US State Department
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.
The US State Department's new 2022 annual human rights report says the Bulgarian government's efforts to address corruption and human rights abuses are "insufficient."
The report said steps had been taken to investigate officials accused of human rights abuses and corruption, but there was a problem of impunity.
The US State Department has approved Greece's potential purchase of several amphibious assault ships, noting that "the proposed sale will support US foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally that is an important partner for political stability and economic progress in Europe".
BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian parliamentary committee on Kosovo-Metohija Milovan Drecun said on Thursday Serbia was in a situation where it needed a strategic geopolitical deal with the US and the West.
"Without intensifying the cooperation with the US, the world's biggest power, we cannot count on a promising future," Drecun told Pink TV.
WASHINGTON - The US welcomes Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's constructive stance on dialogue on Kosovo-Metohija, FM Ivica Dacic said on Thursday in Washington after attending the Prayer Breakfast.
He said conversations with US State Department Counsellor Derek Chollet and US special Western Balkans envoy Gabriel Escobar were the highlights of his visit to Washington.
WASHINGTON - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said his discussions in Washington ahead of Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast had been successful for Serbia and that the US State Department had once again confirmed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's actions were correct.
Dacic said Serbia was protecting its state and national interests without jeopardising its own future.