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Row over STA funding dominates debate on STA annual report

Ljubljana – The parliamentary Culture Committee got acquainted on Monday with the Slovenian Press Agency’s (STA) annual report for 2020. The debate mainly revolved around ongoing suspension of STA funding and the new government regulation that details how the STA should perform its public service.

Erdoğan holds talks with leaders of NATO countries ahead of Biden meeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 13 met with the leaders of NATO member countries in Brussels as part of his bilateral talks ahead of Monday's alliance summit.

Erdoğan held separate talks with Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, and Latvian President Egils Levits.

Democracy Digest: Taxing Times for Central Europe

The G7, which is holding its annual summit this weekend in a Cornish resort in the UK, gave the effort a boost last week when it issued a joint statement on how revamping the global corporate tax structure should proceed. But Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week called the idea "absurd" and said he would not support it.

Vučić met with Szijjártó: Political relations with Hungary the best in history PHOTO

The meeting started at 8 am, and the atmosphere from today's meeting was shared on the Instagram account "buducnostsrbijeav".
Vui talked with Szijjrt about further improvement of bilateral cooperation, Serbia's European path, the fight against the pandemic, transit capacities, gas supply and use, as well as the strategic partnership of the two countries in numerous areas.

Opposition fails to exclude foreign capital from Koper-Divača project

Ljubljana – The National Assembly has narrowly rejected opposition-sponsored changes to the act on the construction of a new railway line between the port of Koper and Divača seeking to strike out the option that allows foreign capital to be invested in the project. Coalition MPs pointed to the role of foreign countries in the port’s development.

"Forget Bosnia-Herzegovina, it is a nightmare; EU has a priority, and that is Serbia"

The main topic of discussion of yesterday's meeting in Brussels was, as EU High Representative Josep Borrell explained, the situation in the Western Balkans, explaining that the goal of the talks was how to engage the European Union more strongly in the region and offer a better, stronger European perspective for the region.

How to spend it: CEE’s NextGenerationEU submissions reflect the past

In general, criticisms of the draft recovery plans outlined by the various governments in Central and Southeast Europe have centred on several areas: a lack of an overarching vision of transformation, a dearth of consultation with outside groups, not being green enough, and too open to corruption and cronyism.

Hungary Could Turn Into China’s Trojan horse in Europe

Just days after this diplomatic tit-for-tat between the EU and China, the Hungarian government played host to a senior visitor from Beijing: China's defence minister. Wei Fenghe used his visit as an opportunity to condemn the EU sanctions while praising Hungary's conciliatory approach, claiming that China "has always regarded Hungary as a good brother".