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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has maintained its criticism of the country’s upcoming casino stake limits, arguing amendments to the rules may make them even more difficult to implement in time.A SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) mandatory weekly cap on stakes across all verticals, alongside a SEK100 bonus cap, were initially proposed by Minister for Social Security Ardalan Shekarabi in April, and were due to come into effect from 1 June. The government later amended these rules so that they would only apply to online casino products and would come into effect from 2 July.However, the regulator said these restrictions may still be too difficult to implement, even by the later deadline of 2 July deadline.“The Gaming Inspectorate has no detailed knowledge of the extent of the changes involved, but it cannot be ruled out that these are changes that are both time-consuming and that can, to some extent, require re-certification of the systems,” it said. “Therefore, there is a risk that there are licensees who cannot meet the new requirements within the proposed time.”It added that making the restrictions apply specifically to casino games, rather than across all verticals, was likely to make them more difficult to implement.“Different limits for different games can in themselves pose a difficulty for the gaming companies in cases where the operator has a license to provide both commercial online betting and gamng,” it continued.In addition, Spelinspektionen said it “maintains its position” set out in its response to the consultation on the earlier version of the restrictions. In that response, it said the rules would only have a “marginal” effect on player protection, while they may benefit the unlicenced market to a greater degree.The rules have been widely criticised by stakeholders. Online gambling operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) said the measures were likely to lead to more players moving to the unlicensed market. It launched a petition against the restrictions, signed by chief executives of many operators including Betsson, Kindred Group, LeoVegas, NetEnt and William Hill.BOS added that the changes to the rules, making them apply only to online casino, appeared intended to protect businesses in which the government held a stake, such as former horse racing monopoly ATG, rather than players.The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) also criticised the measures as “not evidence-led” and warned they may do more harm than good for Swedish player protection.Earlier this week, chief executives from nine major Sweden-facing gambling operators suggested a series of new player protection measures that they said would be more effective than the stake limit. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting 9th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has maintained its criticism of the country’s upcoming casino stake limits, arguing amendments to the rules may make them even more difficult to implement in time. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Spelinspektionen hits out again at casino stake limits Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Email Address
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I’d buy bargain shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 7th March, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address The FTSE 100 has experienced a hugely challenging period over recent weeks. During that time, it’s posted the third largest weekly decline in its history, and has slumped to its lowest level in around three and a half years.Looking ahead, investor sentiment may continue to be weak in the short run. However, long-term investors may be able to capitalise on low valuations across a variety of FTSE 100 sectors to buy high-quality stocks while they trade on low valuations.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Through buying them in a Stocks and Shares ISA, you may be able to do so tax efficiently and improve your long-term financial future.Risk aversionMany investors may feel that buying stocks is too risky at present. After all, the FTSE 100 has experienced a highly volatile period which may continue over the coming weeks and months. This may cause many investors to adopt a cautious mindset, which leads them to hold cash and other less-risky assets.While this may seem to be a sound move in the short run – especially if the stock market experiences a further decline – in the long term there may be a significant opportunity cost. In other words, the stock market has the potential to recover from its recent decline, and may produce high levels of profit for investors who are able to buy high-quality stocks while they trade on low valuations.Margin of safetyClearly, it’s sensible to seek stocks that offer a wide margin of safety. In other words, it may be prudent to purchase companies which trade at a level that’s below their intrinsic value.That way, investors may have factored in a possible worsening outlook for the world economy, and new investors may be able to enjoy relatively high rewards in the long run.Fortunately, a wide range of sectors currently appear to include companies that offer wide margins of safety. The FTSE 100’s decline seems to have negatively impacted the vast majority of the sectors in which its members operate.As such, it may be possible for a long-term investor to build a diverse portfolio which can deliver impressive returns in the coming years.Long-term focusWhile it can be difficult to ignore short-term movements in the FTSE 100’s price level, doing so may enable you to look beyond the current challenges and risks facing the world economy.Certainly, paper losses may be experienced in the short run. But, over the long term, undertaking a buy-and-hold strategy while the FTSE 100 offers good value for money is likely to be a sound strategy.Therefore, buying FTSE 100 shares today in a Stocks and Shares ISA seems to be a worthwhile move. The index appears to offer good value for money and recovery potential – even though its short-term progress could be subject to exceptional levels of volatility. See all posts by Peter Stephens
Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Jay Yao Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Tesla share price has gone down recently. While they were trading around $880 in late January, they closed around $563 on 8 March. With more competition entering the marketplace, investors seem to be a little less optimistic over the company’s future growth. While Tesla is lower now than it was before, I’d buy the FTSE 100 instead. Here’s why.FTSE 100In the medium term, I’d buy the FTSE 100 rather than Tesla for two reasons.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…First, I think the FTSE 100 has less risk than Tesla. Many FTSE 100 companies are established with wide moats. The FTSE 100 index as a whole is diversified across many different sectors. Tesla, meanwhile, isn’t as established and the company depends heavily on the fortunes of the electric vehicle sector. If too much competition enters into the electric vehicle sector or if Tesla doesn’t sell as many vehicles as expected, its stock might not do as well.Second, I reckon the FTSE 100 has a more reasonable valuation than Tesla does. Because it hasn’t rallied much at all over the past few years, I think the FTSE 100 could be in ‘value territory’. Analysts at UBS seem to share the same thinking as they wrote, “We maintain our preference for the UK equity market, which trades at a 20 per cent discount to global equities on a 12-month trailing price-to-earnings ratio, yet offers close to 40 per cent earnings growth in 2021 on our forecasts.”Although the relative P/E comparisons between indexes may have changed slightly since the UBS analyst comments, I think the core rationale still holds. Tesla, meanwhile, has a much higher valuation with a P/E ratio that’s around 900 and a forward P/E ratio of around 100.Given that I think the FTSE 100 is trading at an attractive valuation and I expect its overall component earnings to increase meaningfully in the next few years as the global economy recovers, I reckon the odds are pretty good that the FTSE 100 will be higher in a few years time than it is now. The UBS analysts themselves have a target of 7,200 for the FTSE 100 at the end of this year, although I am not sure if it will end up being that. Forecasts can change as developments occur in the future, and can’t be relied on.Given Tesla’s high valuation, I’m not as sure about its medium term.Risks and the long termWith that said, the FTSE 100 does have risks. In my view, the vaccines are currently winning in the battle between Covid-19 vaccines and variants, but that could change. If the variants become too much of a problem, economic growth might not be as strong as analysts expect. In that case, FTSE 100 profits might not increase as much as expected either (if they grow at all).I reckon Tesla could also potentially be a good long-term investment depending on how well the company does with autonomous driving and other technologies. To me, Tesla’s Elon Musk is a genius and his companies will create a lot of value. 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Save this picture!© Lior Avitan, Courtesy of Solar Decathlon Team IsraelWritten by Barbara PoradaMay 30, 2013 Share CopyThe Solar Decathlon, also called the “Olympics of Sustainable Architecture,” is a design competition that takes place biennially and challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are Net Zero Energy Buildings and are affordable, energy-efficient and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends cost-effectiveness, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.Summer of 2013 will be the first year that a team from Israel will participate in this worldwide competition. Their hope was to develop and display a method of planning and design in which buildings could better respond to change, with the potential to be deconstructed, taken apart, modified and recycled. Values of environment, community, society and Israeli culture are all intertwined in a design that aims to raise awareness of these four elements and better incorporate them into Israeli architecture.Read on for Team Israel’s Decathlon design. Save this picture!© Lior Avitan, Courtesy of Solar Decathlon Team IsraelTeam Israel’s design for a house draws much of its inspiration from the Mediterranean “4 Room Israelite House”, an ancient building archetype found in archeological remains in the region from 3500 years ago, with rooms built around a central courtyard. It focuses on the link between the indoors and outdoors with a large patio that creates a gradual threshold from public to private space. Save this picture!© Lior Avitan, Courtesy of Solar Decathlon Team IsraelOther key features of the house are its striking angled roof, designed for optimal solar power, and its façade which integrates technological elements such as photovoltaics, solar thermal collectors and building-integrated PV together with vegetation. The “mashrabiya” on the external wall has a climatic as well as aesthetic function and integrates a culturally-specific feature into a modern design. Save this picture!© Lior Avitan, Courtesy of Solar Decathlon Team IsraelThe building incorporates passive design features that create an improved thermal envelope that will maintain a comfortable living environment with minimal space heating or cooling. Windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject excessive heat in the summer. Save this picture!© Lior Avitan, Courtesy of Solar Decathlon Team IsraelTeam Israel makes a point of using only environmentally-friendly materials throughout the house, incorporating a light steel frame structure and recyclable materials such as fiber cement board instead of traditional cement and FSC-certified bamboo. All house furniture is made out of these sustainable, resistant and recycled materials and can be arranged in different configurations to suit the owner’s needs. The result is a flexible, sustainable design for a home that strongly reflects the environmental, cultural and social aspects of the Israeli region.Save this picture!