The amendment initiated by the ministry of justice follows reports that a growing number of Albanian citizens have joined radical Islamist groups fighting in the Syrian civil war.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Arjan Dyrmishi, a security expert with the Albanian Institute of Democracy and Mediation told Balkan Insight.
ICJ embargoes reporting on witness testimonies
THE HAGUE -- The International Court of Justice has prohibited public disclosure of witness testimonies in public hearings in the Croatian and Serbian genocide lawsuits.
“The fight against corruption appears to be weak and the number of convictions remains low,” the Kosovar Institute for Policy, Research and Development (KIPRED) said in a new report.
Kosovo’s parliament adopted a new anti-corruption strategy and action plan for 2013-17 in February, but it has been criticised by Brussels, which is also demanding action to tackle graft.
Lawyers for former Serb fighters accused of involvement in killing and burning Bosniak civilians at a village mosque near Prijedor in 1992 said their guilt had not been proved.
The Bosnian state court said that the increasing number of war crimes prosecutors being employed to tackle a huge case backlog meant that it could need more courtrooms to try suspects.
A NATO helicopter made an emergency landing at Zakynthos airport on Sunday night due to a mechanical problem.
The helicopter, carrying British soldiers, was flying from Italy to NATOs naval base at Souda Bay, Crete.
None of the passengers was injured.