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DefMin Ciuca says Romania should steer more of its defence spending into local industry

Romania's defence spending of two percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for ten years should be found increasingly more in investments in the Romanian industry, in modern production facilities and highly qualified jobs created in the country, National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday.

Croatia Upholds Officer’s Conviction for ‘Medak Pocket’ War Crime

The Croatian Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it has confirmed the verdict sentencing former army officer Josip Krmpotic to three years in prison for committing war crimes against civilians during the 'Medak Pocket' operation in southern Croatia, but acquitting him of failing to prevent the killing of prisoners of war.

Libya: Attacks give gov’t ‘no choice but to respond’

Attacks by renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's forces left the Libyan government "no choice but to respond," according to a statement from by the prime ministry's press office.

Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj criticized the international community for staying silent in the face of the attacks.

Turkey suspends conscription, military discharge for six months due to outbreak

A presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on April 17 extended the conscription of approximately 66,000 soldiers for one month in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

The military postponed the mandatory conscription of 53,000 people for at least one month. The decisions will be re-examined after one month.

Turkey suspends conscription, military discharge for one month due to outbreak

A presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on April 17 extended the conscription of approximately 66,000 soldiers for one month in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

The military postponed the mandatory conscription of 53,000 people for at least one month. The decisions will be re-examined after one month.

Movement Ban Worsens Migrants’ Plight in Serbia, Bosnia

"Since the crisis began, for almost a month, access has been denied to anyone providing psychological, legal or other assistance, so they have no activities and are locked in the camps," Djurovic told BIRN.

Instead, the camp inmates "receive information through social networks and by phone contact with some of us", he added.

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