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Bulgarian voters from Turkey divert via Greece as ‘patriots’ again protest at Turkish border

By   /  24/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Bulgarian passport-holders coming into the country to vote in the March 26 elections would now be coming via Greece instead of directly across the border because of planned blockades by Bulgarian nationalists, reports on March 24 said. The nationalist United Patriots coalition again staged blockades of Bulgaria’s border crossings with Turkey on March 24, […]

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Kosovo marks the 18th anniversary of NATO’s bombing of Serbia

By   /  24/03/2017  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  No Comments

Kosovo marks today the 18th anniversary of NATO’s air attacks against Slobocan Milosevic regime forces. The attacks were launched on 24 March 1999 a little after 8 pm, upon the order of the then Secretary General of NATO, Javier Solana. The start of the bombing on Serb forces marked the start of the end of […]

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Defendants testify on the 2015 Kumanovo events

By   /  23/03/2017  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Social, Social  /  No Comments

A trial was held today at the Court of Serious Crimes in Skopje on the armed clash which happened on 9 May 2015 in Kumanovo, where 8 police officers and 10 members of a group called National Liberation Army remained killed. Two defendants offered their testimonies today, Bajram Elshani and Hexhbedin Lika. They said that […]

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JusMin in the EP’s LIBE committee: The GEO 13 itself was not the issue, but the hour when it has been adopted

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

  The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in the European Parliament debated on Wednesday the situation of democracy and judiciary in Romania. Attending the debate, Romanian Justice minister Tudorel Toader said that the GEO 13 (editor note: that prompted wide street protests in Romania), “was not inwardly a problem”, but that […]

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Adria Airways pilots start industrial action

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Business, SI Business, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  No Comments

  The pilots of Adria Airways went on a two-day strike over collective bargaining on Wednesday, which has already resulted in a number of flights being rescheduled with some cancellations planned for tomorrow. According to their trade union, more than 100 pilots are on strike between 6 AM and 10 PM on both days, the […]

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Prosecutor-General: Bulgaria will not extradite border policemen wanted by Turkey on murder, manslaughter charges

By   /  22/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov said on March 22 that Bulgaria will not extradite to Turkey four border policemen wanted by Ankara on murder charges in connection with the 2008 death of a poacher. Tsatsarov said that according to the European Convention to which Turkey is a party, Bulgaria is not obliged to hand over the […]

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Association of Serb Communes is soon expected to be established

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  No Comments

The Association of Serb Communes in Kosovo may be established this year. This has been warned by representatives of the USA and Great Britain in Kosovo. US ambassador to Pristina, Greg Delawie says that this community will be important for the integration of healthcare and education in the Kosovo system and it will also be […]

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Recommendations of the European Commission for the implementation of SAA

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Kosovo, Social, XK Social  /  No Comments

Consumer protection, agricultural sector and forestry in the framework of the Stabilization and Association Agreement were the main topics discussed in the last meeting held in Brussels between representatives of Kosovo and European Commission. In all the domains that were discussed, the Commission and Kosovo have agreed on the importance of the implementation of the […]

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Social workers join forces

By   /  22/03/2017  /  BA Social, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, HR Social, ME Social, MK Social, Montenegro, RS Social, Serbia, Social  /  No Comments

  Associations of social workers from BiH, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia signed on Tuesday in Sarajevo the Memorandum on Regional Cooperation. The aim of this Memorandum is improvement of social protection services in the region. The conference in Sarajevo was organized on the […]

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