Protests threaten to disrupt King Charles's visit to Paris – video
Protests in France have led to growing concern at Buckingham Palace for the safety of the British monarch. The Paris police chief said there would be no disruptions, but two leftist politicians urged Charles III to postpone the state visit because of social unrest.
Proof of US benefitting the most from war in Ukraine
The issuance of an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin is the latest proof of the application of double standards, Russia's Foreign Ministry says. At the same time it would be difficult at this point to deny that the US is the biggest winner in the war so far.
UK would plunge world into nuclear war
Russia would be forced to respond if the UK sent shells with depleted uranium to Ukraine, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In Hungarian LGBTQ hubs, transvestites touch children without repercussions
After the liberal states of the US and the countries of Western Europe, the craze is now spreading to Hungary.
Algerians in France protest against the country that took them in – video
The protesters, while being accepted into France, praised their country of origin and called the French, traitors and accused the government of supporting terrorists.
School teaches kids to eat insects
Insect eating as a dietary option has cropped up yet again. As part of a school assignment, middle school kids learnt that they should eat bugs to save the environment from cows "killing" the planet.
Sexual violence rises dramatically in Europe
Almost 300 cases of gang rape have been registered by the police in Berlin since 2020, with more than half of the acts having been committed by foreigners.
Russian crude bought cheap then sold as petroleum products in Europe
China's imports of Russian oil rose by nearly one-quarter in January-February 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. The Far East country buys discounted Russian crude, refines it and exports it to Europe as Chinese petroleum products.
Politicians strike agreement but Serbs do not feel safe in Kosovo
While Brussels and Washington are celebrating the Ohrid Agreement, Serbs living in Kosovo are still not safe. Unknown perpetrators have broken into several houses, and the leaders of local Serbs are still unwilling to participate in the upcoming municipal elections.
Paris mayor spends public money on haute couture in bid for Olympics
A Dutch journalist took legal action to obtain Anne Hidalgo's expense report on her campaign for hosting the 2017 Olympic Games. As the document revealed, the left-wing mayor made trips abroad and bought designer fashions on taxpayers' money. Ms Hidalgo's office said that all expenses were justified.
France and London busy preparing for Ramadan – video
All of the big supermarkets in France are launching various promotions for the Muslim holiday, while the UK capital is illuminated with lights as if it were Christmas.
Croatia President: weapons only prolong war
The heads of state in the Balkans are worried about a further expansion in the fighting. Zoran Milanovic reiterated his criticism of the Zagreb government over the decision to help Kyiv with helicopters. Commenting on the arrest warrant issued against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the decision would have bad repercussions and also shows that there is no will for a peaceful settlement.
After Belgium and Netherlands, drug traffickers extend their operations to German ports
Drug gangs are appearing in an increasing number of German ports. They bribe some of the port workers and threaten others. Cartels are also spreading faster in smaller cities, where corruption is easier to control.
No winner in first round of Montenegro's presidential race
None of the candidates managed to secure more than half of the votes in the first round of the Montenegrin presidential election. Incumbent President Milo Dukanovic and Jakov Milatovic of the Europe Now movement will compete in the second-round runoff. Mr Dukanovic won 35 per cent of the votes, while Mr Milatovic received 29 per cent. Gaining 19 per cent, Andrija Mandic, who offered an agenda of reconciliation, finished in the third place although many considered him a favourite. On the evening of the election, the politician of the pro-Serbia Democratic Front called on his voters to support Mr Milatovic in the second round on 2 April.
Paris drowns in rubbish, yet animal rights activists worry about rats – video
In France’s capital, waste management workers have been on strike for days, leaving thousands of tonnes of rubbish piling up on the streets. At the same time, an animal rights group has staged a number of demonstrations to raise awareness about rat extermination methods and the protection of rodents.
Soros's DA wants Trump arrested
The Manhattan district attorney, who recently announced his intention to arrest former US President Donald Trump, received 1 million dollars from the oligarch during his campaign.
Serbia's president: Arrest warrant for Putin a step towards humanity's biggest conflict
President Aleksandar Vucic expects the expansion of the fighting. The world is heading for a further escalation of the war, the Serb head of state commented on the issuance of an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin.
