Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Kids have fun on the main street during celebrations of Chisinau City Day in Moldova, 14 October 2021. Chisinau City Day or Hramul Chișinăului, is celebrated annually on 14 October to mark the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and the 585th anniversary of the city. Photo: EPA-EFE/DUMITRU DORU.

Turkey strong NATO ally, fulfilling its obligations: FM

Turkey's foreign minister said on Oct. 2 that Ankara is a strong NATO ally and fulfills its obligations.

Speaking at an event in the Aegean province of Aydın, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey's position in the 30-nation military alliance.

He criticized NATO that despite Turkey fulfilling all its obligations as part of the organization, it's defense needs are not always met.

EU is Considering Lifting the Visa-Free Regime for Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

A document on the possible abolition of the visa-free regime for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and the Western Balkans was published on September 27 during the visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to the Western Balkans, the Ukrainian newspaper "Correspondent" writes.

Minister Aurescu, telephone conversation with National Security Advisor to President of the United States

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Tuesday with the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Jake Sullivan, on which occasion the two high officials hailed the 10th anniversary, on September 13, of the adoption of the Joint Declaration On Strategic Partnership For The 21st Century Between The United States Of America And Romania an

Police apprehend three people transporting illegal migrants

Maribor/Novo Mesto – Maribor police detained a Moldovan man on Monday who was illegally transporting ten Bangladeshi nationals in his vehicle, while his accomplice, believed to be an Afghan national, is still on the run. On the same day, the Novo Mesto police arrested a man and a woman from Georgia that were illegally transporting seven migrants.

Biro Rozalia, at Polish Economic Forum: We need to develop Carpathians brand

Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) deputy Biro Rozalia, chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, said on Monday that he has recently proposed the establishment of a Carpathian Mountains brand at the Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland.

Istanbul’s 7 districts breeding grounds of mosquitoes, map shows

Around 193,000 regions in Istanbul's seven districts are main centers where mosquitoes breed, according to a "mosquito map of the city" presented at a health congress in the metropolis where international and local health experts gathered to find solutions against the invasion of mosquitoes.