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North Macedonia Jails Ex-Secret Police Chief in Wiretapping Case

In a first-instance verdict, the Skopje Criminal Court on Friday found the former head of the secret police, Saso Mijalkov, guilty on all three accounts, of criminal association, abuse of office and receiving a reward for illegal influence, handing him a jail sentence of 12 years.

Greek Police Denies Golden Dawn Fugitive Hiding in Serbia

A Greek police spokesperson has brushed aside reports that a convicted fugitive, Christos Pappas, from the far-right Golden Dawn party, may be hiding out in a Serbian monastary.

DW: Boyko Borissov Claims He Copes with Pandemic Best of All - Is it True?

Every time he appears on Facebook, in villages and factories, Boyko Borissov invariably claims that he tackles the pandemic crisis in the best way possible. The latest such example is from the Haskovo village of Malevo, where together with Health Minister Kostadin Angelov the Prime Minister arrived along with a mobile vaccination team.

EU Is looking to Accelerate Covid-19 Vaccination Process

European leaders are looking for ways to step up their inoculation drives in talks on Thursday, with the 27 member states lagging behind countries like Israel and Britain in the vaccination race against Covid-19.

Why Turkey is Dialing Down Tensions in East Med

Turkey and Greece resumed their exploratory talks after a five-year break on January 25. Resuming the talks after such a long break was received positively by many international actors as a sign of de-escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Week in Review: Talks, Makeovers and Lost Causes

Resuming Talks

The Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz (L) leaves from Dilovasi port as a Turkish military ship accompanies it, in Kocaeli, Turkey, 20 June 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

Amid the Pandemic, It’s Now Corruption That ‘Performs Better’ in Hungary

Although national income indeed grew significantly after 2013 (on average around 4 per cent per year until the pandemic), the overall performance of the economy proved to be much bleaker than depicted on the government posters, even before the current crisis.

Slovenia to get new airline, aviation portal says

Ljubljana – A new airline named SouthEast Airlines is emerging in Slovenia, web aviation portal Sierra5 reported on Tuesday, adding that the airline will initially provide mainly charter flights using Airbus A320 fleet. At first, SouthEast Airlines is to focus on EU markets with the first licensed commercial flight planned for early June.

Bookings soar as Britons hope for travel restart

International holiday bookings surged by as much as 600 percent after Britain laid out plans to gradually relax coronavirus restrictions, giving battered airlines and tour operators hope that a bumper summer could come to their rescue.

Controversy Escalates After Greek Theatre Director’s Rape Arrest

The first public remarks by a top Greek lawyer who has agreed to defend prominent theatre director Dimitris Lignadis against rape charges have caused yet more controversy around the case, which comes amid an upsurge in revelations of alleged sexual abuse in Greece that have been described as the country's #MeToo moment.