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North Macedonia

The parties have started negotiations to form a new government

On the first day after the official announcement of the final results of the early parliamentary elections held on July 15, the parties began announcing negotiations to form a new government majority. The Social Democratic Party SDSM led by Zoran Zaev, through a statement of the party, announced that it will form a government that…

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Bulgaria

Zaharieva is on an official visit to Greece

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva raised today in Athens the issue of faster resumption of operations at as many checkpoints on the Greek side of the shared border as possible, as the Kulata-Promahonas checkpoint is currently the only crossing point open due to measures related to the…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

The union opposes the labor law

After the Parliament of the Federation of BiH decided to put on the agenda the Draft Law on Amendments to the Labor Law, workers-members of independent unions of Bosnia and Herzegovina organized a protest march that started in front of the Government of the Federation of BiH, all the way to the Parliament of FBiH.…

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Montenegro

Good police co-operation between the UK and Montenegro

Montenegro and the United Kingdom are achieving quality co-operation between their police forces, with an intensive exchange of information in the fight against organized crime contributing significantly to its strengthening. The joint actions of the Montenegrin and British police, in which a significant amount of narcotics was seized, speak in favor of that, said the…

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Slovenia

Lithuanian citizen detained in Slovenia

According to Lithuanian news agencies, a Lithuanian citizen was arrested in Slovenia at the request of Russia. According to reports, Lithuanian businessman Vidmantas Kučinskas, founder of the Arvi business group, was detained in Slovenia on suspicion of fraud in Russia. The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BNS that it was detaining a Lithuanian citizen…

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Croatia

President against the Government – 0: 1

Croatian Health Minister Vili Beros responded with criticism from Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, saying he was not a legal expert, but said many times that the functioning of the Crisis Staff and its decisions were in line with the Constitution and Article 16, which states that freedoms and may restrict rights in cases where this…

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Kosovo

Strong support is needed for Hoti, according to Isa Mustafa

The leader of the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo (LDK), Isa Mustafa, said in a statement that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina was entirely political and that he supported the position that there should be no separate agreement other than a comprehensive one that would lead to mutual recognition. . In a Facebook post, Mustafa…

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Serbia

I don’t know if I will remain the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the new government, says Dacic

“I do not know whether I will remain the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the future government of Serbia. I did not talk about that with President Aleksandar Vučić,” said today the head of Serbian diplomacy and president of the SPS, Ivica Dačić. “Until a new government is formed, we are doing things of state…

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Bulgaria

Radev does not understand what it means to be president, Plevneliev said

Former Bulgarian President Posen Plevneliev intervened in the situation in the country and political development, accusing incumbent President Rumen Radev of failing to comply with the Constitution. “The situation is multifaceted. Apart from the sincere protest of the citizens, there are also politicians who have an interest in not holding regular elections in a few…

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Albania

Parliament ratifies military agreement with Turkey

Albanian parliament approves military defense agreement between Albania and Turkey with 105 votes in favor, 4 against and 4 abstentions According to the Council of Ministers of Albania, the cooperation agreement aims to establish the principles of financial assistance to Albania for the purchase of 100% products and services produced by Turkey from Turkey and…

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North Macedonia

Pendarovski contacts Lajcak

The President of Northern Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski had a teleconference on Friday with Miroslav Lajcak, the EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and other issues in the Western Balkans. The two, according to the President’s Office, exchanged views and information on the latest developments in the region, the importance of regional co-operation and the…

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Slovenia

Drones to see the border with Austria

After Interior Minister Aleš Hojs spoke with his Austrian counterpart Karl Nehammer at a conference on migration, Slovenia and Austria agreed to try to jointly control the common border using new technologies such as cameras and drones. The trial will “examine the possibility of effective co-operation in joint border control and the transfer of these…

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Montenegro

No immigrants arrived during the pandemic

“Montenegro is resilient and committed to the challenges of managing migration flows, and during the coronavirus pandemic the number of registered migrants has decreased significantly,” said Montenegrin Interior Ministry State Secretary Dragan Pejanovic during a ministerial video conference on illegal migration in the east. organization of the Republic of Austria. “In the first quarter of…

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Croatia

New government confirmed, first session today

After the Croatian Parliament voted on a new government on Thursday, Andrej Plenković, who has been confirmed as prime minister, announced that the ministers would have their first session in Zagreb today. Addressing parliament, Plenković said his cabinet would start work immediately and offered dialogue to the opposition. “We, as the parliamentary majority and the…

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Bulgaria

National Assembly approves cabinet changes

The Bulgarian National Assembly approved the changes in the composition of the cabinet. After 116 deputies voted in favor and 89 against, no abstentions were approved. Immediately after the vote, shouts of “resignation” were heard in the hall again. Discussions on the changes and the vote took place in the absence of Prime Minister Boyko…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Invisible heroes of Greece

It is estimated that during the 1992-1995 war in BiH, some 20,000 children from Republika Srpska were adopted by Greek families. Now they are no longer children, they have their own families, but the ties with their “Greek families” in most cases have not been severed. Now these Greek families have a name – “Invisible…

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Serbia

Kosovo: Without the US presence, there will be no mutual recognition, Thaci says

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci told a news conference after meeting with Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti that without a US presence in the dialogue, there would be no mutual recognition. Thaci noted that it is vital for Kosovo for the United States to be present at the negotiating table. “I repeat, I am convinced that no…

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Kosovo

Reeker: We will support the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

US Undersecretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Phillip Reeker will meet today in Brussels with EU Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak. Reeker said dialogue on normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina remains a top priority for the United States. “I am happy that the dialogue is back and we will…