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UDMR's Hunor, after meeting Ludovic Orban: The gov't has serious chances to pass Parliament

UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania) leader Kelemen Hunor on Tuesday stated that the Orban Government has serious chances to pass Parliament in the upcoming weeks and announced at the same time that his party will make a decision whether it will support the new Executive or not after the governing programme and the proposals of ministers are made public.

Property-related taxes to drop next year

Property taxation will ease further next year, according to Finance Ministry plans, as the inclusion of new areas in the system of zone rates used for tax purposes (the "objective values" system) is creating some fiscal leeway for interventions as of 2020.

CHP leader criticizes replacement of HDP mayors with trustees

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government move of replacing four mayors from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with state officials.

"EU will not explicitly ask Serbia to recognize Kosovo"

Krstic emphasizes that even five EU Member States do not recognize Kosovo's independence, nor does he expect a change in the format of the talks - organizing an international conference to address the Kosovo problem, for instance.

Foreign investors examining Wind Hellas

Foreign investment funds are said to be focusing on Greek telecommunication services provider Wind Hellas.

This minor player in the Greek cellphone market has garnered the attention of at least four investment groups that want to invest in the country's telecommunications sector, Kathimerini understands.

New Privileges for the Owners of Electric Cars in the UK

Scheme for imposing electric vehicles provides a number of reliefs for their owners, Daily Mail writes. Electric cars will have special, green license plates. Cars with these numbers will have the right to cheaper or free parking and to drive in bus lanes.

Montenegro Ordered to Pay €4.5m in Shopping Mall Dispute

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg said in a judgment published on Tuesday that the state of Montenegro must compensate KIPS because the mayor of Podgorica, Miomir Mugosa, prevented it from building a shopping mall in the Stari Aerodrom district of the capital in 2005.

Erga omnes aspect of Prespes accord put at risk by delay

The provision included in the Prespes agreement that North Macedonia's name will be erga omnes - namely, to be used both domestically and internationally - could be undermined if the neighboring country's accession bid to the European Union is indefinitely postponed, according to legal experts.

More migrants moved to mainland

Refugees and migrants arrive on a passenger ferry from the island of Samos, at the port of Elefsina near Athens, on Tuesday. [Costas Baltas/Reuters]

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