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Over 150 people end up in hospital after participating in the opposition’s rally (PHOTOS)
In Albania the fact that 150 people who had participated in the oppositions rally ended up in the hospital of Tirana and several other cities has remained a real mysteryThe Ministry of Health officially confirmed that in Tirana other counties around 150 people who had participated in the opening rally of the election campaign of the Democratic Party in Martyrs of the Nation boulevard in Tirana were admitted for medical treatmentTheir situation is more stable now but the fact that the agent that caus...
Union of Bulgarian Transport Workers to protest at Kulata border checkpoint with Greece on May 29
The Union of Bulgarian Transport Workers says that it is going ahead with a protest at the Kulata border checkpoint with Greece on May 29 contradicting a statement by Bulgarias Interior Ministry that the protest had been called offThe transport workers are unhappy about continuous long delays in lorries being able to get across the border checkpointThe union plans for the protest on Monday to be a peaceful one and says that the border will not be blocked It says that dozens of drivers will participate ...
Shoukry: The Spirit of Rhodes binds countries of the East Med
For us terrorism is a threat that we all face of all faiths of all nationalities We must fight it in solidarity Egypts Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stated on the margins of the Rhodes Conference for Stability and SecurityRead the full interview belowCould you define the Spirit of Rhodes and elaborate on why you believe it is usefulThe Spirit of Rhodes is useful because of the very strong relations that bind the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean These relations have been very well est...
US senior official praises the political deal reached in Albania
Deputy assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee praises the political deal that the two largest political parties in the country reachedIn an exclusive interview given for a news portal specialized on issues of the integration of Western Balkan in the European Union Mr Yee talks about the issues that concern Balkan countries about the Russian influence in the Balkans and the future of the joint regional integrationAccording to the US senior official success is attributed to the leaders of those co...
Kosovo businesses that make political donations
According to representatives of civil society businesses in Kosovo also hold some sort of campaign for the elections which is expressed through financial donations for political partiesThey say that businesses are rewarded for these donations after the elections through tendersRepresentatives of civil society say that in the recent years electoral expenses have been enormousBesides expenses for marketing a significant part of these funds is also spent for concerts banners flags uniforms and th...
Eide says no basis for continuing with shuttle diplomacy as leaders “were unable to find common ground
Despite serious efforts to overcome their differences regarding the modalities for meeting in Geneva the leaders in Cyprus were unable to find common ground says Espen Bart Eide the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General on Cyprus adding that without a prospect for common ground there is no basis for continuing this shuttle diplomacyAccording to a written statement the UN envoy also says that over the last nine days following the 17 May meeting of the leaders he has been engaged in active shuttl...
Political parties are misusing FYROM’s national symbols
Political parties are misusing national symbols and cultural elements for their political interests This is the finding of the opinion poll conducted by Macedonian International Center for CooperationThe study focused on national and cultural symbols that identify all ethnic groups that live in FYROM but according to respondents these elements are being misused for political purposesDaniela Nikolova coordinator of this project says that in the past 10 years FYROM has been an arena of political clashe...
Training course for better identification of terrorists
The OSCE Mobile Training Team for the identification of foreign terrorist fighters newly established OSCE body in last three days in BiH capital Sarajevo held first onsite interactive training courseFor the state Border Police this was very important course since BiH is known as a country with a significant number of fighters in para military units of radical Islamists in Syria and Iraq State Court until now sentenced 23 persons returnees from foreign battlefields BiH security authorities often str...
War of words over Cyrillic script continues as Putin unites Bulgaria - against him
Bulgarian politicians across the political spectrum seldom agree about anything but Russian president Vladimir Putin has inspired a rare unity among them Against himIn the past two days Bulgarians even have seen the rare spectacle of Putin being criticised by otherwise proRussian political forces such as the Bulgarian Socialist Party and Ataka leader Volen Siderov Even Bulgarian President Roumen Radev who on his election last year was described in many media reports as proRussian has joined inIt...
Economy at the focus of the election campaign in Kosovo
In contrast to previous years the election campaign for the June 11 elections is a calm one without accusations between representatives of political partiesSo far political parties have focused on the economic part of their political manifestos IBNA correspondent reportsThe leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo Kadri Veseli has visited this week a large number of companies and the Kosovo Innovation CenterHe has declared that he will help and support innovative ideas which help manufacturing an...