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Most Bulgarians Are Afraid to Report Corruption Shows Survey

Accroding to international survey requested by Transparency International most Bulgarians (56%) believed during the last year of "Borissov 3" government mandate that the prime minister and members of his cabinet are involved in corruption.

 When it comes to MPs, this share exceeds two thirds (67%).

Russia resuming full-scale air traffic with Turkey next week

Russia is resuming full-scale air traffic with Turkey next Tuesday, permitting the large tourist trade of Russians taking holidays in Turkey to restart, the country announced.

The decision was made following a visit of Russian experts to Turkey to assess safety measures, Vice Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told a government meeting in Moscow on June 18. 

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

The gibbon monkey Kulicka predicts the results of the UEFA EURO football match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Zagreb Zoo on June 18, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Antonio Bat.

Turkish foreign minister to meet EU foreign policy chief

The Turkish foreign minister and EU foreign policy chief are scheduled to have a bilateral meeting in Antalya, southern Turkey on June 18. 

During the bilateral meeting, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Josep Borrell will review "all aspects of the relations" ahead of EU summit that will be held on June 24-25, said a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Serbian State Security Officials’ Verdict Set for June 30

The first-instance verdict in the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague is scheduled for June 30, the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals said on Thursday.

Bulgaria Takes over Rotating Presidency of SEDM Process

As of July 1, 2021, Bulgaria will become the rotating chair of the SEDM process (South East Europe Defence Ministerial). In preparation for the adoption of the mandate, representatives of the current President of the Republic of Albania are visiting Sofia until 18 June.

AIK to buy regional Sberbank branches, including Slovenian

Ljubljana, 16 June – Finance reported on Wednesday that the Serbian AIK Banka is close to signing a deal to buy all of Russian Sberbank’s operations in Southeast Europe, including those in Slovenia. A potential merger of Sberbank in Slovenia and Gorenjska Banka, which is owned by AIK, would create the third largest banking group in the country.

Nearly 5,000 cultural assets returned to Turkey in last 18 years

A total of 4,862 cultural assets were returned to Turkey between 2003 and 2021, according to data given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Authorities continue to work in coordination with relevant institutions in order to prevent cultural property smuggling and bring back Turkish origin artifacts found abroad.

Croatia Indicts Serb Ex-Paramilitary for War Crime in Vukovar

The State Attorney's Office in the city of Osijek announced on Tuesday that it has indicted an unnamed 50-year-old former Serbian paramilitary fighter for committing a war crime in a settlement near Vukovar in eastern Croatia, two months before the fall of the besieged town.

N1’s Slovenian news portal launched

Ljubljana – A news portal under the N1 brand was launched in Slovenia on Wednesday by United Media. The portal will be managed by Adria News, a company established for this purpose, which is headed by Katja Šeruga, who is also the editor-in-chief of the portal.

Central, Eastern Europe Citizens Believe Corruption is Growing: Report

A new report by Transparency International, published on Tuesday, says that almost a third of European Union citizens "think corruption is getting worse in their country and almost half say their government is doing a bad job at tackling corruption".

TUI: New cancellations of tourist packages for Greece

Travel giant TUI continues to cancel tour packages scheduled until early July for destinations such as Greece, Italy and Spain, according to the Daily Mail, as the date for the inclusion of more countries in the "green list" has been postponed again .

NATO Supports Bosnia’s Integrity, Laments Divisive Language

NATO heads of states and governments attending Monday's alliance summit in Brussels vowed to support the territorial integrity and stability of Bosnia while reaffirming "unity, solidarity, and cohesion, and pledging to open a new chapter in transatlantic relations" and address "Russia's aggressive actions that constitute a threat to Euro-Atlantic security" and "China's growing influence".

Serbia has a dangerous plan for Kosovo and the Balkans?

Haliti said that "Serbia's making efforts that no one in the region, neither Croatia, nor Bosnia-Herzegovina, nor North Macedonia, nor other states that were once part of Yugoslavia, can be stable states, and that this was prepared in the Memorandum of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts".