Western Balkans and EU News

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11.08.20

Brussels, 11 August 2020, dtt-net.com - The EU has agreed so far Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on macro-financial assistance (MFA) programmes with eight countries - of which four from the Western Balkans region - aimed at helping them cope with coronavirus pandemic damages.

10.08.20

Skopje, 10 August 2020, dtt-net.com – Police of North Macedonia said it intercepted during the weekend 94 illegal migrants in a local lorry on their way to the EU further north.

10.08.20

Belgrade, 10 August 2020, dtt-net.com -  A diplomat of the permanent and veto right member country of the UN Security Council told Belgrade media that the best solution for an agreement between the two sides through the EU-mediated talks should be based on the UN resolution 1244 - which treats Kosovo as part of Serbia - a similar position to Russia which also refuses to recognize the independence of the Kosovan state.

10.08.20

Sarajevo/Belgrade/Tirana, 10 August 2020 – Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) authorities today reported the highest number of deaths (16) and of new cases of infections (173) in the last 24 hours in the region.

10.08.20

Podgorica, 10 August 2020, dtt-net.com – Protests with vehicles were organized yesterday in several towns in Montenegro by the Serb Orthodox Church (SPC) against the religion law approved by the parliament in December.

10.08.20

Prishtina, 10 August 2020, dtt-net.com – Eleven armed members of Serbia’s gendarmerie were caught by video cameras Friday evening in a village in eastern Kosovo, which according to the NATO-led force (KFOR) were participating in a joint “synchronized patrol” with KFOR troops, causing strong reactions by angered Kosovan authorities and inhabitants.

07.08.20

Skopje, 07 August 2020, dtt-net.com – Two Macedonian and Albanian parties in North Macedonia said they agreed in principle about the priorities of a possible future government, but talks are to continue in coming days and nothing is decided yet.

07.08.20

Prishtina, 07 August 2020, dtt-net.com – The EU office in Prishtina and the USA Embassy said that a law proposed to the Kosovan parliament on the protection of the KLA values which fought for independence from Serbia during the 1998-1999 contains provisions detrimental to freedom of expression.

07.08.20

Brussels, 07 August 2020, dtt-net.com - This week, more batches of FFP2 and FFP3 protective masks are being distributed to Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia from rescEU - the common European reserve of medical equipment set up this year to help countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission (EC) said.

07.08.20

Sarajevo, 07 August 2020, dtt-net.com – Bosnian authorities today reported the highest number of Covid-19 new cases and also of deaths in the last 24 hours in the Western Balkans region.