Serbia: Introducing ‘Freddie’ at Felix Shelter.

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Introducing ‘Freddie’


From Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix


Freddie is a young kitty boy who had the misfortune of being shot by a hunter with a shotgun in February of 2014.

He was found seriously injured, with a completely shattered front left leg and a broken front right leg.

Both of his injured legs were operated on months ago, but his body is still chock-full of buckshot.

After the surgeries, he spent four months in a cage with a metal rod put into one of his broken legs while the other one was splinted and two more months recovering once the metal rod was removed.

He was kept in foster care, and was not allowed to move very much . He was brought him to our shelter in August 2014, as his foster caretaker wished to give him the chance of a fulfilled life in the company of other cats.

Unaccustomed to the curious crowd of kitties, he is still somewhat withdrawn and shy, but he’s able to walk, although he’s limping and his front left leg is kind of stiff.

Hopefully time will heal all wounds.

Please give anything you can to help with his recovery – thank you.

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Romania: 9 Former Ministers Face Corruption Charges That Will ‘Shake The Political Scene’. Corruption By Ministers Where Else, One Asks ???


Nine former Romanian ministers face an investigation for corruption and money laundering in a case involving the lease of Microsoft IT licenses for schools.

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According to reports of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), as cited by Romania Insider, the nine ministers face accusations of signing contracts for the acquisition of IT licenses and software and hardware equipment for schools at unreasonably high prices.

The former Romanian ministers facing a corruption probe are Ecaterina Andronescu, Valerian Vreme, Serban Mihailescu, Dan Nica, Adriana Ticau, Gabriel Sandu, Daniel Funeriu, Alexandru Athanasiu and Mihai Tanasescu.

An investigation revealed that out of the USD 54 M that was paid by the government under the licensing contract and its extension, commissions to be paid to public officials amounted to USD 20 M.

Apart from that, a project worth USD 200 M awarded to Romanian IT company Siveco for equipping schools in Romania with computers and software had envisaged overpriced software and equipment.

The period of the investigation starts in 2001 and spans the terms in office of three governments – that of Adrian Nastase, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and Emil Boc.

Romania’s DNA sent requests to the president, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the European Parliament to strip the former ministers of immunity from prosecution so that criminal proceedings against them could be launched. (Text: NOVINITE)


The news was announced on 26th of September, 2014 by who stated that the DNA (The Romanian Anti-Corruption Office) would prepare a file that ‘will shake the political scene’.

According to this article, the prosecution of these 9 ministers was “just the tip of the iceberg” and “what will happen next could radically change the political scene”

That is – of course. if DNA would go through.

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Serbia: ‘Nani’ Deer Update 6/10/14. EU MEP Now Asked For Legal Advice Against Serbian Minister Due To Non Compliance With Serbian Animal Welfare Legislation.

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UPDATE ‘NANI’ 6/10/14



The current situation with Nani the deer is not good.  As you can see from the photographs below showing the conditions; Nani is not being looked after by the hunters very well at all – what would we expect ? !!

Today we at SAV have been in contact with the EU regarding the situation and the (still) lack of decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting  in agreement to Article 58 of the Serbian Law of animal welfare in relation to making a decision about what was going to happen to Nani.

We are now asking the Enlargement Commission of the EU to seriously consider Serbia’s lack of action to ‘enforce its own law’ – enforcing a nations own ‘rules of law’ a fundamental requirement of any state seeking EU membership for the future.

In addition, we have telephoned the office of a UK MEP and asked them to advise us if we are now able (as another European member) to take legal action against the Serbian Agriculture Ministry for not acting in agreement to Article 58. of Serbian Law of animal welfare, which requires a response (in this case, for Nani) within 30 days.

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The Serbian President has even written to the Serbian Agriculture Ministry regarding the situation of Nani the deer; but to date, we still have had no response from Agriculture.  See the letter from the President to EPAR informing them of the situation and the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture at:

We are hoping to hear back from the EU in London today (6/10/14) regarding how we can further progress regarding the issue of Nani; as Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic does not appear to be capable of complying with any rules of Serbian law. The 30 day final decision time was passed several weeks ago.  If this is the case, that Serbia cannot even enforce it own laws within Serbia, then the EU needs to be reminded of this situation; and it has been today.

Here below are the latest photographs of Nani and the conditions it is currently living in at present at the facility of the hunters.  These pictures are also being forwarded to the EU today to further support our claim that Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic is not complying with Serbian law or that required for Serbia to become a future member of the EU.

Nani should be returned to Mrs. Mitic immediately for her to become the adoptive parent she was after hunters killed the mother of Nani.

It is not asking the world, but Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic seems to delay ever having to make a very simple decision.  It is now time she made a decision in favour of returning Nani to Mrs. Mitic as the gaurdian / parent.