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Skopje expects the formation of a political government in Sofia, a step forward on the country’s path to the EU

The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev expects the formation of a political government in Sofia because, as he says, it is necessary for the Bulgarian citizens, but also because he expects a step forward in resolving the problem. However, according to analysts, the chances of a change in Sofia’s attitude towards Skopje regarding…

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Brnabic: Audit services are working on the issue of silas accounts

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said today that the authorities were doing their job in response to allegations made earlier about Dragan Đilas’s accounts abroad. Asked by a reporter what is happening now in this case, Brnabić said that, in addition to the investigative bodies doing their job, the fact that some other serious countries,…

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Turkey’s total turnover jumps 78.4% in May

The total turnover index increases in all sectors on an annual basis, including industry, construction, trade and services Turkey’s turnover index rose 78.4% in May over the same month in 2020, the statistical authority announced on Tuesday. The index saw the biggest change in industry and services sectors, which grew by 99% and 74.1%, respectively,…

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Greek-Turkish relations also affected football

Galatasaray football team coach Fatih Terim and club midfielder Arda Turan spoke early Tuesday about the events that took place at Athens International Airport when the team arrived to play a friendly match against Olympiacos Piraeus. Fatih Terim, stated that the whole team had taken the test 24 hours ago and had with it all…

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The EU allocated € 13.5 million to strengthen the partnership between local authorities and civil society

The second phase of the Regional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD2) began with a focus on further strengthening the partnership between local authorities and civil society “ReLOaD2 will ensure the continued strengthening of the partnership between local authorities and civil society in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro and…

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The Croatian company won the contract in Japan

The Croatian electricity, transport and energy company KONČAR has signed its first contract in Japan. KONČAR turned 100 this year. In a press release, the Company has announced that it has made great strides in the Asian market. After negotiations that lasted over two years, KONČAR Generators and Motors (GIM) signed an agreement to design,…

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Tsipras to Kurti: Peace in the Balkans can only be built on mutually acceptable solutions under international law

Former Prime Minister and President of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance Alexis Tsipras had a particularly interesting meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti on the sidelines of the Economist conference in Athens. At Friday’s meeting, Alexis Tsipras and Albin Kurti discussed the importance of bilateral Greece-Kosovo co-operation, the EU-mediated Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the European perspective…

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Brnabic: Belgrade-Pristina dialogue a precondition for regional security, ZSO is first and foremost issue

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said today that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina is the most important thing, because it guarantees the security of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, but also as a condition for the security and prosperity of the entire region. Brnabić told TV Pink that, unfortunately, it is impossible to talk…

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Banja Luka Fest closed its doors

The concert of multimedia artist Rade žerbedžija on Saturday evening closed the doors of Banja Luka Fest, one of the biggest events held in the Republika Srpska capital after the corona masses calmed down. During the five days of the festival, artists of different profiles took to the stage at Castel Castle, but they all…

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Council of Europe Congress to co-organize First Citizens’ Assembly in Mostar to promote discussion democracy

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, together with the City of Mostar, organizes an Assembly of Citizens, which will be inaugurated on 10 July 2021, as part of the first discussion process of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Southeast Europe. The opening session and presentations by…

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The Defense Ministers of Turkey and Albania discuss regional and bilateral issues

Turkish and Albanian defense ministers discussed regional and bilateral defense issues Thursday. “Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar held a phone call with Niko Peleshi, Minister of Defense for Albania,” said a statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Defense. “During the conversation, views were exchanged on regional and bilateral defense and security issues, including…

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Cyprus: Anastasiades-Von der Leyen u takuan

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades had a meeting today at 9:00, at the Presidential Palace, with the President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen, who is paying a two-day visit to Cyprus, in order to submit the approval of the Plan of Recovery and Sustainability in relation to the…

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Albania: Soreca and the ambassadors of EU countries held a meeting with Basha

The EU Ambassador in Tirana, Luigi Soreca and the ambassadors of other European Union countries held a meeting today with the leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha. The news was announced by Ambassador Soreca himself, who stressed that they had a long discussion with Basha, focusing on the current political situation after the April…

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Greece: Mitsotakis’s visit to Iraq postponed

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ planned trip to Baghdad and Erbil on July 12-13 has been postponed, following today’s rocket attack in the region. The Greek prime minister would go to the area accompanied by government officials, but it was decided not to travel for security reasons after a rocket attack in Erbil. In particular,…

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A new round of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina at the technical level, organized by Lajcak

As EU Delegation spokesman Peter Stano confirmed to the Tanjug Agency, the Belgrade delegation will be led by the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, Petar Petkovic, and from Pristina by the Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister for the first time, as a leader of the negotiating team. The meeting of the Belgrade and…

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European Muslims believe hateful posts are as dangerous as public attacks, according to study

Muslims in Europe believe hateful online posts targeting Muslims are as dangerous as public attacks, according to a Council of Europe study on Tuesday. Daniel Holtgen, Special Representative for anti-system, anti-Muslim and other forms of religious intolerance and hate crimes, said it was a dangerous development. He shared the results at a press conference of…

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Von der Leyen calls for the start of talks with Northern Macedonia, Albania

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, today from Strasbourg called on the EU to start accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania. Von der Leyen addressed the European Parliament after a speech by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša outlining Ljubljana’s priorities for the next six months. Janša also called on the…

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The Slovenian Prime Minister addressed the European Parliament

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said in his speech to the European Parliament on Tuesday that he believed the time had come for the EU to start acting more strategically, including in the Western Balkans. Presenting the priorities of the Slovenian EU presidency, he said the first short-term priority was to do everything possible to…