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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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24 Oct 14

Croatian Veterans Vow to Continue Tent-Camp Protest

Former soldiers camped out in front of the war veterans’ ministry for the fifth day in a row, demanding improved benefits and the resignation of the minister.

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24 Oct 14

Homophobic Hooligans go on Rampage in Macedonia

About 20 hooligans caused mayhem on Thursday night at the LGBT centre in Skopje, where the country's gay community was holding an anniversary party.

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24 Oct 14

Brussels to Monitor Balkan Economies Each Year

Balkan countries pledged to send their annual economic plans to the EU at a conference in Belgrade - which also marked the first time that the Serbian capital hosted Kosovo officials.

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24 Oct 14

Montenegro Says No to Marijuana as Medicine

Montenegrin ministers have refused to back an initiative to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, saying any such decision requires further medical and legal analysis.

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24 Oct 14

Bosnia Seeks Detention For Gibraltar Gang Suspects

Bosnia's Prosecutor has demanded detention for the nine arrested in a police action codenamed Gibraltar, which included telecoms officials and marketing and television figures.

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24 Oct 14

UEFA Declares Serbia Winner of Abandoned Match

The European Football body has awarded Serbia a three-nill victory in the Euro qualifier match with Albania in Belgrade that was abandoned on October 14th amid violence.

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24 Oct 14

Smokers Burn Hole in Romanian Health Budget

Romania is paying more to treat its legion of smokers than it is earning from taxes on tobacco.

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24 Oct 14

Macedonia Demands Sacking of ‘Communist Police Informers’

The Macedonian state office tasked with rooting out communist-era informers has asked for them to be sacked from their jobs, but critics say suspects are being targeted for political reasons.

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23 Oct 14

UEFA to Rule on Serbia-Albania Match Mayhem

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will hold a hearing on Thursday to discuss disciplinary proceeding against the Serbian and Albanian football federations over the amatch on October 14, which was called off amid battles on the pitch.

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23 Oct 14

Journalists Demand Freedom for Jailed Macedonian Reporter

Macedonian and international journalist's associations demanded 'Justice and Freedom' for the jailed reporter Tomislav Kezarovski ahead of Friday’s hearing before the appeal court.

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23 Oct 14

Disabled Croatian Veterans Rally After Protest Death

War veterans who have been protesting in Zagreb for several days held a commemoration for a wheelchair-bound female ex-soldier who reportedly died from exhaustion at a late-night rally.

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23 Oct 14

Greek Tycoon Saves Montenegro's Oldest Paper

Petros Stathis will most likely be the new owner of Montenegro's oldest newspaper Pobjeda, which has been heavily in debt and struggling to survive for years.

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23 Oct 14

Sexist Textbook Angers Kosovo Women's Groups

The University of Prishtina has said it will review its textbooks following an outcry over a Faculty of Law work that describes women rape victims as 'usually immoral'.

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23 Oct 14

Romania Makes More Use of EU Funding

Romania is now using about half of the money it is entitled to access from Brussels - well up on previous years, but still behind other Eastern European states.

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23 Oct 14

Dodik Party Stakes Claim to Run Republika Srpska

Milorad Dodik says his governing Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, intends to form the next government in Bosnia's predominantly Serbian entity.

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Kosovo Private Sector Workers Suffering, Union Says

While unemployment has dropped in Kosovo in recent years, many wwho have accepted jobs in the private sector face appalling conditions, a union leader says.