Cyprus seals Dutch deal on taxation

The Cypriot minister of finance, Makis Keravnos, expressed his satisfaction with the conclusion of negotiations on a double taxation avoidance agreement with the Netherlands in a meeting Thursday with the Dutch ambassador in Nicosia, Elke Merks-Schaapveld, according to a press release by the ministry.

The Netherlands expects further Progress from Bulgaria on the conditions for Schengen Membership

The Netherlands is not against Bulgaria's entry into Schengen, but expects more progress from the country on the terms of accession. This was stated by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, to Bulgaria's National Television in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, where the Council of Europe summit was opened yesterday.

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Kılıçdaroğlu wins more Votes among Turkish voters in Bulgaria but Erdogan leads almost Everywhere abroad

The vast majority of Turkish voters in Bulgaria preferred the opposition presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to the current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential elections in Turkey, according to the results of the vote abroad, announced by the Turkish publication "Duvar" and quoted by BTA.

Frontex: 300% more Migrants tried to enter the EU in the first 4 months of 2023

There has been a 292% increase in the number of people trying to reach European shores from North Africa via routes leading to Italy. The data is only for the period between January and April 2023, compared to the same period in 2022. According to official figures, this is about 42,200 people. The information is from the Border Agency of the EU Frontex, BGNES reported.

Iran executes Swedish-Iranian dual national

Iran executed on Saturday Swedish-Iranian dissident Habib Chaab for "terrorism", the judiciary said, in the Islamic republic's latest use of the death penalty against dual nationals.

Chaab had been held in Iran since October 2020 after he vanished during a visit to Turkey before going on trial in Tehran, which does not recognise dual nationality.

High turnout prompts extra ballot boxes abroad

The number of expatriate votes cast in Türkiye's upcoming elections has reached nearly 1.2 million, prompting the government to set up additional ballot boxes abroad.

More than 3.4 million Turkish citizens living abroad are eligible to vote for the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 14 at home, around 277,000 of whom are first-time voters.

Migrants’ Mass Expulsions from Croatia Raise Legal Doubts

Besides such abuses, experts also say the procedure could be illegal. "There are some doubts over the legality of what we are seeing happening between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in terms of European law," Italian jurist and migration expert Gianfranco Schiavone told BIRN.

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