PM Orban in talks with Syrian Christian church leaders, Hungary to extend further help
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met the leaders of the Syrian Christian churches on Friday, Bertalan Havasi, head of the PM's Press Office, told Hungary's state news agency (MTI).
Third of new homes in North Macedonia are empty
House prices in the Balkan country have already gone through the roof, with a registered 20-percent increase in the last quarter of 2022 alone. While figures show that an average of 5,000 homes are built every year, statistics reveal that around one-third of these properties are vacant. The situation is also similar in other countries of the region. V4NA has interviewed an expert, who says this is because most people see property as an investment.
One in four possibly an immigrant in Croatia
Due to the large number of immigrants, Croatia's population will soon mirror the pattern seen in Austria or Germany, according to a local demographer, who pointed out that Zagreb has no other viable alternative to maintain its functioning pension and healthcare systems.
Ambulance delays now more 'frequent'
How quickly ambulance crews respond to an alert is often a matter of life or death. In Germany, the response time – from answering an emergency call to actually reaching the patients – has been increasing for years, but the UK is struggling with similar delays.
Presidential election campaign heats up with debates on sanctions and Kosovo
On Sunday, Montenegro will hold its fourth presidential election since regaining independence and the eighth since adopting a multi-party system. Seven candidates are running for the post, and if none of them secures more than half of the votes in the first round, a second round will be held on 2 April. According to analysts,the real question is who will emerge in the second round as a worthy challenger to Milo Dukanovic?
Calls to kill Jews and destroy Israel prevalent in schools
In Palestinian schools funded by Western countries, calls to murder Jews and incite hatred towards Israel still persist, a report reveals.
Media addiction among young people surges
An increasing number of children and young people are becoming addicted to gaming, streaming and social media, with boys being more often affected than girls, a study by the German health insurer DAK shows. DAK also points to the pandemic as a causal factor.
Immigration office would not deport migrants failing language exam
Last November, the interior minister said that language knowledge was a basic requirement for integration into society, but the Immigration and Integration Office stated that failing the language exam is not automatically grounds for deportation.
Will Serbia be rewarded with Qatari money?
After the United Arab Emirates, Qatar may also launch major investments in the Balkan country, but one key condition is that Belgrade must clearly stand with the West, according to the Demostat investigative portal.
Climate zealots cause massive damage to motorists
There is no respite for Berlin motorists who are being terrorised by climate warriors using new, dangerous methods. In addition, some politically-motivated measures are also making life impossible for motorists.
Migrants not willing to learn Swedish
Most immigrants with poor school education have no intention to learn Swedish, according to a teacher working in Sweden.
PM Orban and President Macron meet in Paris
The two leaders discussed a number of European issues over a working dinner, according to a press release issued by the Elysee Palace.
EU to tackle migration by introducing visa requirements
The EU could end free travel for candidate countries that have not aligned their visa policies with the bloc, Croatia's interior minister has said, adding that if Serbia harmonised its entry rules with those of the EU, fewer migrants would be trying to cross the bloc's external borders unlawfully.
Spanish government to speed up population replacement
The population replacement rate has accelerated recently, and Pedro Sanchez's leftist government is now seeking to grant residence permits to large numbers of illegal immigrants. The debate in the Spanish Congress of Deputies on the automatic granting of residence permits to immigrants who arrived before 1 November 2021 is becoming increasingly frequent.
Cars seized from drunk drivers sent to Ukraine
Under the recently introduced legislation, drunk drivers with a blood alcohol level of over 1.5 parts per thousand will have their vehicles confiscated and sent to Ukraine.
Secularism in French schools under bigger threat than thought – video
The attack on secularism in French schools is much more widespread than reported by the Ministry of Education, as headmasters often fail to report incidents to the school district, a teachers' trade union pointed out. A former teacher who had previously received death threats said in an interview that he was not sure that Muslims should wear the Salafist dress.
Adriatic state to make buildings earthquake-resistant
Buildings in Slovenia are being reinforced in an attempt to prepare for a possible earthquake. The disaster in Turkiye a few weeks ago highlighted the importance of the safety of buildings yet again. Slovenia expects partial funding from Brussels in terms of the renovations.
