All News from Balkans

Turkey pushing its own envelope

The latest unfortunate episode of Turkish diplomacy stemmed from the signing of an agreement in mid-August between Israel and the United Arab Emirates - and brokered by the United States - for the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Tax takings improve in August

The primary budget deficit in the first eight months of 2020 came to 6.6 billion euros, while Finance Ministry sources are putting it at €10 billion or 6% of gross domestic product for the entire year.

PM Ludovic Orban: Soon from Targu Mures we'll be able to reach Bors on motorway

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday at the inauguration of the 3rd section of the Transylvania Motorway, between Iernut and Chetani, that soon from (central) Targu Mures it will be possible to reach (western) Bors on the motorway and that the Government is also interested that the inhabitants of Moldova and Bessarabia can reach the European infrastructure.

Three Germans detained for far-left action

Officers of the Hellenic Police's counterterrorism unit, in cooperation with German authorities, have detained three Germans believed to be linked to the activities of far-leftist groups in Berlin, Kathimerini has learned.

Robotics applications to raise standards in logistics industry

Chinese robots may soon be roaming local logistics facilities, as Geek+, a well-funded Chinese robotics company specializing in logistics automatics for factories, warehouses and supply chains, has begun its expansion to Greece and Cyprus after signing an exclusive cooperation agreement with local logistics corporation FDL Group.

Police escort thousands of migrants into new camp on Lesvos 

More than 5,000 asylum seekers were in a new temporary facility on the island of Lesvos on Thursday as authorities scrambled to rehouse more than 12,000 people left homeless after fires razed the Moria camp last week. A police operation moved thousands of migrants into the camp while health officials carried out tests for Covid-19 at the entrance.

Hellenic Land Registry launches Inspire platform

The Hellenic Land Registry has launched a digital platform, Inspire, through which citizens can access information on the cadastral maps.

Greece’s alliances and its military buildup

Faced with Turkey's aggressive behavior in the Aegean and East Med, Greece is forging bilateral and multilateral partnerships that are not restricted to the field of diplomacy but also entail defense procurements.

E-Business & Social Media World conference goes online

The 9th e-Business & Social Media World 2020 conference will take place from Wednesday to Friday next week, titled "The Day After: Strategy, Case Studies, Challenges and Solutions." 
The conference will be a hybrid event, offered online to attendants with the physical presence only of the speakers, the participating companies and their guests.

62 newly infected, one person died

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health and the "Batut" Institute, there are 20 patients on respirators in hospitals throughout Serbia.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Serbia, a total of 1.063.667 persons who met the criteria have been tested, and a total of 32.757 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

Spain may recognize Kosovo...

This was reported by the Brussels portal EU Observer, referring to unnamed sources in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Man arrested for urging migrants to burn down Samos camp

A foreign national was arrested on the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Wednesday for urging migrants and refugees in the reception and registration centre to set it on fire.

Iohannis: It is obvious that infrastructure in Romania lagging behind, its development, not desired

President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that it was "obvious" that Romania's infrastructure "lags behind" because its development was not desired, stressing that this paradigm will change. He participated in the opening of the Iernut - Chetani motorway section in Mures County. "It is obvious that the infrastructure in Romania is lagging behind.