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Turkey Pressures North Macedonia Over Extradition of ‘Gulenists’

After the Turkish ambassador to Skopje, Hasan Mehmet Sekizkok, on Wednesday said that his country wants 86 alleged "Gulenists" deported from North Macedonia, 20 of whom it wants to be extradited to Turkey, authorities in Skopje responded that they are working on it.

Justice Ministry publishes new call for delegated prosecutors

Ljubljana – The Justice Ministry published in the Official Gazette on Friday a new call for applications for two European delegated prosecutors after the previous was annulled on procedural grounds. This time the government expects six candidates. Candidates have 15 days to apply. The Prosecution Council warned the new call for applications was unlawful.

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Bulgarian Prosecution Office Requested More Info from US on Sanctioned Bulgarian Nationals under Magnitsky Act

Bulgaria's Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation requested of the US Department of State additional information on the case of imposing sanctions on three Bulgarian nationals under the Magnitsky Act.

EU directive on whistleblowers crucial for fight against corruption, debate hears

Ljubljana – The implementation of the EU directive on the protection of whistleblowers is extremely important for the fight against corruption, agreed participants of Tuesday’s round table debate on whistleblowers hosted by the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

Slovenia Criticised for Delay in Choosing EU Graft-Fighting Prosecutors

Despite repeated calls from EU officials, Slovenia has not yet selected prosecutors to delegate to the newly established EU prosecutor's office, which will investigate fraud, corruption and money laundering involving the EU budget.

On Monday, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders reiterated his call for Slovenia to appoint prosecutors.

Reynders again calls on Slovenia to name European prosecutors

Luxembourg – European Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders has reiterated his call for Slovenia to appoint European delegated prosecutors for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) as soon as possible. He hopes that he could soon discuss the issue with the new Slovenian justice minister.

Access to digital identity eased to facilitate certificate launch

Ljubljana – In order to expand the use of digital Covid certificates once they enter into force, the government is expanding the number of points where residents will be able to get their digital identity, Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik told the press on Thursday.

Romania's Justice Ministry to take steps to extradite interloper Tudor Florian arrested in Mexico

Romania's Justice Ministry (MJ) says that it will take steps to get Tudor Florian, internationally wanted for the execution of a pre-trial arrest warrant issued by the Bucharest Tribunal, extradited to Romania from Mexico, where he was arrested on Thursday.

Justice minister resigns as govt annuls delegated prosecutor procedure

Ljubljana – Justice Minister Lilijana Kozlovič has handed her resignation, the Justice Ministry confirmed for the STA. The reason is the government’s decision to annul the procedure to appoint Slovenia’s two European delegated prosecutors and to publish a new call for applications, which Kozlovič sees no justified grounds for.

Quarter of Moldovans Now Have Romanian Passports

One out of every four Moldavans now has Romanian citizenship, and the proportion could rise by the end of 2021 to a third of the total population, according to official statistics.

The number of Moldovans with Romanian citizenship has increased steadily over the last 20 years, and has reached 642,149 people out of a total of 2.7 million inhabitants.