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Slovenia

Slovenia: The EU enlargement process must remain alive, says Logar

Ahead of the start of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Foreign Minister Ance Logar said in an interview with the Euroactiv portal that the EU enlargement process must remain alive. He added that Slovenia strongly supports the territorial integrity of the Western Balkans. Regarding the expansion of ties with the Western…

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Albania

Cyprus: Anastasiadis proceeded with a mini reshuffle

Today, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis, made changes in the composition of the members of the Government. Speaking to reporters at the Presidential Palace, Government Spokesman Kyriakos I. Kousios said that “the President of the Republic, exercising the powers provided by the Constitution, has decided to make changes in the composition…

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Albania North Macedonia

US pushes EU to start Albania-Northern Macedonia accession talks

With at least 24 hours left to set the EU Summit to start accession talks with Albania and northern Macedonia, US pressure on EU leaders is growing. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell confirmed that Foreign Minister Blinken had asked in a conversation with him to take concrete steps to…

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Albania

Turkey: Erdogan von der Leyen communication before the EU Summit

A few days before the EU summit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation Monday with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen to discuss EU-Turkey relations and the update of the 1995 Customs Union agreement. According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, the Turkish President called on the EU President to start talks…

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Albania

Interview with Chief European Prosecutor Laura Codruța Kövesi from Faces of Democracy

Sven Lilienström, founder of the Faces of Democracy initiative, spoke with Laura Codruța Kövesi (48) about democracy, the newly established European Public Prosecutor’s Office and its fight against corruption, bribery and money laundering in EU member states. Laura Codruța Kövesi, Chief European Prosecutor, is the head of the newly established European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Serbia

BiH: Serbia is not ready to face the past, says Izetbegovic

The resolution of the Montenegrin Parliament, which condemns the genocide in Srebrenica and prohibits its denial, is a major step towards accepting the truth about the events of the 1990s, which is the basis for continuing to build trust and build relations. between the states and peoples of the Balkans, said Bakir Izetbegovic, President of…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Demos calls for urgent meeting of parliamentary majority

The parliamentary majority must meet urgently and face the very complex situation in the country and in state institutions in a democratic way, the Demos Presidency concluded. At the Presidency session, it was concluded that all those who won the mandates on August 30 should urgently launch a democratic, modern, reform initiative, which, they said,…

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Croatia

Slovenian tourists had problems returning home from Croatia

Slovenia’s foreign ministry chief of consular affairs, Andrej Ster, warned on Monday that many Slovenian tourists vacationing in Croatia were caught unaware of the government’s decision on Saturday to relocate a good part of Croatia to the COVID orange zone. . “Last weekend, quite a few Slovenes were on the Croatian coast,” Ster told Slovenian…

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Albania

Pahor: “We achieved great things when we worked together”

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence, President Borut Pahor is convinced that this country can be proud of what has been achieved. “We have achieved great things when we worked together. “Doing it without ambitious intentions is an element we are conquering,” he told STA. Pahor, who was active in politics…

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Albania

Macron-Kurti meeting in Paris during the week

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, will travel to Paris this week when he will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, the Government Press Service said in a statement. Prime Minister Kurti met on Sunday with Isabelle Dumont, Adviser for Continental Europe and Turkey in the Cabinet of French President Macron and Marie-Christine Butel,…

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Albania

Xhaçka: EU must continue to remain committed to the region through concrete actions and keeping its promises

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka participated in the Antalya forum on “Neighbors See Together: The Future of Europe”. The meeting was attended by panelists such as MEP Sergey Lagodisnky, EU Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak and former Romanian Prime Minister Viktor Ponta. During her speech, Xhaçka stressed that the…

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Serbia

Serbia: Consultations on constitutional changes begin

Consultations on constitutional changes in Serbia began today in the Serbian Parliament at 9:00 am. The meeting was attended by Parliament Speaker Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Minister of Justice Maja Popović, Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Legislation Jelena Zarić Kovačević and others. Deputies recently approved the Serbian government’s proposal to…

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Albania

The first annual meeting of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey was held ‘successfully’

Turkey held a “successful organization” for the first annual meeting of the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya (ADF) with full in-person participation, the Turkish foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking in his closing remarks of the three-day high-level event, Mevlut Cavusoglu said it became one of the first and largest international events during the pandemic and…

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Albania

Osmani met with Çavusoglu in Antalya

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bujar Osmani, had a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşo ,lu, on the sidelines of a meeting of Foreign Ministers participating in the South East European Cooperation Process, which is being organized in Antalya. , Turkey. The Ministers concluded that the…

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Albania North Macedonia Serbia

EC: Albania, Northern Macedonia and Serbia on list of countries that can move freely in Schengen area

The European Council today updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. Following a review, as recommended by the phase of lifting temporary restrictions on unnecessary travel to the EU, the European Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stated in the Council Recommendation,…

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Albania

Austria to provide one million additional doses of COVID vaccines in the Balkans

Austria says it plans to send one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Western Balkans in addition to the doses it is passing to the region on behalf of the European Union. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz made the announcement in Vienna on June 18th following a summit with his counterparts from non-EU countries of…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Differing Reactions to Montenegrin Parliament Adoption of Srebrenica Genocide Resolution

After the Montenegrin parliament passed a Resolution on the Srebrenica genocide, Serb politicians in BiH condemned such actions as “betrayal” and “an act of hostility towards the Serbian people”. On the other hand, Bosnian politicians welcomed it as “the act of reconciliation that is important for the future of all nations”. Members of the BiH…

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Albania

State Department: Biden Executive Order allows sanctions against those who underestimate the stability of the Western Balkans, wherever they are

Those working against the Prespa Accord in countries outside the Western Balkans, including Greece, could be blacklisted by the United States, a State Department spokesman told VOA when asked if the government planned to extend the sanctions. for individuals from other countries, namely Greece, which has signed the Prespa Agreement, due to which it is…