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Hundreds of Thousands Protest Against Government Across Poland
Independent website onet.pl used aerial images to calculate that at least 300,000 took to the streets. The centre of Warsaw was completely paralysed and protesters had to walk across the city to get to the meeting place on Sunday at noon.
A special US envoy is coming to Bulgaria because of Disinformation
James Rubin, special envoy and coordinator of the Center for Global Engagement at the US State Department, will visit Bulgaria this week, and according to the official announcement, his mission is "to strengthen support for initiatives to combat disinformation."
US State Department affirms Greece as indispensable NATO ally, no update on F-35 sale
The US State Department has affirmed its recognition of Greece as "an indispensable NATO ally and partner," but has not provided an update on the sale of the latest generation F-35 fighter planes produced by US defense giant Lockheed Martin.
Vucic speaks with Chollet
BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke with US State Department Counsellor Derek Chollet by phone on Wednesday about bilateral cooperation, Kosovo-Metohija and the situation in the region.
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Vucic: Rubin an official Albanian lobbyist
BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday evening US special envoy James Rubin was an official, paid Albanian lobbyist who had been purposely sent to Kosovo-Metohija during recent elections there to boost Pristina's campaign.
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Albania PM Denies Using Govt Funds to Blackmail Voters
Albania's Socialist Prime Minister, Edi Rama, has rejected opposition claims of blackmailing voters over access to government funds.
On Wednesday he said his threats to block funds to municipalities run by opposition mayors were a consequence of opposition leader Sali Berisha's designation by the US State Department as "being involved in significant corruption".
Serbia to Host Western ‘Platinum Wolf’ Military Exercise Again – Research Centre
The Serbian Army will join the "Platinum Wolf" military exercise with members of the US Army and Western partners this year, which will end the moratorium on participation in bilateral and multilateral exercises with all foreign partners introduced after the start of the war in Ukraine, Demostat, a Serbian research centre, has reported.
Chollet thanks Vucic for constructive engagement in Ohrid
WASHINGTON - US State Department Counsellor Derek Chollet has thanked Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic for his constructive engagement in a March 18 round of high-level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in Ohrid, North Macedonia.
SYRIZA slams government over State Department report
SYRIZA press spokeswoman Popi Tsapanidou has taken aim at the government over a recent US State Department report on the human rights situation in Greece.
Domestic and Sexual Violence Sentences ‘Often Lenient’ in South-East Europe
The US State Department's global human rights report for 2022, published on Monday, said that in the majority of south-east European countries, perpetrators of domestic violence and rape often receive lenient sentences.
In some countries, the authorities also fail to properly investigate spousal rape cases, according to the State Department report.