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Albania

Greece: The President of the Republic met with Krivokapić, Brnabić and Dodik

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, had a series of contacts with Western Balkan leaders who visited Greece to participate in the 6th Delphi Economic Forum. First, the President of the Hellenic Republic met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapić. During the meeting, they exchanged views on a number of issues…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Dodik meets with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Serbian member and President of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik stated during his official visit to Greece that Serbs and Greeks are the most important peoples in the Balkans who want to promote and spread peace. After today’s meetings with the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the President of the Greek Parliament, Konstantinos Tasulas,…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia

Croatia: Grlić Radman Discusses BiH Election Law Changes with HoP Vice President Čović

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic Radman met with the Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dragan Djovic, on Thursday. The main topics of the meeting were reforms in BiH, including changes to the election law, the current political situation in the country, the joint fight against COVID-19…

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Slovenia

Slovenia continues to ease the measures

The Slovenian government eased some restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, including raising the limit on rallies to 50 and easing restrictions on hospitality, tourism, sports, culture and education. It also extended the state of the Covid-19 epidemic by another 30 days starting May 17th. The limit for organized public events and public gatherings…

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Albania

The expansion of bilateral co-operation was discussed by Mitsotakis and Brnabić

The Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić at the Maximos Residence, on the occasion of Ana Brnabić’s participation in the Delphi Forum. During the meeting, Mitsotakis and Brnabić discussed bilateral relations between Greece and Serbia and opportunities for further expansion of co-operation between the two countries,…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Krivokapic meets with Greek President Sakellaropoulou in Athens

“Since the Thessaloniki Summit in 2003, Greece has been oriented towards supporting the European course of the Western Balkans,” Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said Thursday during her meeting with Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic in Athens. Krivokapić is visiting Athens to attend the 6th Delphi Economic Forum. Sakellaropoulou stressed that it is the only option…

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Albania

Mijatović: Greek authorities should investigate allegations of deportation and mistreatment of migrants

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Civil Protection, the Minister of Migration and Asylum and the Minister of Transport and Island Policy of Greece, made public today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, urges the Greek authorities to end repatriation operations at land and sea borders with Turkey and…

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North Macedonia

Spain supports Northern Macedonia on its path to the European Union

The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, received on Wednesday the Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, at the Palace of Moncloa, with whom he had a working lunch. This is the first visit of a Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia to Spain in the thirty years of its democracy, which Spain supports in…

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Albania

Greece: EC sees Greek growth rates of 4.1% in 2021 and 6% in 2022

The European Commission revised its forecast for Greek economic growth on Wednesday, forecasting growth rates of 4.1 pct in 2021 and 6.0 pct in 2022. The EU executive, in a report on its spring economic forecast, said the coronavirus pandemic and all the restrictive measures led the Greek economy into a deep recession in 2020…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: SIPA arrests a person suspected of financing terrorist activities

Acting in co-ordination and co-operation with the head of the BiH Prosecutor’s Office’s Counter-Terrorism Department, police officers from the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA), upon arrival in BiH, arrested suspect Sena Hamzabegović (1960) from Tuzla, a citizen of BiH and the Swiss Confederation. Hamzabegovic was arrested at Tuzla International Airport shortly after arriving in…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Chamber of Commerce, Revenue and Customs Administration together in fight against gray economy

Representatives of the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce (PKCG) and the Revenue and Customs Administration (UPIC) signed an agreement on co-operation in the field of building the economic system, which will improve the business environment. The joint statement said that PKCG President Vlastimir Golubović and Acting Director of the Revenue and Customs Administration Aleksandar Damjanović signed…

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Croatia

Croatia: The European Commission predicts a little better than before

The European Commission, in its latest economic forecast for Croatia released on Wednesday, lowered Croatia’s 2021 GDP growth forecast to 5.0 per cent (from 5.3 per cent in previous reports), but also raised its GDP growth forecast. of 2022 to 6.1 percent (from 4.6 percent). According to Commission experts, Croatia’s GDP should expand and exceed…

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria: The caretaker government is sworn in before President Radev

Bulgaria’s new interim government was sworn in with Prime Minister Stefan Yanev in a ceremony at the Presidential Coat of Arms. President Rumen Radev commended the new cabinet ministers for their courage in taking responsibility in the current difficult situation. The President warned the Council of Ministers that there are difficult months ahead for them…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: Janša does not want to take up court posts

The Slovenian newspaper Dnevnik reports that the Ljubljana District Court has tried to hire a detective to try to send court mail to Prime Minister Janez Janša, who is not receiving land-related mail in the Trenta Valley case. Until Janša receives the post, the court cannot continue to decide on the defense request to exclude…

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Albania

Çavuşoğlu: Turkey, Saudi Arabia are committed to maintaining dialogue

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have decided to hold their dialogue in the coming period, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Tuesday after the two countries’ top diplomats held “a very open and honest meeting” in Jeddah. Çavuşoğlu and Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met for talks aimed at overcoming a dispute over…

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Albania

Nishani: Basha’s decision not to recognize the elections is insincere

Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani has described Lulzim Basha’s position as insincere. Nishani said that the statements about not recognizing the election result while they will enter the parliament offend the structures of the Democratic Party (DP) and the public opinion. “It is an insincere attitude, it is rhetoric that insults the structures of the…

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Romania

Romania: Russia expels Romanian diplomat in response to Bucharest actions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday declared persona non grata an official of the Romanian embassy in Russia in response to the expulsion of a member of the Russian diplomatic mission of the Russian embassy in Bucharest, according to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry. “On May 11, the Ambassador of Romania Cristian Istrate…

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Albania

Đukanović on an official visit to Budapest

Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović is on an official visit to Hungary, where he met with President Janos Ader and other senior officials in Budapest. After meeting with Ader, Đukanović told reporters that the EU should not forget “a room in its own home”, such as the Western Balkans, as this would generate a growing level…