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Croatia

Croatia: Podravka invests in technological modernization of production

Croatian food, beverage and pharmaceutical producer Podravka will invest nearly 30m kuna ($ 4.8m / 4m euros) in technological modernization of its production, it said on Wednesday. “As part of the investment cycle recently announced by the Podravka Group, the Podravka Management Board has approved the decision to invest almost 30 million HRK in the…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: Citizens satisfied with living conditions, but not with democracy

The latest Eurobarometer survey conducted in February and March shows that Slovenian citizens are generally satisfied with their lives, but they are dissatisfied with the way democracy works in their country. According to the survey, 81% said they were very satisfied or quite satisfied with their lives, above the EU average of 79% but still…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Over 2,000 people will be deprived of citizenship

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) will initiate a procedure for the loss of Montenegrin citizenship for 2,108 persons registered on the voter lists in Montenegro, who have dual citizenship. In a press release, the Interior Ministry said that for now, the verification procedure covers eight thousand citizens, who are on the voter list of…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Borrell spoke with members of the Presidency

EU High Representative Josep Borrell spoke with three members of the BiH Presidency on Tuesday afternoon, but the conversation allegedly was not calm. As stated in the press release, Borrell expressed concern about the rise of nationalist and divisive rhetoric in Bosnia and Herzegovina and urged members of the Presidency to engage in dialogue and…

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Croatia

Croatia: President Milanovic Wants to Withdraw Croatian Ambassador to Belgrade Hidajet Biščević

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said he would summon Croatian Ambassador to Belgrade Hidajet Biščević after ethnic Croatian leader Tomislav Žigmanov criticized the diplomat for working against Croats in Serbia. But his wish was opposed by FM Gordan Grlić Radman and it is now clear that Croatia will have another problem in political life. The problem…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: “Anti-Janša” protest in Ljubljana

On the day Slovenia celebrated Resistance Day, commemorating the uprising against the Nazi occupation regime in World War II, April 27, several thousand citizens resisted bans imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and gathered in the center of the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Protesters walk through the center of Ljubljana, stopping in front of the Government…

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Albania

Albania: Edi Rama secured a third term

The Socialist Party of Albania (SP) has secured a third consecutive term in parliamentary elections, winning almost half of the vote and several seats in parliament for a party government. The Central Election Commission said on Tuesday that with 98% of the vote from Sunday ‘s vote, Prime Minister Edi Rama’ s Socialists won 48.79%…

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Croatia

Croatia: Medical workers warn of vaccination problems

The Croatian Medical Chamber (HLK) called on health administration professionals to urgently address problems in the vaccination process, stressing that it was a prerequisite for vaccinating the majority of the adult population as soon as possible. “If we do not reach a high vaccination rate by summer, we will not be able to stop the…

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Albania

Logar: “Non-paper” does not exist

Slovenia’s Foreign Minister An ,e Logar stated that there was no “ghost letter” regarding the Western Balkans that some media attributed to Slovenia and that discussions about it had harmed Slovenia, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the session of the parliamentary committee on foreign policy, the Slovenian minister stressed that Slovenia’s strategy towards…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: Pendarovski meets with Borrell, Sassoli, Varhelyi and Lajcak

During his working visit to Brussels, President Stevo Pendarovski met today with the Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. In a meeting with European Commission Vice President and EU High Representative for…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: The saga of “peaceful dissolution of the state” continues

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in BiH announced that its representative disagreed with the joint statement of the Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council in which the idea of ​​”peaceful dissolution of BiH” was strongly condemned because it is “tendent to blame only one party “. In a press release issued after the…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Abazovic’s safety threatened and he feels “very relaxed”

Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazović told reporters on Tuesday that he felt “very relaxed” even though police had learned that the Kavač clan was planning to kill him. “I am ready to pay any price. We all have to work hard, “Abazović said, adding that no one can cover up the truth. Abazović said…

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Albania

Greece: Yiannis Lagos, Golden Dawn MEP arrested in Brussels

MEP Yiannis Lagos, a former member of the far-right Golden Dawn, was arrested in Brussels on Tuesday following the European Parliament’s decision to lift his immunity from prosecution as an MEP after a European arrest warrant was issued immediately against him. According to the Greek Ministry of Civil Defense, Lagos was arrested by Belgian police…

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Albania

Albania: Joint Statement by Borrell and Várhely on Parliamentary Elections

On Sunday, the people of Albania exercised their democratic right to vote. We commend all those who contributed to make this possible, despite the challenging context of COVID-19. The elections were held following a new electoral framework, adopted in line with OSCE / ODIHR recommendations. According to the preliminary findings and conclusions of the OSCE…

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Kosovo

Kosovo: Kurti travels to Brussels today after his discussion with M. Palmer last night

Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, accompanied by his deputies Besnik Bislimi and Donika Gervalla, travels to Brussels today to meet with senior EU officials and the head of the Belgian Government. Kosovo government spokesman Perparim Kryeziu confirmed the news in a Facebook post. Kryeziu reacted to the statements of the EU foreign policy chief, Josep…

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Albania

Albania: PS 48.61%, PD 39.39%, LSI 6.91% and PSD 2.25%

The data reported by the CEC and processed by Euronews Albania confirm that until 08:00 (local time) this morning, the Socialist Party continues to maintain an overwhelming electoral result at a national level. While 4759 ballot boxes have been counted so far, out of 5199 in total (91.53%), the Socialist Party is in the lead…

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Albania

State Department: US Commitment to the Western Balkans

A State Department statement by Spokesman Ned Price outlines US commitments to the Western Balkans. Full notice: The United States is committed to supporting the countries of the Western Balkans on their path to European integration and membership in key European and Euro-Atlantic institutions. We are working with the Western Balkan countries and our European…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: PIC SB condemned the idea of ​​BiH “peaceful dissolution”

The Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC SB) condemns “in the strongest possible terms” the current political discourse centered around the so-called “peaceful dissolution” of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Office of the High Representative in BiH announced. The Russian Federation, as usual, does not agree with the Declaration. In the statement, the PIC…