News archive of July 2018

Lithuania blocking chapter because of Belgrade-Moscow ties

The reason for this is primarily the relationship between Belgrade and Moscow, and the Serbian Minister for EU Integration Jadranka Joksimovic says that the opening of the chapter in question is unlikely to happen by the end of the year.

Financial system "more resilient to foreign influence"

this is primarily thanks to a reduced share of public debt in Serbia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as the more frequent use of the dinar in transactions, Beta agency is reporting.

Ankara puts Nicosia ambassadors on notice

The Turkish foreign ministry is warning foreign diplomats in the Republic of Cyprus not to overstep their authority, following comments by Israeli and Egyptian ambassadors in Nicosia during a diaspora conference last week.

Second body found floating off Athens' southern coast

A new body was recovered in the sea off the coast of Glyfada, a suburb in the south of Athens, the coast guard said on Tuesday.

The body was found floating by a man who was sailing out in his boat and immediately alerted authorities, the coast guard said.

According to initial information, it belongs to a man of about 50 years of age.

Government muddying waters over who is responsible for deadly fires

In the aftermath of what was the worst fire in Greece's modern history, the government is coming under increasing criticism for failing to provide clear-cut information on the number of missing and for allegedly trying to muddy the waters over who is responsible.