© Lior Avitan, Courtesy of Solar Decathlon Team IsraelFor more information on Team Israel’s proposal, visit their website here. Architecture News “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379589/first-israeli-team-to-compete-in-the-solar-decathlon Clipboard First Israeli Team to Compete in The Solar DecathlonSave this articleSaveFirst Israeli Team to Compete in The Solar Decathlon ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379589/first-israeli-team-to-compete-in-the-solar-decathlon Clipboard References: Solar Decathlon Team Israel (PDF, Website)Image gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Pin-Up MagazineVideosLondon School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) New Global Center for the So…Event Share CopyAbout this authorBarbara PoradaAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsraelSolar DecathlonSustainabilityZeroEnergy DesignCite: Barbara Porada. “First Israeli Team to Compete in The Solar Decathlon” 30 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Responsive website boosts income and volunteers for Battersea Tagged with: Digital Salesforce usability Howard Lake | 10 September 2014 | News 71 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In designing the new site, WPN Chameleon used a series of user stories that Battersea had already put together. These acted as examples of the actual and varying information requirements people had of the site. These were fed into an interactive prototype of the new site, which was then tested.Mobile accessOne of the main requirements of the new site was that it had to be responsive to any kind of device, in particular mobile devices. The charity had noticed that around half of visits to its website were already made using tablets and smartphones.WPN Chameleon designed two concepts for the site, which were presented to the Battersea team. The best ideas from each were then taken by the design and user experience (UX) teams to produce the final design in terms of navigation, look and feel, and information architecture.Steve Shields, Digital Project Manager at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, said:“The Home is a world-class establishment, and this project aimed to bring our systems – both internal and external – up to that very high standard. We are very pleased with the way the website has been received, and have never had so many applications to become a volunteer or rehome an animal through the site. And it’s driving fundraising too, across multiple devices and payment channels, which is brilliant news for the home and the animals it cares for.” Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have responded to the growth in mobile access by redesigning their website so that it was fully responsive. As a result the charity has seen volunteering requests, rehoming applications and donations increase via the site.The site overhaul, conducted by digital and direct marketing company WPN Chameleon, followed the charity’s decision in 2012 to digitise its whole operation.Salesforce usedThe site is based on Salesforce as a CRM platform to store and manage the charity’s animal information. WPN Chameleon won the pitch to design the new website with a new user experience and link it directly with Salesforce. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Howard Lake | 4 February 2015 | News Tagged with: Major gift Prospect research sponsorship About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sunrise Publishers, who publish the WealthWatch printed magazine, will this month publish the first edition of a new monthly digital digest of news about potential sponsors and major donors.Marc Thorne of Cornwall-based Sunrise Publishers explained that the new online service was designed for those researchers who did not have the time to make the most of the printed magazine’s detailed content on the income, special interests and business and social connections of Britain’s multi-millionaires.Thorne said:“We… know that not everyone has the time or resources to take full advantage of the in-depth research contained in the print edition. So our new online digest will provide bite-sized summaries drawn from the magazine’s key items – that is, hot tips about who may be worth targeting rather than full-blown fact files.”He added that the lower price of the digital digest might also help open up prospect research to smaller organisations with smaller research budgets.• Subscription to the new WealthWatch Digest costs £100 for 12 issues a year. Sunrise are offering the first two editions free to those subscribing between now and April 2015.• Subscriptions to the main WealthWatch magazine remain at £600 a year for 12 issues, containing an average of 33 pages.but anyone placing an order between now and April will get their first two editions free.Both titles can be ordered separately or together from WealthWatch. New monthly digest for fundraising prospect researchers from Sunrise Publishers 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement
The 2016 Fundraising Ireland Awards for Excellence are open for nominations. The National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising 2016 s recognise the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of fundraisers, volunteers and organisations across Ireland.Awards will be made in fourteen categories:• Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign• Big Impact, Small Budget• Best Use of Direct Marketing• Best Use of Digital in Fundraising• Best Use of Events• Best Use of Legacy Fundraising• Best CSR Programme• Best Corporate Charity Partnership• Supplier of the Year• Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year• Fundraising Team of the Year• Professional Fundraiser of the Year• Best Emerging Fundraiser• People’s Choice AwardEntries to the awards can be made via Fundraising Ireland. The awards are open to Fundraising Ireland members only.The closing date for entries is 10 February 2016 and shortlisted finalists will be revealed in March 2016, with the winners announced at the Fundraising Ireland Gala Awards Dinner on 8 April 2016 in Dublin. 49 total views, 1 views today 50 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Fundraising Ireland Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 December 2015 | News Irish fundraising awards 2016 open for nominations
