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EU prosecutors appoint delayed Slovenia nominees for 5 years

Nov. 24, 2021 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union body announced Wednesday that it has finally appointed two prosecutors from Slovenia, ending a months-long standoff with the small Alpine country’s right-wing government, but doubts remain over how long they will stay in the job. The...

As virus surges in Eastern Europe, leaders slow to act

Nov. 14, 2021 02:42 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — At the main hospital in Romania's capital, the morgue ran out of space for the dead in recent days, and doctors in Bulgaria have suspended routine surgeries so they can tend to a surge in COVID-19 patients. In the Serbian capital, the graveyard now operates an extra...

Croatia decides new restrictions as virus surges

Nov. 05, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian authorities will limit gatherings and widen the use of COVID-19 passes to curb soaring infections after the numbers of infected people hit new records again on Friday. The country’s crisis team said after a meeting that the new rules...

Spiraling infections grip low-vaccination parts of Europe

Nov. 04, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Central and Eastern Europe grappled with spiraling coronavirus cases on Thursday with several countries hitting new daily records in the regions, which have lower vaccination rates than the rest of the continent. Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia and...

Spain: Police pounce on gang smuggling migrants in trucks

Nov. 04, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police forces in nine countries helped break up a network that smuggled hundreds of Pakistanis into the European Union through the Balkans, cramming them into the back of trucks and charging them up to 20,000 euros ($23,000) each, Spanish police announced Thursday. ...

Italy-Croatia fight over Prosecco name gets ready to pop

Nov. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

PROSECCO, Italy (AP) — On tiny pockets of terraced terrain overlooking a bay shared by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, Milos Skabar is reviving a centuries-old winemaking tradition known as Prosekar, which shares roots with its better-known bubbly cousin, Prosecco. But...

Romania, Bulgaria hit pandemic death highs amid vaccines lag

Nov. 02, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania reported a record daily number of 591 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday amid a persistently low vaccination rate and a wave of coronavirus infections that has overwhelmed the country's ailing health care system. Only 37% of adults in Romania, a...

Slovenia eyes possible lockdown as COVID-19 infections surge

Oct. 27, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s health minister on Wednesday warned that the country could face a nightmare scenario if it does not contain the virus outbreak raging in the small Alpine nation and other low-vaccination countries of Central and Eastern Europe. ...

Virus surge persists in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia

Oct. 23, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday is set to launch partial COVID-19 passes while Croatia and Slovenia reported high daily rates of infections, as countries with low vaccination rates grapple with a persisting virus surge. Serbia has seen thousands of news cases...

Slovenia PM blames rising infections on virus protesters

Oct. 18, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's populist prime minister on Monday blamed a rise in COVID-19 infections on protests in early October that erupted into clashes between police and those who oppose vaccinations and coronavirus restrictions. Prime Minister Janez Jansa...