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Albania

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates hold the first quadripartite meeting

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates held their first joint meeting in Paphos on Friday following the recent normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, stressing the importance of this meeting in subsequent statements. in cooperation and peace in the region. According to Foreign Minister Nikos…

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria: The president will start consultations on forming a government on Monday

According to the Constitution, on Monday, April 19, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev will hold consultations with the representatives of the parliamentary groups of the 45th National Assembly before ordering the formation of a government for the candidate for prime minister of the parliamentary group. The round of consultations will begin…

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Romania

Romania: Former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu blasts PM in first appearance after ousted

Two days after being ousted by Florin Cițu, former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu spoke out against the Prime Minister, who he said had become the country’s first epidemiologist and devalued the work of an entire team. At a nearly two-hour press conference at USR-PLUS headquarters, at which he also invited Dr. Andreea Moldovan, who was…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH and EU in a “silent war” over beef and pork

A technical meeting was held on 15 April 2021 between the European Commission and Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss the situation in the beef and pork market in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the 2020 decision by Bosnia and Herzegovina to grant preferential treatment. domestic bidders in public procurement procedures. During the meeting, the…

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Montenegro

Montenegro faces debt only to China as the EU closes its door

European and Asian newspapers report that the European Union will not back Montenegro over its $ 1 billion debt to China for a highway to be built, a move that upsets the race balance over the glaring influence in the Balkans. NikkeiAsia recalls that Montenegro, a NATO member, is considered one of the main candidates…

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Albania

Erdogan: We must not allow third parties to come between us and Greece

In his comments following Friday prayers at the visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the joint press conference with Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “Our meeting really took place in the middle of a very nice atmosphere. However, things took a completely different turn during their meeting with our Foreign…

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Albania

Anastasiades: Yesterday Turkey confirmed its unchanged position on the Cyprus issue

Turkey confirmed yesterday in the highest possible way their unchanging position on the Cyprus issue which they have maintained since the founding of the Republic of Cyprus, said today the Cypriot President Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, emphasizing that the creation of two states has no place in the Cyprus issue. Speaking to the press during a…

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Albania

OP / ED: Greek-Turkish relations, backwards or a new beginning?

The ‘Greek-Turkish Dialogue and Open Communication Channels’ fan club must have experienced an unpleasant surprise during yesterday’s joint press conference between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. The way the press conference was conducted, with the two Ministers playing the blame game, could be evaluated in any way but positively, although…

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Croatia

Croatia: Entrepreneurs Propose Targeted Actions to Boost Private Sector Recovery

The Glas Poduzetnika Association (UGP), also known as the Economic Council of Croatia, announced the review of the current National Recovery and Sustainability Plan at a press conference aimed at bringing the government’s attention to the urgent situation in Croatia that could significantly affect the economy. and the society of the country as a whole.…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: The banking system faces extensive structural reforms

The Bank of Slovenia issued the Financial Stability Review which assesses that, in addition to the current risks associated with the pandemic, the banking system is also facing extensive structural changes. “Systemic risks to financial stability remain high in the Covid-19 epidemic. Macroeconomic risk remains high, although it is gradually decreasing as businesses and households…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: The GRECO annual report highlights the partial implementation of the recommendations

Montenegro has fully implemented the recommendations of the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) in the field of prosecutors, while only a third of the measures have been implemented in relation to judges, according to the GRECO annual report. The report states that, by the end of last year, Montenegro had fully implemented eight of…

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Iva Miteva-Rupcheva appointed new Parliament Speaker

The National Assembly elected Iva Miteva-Rupcheva from the “There is such a people” coalition as President of the 45th National Assembly. Her candidacy was approved by 163 deputies. The “There is such a people” coalition, the “Rise! Mafia Out” coalition, the Socialist Party (BSP), the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and “Democratic Bulgaria”, while…

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Albania

Turkey: Tensions rose between Dendias, Cavusoglu at the joint press conference

A otherwise positive visit by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Ankara, as praised by both sides, ended in front of the cameras during the joint press conference of the Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Greece. There was no indication that the situation would escape joint statements between the two counterparts, as the prevailing climate…

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Albania

Albania: Organizations and diplomats call for an end to vote buying

The phenomenon of vote buying and selling during the election period is a disaster that is affecting Albania and has been targeted by local and international organizations. The Episcopal Council of the Catholic Church of Albania also took a position on the issue with a statement. “The phenomenon of buying and selling votes is a…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia

Grlić Radman: Croatia supports BiH’s territorial integrity

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic Radman and Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic agreed in Sarajevo on Wednesday to strengthen co-operation between the two countries and gradually address outstanding issues. They also underlined that good neighborly relations had no alternative. The Croatian Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs noted in a…

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Albania

Turkey: Dendias to meet with Erdogan and Cavusoglu in Ankara

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will receive his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Ankara today in a private meeting, followed by extended talks between the two delegations and joint press statements. The Turkish Foreign Minister will then organize an “iftar” dinner in honor of the Foreign Minister, on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan.…

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Albania

Cyprus: Cabinet members receive vaccines, as vaccinations exceed 200,000

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades once again urged the Cypriot people to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Speaking to reporters at the vaccination point at the State Exhibition Center, where Cabinet members received their vaccine today in his presence, the President of the Republic said that “the presence of all Ministers here, except those who have…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Presidency members divided on “non-letter” agree that “war is not an option”

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency member Zeljko Komsic commented today in a “non-letter” published by the Slovenian portal necenzurirano.si, which allegedly envisions re-establishing borders in the Western Balkans, saying that, based on what the document stipulates, Bosnia and Herzegovina would not survive. “They offer a variant that was offered to us even before the war started,…