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Council Conclusions on Bosnia and Herzegovina / Operation EUFOR Althea

The Council reiterates its clear commitment to the EU perspective of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a single, united and sovereign country. The Council expresses deep regret over the protracted political crisis in the country and condemns the blockade of state institutions. The Council calls on all political leaders to refrain from provocative and divisive rhetoric…

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Turkey: TRT World Forum kicks off on Tuesday

The TRT World Forum, now in its 5th year, will launch online tomorrow with the topic “Power and Paradox: Understanding the Great Strategy in the 21st Century”. The opening speech of the event will be delivered by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At the TRT World Forum, which is being…

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Várhelyi to present on Tuesday the 2021 enlargement package at AFET

On 19 October, Neighborhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi will present the 2021 enlargement package, including the Commission’s reports on candidate and potential candidate countries for EU accession to Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Last year the Commission reports were published on 6 October 2020. They assess the progress made by each candidate…

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Orban: “The EU’s external border should not be here, but further south”

“We are here at the Schengen border, but the EU external border should be further south and Serbian citizens should be able to travel freely to Hungary and the EU without passports,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today at the ceremony. marking the beginning of the reconstruction and modernization of the border railway line…

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Bečić – Teofilaktou: Similarities between the two countries have a strong potential for cooperation

Montenegro’s entry into the family of European nations, a process strongly supported by the Republic of Cyprus, would open up additional opportunities for co-operation between the two countries, but would also create space for the strengthening of Montenegro as an EU member. said the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Montenegro, Dimitrios Teofilaktou, during…

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Slovenian President Pahor and Croatian President Milanovic unveil monument to Ljudev Gaj in Ljubljana

The President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and the President of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanović unveiled a monument to Ljudev Gaj in Ljubljana on Monday. In the afternoon, they will unveil a monument to France Prešeren in Zagreb. According to the Pahor Press Office, the erection of the French monument Prešeren…

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Cyprus: Anastasiades in Athens to attend Cyprus-Greece-Egypt Tripartite Summit

Developments in the Cyprus problem, co-operation in the energy sector, regional developments and a summary of the progress of trilateral co-operation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt are among the issues to be discussed at the 9th Summit of the three leaders, which will takes place on October 19 at 11 am in Athens. The Summit…

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Zaev’s party recorded significant losses in yesterday’s municipal elections

The first round of municipal elections in northern Macedonia for mayors in the country’s 80 municipalities and the Skopje metropolitan area ended yesterday, with Zoran Zaev’s ruling Socialist Party (SDSM) losing significantly. According to the first results announced by the National Election Commission, Hristjan Mickoski’s opposition VMRO-DPMNE dominates in a number of major municipalities in…

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Merkel: Turkey and Germany have always had common interests and the next federal government will see it that way

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Huber Palace on Saturday as part of her farewell visit to Turkey. Speaking at the joint press conference, Erdogan said that “the Turkish community in Germany is a common asset and occupies an important place in the social aspect of relations…

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Direct flights between Ankara and Belgrade from December

Serbia and Turkey have reached an agreement on launching commercial flights between the two countries’ capitals, the Serbian ambassador said on Friday. In a statement, Zoran Markovic said the flights would be operated by AnadoluJet, a brand of Turkish Airlines flag carrier, twice a week starting in late December. “This is an important achievement, not…

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Cioloș: USR will propose a government

Incumbent Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said on Friday, after the PNL refused to support him in forming a government, that the USR would go further and propose a government early next week. He said a meeting of the USR Political Committee will be held on Sunday afternoon, by which time the PNL may change its…

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Cyprus: 39 investors deprived of citizenship by the Council of Ministers

The Council of Ministers decided today to start a procedure for the removal of Cypriot citizenship for 39 investors and 6 members of their families, as well as the annulment of a previous decision of the Council of Ministers to naturalize an investor and a dependent family member, according to a written statement from the…

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Greece: Varvitsiotis met with Zoran Zaev

Bilateral relations between Greece and Northern Macedonia, including the continued implementation of the Prespa Agreement, the deepening of economic cooperation between the two countries, as well as the European perspective of Northern Macedonia and the Western Balkans were, among other issues, the focus of a meeting. held today in Skopje between Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiades…

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Blinken to Borrell: Move forward in accession talks with Albania and northern Macedonia

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met on Thursday with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Commission Vice President Josep Borrell in Washington, DC. United States to work together with the EU to meet common challenges. Secretary-General Borrell discussed developments in Afghanistan and looked forward to the launch of the…

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Christodoulides: Neither we nor the international community can accept another form of solution to the Cyprus issue

“Turkey’s actions, both in the closed area of ​​Varosha and at sea within the EEA of the Republic of Cyprus, are aimed at promoting another form of resolving the Cyprus issue, which neither we nor the international community can accept. , “said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, speaking…

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Janša participates in the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions

Prime Minister Janez Janša today attended a plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions via video conference. The discussion focused on the main current topics and issues encountered during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU. In particular, the Prime Minister stressed the measures for recovery and building resilience, both in…

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Ataturk’s house in Thessaloniki visited by scientists Şahin and Türeci who discovered the first coronavirus vaccine

Today they are honored with the “Empress Theophanos” award Turkish scientists Dr. Uğur Şahin and Dr. lemzlem Türeci, who this year will be honored with the “Empire Theophany” award by the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, are in Thessaloniki. Inahin and Türeci will be rewarded for developing the first coronavirus vaccine. The ceremony will…

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Anastasiades: Cyprus determined to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement

At the national level, Cyprus is determined to take all necessary measures to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, said today the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, emphasizing the objectives of the Action Plan, an initiative of the Government to address the impacts of Climate Change. In his speech at the…