Central European Evening Report: "European Investigations and Balkan Tensions"

Central European Evening Report: "European Investigations and Balkan Tensions"

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EPPO Takes Over PfizerGate Investigation from Liege Prosecutor's Office: The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) has assumed control of the investigation into the PfizerGate case from the prosecutor's office in Liege. This development comes amid allegations of misconduct in the negotiations surrounding Covid-19 vaccine supply between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Politico, a Brussels-based portal, reports on the transfer of the case to the EPPO, signaling a shift in the handling of the high-profile investigation.

President Milanović Criticizes EU and US Stance on Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Croatian President Zoran Milanović has denounced what he perceives as a "hostile" attitude from the European Union and the United States towards Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Milanović's remarks come as he accuses Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of failing to address this issue, suggesting reluctance to challenge the European Commission. The statement adds to ongoing tensions surrounding Croatian representation and support for Croatians living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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