Serbian leaders have voiced anger at the EU amid a dispute with Croatia. The opening of chapter 26 (education and culture) is to be delayed after Croatia voiced objections. Serbian foreign minister, who met Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in the Serbian capital the same day, told press: “If Croatia is the one to decide about whether Serbia will enter the EU, then my interest just dropped somehow”. Source EUObserver
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Leader of the VVD Halbe Zijlstra expects the euro no longer exist in a few years. He would at least have told opinion maker Jort Kelder and journalist Arno Wellens. Zijlstra itself can remember little of the conversation. Source RTL
Ambassador says Italian parliament’s investigations into NGOs is ‘a routine exercise carried by two parliamentary committees’ and that there’s no ‘hidden agenda’ Source Malta Today
A referendum through which the people of the Kurdistan Region to decide whether they want to stay with Iraq or separate and establish a state of their own will be held this year, says Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. Source Rudaw