Category: Balkans
Balkans 15.02.21 | 20:07

Jansa defends his record in Parliament, remains ready for early elections if his Government is voted out

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa dismissed calls from the opposition is trying to bring down his Government and replace him with Karl Erjavec from the DESUS party of pensioners. “This is a destructive move and a farce. The opposition is wasting taxpayers time and money”, Jansa said. He...

Balkans 14.02.21 | 20:52

VV wins big in early Kosovo elections

The populist VV party scored a major victory in the Kosovo general elections, exit polls show. Albin Kurti’s party is on track to win over 40 percent of the vote, dwarfing Hashim Thaci’s PDK party and the liberal LDK party, both of which stand to gain about 15 percent. Kurti formed a Government...

Balkans 14.02.21 | 13:41

Sofia Mayor banned annual march popular with neo-Nazi groups

Bulgarian authorities banned the so-called Lukov March, an annual event in Sofia that is popular with neo-Nazis. The march, held over the past decade, is in honor of general Hristo Lukov, who was killed by Communists in 1943. Sofia Mayor Jordanka Fandakova revoked the approval to hold the event, and...

Balkans 04.02.21 | 15:49

Karakachanov with new provocation: Goce Delcev sacrificed himself for the existence of Bulgaria

We will not allow Goce Delcev to be posthumously assimilated! It is neither moral, nor Christian, nor European, the Minister of Defense, Krasimir Karakachanov, said at today’s observance of the 149th anniversary of the birth of Goce Delcev, writes Sofia-based “Trud”. In his speech,...

Balkans 02.02.21 | 09:40

Only NATO members Macedonia and Montenegro without vaccines in the region

A survey conducted by “Bloomber” shows that Macedonia and Montenegro are the only countries in the region that do not have vaccines yet, as well as Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The survey was conducted on 100 inhabitants and the leaders are Serbia, Malta and the United Kingdom. Serbian...

Balkans 01.02.21 | 21:59

Albania receives the first Pfizer vaccines, and Republika Srpska got a shipment of Sputnik V

Two countries in teh region received their first more serious batches of vaccines today. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the arrival of the first Pfizer vaccines in the country which has ordered a total of 500,000 doses. And at the Sarajevo airport in Bosnia, 2,000 Sputnik V vaccines arrived...

Balkans 01.02.21 | 13:38

Rumen Radev: Citizens with Bulgarian passports in Macedonia do not feel like self-confident citizens

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has criticized the government in Sofia that it hasn’t done enough to present Bulgaria’s position on Macedonia to the partners in the Western countries. Radev told a news conference at which he reviewed the first four years of his presidency that he will run...

Balkans 21.01.21 | 14:06

Brnabic: Macedonia can’t start immunization, hasn’t registered the vaccine and doesn’t have a vaccination plan

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, said on the show “Good Morning Serbia”, that her country has an agreement with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on the Covid-19 vaccines. Vucic decided to help them with 8,000 doses. We help the Pfizer vaccines...

Balkans 14.01.21 | 12:31

V4: Illegal immigration into Europe decreased only slightly in 2020

Migration remains a serious problem southern Europe because, despite the pandemic-related restrictions, the number of newcomers reaching the continent has only decreased minimally, the V4 news agency reports. The year 2020, for the most part, was about movement restrictions, border closures and the cessation...

Balkans 11.01.21 | 10:12

Albania to begin vaccinations as Macedonia lags behind its neighbors

Albania is the latest neighboring country that beat Macedonia to the begin its coronavirus vaccination process. Of all our neighbors, only Kosovo remains yet to begin the process. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that he has secured 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and that the use of the initial...

Balkans 09.01.21 | 20:22

Karakachanov says Macedonia will get a date for negotiations if it accepts that the common history is Bulgarian

The Republic of Macedonia has a chance to get a date for negotiations in January or February, if they sign the 12-point Annex, which we have prepared, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov told NOVA-News. According to him, Macedonia had a chance to set a date for...

Balkans 07.01.21 | 11:02

New magnitude 5.0 quake in Croatia damages some buildings, evacuation of Petrinja’s center possible

Wednesday’s evening tremor measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale caused additional damage on buildings in Petrinja, and later in the night the police banned people from entering the center of the town. The spokesman for the task force dealing with the aftermath of the Dec. 29 earthquake, Mladen Pavic,...

Balkans 05.01.21 | 16:43

Many injured after a gas explosion in a cafe in Kosovo

A large gas canister explosion ripped through a cafe in the city of Urosevac/Ferizaj in Kosovo, injuring dozens. Local authorities say that four people are in critical condition. Patients were rushed to Pristina for treatment due to the severity of the burns they sustained.

Balkans 04.01.21 | 10:37

New, 4.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Petrinja area

A new earthquake rocked the area of Petrinja at 7.49 a.m. Monday, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, Ines Ivancic of the Croatian Seismological Survey told Croatian Radio. Earlier today, at 4.20 a.m., seismographs of the Croatian Seismological Survey registered a 3.5 earthquake two kilometers northeast...

Balkans 30.12.20 | 20:30

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: Authorities in Skopje to protect citizens with Bulgarian identity

Authorities in Skopje should take measures to end hate speech and protect their citizens with Bulgarian identity, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in a Facebook post. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs closely monitors the constant posts on social networks with lists of Bulgarian citizens...

Balkans 30.12.20 | 18:04

January 2 declared day of mourning in Croatia

Croatia’s Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said on Wednesday that Tuesday’s deadly quake in Sisak-Moslavina County had destroyed five schools, damaged nine that would need serious repairs before they could reopen, and left 13 schools standing. “Five school buildings are out of use. Nine could be...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 18:45

Number of casualties in Croatia earthquake rises

The number of people killed in Tuesday’s devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Petrinja has climbed to five, a number of people have been injured and significant damage has been caused. Four people have been killed in Majske Poljane near the town of Glina, Glina Deputy Mayor Branka Mitic...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 17:16

Croatian military helping Petrinja residents clear up earthquake damage

Croatian military personnel are helping residents of Petrinja in clearing up and repairing the damage after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the area at 12.19 pm on Tuesday, Croatia’s Defense Ministry said. President Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Defense Minister Mario Banozic...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 15:37

Jeremic: Mini Schengen is a migrant control project

Serbian opposition official Vuk Jeremic blamed President Aleksandar Vucic of initiating the so-called Mini Schengen scheme as a plan to control migrant movement through the region and toward the EU. Macedonia has subscribed to the plan, mainly as a “participation trophy” as our European Union...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 15:05

Young girl died in the Croatia quake, father and son saved from the rubble

A 12 year old girl has reportedly died in the powerful quake that struck central Croatia today. N1 TV reports that the tragedy occurred in the city of Petrinja, which is the worst hit. The girl’s mother is also in critical condition. In another instance, a father and son were carried out from...

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