Showing posts with label Balkans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balkans. Show all posts

Vucic after the meeting with O’Brien: We agree on little regarding Kosovo and Srebrenica

 


April 21, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

 Serbia’s President, Aleksandar Vucic, said after a meeting with the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs of the US State Department, James O'Brien, that there is little they agreed on when it comes to Kosovo and Srebrenica.

Vučić on the vote for the Resolution on Srebrenica: They knew that Russians and Chinese would veto it

 


Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić addressed the public

April 20, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

President of Serbia stated that he is satisfied with the armament of the Vihor 2024 military exercise, and points out that this is how our army should look on the real battlefield.

PACE recommends that Kosovo becomes a member of the Council of Europe

 


Apr 17, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has recommended that Kosovo be invited to become a member of the Council of Europe – while deciding to monitor its fulfilment of an extensive list of commitments and obligations as from its accession.

Media: Ultimatum for Serbia

 


Apr 17, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

The multi-year dilemma "Kosovo or the European Union", which has been hovering over Serbia, will get its practical form next week, the media write.

30% of individuals and a quarter of businesses in Bulgaria reported increased pressure and involvement in corruption

 


Apr 17, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

Sofia.

In 2023, 30% of individuals and a quarter of businesses reported increased pressure and involvement in corruption, according to the latest report of the Center for the Study of Democracy. Against this background, the law enforcement system has an efficiency of 0.01%.

Serbian delegation voted against draft opinion on membership of so-called Kosovo in Council of Europe


Apr 16, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

"Delegation of the National Assembly to PSSE said that the members of our delegation in the Committee, Aleksandar Mirković, Dubravka Filipovski and the member of the Committee from Cyprus, Konstantinos Efstatiou, voted against," according to a statement from the Assembly of Serbia.

‘A Concise History of Greece’ in Albanian

 


Mar 30, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Tirana.

A launch event for the Albanian language edition of “A Concise History of Greece” has generated wide interest in the book, which brings a detailed overview of modern Greece's political, economic and social developments to local readers.

February 21, Bulgaria: Varna Municipal Council votes against wind farms in the Black Sea

 


Feb 21, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Varna City Council has adopted a statement demanding the withdrawal of the draft law on the installation of wind farms in the Black Sea.

February 21, Opposition supporters in Albania protest alleged corruption in Cabinet

 


Thousands of supporters of Albania’s opposition held an anti-government protest in Tirana on Tuesday accusing the Cabinet of corruption. The protest, which ended peacefully, also marked 33 years since the toppling of the main statue of the country’s late communist dictator, Enver Hoxha. (Feb. 20)

Feb 21, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 

February 20, Women's salaries in Bulgaria remain lower than men's

 


Feb 20, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Sofia.

 In 2022, women's average hourly earnings were 12.6% lower than men's, according to the latest National Statistical Institute data on the gender pay gap.

February 20, Skopje: Greek farmers block Evzoni border crossing

 


Feb 20, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Protesting Greek farmers as of 6 pm on Tuesday are blocking the Evzoni border crossing for entry into Greece. Passenger and cargo vehicles are being let in every half hour for ten minutes. 

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February 20, Turkey, Albania contributing to peace in Balkans as NATO allies, says Turkish President

 


Feb 20, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan remarked that both Turkey and Albania, as members of the NATO alliance, contribute significantly to upholding peace and stability in the Balkans region.

February 19, Passenger jet hits equipment on takeoff from Belgrade airport and is forced to make emergency return

 


Photo: Serbian Dnevnik

Feb 19, 2024. Posted by Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Belgrade, Serbia.

A passenger jet with 106 people on board returned safely to the Belgrade airport after it hit runway equipment and sustained severe damage shortly after takeoff from the Serbian capital, media and airline blogs reported Monday. There were no injuries.

 

February 15, "Change the approach towards Serbia; It's not fair..."

 


Feb 15, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Serbia should not be conditioned with its accession in the European Union on the issue of Pristina, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó

February 15, Bulgaria’s Defence Minister: We are among Nato countries meeting criterion of 2% of GDP for defence

 


Feb 15, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Sofia.

Bulgaria is among the 18 Nato countries that meet the criterion of allocating 2 per cent of GDP to defence, Defence Minister Todor Tagarev said on February 15 in Brussels, where he is participating on a meeting of the alliance’s defence ministers.

February 15, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, arrives in Tirana

 


Feb 15, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 

The American Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has arrived in Tirana. The plane in which Blinken was traveling landed at the “Mother Teresa” airport at around 11:12.

February 14, Over 30 migrants were returned to Bulgaria under the Dublin Regulation

 


Feb 14, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Sofia.

Eighteen migrants from Austria and 14 detained in other EU countries were returned to Bulgaria today, February 13, under the Dublin Regulation. Some of the migrants arrived by charter flight.

February 13, Bulgaria: Agricultural producers and farm animal breeders protest in the centre of Sofia


Feb 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

26 agricultural organisations blocked the square in front of the Council of Ministers in Sofia on February 13. The main demand of the organisers is for the resignation of Minister of Agriculture, Kiril Vatev.