International organizations

OLAF raided EU border chief's office over migrant pushback claims

The EU's anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF, raided the offices of Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri, as well as his head of Cabinet Thibauld de La Haye Jousselin, on December 7, 2020, as part of an investigation into allegations of migrant pushbacks, according on a document obtained by Kathimerini.

UNESCO Warns North Macedonia Again on Heritage City’s Status

North Macedonia has done little to fix issues in the past year-and-a-half since UNESCO first threatened to reclassify the lakeside town of Ohrid as an "endangered heritage site", mainly citing persistent problems with unrestrained urbanisation, a draft report by the UN body made available on Monday said.

PM Citu: Next Wednesday, Gov't sitting - measures to combat negative effects of pandemic, among priorities

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday evening, during the first meeting of the new Cabinet, that next week, on Wednesday, they will have their first government sitting and asked ministers to prepare a series of drafts to combat the negative effects generated by the pandemic and to support the business environment. "This evening we won't have a government sitting.

Draft bill will hinder the civil society in Turkey, says CHP

A draft law on the prevention of the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) contains some additional provisions that allow the government to arbitrarily suspend the activities of the non-governmental organizations, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has stated.

New Order in Bulgaria: 10-Day Quarantine for All Arrivals from UK and Northern Ireland

New restrictive measures are introduced to all persons entering the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

With his Order, the Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov imposed a mandatory 10-day quarantine on all persons, including Bulgarian citizens arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

EP Endorses New Mechanism for Member States Breaching Rule of Law

The European Parliament has approved a new mechanism to protect the EU budget and taxpayers' money. The Parliament's Rapporteur, Finnish EPP Group MEP Petri Sarvamaa, endorses the decision that should cut EU funding for those Member States who risk principles of sound financial management by violating the rule of law.