Western Balkans and EU News

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28.10.20

Prishtina, 28 October 2020, dtt-net.com – German officials today renewed EU calls for an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia reiterating its importance for the stability of the region and its EU pathway.

28.10.20

Sarajevo, 28 October 2020, dtt-net.com – An diplomat today told representatives of judiciary and prosecutorial body of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) that the EU is disappointed with lack of reforms in the sector urging for law amendments aimed at integrity, independence and accountability.

28.10.20

Skopje, 28 October 2020, dtt-net.com – The Parliament of North Macedonia today amended a law which foresees temporary wearing of masks outdoor with certain exemptions related to amid the increase of new Covid19 cases in the country.

28.10.20

Belgrade, 28 October 2020, dtt-net.com – The Parliament of Serbia approved a new government headed again by the Prime Minister Ana Brnabic after June elections, but the mandate of her cabinet will be short-lived as the President Aleksandar Vucic of the country has already announced new parliamentary elections for 2022 alongside with presidential elections.

28.10.20

The Hague/Prishtina, 28 October 2020, dtt-net.com – A former member of the Kosovan guerrilla (KLA), which fought for independence of Kosovo from Serbia during the 1998-1999 war, today told a judge of the special court in The Hague that he is not guilty of four-count war crimes charges filed by the prosecution.

28.10.20

Sarajevo/Belgrade, 28 October 2020, dtt-net.com – For the second day in a row, record high number of Covid19 infections are reported in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia.

27.10.20

Skopje, 27 October 2020, dtt-net.com – Police in North Macedonia has filed criminal charges against country’s head of National Agency for Educational Programmes amid reports of misuse of EU funds.

27.10.20

Belgrade, 27 October 2020, dtt-net.com – Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov is in self-isolation after being in contact with people infected with COVID19 and will not be travelling this week to Serbia and Kosovo, his office said.

27.10.20

Brussels, 27 October 2020, dtt-net.com – Officials of Serbia and Kosovo will meet for EU-mediated talks Thursday (October 29) in Brussels and discuss “financial and property” issues, but not over controversial Association of Serb Municipalities (ASM) as Kosovan side refuses to tackle the issue before an eventual final agreement with mutual recognition is reached.

 

27.10.20

Tirana/Brussels, 27 October 2020, dtt-net.com – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said the socialist-majority parliament will “not wait a second” and will vote for final approval of electoral code changes despite calls by EU officials to wait until the Venice Commission makes its feedback over the changes protested by county’s president and two opposition parties.