Southeast Europe / News

Dogan shares plummet as Turkish prosecutors probe 'Army HQ gripes' article

Akin Nazli in Belgrade February 27, 2017

Newspaper article exploring military's unhappiness over lack of consultation from ruling politicians sparks backlash from Erdogan-supporting media

Romania’s ruling PSD to relax rules for amending constitution

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 27, 2017

Bill making it easier to change constitution by public referendum seen as latest step in PSD’s conflict with President Iohannis, anti-corruption agency.

Macedonia’s SDSM nominates party leader as PM candidate

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 26, 2017

SDSM secures enough signatures from ethnic Albanian parties to form government and oust VMRO-DPMNE after a decade in power.

Albanian opposition leader charged with inciting violence

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 26, 2017

Criminal proceedings launched against Democratic Party leader Basha as opposition continues protests and boycott of parliament.

Romanian government scraps €1.6bn multi-role warship order

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 24, 2017

Bucharest plans to hold new auction for warships after criticising selection procedure used by previous government.

Turkish purges could cause long-term damage

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2017

This is a massive purge on an unprecedented scale, with far reaching social and economic consequences.

Croatian filmmakers fight back against political control

Akin Nazli in Belgrade February 23, 2017

Government previously criticised for mass firings at public broadcaster, raising fears over media freedom.

Romania's ruling PSD announces reshuffle after anti-government protests

Carmen Simion in Bucharest February 22, 2017

Modest reshuffle includes appointment of non-party justice minister but top officials keep their positions.

Bulgarian prosecutors charge 18 in Corpbank investigation

Dimitar Koychev in Sofia February 22, 2017

Corpbank majority shareholder Tsvetan Vassilev charged, along with KPMG partners and former central bank official.

Bosnia’s ruling coalition faces collapse over plan to appeal genocide ruling

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia February 21, 2017

Bosnian Serb SZP threatens to quit coalition after Bosniak president calls for appeal against ruling on Srebrenica massacre.

Plan to appeal 2007 genocide ruling rocks Bosnia

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia February 19, 2017

Decision made by Bosniak President Bakir Izetbegovic without support from Croats or Serbs, sparking new political crisis.

Albanian opposition protesters demand PM Rama's resignation

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 19, 2017

Opposition Democrats pitch tent outside government building, threaten to boycott June parliamentary election.

Bucharest children’s protest defies official pressure

Carmen Simion in Bucharest February 19, 2017

Romanian labour minister warns parents are breaking the law by taking children to demonstrations.

Gazprom's 'iron embrace' comes with a sting in the tail

Will Conroy in Prague February 17, 2017

Europe may not be able to block a potential bid by the Russian group to use the TAP pipeline.

Incumbent Nikolic threatens to run against Vucic for Serbian presidency

bne IntelliNews February 16, 2017

Nikolic reportedly offers to stand aside for Vucic in return for prime minister position.

Montenegrin opposition leaders face arrest in coup plot probe

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia February 15, 2017

Montenegro’s parliament lifts immunity of two Democratic Front leaders suspected of plotting to seize power by force.

Serbia’s ruling SNS to back Vucic as presidential candidate

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2017

PM Vucic picked over incumbent President Nikolic amid rumours of divisions within Serbia's governing party.

50,000 protesters create giant Romanian flag in Bucharest

Carmen Simion in Bucharest February 13, 2017

Thousands of Romanians demand government's resignation in 13th consecutive day of anti-corruption protests.

Three Turkish soldiers killed by Russian "friendly fire" in Syria

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2017

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 11 were wounded in a Russian air strike "friendly fire" incident in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on February 9.

Critics claim Turkish sovereign wealth fund is just a mirage

bne IntelliNews February 9, 2017

Government says industrial holding will be able to borrow cheaply to fund infrastructure projects.

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