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Zagreb County Court spokesman Kresimir Devcic said the court had decided that former Agrokor boss Ivica Todoric can avoid pre-trial jail by paying a hefty bail sum.
"The judges have altered the decision of the investigating judge regarding bail. They believe that, with appropriate precautions in place, bail can serve the same purpose as investigative detention," Devcic said.
Romania's gross minimum wage exceeds the Central and Eastern European average, but at the same time the country has the highest effective tax rate in the region, specifically 41.5 percent, shows a survey by Deloitte Romania.
The effective tax rate is the highest, at 41.5 percent, for a gross wage of 1,000 euro, whilst the region's average is 27 pct.
He added that this agreement would undermine Bulgarian national interests.
"The position of the Bulgarian government is not to join UN's global pact on migration," the deputy head of the GERB said after a meeting of coalition heads, Reuters reports. The agency says the juior coalition partner of GERB, the United Patrioty, strongly opposes the UN pact.
In Serbia, many are today commenting on this decision of the organizer, some calling it scandalous, while the media also write about "only the alphabetic order" being important.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who was also present at the event, said that "the protocol certainly did not reflect the balance of power."
More than 700 organisations, individuals, journalists and public figures in Croatia have signed an open letter on Thursday, criticising the media's "one-sided, simplified and ultimately dishonest and unfair reporting" about migrants and refugees.
Ivana Peric, editor of the H-alter website, one of the signatories, told BIRN that the media were overwhelmed by fake news about refugees.
Bosnian foodstuff producers are worried after Kosovo imposed a 10-per-cent customs tariff on imports from Bosnia and Serbia this week, citing their hostility towards Kosovo.
The trade balance between the two countries is unequal; the value of Bosnian exports to Kosovo is about ten times larger than Kosovo's exports to Bosnia.
"We received from the Office of the Chancellor that Merkel wants a bilateral meeting with me on Sunday morning. That speaks about the importance and the place of Serbia. People need to be proud and satisfied," the president said in a statement to the press.
He said he always wants to see Merkel and added that he believes that Europe will lose much when she leaves.
Romania intends to reinvigorate the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu told the EUSDR National Forum, an event organized on Monday at the Palace of Parliament, on the occasion of the launch of Romania's EUSDR Presidency.