Cyprus: Control measures for the Coronavirus introduced for citizens at the barricades
Director of the Medical and Public Health Services Elisavet Constantinou inspected today via local visits the implementation of the measures taken by the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Public Order, in order to control the citizens at the barricades for the corona-virus. Specifically, the measures decided and implemented include, among others, a brief questionnaire to citizens entering the areas controlled by the Republic to determine whether they had traveled to China in the last 14 days and whether they had made contact with a case of corona-virus infection that was laboratory confirmed or was under investigation. In addition, a...
Romania: Parliament Bureau’s meeting has been cancelled
The sitting of the Parliament's Bureau, which would set the timetable for the debate on the motion of censure and the vote on it, has been postponed. The government is rushing to close legislative gaps in the face of possible early elections. The meeting of the House and Senate Presidencies, during which the timetable for discussing and voting on the motion against the government was to be set, was not held today in the absence of a quorum, after PSD officials did not attend. It was reported that the Government was preparing a series of decrees clarifying issues relating to the election of mayors in...
Dendias-Di Maio meeting – The Turkish-Libyan Memoranda are illegal and unfounded
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had a meeting with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Rome today. As the Greek Foreign Minister pointed out, this was the third meeting between the two Ministers within two weeks, but the first one at a merely bilateral level. "We thoroughly discussed on security issues in the region, but also on the broader issues raised in the Mediterranean after the signing of the two Memoranda between Turkey and Mr. Sarraj. We have the common understanding that these memoranda are illegal and non-existent; they destabilize our region and threaten peace ... while one of them is attempting to usurp...
Mitsotakis wraps up his working visit to the Arabian Peninsula with a series of contacts in Abu Dhabi
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis wrapped up a working visit to Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, February 4, with a visit to the Emirates’ Heroes Monument Wahat Al Karama where he laid a wreath, and then visited and toured around the Louvre Museum. Speaking to reporters in Abu Dhabi after concluding his visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that "there is a group of countries with which we share a common understanding around the promotion of stability and peace in our wider region". He continued that "it is clear that there was a big gap in relations with...
Dodik said “NO” to Milo Đukanović’s visit
The present situation in Montenegro was the reason that Serb member of the BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, withdrew his consent regarding the visit of Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović to BiH. After the Presidency meeting on Monday, Dodik told the media that he did not give his consent on this visit, but agreed with the invitation to French president, Emanuel Macron. So, according to Dodik, Macron is a more favourable guest than the president of a neighbouring country. The fact is that, at the beginning of the current BiH Presidency term, all three members agreed to send invitations to all neighbouring countries’ leaders to visit BiH....
Mitsotakis met with the Ecumenical Patriarch
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had the opportunity to meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Tuesday morning in Abu Dhabi. The Ecumenical Patriarch is in the United Arab Emirates capital on the occasion of the “Human Fraternity” event on the importance of promoting interfaith dialogue, tolerance and harmonious coexistence of religions. "Very nice coincidence", the Prime Minister told the Ecumenical Patriarch at their meeting. “We are very happy about the coincidence and the good times. If God wills it, in May I will come to Athens", Mr. Bartholomew said, adding: "We arrived last night; it is an open city, liberal". The Greek Prime Minister and...
The priorities of Kurti’s Administration
With 66 votes, Kosovo's parliament approved the coalition government between the Self-Determination Movement and the Democratic League of Kosovo. The new government will be led by Prime Minister Albin Kurti, leader of the Vetevendosje movement, which won last year's October 6th parliamentary elections. Introducing the program and composition of his cabinet, Mr. Kurti said, among other things, that the priorities of his government will be development and employment and that the country's budget would reach 3 billion euros. He said foreign security will also be a government priority, along with preparations for NATO membership. Mr Kurti said no one will be above the state and...
BiH Presidency members met with deputy USAID director Bonnie Glick
BiH Presidency members and deputy USAID director Bonnie Glick said at a meeting on Monday in Sarajevo that it is necessary to implement the Strategy of the Fight against Human Trafficking at the level of BiH. She added that this is a very important field in which BiH should improve its cooperation with USAID. It was stressed at the meeting that the USAID expects the BiH authorities to make additional efforts to remain in the Tier 2 category and that the transfer to the Tier 3 category would mean interruption of international aid from the USAID, is mentioned in a statement from the BiH Presidency....
Violence breaks out on island of Lesvos as migrants stage protest
Violence broke out on the island of Lesvos on Monday as migrants and refugees being accommodated on the island protested the circumstances in which they are residing in Greece. About 2.000 asylum seekers complained about their stay over two months at camps in Moria and Kara Tepe. The protestors lit fires and blocked off roads, while police forces tried to break up their march using tear gas. The protest caused the reaction of local residents who took to the streets to show their disgruntlement, while later on Monday evening, furious residents visited the Moria town hall to complain. According to local reports, the regional governor...
Serbia: Main opposition officially kicks off boycott against the elections
The Alliance for Serbia and PSG held a rally in Kombank Hall, where they signed a joint document officially launching the boycott of the elections. Party of Freedom and Justice leader Dragan Đilas said part of the main opposition had yet to come up with a decision regarding the boycotting of the elections, but that this was what it meant to "listen to your people". "We promise that we will fight for fair elections and for a change of system; that the best will be in their rightful place, regardless of their affiliation to a political party - that is our duty", Đilas stated addressing the...