All News from Balkans

Istanbul vets make city's stray animals feel at home

Istanbul officials are increasing efforts to ensure the good health of the street animals, and thereby of the residents who come into contact with them. Click through for the AFP story in photos...

Chairman of GERB Tsvetan Tsvetanov is on a Working Visit with Kosovo Prime Minister

The chairman of the GERB  and vice-president of the party Tsvetan Tsvetanov held a working meeting with Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. Haradinaj hosts a Regional Friendly Breakfast, which gathers politicians and public figures from the region and the United States in the spirit of open dialogue and commitment to the service of society, reported NOVA TV. 

Ekaterina Zaharieva Will Discuss the Middle East Peace Process in Dublin

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva will take part in a meeting in Dublin on 18-19 February 2019 on the Middle East Peace Process, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

The forum is hosted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney.

Another oppostion protest held in Belgrade

The message from the organizers to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was : "You can count, we are counting down," along a notification to citizens that they could sign a Agreement with the People in all of the cities where the protests were happening.

Leroy Merlin calls for protection of foreign firms after Rouvikonas attack

The French-headquartered furniture and homeware chain Leroy Merlin on Monday issued a statement following Sunday's attack on its premises in Maroussi, north of Athens, by members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas.

In the statement, the company expressed relief that "this violent attack did not leave any victims."

A Hacker Attack Hit the Australian Parliament

The cyber-attack was committed by another country, reported NOVA TV. 

A massive hacker attack has been committed against the major political parties in Australia. 

However, there is no evidence that hackers have intervened in the elections which are going to be held in a month. The attack was directed against parliamentary servers.

Traffic Police Operation For Control of Trucks and Buses Begins

Checks will continue until February 24th, reported Nova TV. 

From 24 February to 24 February there will be a traffic police operation for the control of trucks and buses. It is part of the TISPOL calendar - the European Traffic Police Network - and similar action takes place in the territory of all Member States.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Will Take Part in Today's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva is to represent Bulgaria at today's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

The Council will be discussing events in Syria and Venezuela, as well as the situation in Ukraine, with a focus on the upcoming elections in the country. 

Another Protest in Serbia Against President Vucic

In Serbia, for the past 11 weeks, protests against President Alexander Vucic continue with the slogan "1 out of 5 million". The opposition there, however, refuses to participate in early elections if there is no guarantee that they will be honest.

New cabinet members to be sworn in on Monday afternoon

The new members of the cabinet, announced last Friday, are to be sworn in during a ceremony at 6.30 p.m. on Monday during a ceremony at the presidential mansion to be attended by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

More flu jabs on the way this week

Amid heightened concerns over the rising mortality rate due to the flu virus, Health Minister Andreas Xanthos said over the weekend that 24,000 flu vaccines will be available at pharmacies this week, while another 26,000 are expected by the end of the month.