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


 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. 


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, Canada to donate over 800 drones to Ukraine for defence


Feb 19, 2024. Posted by Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Canada will donate more than 800 SkyRanger R70 multi-mission Unmanned Aerial Systems to Ukraine to help in its war with Russia, Canada's Defence Minister Bill Blair said on Monday.

February 19, Norway will transfer funds to the Palestinian Authority after a monthslong standoff with Israel


Feb 19, 2024. Posted by Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Copenhagen, Denmark.

Norway says it will transfer tax funds to the Palestinian Authority that have been frozen for months because of a dispute with Israel.

February 19, Houthi rebels’ attack severely damages a Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to the Red Sea


Feb 19, 2024. Posted by Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Dubai,United Arab Emirates

A missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has forced the crew to abandon the vessel, authorities said Monday. Another ship reportedly came twice under attack in the Gulf of Aden.

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.