News archive of July 2018

London doesn't want UN Security Council to discuss Kosovo

According to the daily Vecernje Novosti, London has made such a decision "because it believes that the situation in Kosovo is good and there is no need for it."

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says this turn of events was expected, and that the UK is "obviously not interested in the Serbian position."

"To us, this is a clear message," Dacic told the Belgrade newspaper.

Moldova MPs to Vote on Anti-Graft 'Magnitsky Act'

A group of opposition deputies has drafted new legislation to combat money-laundering after the parliamentary majority voted last Thursday to pass a fiscal reform package which has sparked criticism, particularly from Moldova's Western partners and donors, for loopholes that could allow the legalisation of criminally-acquired funds.

USR's Barna: "No convicts in public offices" campaign gathers 450,000 signatures

The "No convicts in public offices" campaign has gathered, until now, 450,000 signatures and will continue in the next two weeks with a caravan that will cross 12 counties in order to reach the target of 500,000 signatures, said the Save Romania Union (USR) Chairman, deputy Dan Barna.

Vicious cycle of overtaxation sees state getting less in income tax

While the process for the submission of income tax declarations was completed on Monday and Tuesday is the deadline for the first installment, all signs point to revenues being about half a billion euros less than last year.

Athens ponders bond issue timetable

Despite Greece's scheduled exit from the bailout program in three weeks' time, Greek bonds have not seen any recent improvement, demonstrating that investors remain reserved about the country's prospects - and sending Athens a clear message that returning to the market will be no walk in the park.