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Athens Airport gets Automated Passport Control Units

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Business, GR Business, Greece  /  No Comments

  Athens Airport will acquire e-gates, automatic passenger passport control and passenger identification gates, (Automated Border Control Units), in 2017 and will reach the standards of many large international airports and railway stations. These systems used in the departure and arrival of passengers to and from countries outside the Schengen Treaty, are expected to operate […]

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Serbia-Slovenia relations described as “excellent”

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Politics, RS Politics, Serbia, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  No Comments

  Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday for an official visit. Dacic traveled to Ljubljana at the invitation of Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec, and met with his counterpart, as well as with Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Speaker of the Slovenian Parliament Milan Brglez, and Prime […]

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Slovenian politics not ready for tax reform, daily “Delo” says

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  No Comments

  The daily Delo says in Thursday’s commentary that no major changes in the tax policy to help the economy are expected from the current government. While former Finance Minister Dušan Mramor said a year and a half ago that the new real estate tax could enter into force this year, the political reality is […]

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Croatia-Hungary committee on minorities meets after four-year hiatus

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  The Croatia-Hungary Intergovernmental Committee for the implementation of the agreement on the protection of the rights of the respective ethnic minorities met in Zagreb on Thursday after a four-year hiatus. The 13th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee “is a clear indicator of progress in relations between our respective states,” said Zvonko Milas, state secretary […]

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HURS says Croatia fails to create conditions for long-term growth

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Business, Croatia, HR Business  /  No Comments

  The Croatian Association of Workers’ Trade Unions (HURS) warned on Thursday that a report which the European Commission released on Wednesday showed that Croatia had failed to create conditions for a long-term economic growth, adding that the situation in the Podravka food company suggested the continuation of the trend of shutting down jobs in […]

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New ministers swear in. President to promulgate laws on EO 13, 14 on Friday

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, Romania  /  No Comments

  The new ministers nominated by the ruling coalition have sworn in at Cotroceni presidential palace on Thursday afternoon, after President Iohannis had previously signed the appointment decrees. The new minister of Justice is Tudorel Toader, Mihai Tudose takes over the Economy portfolio, while Alexandru Petrescu, the ex-Economy minister goes to the ministry of Business […]

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Amnesty International warns of nationalist rhetoric and hate speech in Croatia

By   /  22/02/2017  /  Croatia, HR Social, Social  /  No Comments

  Croatia continues to have problems with discrimination against ethnic minorities and with freedom of the media, while heightened nationalist rhetoric and hate speech during election time contributed to growing ethnic intolerance and insecurity in the country, global human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in its annual report on the state of human rights in […]

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New ministers proposed for four portfolios in first Gov’t reshuffle

By   /  22/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, Romania  /  No Comments

  Former constitutional judge, the rector of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iasi, Tudorel Toader was proposed to take over the Justice portfolio. Toader has been rector since last year, after three years when he was dean of the Law Faculty. Asked on Tuesday about his potential nomination as Justice Minister, Tudorel Toader only […]

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Stier says Croatia strongly supports Kosovo, calls for enhancing economic cooperation

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Business  /  No Comments

Croatia strongly supports Kosovo’s independence and territorial integrity and wants to contribute, through the European partnership, to the strengthening of the Kosovo institutions, and to provide assistance in the implementation of the country’s Stabilisation and Association Agreement, Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said after talks with his Kosovo counterpart Enver Hoxhaj in Zagreb on […]

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EO 13 vetoed by the Senate’s Legal Committee. Interior minister heard at DNA

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The Senate’s legal committee on Monday vetoed the controversial emergency ordinance no 13 that planned to amend the criminal codes and decriminalize certain corruption offenses, including the abuse of office and that prompted wide street protests in Bucharest and the entire counntry in the past month. The upper chamber’s legal committee passed an amendment through […]

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