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Three prison guards arrested over inmate's death


Three prison guards were arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of an Albanian convict at Nigrita Prison, in Serres, northern Greece. More arrests were expected.

Serbia and Czech Republic have "high level ties"

Serbia and Czech Republic have "high level ties"

BELGRADE -- PM Ivica Dačić met with Czech President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday in Belgrade and stressed the importance of stabilizing the economic situation in the country.

He it "required better cooperation between Serbia and the Czech Republic."

'I would never jeopardize parliamentary majority,' Papandreou says


 Former PM rules out speculation he plans to form his own political party

Two days after voting against changes to the bank capitalization framework, former Prime Minister and PASOK leader George Papandreou on Tuesday said he would never jeopardize the government's parliamentary majority, while ruling out speculation that he plans to form his own political party.

Czech donation delivered to school for visually impaired

Czech donation delivered to school for visually impaired

BELGRADE -- The donation of Czech government to the total value of EUR 10,000 was delivered to the Veljko Radmanović school for students with impaired eyesight.

The school is located in the Belgrade municipality of Zemun.

Dacic: Economic stabilization is most important

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic met with Czech President Milos Zeman on Tuesday and said one of the most important tasks was to stabilize the economic situation in the country, adding that it required better cooperation between Serbia and the Czech Republic.

Nikolic,Zeman: Long friendship of Czech Republic, Serbia

BELGRADE - The presidents of Serbia and the Czech Republic, Tomislav Nikolic and Milos Zeman respectively, agreed on Tuesday that relations between the two countries are marked by a long-standing friendship, and Nikolic noted that it is particularly important to Serbia that Prague supports the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and opposes further conditioning of Serbia along the EU path.

Lufthansa Strike To Affect Flights To/From Bulgaria

The pilots' strike of the German airline Lufthansa will also affect the flights to and from Bulgaria. 

A special section on the Lufthansa website shows, that flights from Sofia to Munich and Frankfurt from April 2 to April 4, included, as well as the early morning flight to Munich, are cancelled. Same applies to the flights from Munich and Frankfurt to Sofia, April 2-4.

Presidents praise "long Serbian-Czech friendship"

Presidents praise "long Serbian-Czech friendship"

BELGRADE -- Serbian and Czech presidents Tomislav Nikolić and Miloš Zeman have said that relations between the two countries are marked by a long-standing friendship.

Vucic: Ministries will not belong to parties

BELGRADE - Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday that the coalition he is leading has a sufficient number of competent people he can form the best possible government with.

In an interview with Deutsche welle, Vucic said that he will be striving to prevent ministries from functioning like entities that belong to parties.

Greece to get next bailout loans by end of month [Update]


Greece will start receiving its next 8.3 billion euros ($11.4 billion) in bailout loans at the end of the month, eurozone finance ministers said Tuesday, citing progress after "many painful years" of reforms.

Darth Vader Confident of Victory in Ukraine's Presidential Elections

Star Wars icon Darth Vader does not have the slightest doubt that he will win Ukraine's May 25 Presidential elections.

Vader earlier announced his bid on behalf of the Internet Party of Ukraine, which already has 280 000 members and has been joined by 72 000 people just over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian news agency UNIAN has reported.

Attack on Police in North Kosovo Probed

Kosovo Police said the investigation into Monday night's attack on three Serbian police officers, one male and two females, is ongoing, but they had no information on the motive.

“The officers survived the attack and are out of danger. The investigation will reveal the motives,” Baki Kelani, police spokesperson, told Balkan Insight.

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