Over half the French oppose government's economic and social policies – video
The French are upset with their government's economic and social policies. Those aged between 18 and 24 are the most opposed to the new cabinet measures, a recent poll suggests. As the strike against the nationwide pension reform continues, production at an oil refinery has drawn to a halt and Paris is covered in garbage.
Shoplifting on the rise in European country
Carrot, tuna, condoms, perfume, chocolate: these are the favourite targets of shoplifters in Serbia. Several supermarket owners in Belgrade confirmed that the number of thefts have risen in the past months. They are reluctant to call the police, opting instead to try and protect their goods by themselves.
Lack of political will hinders deportations
Germany has failed to deport tens of thousands of illegal migrants in 2022, either because of a lack of insufficient legal basis, or because the migrants did not show up for their planned departure.
IMF: Price of energy carriers must increase
The price of natural gas and electricity in Serbia may increase further as early as in May, in line with a request from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Serbia's government. However, electricity will still remain one of the cheapest in the Balkan country, the energy minister says.
Sexual abuse in another Hungarian elementary school
The case of the Hungarian man who bragged about his fifteen-year-old lover is not the only instance of sexual abuse of an elementary school pupil that has come to light recently.
This war could lead to civil war, philosopher says
According to the philosopher, were Russia to eventually lose, this war could lead to civil war. The Russian-born philosopher stressed that the risk of civil war would increase if any territory already occupied were ceded to Ukraine. Such a move would also increase the death toll.
Migrants camp out in parking garage in central Paris – video
Dozens of migrants have been staying for weeks in a parking garage near Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The garage was made available to the NGO helping migrants by a private individual.
Risking people's lives 'worth it,' says climate activist
A radical climate activist believes that their cause is so important and magnificent that it is even worth risking human lives for.
Serbia welcomes more returning workers, offers a future for those highly qualified
From October 2020 to the same month last year, the number of workers returning to Serbia was 15,000 higher than those who have left. Among the returnees, there is a significant number of highly qualified people, such as IT specialists and mechanical engineers. The reasons are mostly financial: although they earn more abroad, they also need to spend more there.
Untrained soldiers sent to death in bloody war – shocking video
The Ukrainian army is incapable of attacking, and the battles regularly end in "painful surprises," a former high-ranking Finnish officer helping the training of the Ukrainian army has recently said in an interview.
French government puts the onus of tackling inflation on retail chains – video
The government has scrapped the introduction of its previously announced single-inflation basket. Instead, the minister expects retail chains to draw up a list of products that will be offered at permanently low prices. According to one of the most popular opposition politicians, the French government has once again shown its inability to protect people's general purchasing power. Following talks with supermarkets, the government has finally reached an agreement to allow customers to buy hundreds of products at low prices for three months.
Russians living in UK a target of violent attacks
The UK has seen a big spike in hate crimes against Russian nationals since the outbreak of the military conflict in Ukraine. Victims also include young school children, figures collated by police reveal.
Youths leave family nest late, due to economic reasons
Most young adults in Serbia are stuck in their parents' home for a long time, only moving out at the age of 31, on average. The same figure is even higher in case of men, who are – on average – 33.7 years old when they leave their parents' house. Experts blame the dire economic situation as the main underlying reason, which makes it impossible for the youth to live an independent life using their own salaries.
Lack of affordable food forces more French into shoplifting – video
Food inflation continues to soar in the country and no end of the process is in sight, according to forecasts. The extremely steep rise in prices has a negative impact on almost the entire population, forcing a growing number of people to shoplift in order to have something to eat. The finance minister has promised a swift, new government measure, with the involvement of both retailers and manufacturers.
Vast majority of young Americans unfit for military service
More than three quarters of 18-24 year olds are unfit for military service, the US Department of Defense revealed.
Hundreds of sex offenders to get reduced prison sentences
More than 600 sex offenders could see their prison sentences reduced following legislation recently voted through by a leftist government that has removed the legal distinction between assault and aggravated assault in a European country.