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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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25 Apr 14

Election Campaigning Ceases in Macedonia

The pre-election silence ahead of Sunday's general and presidential elections began on Friday, overshadowed by opposition allegations of election fraud and threats that it may not recognise the result.

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25 Apr 14

Zagreb Mayor Sues Croat Prime Minister

Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic has filed a suit against Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic for statements made in the 2013 local election campaign, when he accused him of corruption.

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25 Apr 14

US, Britain, Let Pavelic Escape, CIA Letter Says

British and US intelligence knew that the Vatican was hiding Croatia's wartime Fascist leader Ante Pacelic - but turned a blind eye, recent CIA declassified document shows.

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24 Apr 14

Alleged Kosovo Gangster Accused of Inciting Murder

The EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo has charged Enver Sekiraqa, who is believed to be an international player in organized crime, with inciting the murder of a policeman in 2007.

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24 Apr 14

Serbia Welcomes New Kosovo War Crimes Court

Belgrade said that the establishment of a new Kosovo tribunal with international judges to prosecute war crimes was “good news” that would shift guilt away from Serbia.

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24 Apr 14

Moscow Prepares Revenge For Montenegro Sanctions

As a response to Montenegrin sanctions against some Russian politicians, Moscow is preparing its own counter-measures, Russian media reported on Wednesday.

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24 Apr 14

Albania MP Urges New Probe Into Costly Kosovo Highway

Socialist MP Taulant Balla has called for a new investigation into the Albania-Kosovo highway after Balkan Insight reported that the cost of the 60km road had soared over €950 million.

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24 Apr 14

Macedonian Opposition May Dispute Election Results

As it heads towards likely defeat on Sunday, Macedonia's opposition Social Democratic Party said it might not recognise the results of the April 27 presidential and general elections.

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24 Apr 14

Romania Heads Into Lacklustre European Election

Romanians appears even less interested than usual about this year European's elections, in which standing MEPs and other friends and relatives of the elite are playing a major role.

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24 Apr 14

Two Indicted Over Kosovo War Case Secrecy Breach

The EU rule-of-law mission in Kosovo has indicted two suspects who allegedly violated secrecy rules in the ‘Drenica Group’ case against wartime guerrillas accused of abusing civilian prisoners.

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24 Apr 14

Dacic Tipped For Foreign Ministry in Serbia

As the Progressives, Socialists and the Hungarian minority party prepare to sign a deal on new government, names of candidates for cabinet posts have emerged, including Ivica Dacic's as a possible Foreign Minister.

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23 Apr 14

Macedonia Ruling Party Queried Over Real Estate Spree

Opposition Social Democrats accuse ruling party of using questionable funds to buy up a massive amount of real estate ahead of this month’s elections.

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23 Apr 14

Kosovo MPs Approve New War Crimes Court

After a heated debate, Kosovo lawmakers voted for the establishment of a new special court to probe war crimes and organ-trafficking allegedly committed by Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas.

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23 Apr 14

EU's Ashton Due to Meet Serbian Leaders

Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, is expected to visit Serbia next week, immediately after a new government is formed, to discuss EU integration and Kosovo.

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23 Apr 14

Macedonia Opposition Files Corruption Charges Against PM

The main opposition Social Democrats have filed corruption charges against Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski accusing him of taking a bribe to expedite the illegal sale of a bank.

Culture and Lifestyle

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Festival to Seduce Bucharest's Jazz Lovers

The ninth EUROPAfest festival in May will briefly transform the Romanian metropolis into the world capital of jazz, with concerts taking place all over the city.

Business

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Corruption Deters Investors in Kosovo, Report Says

As Kosovo tries to attract more foreign money, corruption and bribery remain a key factor deterring companies from investing in the country, a recent report said.