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Insults, Leaks and Fraud: Digital Violations Thrive amid Pandemic

States rarely addressed the abuses arising from these violations, and in 45 cases, the perpetrators were not identified, while 139 of the total of 163 cases were not resolved.

Eight cases were the result of pressure related to the publication of information, 12 were linked to insults and unfounded accusations and 11 were hate speech and discrimination.

Top Turkish diplomat discusses virus with counterparts

Turkey's foreign minister on June 2 spoke over the phone with his counterparts from four countries to discuss the fight against the novel coronavirus and the normalization process.

According to diplomatic sources, Mevlüt Çavuloğlu held phone conversation with Serbia's Ivica Dacic, Niger's Kalla Ankourao, Montenegro's Srdjan Darmanovic, and Chad's Cherif Mahamat Zene.

America’s Never Been Less Likely to Help the Balkans

Twenty years on, the situation in the region looks bleaker. A glance at the state of play in the countries from the Balkans confirms this. Kosovo faces further political turbulence after its Constitutional Court ruled that a new government can be formed without holding early elections first.

Media: Empty border crossings from Serbia to Montenegro, many additional dilemmas

The Jabuka border crossing between Serbia and Montenegro has been almost deserted since this morning, according to an RTS reporter.
Montenegro has opened all borders with neighboring countries and Serbia since midnight, but Serbia is still not on the list of countries whose citizens can enter without quarantine or a PC test.

Germany only one of Greece’s big tourist markets on list of approved flights

Greece announced on Friday that it would be opening its borders to tourists from 29 countries on June 15, although Germany is the only country from the list of the five key markets for Greece's tourism sector, as the UK, Italy, France and the US continue to have high rates of coronavirus infections.

US Embassy in Athens issues notice on continued flight ban

The US Embassy in Athens has issued a notice advising Americans that travel to Greece remains banned until July 1 at least, after the Greek government on Friday announced the list of countries from which it will be accepting flights as of June 15.

Montenegro Court to Examine Publication of Self-Isolating Citizens’ Names

Man wearing a protection mask in the capital, Podgorica, Montenegro. Photo: BIRN/Samir Kajosevic

On Friday it said it would consider the appeal brought by the local NGO Civil Alliance against the decision to publish the names of people undergoing self-isolation, which the alliance said violated their constitutional right to privacy.

Montenegro has expanded the list - it opened borders for the so-called Kosovo

The National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NCT) announced on Thursday night that, at the suggestion of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro (IJZCG), it decided that from June 1, foreigners are allowed to enter Montenegro, without quarantine and self-isolation, if the rate of active cases of coronavirus is less than 25 per 100.000 inhabitants in the country of which the fore

Radovan Karadzic Temporarily Allowed Video Calls from Detention

Radovan Karadzic's lawyer Peter Robinson told BIRN that the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals decided earlier this month to temporarily allow UN Detention Unit prisoners to make video calls to immediate relatives after the former Bosnian Serb political leader appealed to the UN court.

Week in Review: The Keys of Power

Tandem

As tensions continue to rage within Montenegro between the Government and supporters of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has voiced only moderate criticism of what is going on in the neighbouring country. Strange, for a man who seeks to position himself as the champion of Serbs in the region.

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