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Dodik is seeking support in the region

The leaders of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) continue a fierce political offensive, convincing the prime ministers in the region that their idea to cancel the consent for the formation of some of the most important institutions at the state level is in fact. , rescuing Bosnia and Herzegovina from disintegration. During her…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina under water again

Due to the rain that is falling for the third day in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the level of the rivers has risen and on Thursday night, Friday, some of them got out of bed. Everything reminds you of the great floods of 2014, when, seen from the air, most of BiH and neighboring…

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Slovenian and Montenegrin ministers talk about public administration reform

Slovenian Government Minister of Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik and Montenegrin Minister of Public Administration, Digitalization and Media Tamara Srzentić held a bilateral meeting Wednesday to discuss public administration reform, digital transformation, development of e-government and self-government services . . Minister Koritnik introduced his Montenegrin counterpart with the introduction of the electronic identity card in Slovenia,…

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Cyprus: Anastasiades had a series of contacts on the outskirts of the Climate Change Summit

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, held a series of meetings today with the Heads of State and Government on the sidelines of the United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP26). The President of the Republic arrived this morning at the Glasgow Summit site, where he was received by the Prime Minister…

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Greece: Inflation at 3% – disposable income of households increases by 7%

The disposable income of Greek households increased by 7% per year in the second quarter of 2021, after an increase of 5.1% in the first quarter, according to data from the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Final household consumption increased by 15.3% in the same period. Retail sales rose for the fifth consecutive month in August,…

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Zaev resigns as PM and Socialist Party chairman after new defeat in second round of local elections

Developments in northern Macedonia are a storm ahead as Zoran Zaev’s Social Democratic Party (SDSM) suffered a crushing defeat in the second round of municipal elections held yesterday, Sunday. Zoran Zaev said late last night that he takes responsibility for the loss of his party and resigned as the country’s prime minister and as his…

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OP / ED: Energy crisis: Balkans one step closer to collapse – They take on European indifference

By Renato Lekka * Just as the planet is struggling to recover from a pandemic, it is suddenly – or rather not so much – hit by the energy crisis. The problem as a whole has not yet arisen, but countries are trying to defend themselves. Again in the Balkans the difficulties are very sharp,…

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MEPs call on the EU to speed up the integration of the Western Balkan countries

MEPs call on the European Union to support financially and through institutional cooperation the countries of the Western Balkans to fight corruption and organized crime. Through a report adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee for the Western Balkans, MEPs call on countries to step up efforts to advance justice system reforms. The document states that…

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Zaev overturns what he said about resignation – Complaint about Bulgarian passport from Arsovksa

Asked today to answer relevant and ongoing journalistic questions, Zoran Zaev systematically avoided repeating what he said on Monday, namely that he would resign as the country’s prime minister if the Social Democratic Party (SDSM), which he leads, is defeated in the second round of municipal elections in the Metropolitan Municipality of Skopje. Zaev, answering…

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Albania: Meta intervention for the poisoning of the inhabitants of Kruja

About 35 people have presented with symptoms of poisoning in the last 2 days in the emergency room of the Kruja hospital. Kruja Police, after the announcement on Monday afternoon, from the emergency of Kruja Hospital, that in the last two days have sought medical help about 35 citizens suspected of being poisoned, immediately formed…

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Albania-UN renew commitment to work together for sustainable development over the next five years

Deputy Prime Minister Arben Ahmetaj and UN Resident Coordinator Fiona McCluney sign the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026 as the UN marks its 76th anniversary. The Government of the Republic of Albania and the United Nations Team in Albania announced this Monday the renewal of their commitment to a joint work program for the next…

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Greece and Britain agree on closer co-operation

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss in London on Monday. During the meeting they discussed bilateral and regional issues and signed a memorandum of understanding for closer co-operation in a number of areas of common interest. At the end of the meeting, the Greek Foreign Minister said that they…

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Greece: Movement for Change President Fofi Gennimata dies

The president of the Movement for Change, Fofi Gennimata, died today at 12:04 after a brave battle with cancer. Fofi Gennimata had been hospitalized in “Evangelismos” since October 12, due to a relapse of her underlying disease, which caused her to withdraw from the race to lead the Movement for Change. Throughout her political career,…

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Western Balkan Partners Invited to Second Plenary Session of Conference on the Future of Europe

Secretary of State Gašper Dovžan will address the participants of the second Plenary Session of the Conference on the Future of Europe on Saturday, October 23, 2021, as Co-Chair of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe. “The conference on the Future of Europe focuses on content of interest to European…

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President Anastasiades briefed EU leaders on Turkish provocations

In his address to the European Council today, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades recalled that last June the European Council reiterated its commitment to a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of a bio-communal, bison federation with political equality and had called on Turkey to do the same,…

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Bosnia and Herzegovina further strengthens its capacity to combat terrorist financing

A three-day training course aimed at further strengthening Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) capacity to counter terrorist financing ended on October 21, 2021, the OSCE Mission to BiH said in a press release. Organized by the OSCE and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and…

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Defense ministers discuss how to strengthen EU defense

On 21 October, EU defense ministers held the final debate before the mid-November presentation of the Strategic Compass project, which will set out policy guidelines for the development of European defense and security over the next decade. The ministers discussed some of the options that have emerged in recent months, such as creating a rapid…

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Christodoulides and Lavrov discussed strengthening bilateral relations between Cyprus and Russia

The strengthening of bilateral relations and their commitment to it were discussed by the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Cyprus during their meeting in Moscow. Sergey Lavrov and Nikos Christodoulides decided to implement the two agreed documents, namely the Strategic Framework for Cooperation between the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation for the three-year…