Slovenia proposes surprise changes for EPPO prosecutors
Just days after the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) was finally completed following the appointment of two Slovenian prosecutors, Ljubljana has proposed amendments to the act on public prosecution.
The proposed changes would give the government greater sway in the appointment of prosecutors, and practically bar the Public Prosecutors’ Council from the process.
EPPO prosecutors in...
November 26, 2021
Serbian Albanian Leaders deny deleted addresses deal
Ethnic Albanian representatives in Serbia have not yet reached an agreement with the Serbian government amid allegations that authorities deleted addresses belonging to ethnic Albanians in the country’s south.
“There is no agreement, nor an arrangement,” said Ragmi Mustafi, head of the National Council of Albanians in Serbia.
Earlier this week, Gordana Comic, the Serbian minister...
November 19, 2021
Online hate speech persist in Bosnia, says report
A new report from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) has revealed that the incidence of hate speech, discrimination and digital violations has only risen on digital platforms in Bosnia. In fact, the trend has only worsened in the wake of a new decree by the President of the Serb-led entity Republika Srpska.
The head of Serbia’s Party of Freedom and Justice, former Belgrade mayor Dragan Djilas, has slammed EU parliamentarians’ draft electoral reforms after they were leaked to the media yesterday. “The... read more →
The Bosnian state court this week rejected an extradition request from Croatia regarding Vinko Martinovic, alias Stela, after his arrest on an international arrest warrant for committing murder in 1996. ... read more →
A new European Commission report has called on Western Balkan countries, including Albania, to expand efforts in managing migration inflows, asylum seekers, corruption and organised crime. Presented by Home Affairs... read more →
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has voiced concerns that foreign interference, including that from the United States, may manipulate the national elections next year. Orban made the comments in a... read more →
The European Commission is tomorrow set to release its second annual report critical of Hungary for having inadequate anti-corruption rules and infringing on press freedom. The critique will form part... read more →
Authorities in the UK and Moldova agreed yesterday that illicit cash confiscated from Luca Filat, son of the former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat, by British courts will be returned... read more →
Tougher penalties await dognappers in the United Kingdom this year after the government introduced a new criminal offence of pet abduction. Amid a surge in animal thefts during the COVID-19... read more →
A cell within the notorious Montenegrin drug trafficking group, the Skaljari clan, has been arrested on Spain’s Canary Islands. During the arrests, Spanish authorities reportedly seized 400 kilograms of cocaine,... read more →
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