Cavusoglu: Foreign fighters should not be confused with forces in Libya under pact with legitimate Gov
Foreign fighters and mercenaries should leave Libya, but these forces should not be confused with legitimate forces training Libya’s military under a pact with the legitimate government, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday, according Anadolu Agency. “There are many foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya. We agree on their withdrawal,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin. But he stressed that Turkey’s military training support for Libya’s legitimate government cannot be compared with these fighters and mercenaries. He also warned that calling on Ankara to end its support for Libya’s government would in fact undermine this legitimate government....
BiH: Natural gas supply in Federation BiH is very unstable
Natural gas supply in Federation BiH was shortly set under question mark on Thursday as importer, Energoinvest Company, said that it will stop the supply because the distribution company, BH Gas, did not pay the bills for March. Energoinvest announced that the suspension of import would take place on Friday early in the morning. The suspension of gas supply is “an inevitability caused by the non-payment of Energoinvest's invoice for imported and delivered gas for the month of March 2021 by BH Gas d.o.o. Sarajevo,” the Energoinvest Company said. “Although consumers in the Federation of BiH duly paid for this gas and settled their obligations...
Montenegro: Krivokapić and his associates talked with the EBRD delegation
The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapić, held an online meeting with the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Odil Reno-Baso and her associates. In addition to the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Government of Montenegro, the meeting was attended by Minister Tamara Srzentić, and Ministers Jakov Milatović, Milojko Spajić and Mladen Bojanić. "Prime Minister Krivokapić informed European partners about the priorities of the Government's work in the forthcoming period, especially in terms of building strong institutions, as a guarantor of independence and economic development, in order to improve the quality of life of Montenegrin citizens and Montenegro's accession to the...
Croatia expects more than 180 airline services this summer
More than 180 airline services will connect international destinations with Croatia this summer, and most of them are in Great Britain, Germany, France and Poland, the Croatian Tourism Board (HTZ) has said. Many airlines have introduced and announced flights to Croatia prompted by tourist demand and significant interest in Croatia in many markets, the HTZ says, noting that Croatia's status as a safe and desirable destination has contributed to this. It called on the public, partners, tourism workers and others to behave responsibly and comply with epidemiological restrictions. The HTZ has announced flights by Ryanair from Liverpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle as well as flights by...
Slovenia: President Pahor in working visit to Montenegro
The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, during a working visit to Podgorica, met last night the President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović to discuss the preparations for the summit of the leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni Process initiative, which will take a place on 17 May in Slovenia to mark the 10th anniversary of the initiative. After the meeting, President Pahor said in a statement for the media that the Brdo-Brijuni Process initiative is the most important political initiative in the Western Balkans, from which the Berlin Process also emerged. Pahor's wish, as he stated, is to carefully prepare for the forthcoming meeting of...
Bulgaria: Caretaker Government and new early elections
After three failed attempts by the 45th National Assembly, that emerged from the April 4 elections, has not been able to form a regular government, and it is now up to President Rumen Radev to appoint a caretaker cabinet that will undertake to prepare the holding of early elections for parliament in the coming two months. The constitution of the country does not obligate the head of state to issue a decree dissolving the National Assembly and setting the election date right away, though Rumen Radev announced he would do so after 10 May. “It was this parliament’s most important task to form a government....
Montenegro: Krivokapić wants to redraw the border with Croatia
Dissatisfied with the 2002 Protocol on the Montenegro - Croatia border on Prevlaka, Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapić suggested that this border should be reconsidered. The problem, according to Krivokapić, is not only the line of demarcation at sea but also the demarcation on land, in fact, the small peninsula Prevlaka, which in line with the protocol signed by the two countries belongs to Croatia. For Croatia, the situation on the southern borders is clear: the Prevlaka peninsula is Croatian, and the line of demarcation at sea needs to be agreed upon, either bilaterally or at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. According to...
BiH: Turkey will continue supporting the progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina, stated Çavuşoğlu
Turkey will continue supporting the progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its territorial integrity and prosperity, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said following a meeting with his BiH counterpart Bisera Turković in Sarajevo on Wednesday. The relations of the two countries are excellent, Çavuşoğlu stressed, adding that the communication is being maintained regardless of the pandemic. “We support the integration of BiH and all countries in the Western Balkans into European and Euro-Atlantic institutions. We will resume the growth within trilateral groups because we believe they have a great impact on the region,” the Turkish diplomat told the media. He announced the meetings that Turkey will...
Croatia: Podravka Company invests in technological modernisation of production
Croatian food, beverages and pharmaceuticals producer Podravka will invest nearly 30 million kuna ($4.8 million/4 million euro) in the technological modernisation of its production, it said on Wednesday. "As part of the recently announced investment cycle by the Podravka Group, the Podravka Management Board has passed the decision to invest nearly HRK 30 million in the technological modernisation of Podravka’s production. This investment includes the procurement of new lines for the production and packaging of shaped products in the Koktel snacks factory based in Koprivnica," said the company in the press release. With this investment, Podravka will completely modernise this technological work process. In addition...
Slovenia: Citizens satisfied with living conditions but not with democracy
The latest Eurobarometer survey conducted in February and March shows that Slovenia citizens are generally satisfied with their lives, but they are unhappy about how democracy works in their country. According to the survey, 81% said they were very satisfied or fairly satisfied with their lives, above the EU average of 79% but still nine percentage points below the results of the previous measurement, in spring 2020; the EU average declined by five points. Slovenians were however the least satisfied with how democracy works in their country, with 25% satisfied and 75% dissatisfied, significantly worse than in the previous year and the lowest level of...