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18.09.20

Tirana/Berlin, 19 September 2020, dtt-net.com -  Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said his government will take into consideration calls by many European bodies over media defamation law which many see as attempt of his and the ruling Socialist Party (PS) to silent media outlets.

18.09.20

Sarajevo, 18 September 2020, dtt-net.com – Bosnian government today signed with the Bill and Melinda Gates founded foundation GAVI - Global Vaccine Alliance an agreement for procurement of Covid19 vaccine.

18.09.20

Sarajevo, 18 September 2020, dtt-net.com - Total 888 Covid19 new cases of infections and 26 more people died from the virus in the Western Balkans six countries in the last 24 hours, according to official data.

 

18.09.20

Brussels/Skopje, 18 September 2020, dtt-net.com – Bulgaria rejects the use of term “Macedonian language” and claims in Skopje over Macedonian minority in Bulgaria and is asking other member countries to include the row in the chapter 35 in the upcoming EU accession talks in order to make North Macedonia implement the treaty of friendship signed between the two countries three years ago.

17.09.20

Strasbourg/Tirana, 18 September 2020, dtt-net.com – Austrian lawmaker, Stefan Schennach, who is the General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on media freedom and the protection of journalists, has today expressed his serious concern regarding the possibility that the Parliament of Albania may adopt a number of amendments to current legislation targeting online media, despite severe international criticism, including from media freedom organisations and the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission.

17.09.20

Podgorica, 17 September 2020, dtt-net.com – The leader of the pro-Russia and pro-Serbia opposition bloc in Montenegro and the likely new premier, Zdravko Krivokapic, is against Montenegro’s alignment with EU sanctions on Russia because of annexation of Crimea.

17.09.20

Brussels, 17 September 2020, dtt-net.com – Serbia wants to open at the EU-mediated talks the question of the 2013 and 2015 deals for a Association of Serb Municipalities (ASM)  – ruled unconstitutional by Kosovan Constitutional Court – but Kosovan government refuses to discuss over it before an agreement for a mutual recognition between the two countries is reached.

17.09.20

Sarajevo, 17 September 2020, dtt-net.com – Bosniak, Croat and Serb members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today confirmed their divisions over proposals to recognize Kosovo and also relocating country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

17.09.20

Sarajevo, 17 September 2020, dtt-net.com – Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) said it arrested yesterday nine former members of Serb forces over crimes against Bosniak civilians during the 1992-1995 war in the country.

17.09.20

Podgorica, 17 September 2020, dtt-net.com - Constitutive session of the Parliament of Montenegro will be held on September 23, the outgoing Speaker of the legislative body announced.