News archive of August 2018
The European Court of Human Rights has criticised the Albanian government's "inappropriate approach" in 2014, when it tried convince the court to adjourn its examination of cases concerning the restitution of property seized under the Communist regime.
The court emphasized that both Albania's official and non-official attempts to influence the court had been rebuffed.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said "amnesty is not on the immediate agenda" of the ruling party, after the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) drafted a proposal to introduce amnesty for certain convicts.
Ambassador of the US in Bucharest Hans Klemm stated that he talked on Wednesday with Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Liviu Dragnea about a lot of things, with an emphasis on the economic relation between the US and Romania.
Authorities said on Thursday that they have identified a leading member of the Rouvikonas anti-establishment group who entered the premises last Tuesday of the Foreign Ministry building in Athens.
Police said they found the suspect's motorbike near the building and identified him as the author of a threatening statement posted by the group after the assault.
The Business Environment Ministry launched on Thursday the online Business Romania platform, where business people and companies can join and interact to exchange information and create partnerships, Paula Pirvanescu, senior official with the Ministry of Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship (MMACA), said Thursday.
The in-house debate in the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) continues over the dissident's demand to change the party administration as the CHP leader voiced his criticism to Muharrem İnce, who has lead the dissidents following his presidential candidacy.
In a landmark development for Kosovo, the European Parliament's Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, LIBE, on Thursday voted decisively in favour of Kosovo having a visa-free regime with the European Union's passport-free Schengen area.
Thirty members of the committee voted in favour, ten against and two abstained.