BALKAN NEWS

Kosovo Politician Threatens BIRN Country Director

Former deputy minister from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Gani Koci. Photo: Official Website of the Ministry of Economy and Environment of Kosovo A former deputy minister from the Democratic Party of Kosovo, PDK, Gani Koci, on Friday threatened several politicians and journalists on Facebook, including BIRN Kosovo director …

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Montenegro Minister Denies Hand in Army Union President’s Arrest

Montenegrin Defense Minister, Predrag Boskovic, during the visit to Montenegrin Army camp. Photo: Montenegrin Defense Ministry Montenegro’s Defence Minister, Predrag Boskovic, on Friday, denied that the arrest of Army Union President Zdravko Kasalica had anything to do with his support for the protests led by the Serbian Orthodox Church against …

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Croatia Readies for Tight Parliamentary Election on Sunday

A man casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential elections second round, January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL KASAP. Some 3.8 million voters will have an opportunity to cast votes in the Croatian parliamentary elections on Sunday whose results are difficult to predict. Friday is the last day for …

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Vucic Dismisses BIRN Report on COVID-19 Figures in Serbia

President Aleksandar Vucic declaring the state of emergency in Serbia. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday criticised the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, over its recent investigation into the number of COVID-19 victims in Serbia, saying the report, published on June 22, used data that was not …

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Pandemic Worsens Crisis for Media in Central, Eastern Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic in nine countries of Central and Eastern Europe has caused major difficulties to the media in continuing their work, especially the print media, and has further undermined press freedom, a report published on Friday by the Berlin-based media NGO n-ost said. The report looks at the situation …

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