News archive of July 2020

Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bayram) Today

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha today. Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, all prayers are in the open, outside the mosques. In Haskovo, the Eid prayer was on a sports field.

Croatian Serb Official to Join ‘Storm’ Celebration in Croatia

Boris Milosevic, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and a member of Independent Democratic Serbian Party, SDSS, which represents the country's Serbian minority, will participate in ceremonies commemorating the 25th anniversary of Storm, the Croatian army operation that terminated a Serbian rebellion in 1995.

New Democracy suspends all public events to prevent spread of virus

Ruling New Democracy announced on Friday it was suspending any activity planned in open or closed venues, as that would lead to possible overcrowding.

"In the current situation, priorities change. We choose communication from a distance even though human contact is irreplaceable," the party said in a press release.

Turkey gives services, tradesmen tax relief over virus

The government has announced that the Value Added Tax (VAT) will be lowered until the end of the year for some sectors, while the rental withholding will be cut in half for all businesses to the economy weather the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has said.

PM Orban: Digital transformation, an absolute priority for Gov't, fast-tracking relevant tendering is essential

The digital transformation is an absolute priority for the government, and it's important that preparations are made in the next period for the launch of tender procedures for everything digital for the computerization of the public administration, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday at the "Romanian Information Day" event, organised by the Authority for Romania's Digitisation.

Darko Saric found guilty, awaiting verdict

The money is believed to have been obtained by smuggling cocaine.
The operative part of the first-instance verdict is being read, after which the court will announce the sentences to which it is sentencing the accused and give an explanation for its decision.
In addition to Saric, 16 other defendants have been charged in this case.

Deputy Justice Minister resigns

Deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Kranis submitted his resignation to the prime minister on Friday, sources said.

He has reportedly sent his resignation letter to Kyriakos Mitsotakis in which he explains the reasons for his departure. No more details were immediately available.

Kranis was one of the 21 cabinet members who were not elected lawmakers.