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Turkey: Erdogan met with Macron, Johnson and Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a series of contacts on Monday, shortly before the start of the NATO Summit in Brussels. The Turkish President met with French President Emmanuel Macron at NATO Headquarters and lasted 52 minutes. In a Twitter post, the French president wrote about his meeting with Erdogan, “Before the NATO summit,…

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Djokovic donates his rocket to a fan after his victory in Roland Garros’ Greco-Serbian final

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a young spectator, who throughout the match, supported and advised him, without being disappointed by Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 2-0 lead in the first sets. “I do not know the boy, but he was basically in my ear throughout the match. “Especially when I was two sets behind…

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Turkey: Erdogan starts contacts in Brussels within NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Sunday with the leaders of NATO member states in Brussels as part of his bilateral talks ahead of the Alliance meeting on Monday. Erdogan held separate talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Latvian President Egils Levits. The meetings of the Turkish President…

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Albania: Rama and Blinken met in Brussels

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met yesterday in Brussels with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is in Belgium for the NATO Summit. “I think we have set a very strong example for others today about the need to make sure that when it comes to the most technology-sensitive networks we need to work…

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Cyprus: President Anastasiades to meet with parliamentary party leaders next week

We have challenges ahead that need to be addressed through a climate of consensus for the good of society, said today the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades, who noted that early next week he will have meetings with leaders of parliamentary parties. In his statements leaving the Presidential Palace and in a journalist remark…

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State Department: We support opening accession talks with Northern Macedonia and Albania without delay

US State Department spokesman Ned Price wrote on Twitter that his country supported the opening of EU accession negotiations with northern Macedonia and Albania without delay. We support the opening of EU accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania without delay. We are engaging at the highest levels of government to demonstrate our commitment to…

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Macron wants to meet Erdogan ahead of NATO summit

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that he wants to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and hold talks despite “profound differences of opinion”. “We have deep differences and we know it. We have sometimes had controversies and we accept them. “But despite the disagreements, we always have to talk,” Macron was quoted as saying…

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Tirana Summit without a joint statement, Kurti made a request at the last minute

The Tirana summit of Western Balkan leaders ended on Thursday without a joint statement after Albin Kurti made a last-minute request that the term “Republic of Kosovo” be used in the document. According to a Tanjug Agency source, the statement had been coordinated for days, but was eventually dismissed. As Tanjug reported, Serbian Prime Minister…

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Rama opens summit of Western Balkan leaders: Plan for economic recovery

The EU-Western Balkans Summit is taking place today in Tirana to discuss the EU’s implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan aimed at helping the six Western Balkan countries on their way to recovering from the pandemic. . The summit will bring together 6 leaders of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern…

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Albanians do not trust all major institutions concerned about corruption

Political parties, courts, parliament, the prosecution and the president are the least trusted institutions in Albania with less than a quarter of the citizens trusting them at all. This is according to the Opinion Poll of the Institute for Democracy and Mediation in the Governance of the Poll for 2020. Now in its eighth edition,…

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Cyprus: DISY’s Annita Demetriou is the First Speaker of the House of Representatives

Democratic Rally (DISY) MP Annita Demetriou was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday and is the first woman to ever hold the post in Cyprus. Dimitriou collected 25 votes in the second round. She was voted in by DISY, Democratic Front (DIPA) and ELAM MPs, exceeding the 22 votes needed to be…

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The Turkish people do not trust NATO, preferring Russia as Turkey’s main partner

The vast majority of Turks do not trust NATO, according to a recent poll conducted ahead of the bloc’s next meeting in Brussels. The survey was conducted with 2,477 participants between June 7-8 by Areda Survey. About 90.3% of respondents believe that NATO would not stand by Turkey in the event of a possible dispute,…

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Greece: General strike over government labor bill

A general strike is taking place today, Thursday, June 10, in Greece against the labor bill that brings about radical changes in 8 working hours, overtime paid and collective action of workers. Almost all unions are participating in the strike, with unions staging protest rallies across the country. According to unions, the bill seeks to…

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Osmani and Hoxhaj set the conditions for the Vucic-Kurti meeting on June 15th

Vjosa Osmani, the President of Kosovo, said on Wednesday that Pristina would take part in the dialogue on the normalization of relations with Belgrade only to reach an agreement and mutual recognition. Addressing a debate organized by the Atlantic Council, she added that Serbia should open archives for missing persons in addition to recognizing Kosovo.…

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The Albanian Parliament dismisses President Ilir Meta

The Albanian parliament voted to fire President Ilir Meta for “serious violations” of the Constitution during the April election campaign. After a session that lasted more than four hours, 104 deputies out of 114 present in a total of 140, voted in favor of dismissing Meta, 7 deputies voted against and 3 abstained. This is…

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Cyprus: First session of the new House of Representatives on Thursday

The House of Representatives convenes on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 4 o’clock in its first session, with its new composition, as emerged from the parliamentary elections of May 30, 2021. In this meeting, which will take place at the Center of At conferences, the legalized security of members of parliament will be granted and…

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Blinken: The United States is committed to ensuring the stability and security of the Western Balkans

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on the occasion of the decree of US President Joe Biden to expand the range of sanctions against individuals and organizations from the Western Balkans, that the United States is committed to ensuring stability and security in the region. which will enable countries in the region to meet…

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Mladic’s sentencing was welcomed by the international community

Ratko Mladić was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Criminal Court, which was welcomed by a number of organizations and countries, including the EU, the State Department, the Turkish Foreign Ministry and NATO. “The final trial in the Ratko Mladić case by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (IRMCT) ends a key…