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BIRN presents its selection of photos of some of the events and processes that marked a difficult year.
Battle Goes on With Deadly Virus
A medical worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) attends a patient at the Covid-19 hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, 18 December 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/MARKO DJOKOVIC.
President Radev expressed the sympathy of our country with the Croatian people.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev held a telephone conversation with his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic.
Rumen Radev expressed the sympathy of our country with the people and institutions of Croatia following the earthquake in the country, which led to human casualties and serious destruction.
Experts told an online debate hosted by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network on Tuesday that the current regulation systems for online media in the Western Balkans are not good enough, but efforts to curb the publication of hate speech and defamatory comments must not tip over into censorship.
The EU will procure Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, which is expected to be produced in larger quantities.
However, as we find out, the anger of everyone from the Western Balkans was caused by the news that the distribution of vaccines through the COVAX program, for which all countries paid 5 million dollars, will not start before May.
The annual conclusions of the EU Council on Enlargement, Stabilization and Association of the Western Balkans are on the agenda of the ambassadors of the member states who will discuss this issue in the afternoon.
The conclusions were previously blocked by Bulgaria, which primarily vetoed the negotiating framework for North Macedonia.
Romania has been and will remain an active member of the United Nations, involved in the proper functioning of the United Nations, demonstrating a genuine and lasting commitment at all levels: maintaining international peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, says the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, at the celebra