measures expected to be announced tomorrow by Minister of Health

The Council of Ministers is expected to take decisions at tomorrow’s meeting to further ease the restrictive measures, Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios announced today. Speaking to the press at the Presidential Palace after the President’s meeting with political leaders and members of the epidemiological advisory group, Kyriakos Kousios said that “during today’s meeting, the President…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Police relocate migrants from central Bihać to Lipa camp

Today, Una-Sana Canton (USC) police relocated migrants and refugees from abandoned buildings in the town of Bihać to the Lipa refugee camp. “With the arrival of better weather, there are more and more migrants and refugees on the streets of Biha., Which means a significant increase in the workload of police officers. This morning, we…

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Albania

Crna Gora will be a magnet for investors, Abazović claims

Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said Montenegro is open to US investors and the innovations they bring, urging them to invest in Montenegro. “Montenegro is a country with great potential and there is no doubt that we will be a magnet for attracting foreign investors in the foreseeable future,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: Pahor meets with party leaders

Slovenian President Borut Pahor met today in Brdo pri Kranju with the leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss how to overcome the coronavirus crisis and issues of the EU presidency. At the press conference, the president announced that he had agreed with party presidents that he and Prime Minister Janez Jansa would hold political…

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Croatia

Croatia: A window to light sparks political controversy

The ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has announced legal action against the Index.hr news website for creating a window asking its visitors to say whether they are “human beings or HDZ members” before entering the site. internet. “As the use of audio and / or audio-visual media services to incite hatred or discrimination due to…

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Albania

Gallup: Bulgarians see Russia, US and China as superpowers, US as destabilizing factor

The United States and China, which are now the major superpowers, something that is expected to continue to happen in the next decade, are in fact considered worldwide as major destabilizing factors. The same goes for Russia, which is currently causing less fear, while China is causing more. The European Union is considered the most…

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Serbia

Serbia: Minister of Justice expresses Government efforts to fight corruption

The Minister of Justice, Maja Popović, promised on behalf of the Serbian Government that the fight against corruption and crime will continue unabated. Popovic told the Serbian National Assembly, where the general debate on changes to the property tax and excise law ended on Tuesday evening, that everyone would help the tax administration, within which…

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Albania

Albania: All citizens will vote, even if their identification documents have expired, says Doracaj

The General Director of the Civil Registry, Bledar Doracaj, stated that, “in the April 25 elections, everyone will be able to vote, despite the fact that by April 25, about 800,000 identity cards or biometric passports will have expired.” During a television interview, Doracaj said that through a regulatory act or a decision through another…

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Albania

Beyond the absence of the west

The recent Munich conference proved that Europe feels more relieved with Joe Biden at the helm of the White House. But a simple shift of political gears and an increase in hopeful rhetoric cannot be a game changer. The big global challenges remain there By Ditmir Bushati * The Munich Security Conference a year ago…

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Deadline for 44th National Assembly expires March 25th

The National Assembly will not hold regular plenary sessions from March 8 to 24, as provided for in a draft resolution submitted by the ruling GERB party. This is a common practice of the legislature in an effort to prevent Parliament from being employed in political campaigns before the elections scheduled for 4 April. During…

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Albania

Cyprus to apply for UN HRC membership 2025-27 for the first time in its history

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides announced today the decision of the Republic of Cyprus to seek, for the first time in its history, a position of a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2025-27. The announcement was made in the context of the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at…

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Serbia

Serbia: Stefanovic Meets with Cypriot, UAE Defense Ministers in Abu Dhabi

Serbian Defense Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic met today with Cypriot counterpart Charalambos Petrides and Cypriot National Guard Commander Democritos Zervakis at the IDEX 2021 weapons exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Stefanovic welcomed the meeting with his Cypriot counterpart and noted the close relations between the two countries, according to the Serbian Defense Ministry. He also spoke about…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: Osmani meets Le Drian in Paris

“We remain committed to reforms, developing good neighborly relations and promoting trust with Bulgaria. “We see ourselves as part of the EU and we will achieve this mainly to ensure a successful future for our citizens, but also as an investment in the future success of Europe,” Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said in Paris today.…

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Albania

Turkey is an important partner and should stay in the West, Blinken tells EU Foreign Ministers

On Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken maintained his first contacts with his EU counterparts as he attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). The US diplomat was invited by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. Of particular importance is the fact that Blinken attended the FAC where Euro-Russian…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: OSCE Mission Awaits Discussion on Harassment of Women in Public Sphere

The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) organized a roundtable discussion on harassment of women in the public sphere with more than 130 participants, representatives of civil society organizations, relevant institutions, the international community and the public. “The purpose of the event was to seek recommendations on how to prevent and address the issue…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Vaccination begins; extra bundles along the way

Montenegrin Health Minister Jelena Borovinić Bojović received the first Sputnik V vaccine on Tuesday at the Clinical Center of Montenegro. Vaccination has already started in the country with vaccines received from Serbia. Five thousand doses of Russian Sputnik V vaccine are expected to arrive, while 30 thousand doses of Chinese vaccine will leave Beijing on…

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Croatia

Croatia: National Bank warns of three risks

The Croatian National Bank (HNB) has warned of three risks; inflated real estate prices, public debt and difficulties in repaying the loan, the Vecernji List reported on Tuesday. With the start of the vaccination process, there is some hope that the pandemic will be halted by mid-2021. However, the immunization process is progressing slowly across…

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Albania

Logar: EU needs unity in sanctions against Russia

Slovenian Foreign Minister Ance Logar said on Monday during a meeting of EU foreign ministers that the EU should be united in its stance on Russia. EU ministers reached a political agreement to introduce sanctions against those responsible for the arrest and imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Logar said at the meeting in…