Linkedin Previous articleFrog Report – Baylor RecapNext articleThe Skiff: November 10, 2016 Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ + posts print“Trolls” Review from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.Crammed with color and full of fun, “Trolls” continues the already strong animated lineup by Dreamworks to become another memorable family film. “Trolls” follows the characters of Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) as they try to rescue their friends from the evil Troll-eating Bergens.This image released by Dreamworks Animation shows characters Poppy, left, voiced by Anna Kendrick, and Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake in a scene from “Trolls.” (DreamWorks Animation via AP)The plot of “Trolls” is relatively simple, following what seems like a list of animated movie “must-dos”. While not necessarily a bad thing, this does lead to some predictable plot twists and a few pacing issues over the course of Poppy and Branch’s journey. The strength of the movie lies on what it chooses to do with the plot rather than the plot itself. “Trolls” is a very strong family film that kids and adults can enjoy, mostly due to how much it embraces its happy-go-lucky nature. The usage of songs spread throughout the film keeps things light and moving forward and helps to emphasize some key plot points. Underneath its sunshine and glitter, “Trolls” has a good key message about the true meaning and nature of happiness that everyone can understand and take away. The film also isn’t afraid to go into some dark territory at times to add emotional weight to the meaning and arcs of the characters, but remains kid-friendly and never drags the mood down. It helps that “Trolls” is punctuated with humor that kids and adults can take something away from, as well as some straight belly laughs designed to keep things light. Kendrick and Timberlake take the lead, providing great and believable performances. Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Zooey Deschanel do strongly as well, adding heart to what would be otherwise silly roles. While the rest of the ensemble does a good job, they unfortunately don’t stand out as much. The singing is also well done and never feels forced or unpleasant to listen to. Because of the film’s large emphasis on music, this not only helps elevate it, but it makes the film more entertaining than most animated films of the same design.The characters themselves are well-written. Each of the four main characters has a nice and complete arc. Every character has at least one quality that makes them unique. That said, it is unfortunate that most of the characters are relegated to the background and are often there to provide laughs. Visually, “Trolls” uses a mixture of bright colors, sparkles and unique textures to make the visuals more vibrant and eye-catching. The world of “Trolls” feels well-developed and thought-out, seemingly coming straight out of a younger child’s imagination. The film’s smooth and blended animation also helps add a polish to the overall quality, making this one of the better looking animated films to come out recently.Verdict:Filled with literal sunshine and rainbows, Trolls is a strong animated film that provides a mixture of songs and laughs with a message that audiences young and old can appreciate. 8/10 ReddIt Chris Garcia Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. Twitter Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) Facebook Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Twitter Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) This image released by Dreamworks Animation shows characters Poppy, left, voiced by Anna Kendrick, and Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake in a scene from “Trolls.” (DreamWorks Animation via AP) ReddIt TAGSphotosvideo TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
News April 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for justice for Slavko Curuvija on fifth anniversary of murder Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further Europe – Central Asia Five years after the murder of Slavko Curuvija, who was accused of “treason” by the pro-government press during the NATO bombing, the police investigation into his death seems to have come to a halt. Reporters Without Borders reminds the authorities of their pledge to solve this case. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call for justice for slain newspaper editor Slavko Curuvija today, five years after his April 1999 murder in Belgrade. Curuvija’s killers are still at large although reportedly identified by an eye-witness. The police say that do not have enough proof to indict the suspects.”We hope that your government’s declared commitment to identify and publish those reponsible for this murder was more than just an electoral promise,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to interior minister Dragan Jocic. “Slavko Curuvija’s family and his colleagues in Serbia and elsewhere in the world call for no effort to be spared until justice is done.”The fifth anniversary has been the occasion of several comments by officials about the case. Former deputy interior minister Nenad Milic said an eye-witness had identified the killers, but his successor, Miroslav Milosevic, said the police had no “valid evidence” against the suspects. Police inspector general Vladimir Bozovic said a special team was working on the case.On 9 December 2003, a few days before legislative elections, the office of the special prosecutor and the organised crime bureau said an eye-witness had formally identified two persons suspected of the murder but their identity could not be revealed. Since then, the police have given no further information about the outcome of this identification.Under the state of emergency declared on 12 March 2003 after the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, deputy state prosecutor Milan Sarajlic was suspended and arrested along with other judicial officials thought to be linked with underworld figures. The interior ministry said Sarajlic confessed during his detention to working with the powerful Zemun gang and to actively obstructing the Curuvija murder probe. State prosecutor Sinisa Simic, who was in charge of the enquiry, was fired on 21 March 2003. Curuvija, who edited the newspapers Dnevni Telegraf and Evropljanin, was shot dead by two masked men on 11 April 1999 as he arrived in front of his Belgrade home with his wife. He had been constantly harassed for his articles criticising the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic. Djordje Martic, former editor of newspaper Ekspres Politika, said on 14 April 2001 that an article that appeared in his paper on 6 April 1999, a few days before the murder, accusing Curuvija of being a traitor and in favour of the NATO military offensive, was written on the orders of Milosevic’s wife, Mirjana Markovic. Organisation News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts RSF_en June 7, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia