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‘Stalling Tactics’ Could Scupper North Macedonia Ex-PM’s Trial

The high-profile trial in which former premier Nikola Gruevski is accused of ordering a political opponent's building to be demolished out of revenge may have to start all over again next year as the court failed to wrap it up by Tuesday before one of the judges retires, possibly rendering the entire process so far null and void.

The European Commission Continues to Monitor the Air Quality in Bulgaria

The European Commission announced that it continues to monitor the air quality situation in Bulgaria and reminded that it has already taken decisive actions in the past. The EC initiated punitive proceedings against Bulgaria over the levels of fine particulate matter (PM10) and sulphur dioxide (SO2).

Protect Victims of Wartime Sexual Crimes, Serbia Urged

The Humanitarian Law Centre, a Belgrade-based NGO that represents victims in some war crime cases in Serbia, issued a policy paper on Monday calling on the Serbian judicial authorities to better protect victims of sexual violence during trials and investigations for crimes committed in the Yugoslav wars.

Haftar can lose war crimes trial in US if fails to notify court in one month

The east Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar was accused in a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit of war crimes by Libyan family members who say their loved ones were killed when forces controlled by Haftar conducted bombings in civilian neighborhoods.

Actress Detained in Drug Smuggling Bust in North Macedonia

One of the best-known TV and theatre actresses in North Macedonia, Silvija Stojanovska, was placed under house arrest on Thursday for alleged connections to a cocaine smuggling ring.

In news that shocked the public, Stojanovska was detained on Thursday evening. The Skopje criminal court later said it had placed her under 30 days of house arrest, on suspicion of illegal drug trading.

Bosnian War Crime Cases Halted as Ageing Defendants Die

"The court does not work slowly. It acts on all indictments filed by the Prosecution of Bosnia and Herzegovina without delay and has the capacity to process them. However, the indictment filing dynamics and timing comes under the exclusive responsibility of the Bosnian state prosecution," the state court said.

Romania Rejects Turkish Request to Extradite ‘Gulenist’ Teacher

A Romanian judge on Wednesday rejected a Turkish request for the country to extradite a 24-year-old teacher arrested by police and sought by the authorities in Ankara.

Busra Zeynep Zen, an English teacher affiliated to the movement of the exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, appeared before the appeal court judge soon after her detention.

CHP leader slams arrest of Urla mayor, says Turkey ‘does not have democracy’

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the arrest and removal of his party's district mayor for the Aegean province of İzmir, over alleged links to the FETÖ, the group behind the defeated coup attempt of 2016.