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Albania

Cyprus: New Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN presents credentials

Yesterday, 22 February 2021, Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN. During the presentation of the credentials, the Permanent Representative conveyed to the Secretary General the warm greetings of the President of the Republic…

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Kosovo

Kosovo: Almost 30% of foreign votes were rejected

Twenty-two thousand ballot papers from abroad have been verified so far by the Central Election Commission (CEC), said Arbnor Mjeku from the “Germin” organization. Invited to the show SOT on KTV, he said that there were 38,025 ballots in these envelopes, of which 11,071 were rejected and 26,954 votes were approved. In total, the EEC…

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Albania

Turkey: Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure invites Turkish companies to participate in new projects

In an interview with Anadolu Agency on Monday, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii invited Turkish companies to participate in new infrastructure projects to be launched in Ukraine. “I hope that Turkish companies will be involved in projects in Azov and elsewhere,” Vladyslav said, adding that he hoped Turkish companies would contribute to Ukraine’s infrastructure, not…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: International order issued for Sašo Mijalkov

The Ministry of Interior of Northern Macedonia issued an international arrest warrant on Monday afternoon for the former head of the UBK, Sašo Mijalkov, who has been missing since yesterday afternoon, after the police failed to submit the decision for his house arrest. , which was taken as a precautionary measure by the Criminal Court…

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Reducing the shadow economy and undeclared work, according to BICA

The Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA) unveiled its National Undeclared Employment Charter at an online event Monday. The event was attended by more than 60 representatives of the executive and legislative branches, employers, trade unions, scientific and non-governmental organizations and the media. Undeclared employment in the Bulgarian economy according to employers is 25.3% and according…

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Romania

Romania: Miners’ strike continues

The miners’ front is strengthening as protests continue for several days over non-payment of their salaries on time, despite the fact that the Finance Minister assured their trade unionists that they will take on arrears by February 26th. About 60 miners have barricaded themselves in the basements of the Lupeni Mines threatening to go on…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: Domestic tourists are expected to save the season

Slovenian travel agencies expect domestic tourists, who will spend the rest of their tourist vouchers, to dominate this year’s tourist season and make the most of the tourist nights. “This year we expect tourist coupons to be once again a great success as they saved our season in Bohinj last year,” said the author of…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Repeat elections held in Doboj and Srebrenica

The BiH Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Monday the preliminary results of the by-elections of the Mayor in the cities of Doboj and Srebrenica, which include the results from 15 November 2020. Following the local elections held in November, the CEC decided to repeat the procedure in Doboj and Srebrenica due to many irregularities.…

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Albania

Cyprus: Anastasiades and Macron talk on the phone

As part of their regular contacts, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Sunday afternoon, according to a written statement from Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios. During their conversation, the two Presidents exchanged views on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue regarding the expected convening of the…

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North Macedonia

Northern Macedonia: Former UBK Commander Sao Mijalkov Wanted by Police

“Northern Macedonia Police have been searching for Sašo Mijalkov, former director of the Gruevski Security and Counterintelligence Service (UBK) of the Gruevski administration, since Sunday afternoon, after a court issued a house arrest warrant pending. Target – “Fortesa case” is announced on February 26. Mijalkov is the main defendant in this case and in her…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Council of Europe launches course for 40 legal professionals

Last weekend, the Council of Europe HELP free course on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights began in co-operation with the Judicial Training Center and the State Prosecutor’s Office of Montenegro, the CoE announced. Ljiljana Lakić, President of the Steering Committee of the Training Center, who gave a summary of the HELP courses…

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Croatia

Croatia: Mass vaccination in Zagreb starts this morning

Zvonimir Šostar, director of the Teaching Institute for Public Health “Dr. “Andrija Štampar”, confirmed on Monday that the vaccination process had started in Zagreb, thanking the family doctors who responded to the invitation to receive this project. He added that there are about 400 doctors participating in the vaccination process. “Out of 500 family doctors,…

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Albania

Greece: Former Director of the National Theater arrested on charges of rape

The wave of revelations about sexual harassment, abuse and rape in Greece, which began with the discovery of sailing athlete Sofia Bekatorou, has brought to light dozens of cases, with negative protagonists well-known and well-established individuals in their respective fields. Olympic athlete Sofia Bekatorou’s revelations about sexual abuse 23 years ago by a member of…

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Serbia

Serbia leads the vaccination of both doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Europe

Nearly 430,000 Serb citizens were given both doses of the vaccine, ranking the country first in Europe. According to the latest government figures, 1,230,836 coronavirus vaccinations were carried out in Serbia, of which 428,202 received both doses of the vaccine. According to the number of vaccinations per million inhabitants, Serbia is second in Europe, after…

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Albania

EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Euro-Russian relations

The EU Foreign Affairs Council is taking place today, chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. The Council will also be attended by the Foreign Ministers of the EU Member States of the Balkans, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia. EU ministers will be briefed on current issues…

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Romania

Romania: Hungarian Foreign Minister holds a series of contacts in Bucharest

In the context of his visit to Chisinau, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu met yesterday with Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó, who is visiting Bucharest to prepare for the Romanian-Hungarian Joint Economic Commission. Developments related to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as important issues on the bilateral agenda were discussed…

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Albania

Cyprus: Cautious optimism about informal five-party meeting

Nicosia says it remains cautiously optimistic about the informal conference on the Cyprus issue, while conveying the message that Cyprus will not accept a change of basis and form in resolving the Cyprus issue, as well as arbitrary arbitrations and schedules. A new meeting of the legal group set up in preparation for the informal…

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Kosovo

Majko: The issue of union must be resolved; Kurti must give priority to the government of Kosovo

The Minister of Diaspora in the Government of Albania, Pandeli Majko, stated that the issue of the referendum on the national unification of Kosovo and Albania is an issue that needs to be resolved, adding that the Vetëvendosje Movement should focus on the leadership of Kosovo. The opening of the issue of national unity during…