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“The EU promotes freedom of expression in its dialogues with enlargement countries and supports excellence in investigative journalism,” Lunacek said on Friday.
“Candidates and prospective candidates for EU membership must ensure journalists can do their job without fear of violence and intimidation,” she added
Serbian police chief Milorad Veljovic said law enforcement bodies in Serbia were gathering evidence about the alleged drugs baron Dragoslav Kosmajac, before a warrant can be issued for his arrest.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) does not expect a visit next week by United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz to bring any new proposals for a solution to the countrys name dispute with Greece, Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki said on Thursday.
Nimetz will be in Skopje on July 28 and 29 before spending the next two days in Athens.
“This time I expect substantial progress at the meetings with the leaders in Skopje and Athens,” UN mediator Nimetz was quoted as saying in an interview for “Voice of the People,” a Macedonian TV magazine.
Nimetz will visit Skopje on Monday and Tuesday to meet Macedonian leaders, after which he will travel to Athens, a UN press release explained.
A government-proposed amendment to the Railway Law, which will allow private firms to organize their own freight transport, has alarmed experts in the state railway company.
The amendment passed the first reading in parliament earlier this week.
If it is adopted, companies will have the right to purchase their own rolling stock and also hire train operators.