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Joksimovic: Reforms most significant in European integration

BELGRADE - Reforms are the most significant segment of Serbia's European integration, says Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic.

"Reforms are what constitutes the accession process, they are the so-called Copenhagen criteria - rule of law, the fight against corruption, the judicial reform, the economic criterion and good administration," she told Pink TV on Thursday.

State of emergency complicates ties between Ankara-Brussels: EU term presidency

The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) warns Turkey against the extension of its state of emergency stressing that it harms the environment for progress in democracy and the rule of law and complicates ties between Ankara and Brussels.

Saxo Bank shuts Turkey FX operations, closes Istanbul office

The Copenhagen-based multi-asset broker Saxo Bank has said it has decided to end operations through its Turkish subsidiary, Saxo Capital Markets Menkul Değerler A.Ş., to reduce complexity in the organization and bolster relationships with strong partners in Turkey.

The company's office in Istanbul will be shut down, according to a statement released on June 28. 

Cyber attack hits oil giant and banks in Russia and Ukraine

Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on June 27 and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighbouring Ukraine were also disrupted.
   
A Moscow-based cyber security firm, Group-IB, said it appeared to be a coordinated attack simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine.
   

Athens in top 4 choices as food destination, booking.com reviews show

Athens is one of the top culinary places for tourists choosing their destination based on food, according to a survey by Booking.com. With three quarters (75%) of global travellers saying that they would likely travel somewhere renowned for its great food and drink when choosing their next travel destination, culinary travel is a trend on the rise.

Copenhagen's 'Little Mermaid' Statue Vandalized Over Faroe Islands Whaling

Copenhagen's famous 'Little Mermaid' statue has been vandalized by animal rights activists calling on Denmark to put an end to the slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, according to RT.

The bronze statue, which sits on a rock by the waterside at Copenhagen's Langelinie promenade, was spray-painted red on Tuesday.

Copenhagen's iconic little mermaid statue vandalized over

The "little mermaid" statute in Copenhagen, the city's most famous monument, was vandalized yesterday by animal rights activists outraged over whaling, police said.

The culprits sprayed red paint on the statue, which sits on a rock by the waterside in the Danish capital, and left a message for authorities.

Brussels 15 years ago and 15 years later

It was the beginning of 2003; Abdullah Gül was Turkey's Prime Minister. Fadıl Akgündüz, also known as Jet Fadıl, was an independent deputy from the southeastern province of Siirt. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was not yet elected as a deputy because of previous political bans. But as the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) he went on a tour around EU countries.

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