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Croatian media: Serbian chef found in prison in Slovenia

The index states that more details are not known at this time, and that police have confirmed that they are no longer searching for him, but could not provide more information about the findings.
Zagreb resident Dejan Markus (44), a culinary expert from Belgrade, known from TV show "Cooking with a Heart", has disappeared without a trace on February 7th.

"We are jealous, they are making big deals with Russia under wraps"

He said that rejecting criticism addressed to Budapest for co-operating with Moscow, adding that other European countries with Russia were concluding huge deals "under the wraps".
Szijjrt said in an interview with the Austrian News Agency APA that he detected double standards on this issue.

Romanian Court Cites ‘Lack of Victims’ for Child Trafficking Acquittals

The appeal court ruling on December 23 wrapped up a decade-long case that many saw a test of Romania's commitment to fighting modern slavery. Rights groups and legal experts called the verdict a "huge failure" of the justice system and a betrayal of victims.

NSI: In January - November 2019, Bulgaria's Exports to EU Increase by 3.4% in Comparison with 2018

In the period January - November 2019, Bulgaria's exports to the EU grew by 3.4% in comparison with the same period of 2018 and amounted to BGN 36,223.9 Million, the National Statistical Institute said in a press release. The main trade partners of Bulgaria were Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium, accounting for 66. 4% of the exports to the EU Member States.

US Ambassador Zuckerman: Romania needs visionary leaders, such as President Iohannis and Acting PM Orban

US Ambassador in Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman said on Friday at the Ford plant in southern Craiova that Romania has made important steps and has the potential to become a regional leader, but to harness that potential, it still needs work and visionary leaders, such as President Iohannis and Acting Prime Minister Orban.

President Radev: Bulgaria Will Work to Ensure an Even Closer Partnership with Belarus

Bulgaria will work to ensure an even closer partnership with Belarus in the sphere of economy, tourism and education. This is what Head of State Rumen Radev said at a meeting held at 2 Dondukov street with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

Greece ranks 33rd in potential military strength

Greece ranked 33 out of 138 countries in an annual list of states with the biggest potential military strength, compiled by military webpage Global Firepower.

Based on the 2020 review, Greece holds a power index rating of 0.5311 (with 0.0000 considered "perfect"), remaining in the same position with last year.

Damages from the Devastating Earthquake in Albania Amount to Nearly EUR 1 Billion

The damage caused by the devastating earthquake that struck Albania on the morning of November 26 last year was estimated at more than EUR 985 million. The figure was announced by Agriculture Minister Bledi Çuçi in his latest damage assessment report on January 30, BGNES reported.

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