The government said the eight-day state of emergency that came into force immediately will allow authorities to make the necessary preparations to ensure public health is protected during the campaign and voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The event was a pledging conference for the vaccines alliance GAVI, which says the funds will be used to vaccinate about 300 million children in dozens of countries against diseases like malaria, pneumonia and HPV.
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The high amount of coronavirus casualties in Italy has compounded the already short supply of Muslim burial spots.
The controversial law could backfire badly.
Leaders of Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania - all Western Balkan countries blighted by wars in the 1990s that also aspire to join the European Union - met in the Albanian capital Tirana to give shape to the idea.
Both hardliners in Greece and North Macedonia rejected a treaty that sought to end decades of tensions over the naming of the former Yugoslav Republic.
EU leaders failed to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France.
Eastern European states are angered by the EU's "mistake" as Macron leads blocking EU accession membership talks for Albania and North Macedonia.
Instead of taking on the role of fair mediator, Brussels has broken its own rules to accept the Republic of Cyprus into the EU and is now inflaming tensions with Turkey over natural resources.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the South East European Countries Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, where stability and security and cooperation among the Balkans were discussed.
Opinion polls show that incumbent Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is behind the conservative New Democracy opposition party. He wars if his party loses, Greece will return to the "dark days" of austerity.
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