Balkans

Bulgaria revealed Russian spies interested in army’s modernization and F-16s

The prosecutor’s office revealed yesterday that two Russian diplomats carried out intelligence activities on the territory of Bulgaria. According to Bulgarian news agency, it is about the deputy trade attachés at the Moscow representation in Sofia – Sergei Nikolashin and Vadim Bikov.

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Ditching Dinars: Will the Balkans Take to Cryptocurrency?

The daring few involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain in the Balkans say the benefits could be big, if the regulatory framework is put in place. Cash may still be king in the Balkans, but growth in online payments – particularly in the era of COVID-19 – is fuelling optimism among …

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Greece to Buy Warplanes, Battleships to Boost Defenses against Turkey

With tensions between NATO allies Greece and Turkey rising, Greece has announced plans to purchase a grab bag of new warplanes, frigates, helicopters and weapons systems. Greece’s defense shopping spree comes amid a new diplomatic scramble with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Cyprus to ease an energy standoff …

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Djukanovic Had to Fall Eventually

Governments in Montenegro have controlled elections for decades, so the fact that Milo Djukanovic still lost speaks of the enormous desire for change among the country’s citizens.

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