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08 Oct 13

Romanian Deputy PM Faces Vote Fraud Trial

Deputy prime minister Liviu Dragnea is to go on trial over alleged fraud during last year’s referendum to decide whether to impeach the country’s president.


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20 Oct 14

US Praises Macedonian Law to Jail Militants

Increased jail terms for Macedonians who fight alongside foreign paramilitary groups will aid the global battle against terrorism if the law is properly implemented, a US diplomat said.

20 Oct 14

Police Searches Continue After Zagreb Mayor Arrested

Croatian police have been searching homes and offices after Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic was detained in a major operation over alleged corruption and abuse of office, alongside 18 other suspects.

20 Oct 14

Striking Serbian Lawyers Protest in Belgrade

Several thousand lawyers who have been on strike since the middle of September demonstrated in front of the Serbian government building in Belgrade.

20 Oct 14

Montenegrin Serbs Allege Language Discrimination

Serb organisations in Montenegro urged the authorities to end what they said was discrimination against the Serbian language in the country.

20 Oct 14

Yugoslav Spy Trial Told of ‘Double Agent Assassin’

The trial of Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs accused of killing a Croat émigré, heard claims that a key prosecution witness was an assassin and a German spy.

20 Oct 14

Vote Count Almost Over From Bosnia's Election

Almost a week after the election was held, the winners and losers of the 2014 poll are becoming clearer..

20 Oct 14

Albanian PM’s Visit to Belgrade Postponed

After the disruption at the Serbia-Albania football match in Belgrade, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has postponed his planned visit to the Serbian capital until November.

20 Oct 14

Zagreb Mayor Arrested for Suspected Corruption

Mayor Milan Bandic, who has run the Croatian capital for over a decade, was arrested for alleged corruption, abuse of office and influence peddling.

18 Oct 14

Serbian Police Guards Albanian Embassy Ahead of Match

A heavy police presence has been deployed around the Albanian embassy in Belgrade amid fears it could be targeted by football hooligans.

17 Oct 14

Hearings Start in Munich of Yugoslav Spy Chiefs

The first hearing for Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic, two former Yugoslav Intelligence officers accused of killing a Croat emigre, started on Friday in Munich.

17 Oct 14

Attacks on Albanian Shops in Serbia Condemned

A wave of attacks on Albanian businesses in Serbia has occurred in the wake of the disastrous Serbia-Albania football match earlier this week.

17 Oct 14

In Pictures: Serbian Military Parade

About 20,000 people gathered to see the grand parade marking the anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade.

17 Oct 14

Romania Taken to Court Over Deadly Waste Pond

Brussels is taking Romania to the Court of Justice over its failure to clean up an abandoned waste pond, which the EU fears is leaking toxins into the river Danube and nearby farms.

17 Oct 14

Croatia Cracks Down on Major Tax Dodgers

New office for fighting tax evasion is starting its probe into companies and persons suspected of having avoided payment of their taxes in Croatia.

17 Oct 14

Montenegro Daily Seeks Compensation for 'Lies'

The founders of the Montenegro's independent daily, Vijesti, have filed a lawsuit against the pro-government TV Pink Montenegro and state-owned Pobjeda newspaper, seeking 660,000 euros in compensation for what it calls a camaign of smears against it.



Albania Power Utility Accused of Fixing Tenders

BIRN can reveal that the competition authority is probing claims that Albania’s power utility, OSHEE, colluded with two electricity traders - EFT A.G and GSA - to rig the outcome of import tenders.