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Croatia reopened all border crossings with Serbia: Croatian minister

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Zagreb: A Croatian minister said on Friday that Croatia has reopened all border crossings with Serbia.

Source: www.dw.com
Source: www.dw.com

There was a change in the refugee route, Croatian Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic said, adding that 300 refugees had crossed the border to Hungary at Horgos, Serbia.

The border crossings at Bajakovo and Tovarnik in Croatia were reopened after it was closed to all Serbian-registered vehicles on Thursday, Xinhua news agency quoted the minister as saying on Friday.

However, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Friday said Serbia did not open a corridor for refugees towards Hungary.

Serbia launched countermeasures halting the entry of Croatian commodities early Thursday after Croatia banned cargo traffic from Serbia in the only open border crossing between the two neighbors at Bajakovo.

In response, Croatia had restricted all vehicles with Serbian registration plates.

A total of 60,000 migrants have entered Croatia from Serbia since last week, after Hungary banned their entry by erecting a fence on its border with Serbia.

(With inputs from IANS)

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EU Commission: Beware of Cyber Attack Amid Coronavirus Crisis

EU Commission Warns of Increased Cybercrime During Coronavirus Crisis

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The president of the European Commission is warning EU citizens to beware of on-line scams, particularly for counterfeit medical products and medicines during the coronavirus crisis. Pixabay

The president of the European Commission is warning EU citizens to beware of on-line scams, particularly for counterfeit medical products and medicines during the coronavirus crisis.

In a video message released Tuesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said with more people working from home and spending time online, they have become more susceptible to cyber criminals, particularly those exploiting fears about the virus.

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President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, gives a press conference after EU leaders’ video conference on COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the European Council building in Brussels. VOA

She says European law-enforcement agencies have seized 4.4 million units of illicit pharmaceuticals in recent weeks, seven organized crime groups were dismantled, and 121 arrests were made.

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Von der Leyen said that 2,500 fake links, websites and social media profiles have also been taken down. She urged citizens to double check all websites they visit are maintained by a trusted entity.

Von der Leyen said that if and when actual vaccines or other medicines are proven effective in treating the coronavirus, official government and public institutions will announce it. (VOA)

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