Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte, already embroiled in a notorious campaign to stamp out drugs, announced on Thursday he would halt all online gambling in his country. Duterte made the comment while announcing a 2017 budget that focused heavily on populist measures. He gave no timeframe for such a ban or details on its scope. The firebrand former mayor has been a worry for the country’s booming online gambling industry and in August scrapped one firm’s 13-year monopoly of gambling in licensed online cafes.
Before becoming an EU member, Serbia must adapt to the EU’s foreign and security policies, has declared today the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn. He said that the normalization of relations with Kosovo helps Serbia in its path towards European integration.
Kosovo’s speaker of parliament, Kadri Veseli has addressed criticism against the policies of the European Union regarding the liberalization of visas. Kosovo criticizes the European Union’s policies on the liberalization of visas Veseli declared that Kosovo has met all the criteria set out in the guideline of the European Commission for the liberalization of visas.