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Kosovo

Borrell: European Union calls for immediate de-escalation in northern Kosovo

“The European Union calls for an immediate de-escalation in northern Kosovo. “Any provocation or unilateral action should be avoided as they would go directly against the interests of the people of the region,” said in a statement EU High Representative Josep Borrell on the situation in northern Kosovo. We call on the leadership in Belgrade…

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Albania

Zaev announces deletion of Bulgarian word from description of “fascist occupier”

The roadmap, the short and full name of the country, the non-interference in the internal affairs and the negotiating framework, which is the work of the EU with Bulgaria, are the concrete steps we are working on and I believe we will work until the end. of the year, said today Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.…

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Albania

The EU proposes meeting between Vucic and Kurti in Brussels, according to Tanjug

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borel and EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak are in telephone contact with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, with the aim of immediately easing tensions in northern Kosovo and Metohija and a possible meeting between Vucic and Kurti in Brussels, according to EU…

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Albania

OP / ED: What does the end of the “Merkel era” mean for the Balkans?

By Renato Lekka * The German elections are of particular importance for the course of Europe, as Germany has been and remains the dominant economic power in the European Union. Elections in Germany are becoming even more important, as they have as a key element the departure of Angela Merkel, after fifteen years in the…

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Albania

Blinken: Turkey is an important NATO ally

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss various areas of US-Turkey cooperation. Turkey is an important NATO ally, and discussions included joint efforts on Afghanistan and regional issues of concern. Before the start of the…

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Croatia

Croatia: Inflation must be taken very seriously, says Minister Marić

Inflation should be taken very seriously because of the criteria for the introduction of the euro as well as living standards, Finance Minister Zdravko Marić told Croatian Radio on Wednesday. Asked if inflation would threaten Croatia’s entry into the eurozone, he said next year’s budget deficit would again be within 3%, meaning that the cost…

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Albania

Borrell hosts an informal dinner for Western Balkan leaders in New York

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / European Commission Vice President Josep Borrell hosted an informal dinner with Western Balkan leaders in New York on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This was the second such meeting organized by the High Representative, following the informal dinner in Brussels…

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Albania

The EU General Affairs Council discussed important issues

Slovenian Secretary of State Gašper Dovžan attended the first regular session of the European Union General Affairs Council (GAC) as chair, the Slovenian government announced. He outlined priorities for the work of the EU Council for the period up to the end of 2021. The Slovenian Presidency is committed to improving the Union ‘s preparedness…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Krivokapic announces government reshuffle, Democrats pleased

The proposal of the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Zdravko Krivokapić, for the reconstruction of the Government is a good basis for further negotiations in order to resolve the current political situation in the country as expected by the citizens, said Democrat MP and Deputy Chairman Vladimir Martinovic. He added that scheduling a session of the…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: By September 14th, 26,837 tonnes of ammunition and explosive ordnance were safely dumped

The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Tuesday backed the country’s Ministry of Defense in holding the 18th Session of the BiH Strategic Committee on Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ammunition, the Mission announced. The session brought together key representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces and the Joint Committee of the…

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Albania

Cyprus: Anastasiades met with UN Secretary General

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades met yesterday, September 21, in the afternoon, with the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio GuterresAntonio in the Office of the Secretary General in New York. The meeting was also attended by Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Government Spokesman Marios Pelicanos, Permanent Representative of the Republic to the United…

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Albania

Cyprus: important regional partnerships agreed

Important regional meetings involving the United States and France are reserved for next November. The quadripartite meetings were finalized during contacts held by Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides on the outskirts of the United Nations General Assembly. According to our information, the November meetings that have been scheduled are: – Cyprus, Israel, United Arab Emirates and…

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Albania

Rama: There are more things in the world that unite us than divide us

The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, gives a message for the World Day of Peace, saying that “this day reminds us that there are more things that unite us than those that can divide us”. Rama writes on “Facebook” that Albania has contributed and will contribute to peacekeeping missions around the world, increasing cooperation,…

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Serbia

Serbia: National Security Council convenes

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic chaired a meeting of the National Security Council, after which he said that Serbia demands the withdrawal of all troops that occupied northern Kosovo and Metohija, as well as an urgent response from the European Union to the question of the existence of the Agreement. Brussels. “Today, the National Security Council…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia

Croatia: PM Plenković Meets High Representative in BiH Kristian Schmidt

The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovi,, received today in Banski the High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt, announced the Government of Croatia. High Representative Schmidt and Prime Minister Plenković exchanged views on current political trends and developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans, with an emphasis on Euro-Atlantic integration, the path of…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Presidency President Kocic Meets with UN Secretary-General Guterres

Despite the protest by Republika Srpska BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik over the participation of Presidency Chairman Željko Komçiiç in the UN General Assembly, Koçiiç met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Dodik sent the letter to Guterres and the General Assembly explaining that Komšić is in New York as a private person because the Presidency…

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Montenegro

Montenegro: Consumer basket 659.2 euros in August

The value of the minimum consumer basket for August, according to data from the Statistical Office of Montenegro – Monstat, reached 659.2 euros, which is 0.3 percent more than in July. “Of the total value of the minimum consumer basket, spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages amounted to 285.4 euros, which is one percent more…

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Albania

Minister Slovene Logar at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in New York

On the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2021, Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar attended an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers. He also held a series of bilateral meetings, his cabinet announced. At the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, the ministers discussed…