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Slovenia

Charles Michel: “An agreement is necessary. Now is the time

Letter of invitation from President Charles Michel to the members of the European Council before its meeting on 17 and 18 July 2020 “On Friday, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we will be able to meet again here in Brussels. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed many lives across Europe…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH has made significant progress in reforms in recent months, the EU says

Today in Sarajevo, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Šefik Džaferović, received the Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Johann Sattler, with whom he discussed a number of current topics, including BiH’s path to the European Union. During the meeting, it was said that Bosnia and Herzegovina has made significant progress…

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Slovenia

In May, the average gross salary amounted to EUR 1,882

The average gross salary in May in Slovenia amounted to EUR 1,892.31, which is 2.3% lower than in April and 3.2% in real terms. The average net salary amounted to EUR 1,244.44, in April by 1.7% and 2.6%, respectively, according to data published by the Slovenian Statistical Office on Wednesday. Compared to the same period…

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Montenegro

COVID-19 is deteriorating

In Montenegro, after the country declared that it had defeated COVID-19 and promoted itself as a state without a crown, just before the start of the new tourist season, although the number of infections had been burning for some time, trends were reversing. The National Institute of Public Health has announced the bitter truth. According…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

The EU is once again on the side of BiH citizens affected by the floods

The European Union has provided 65,000 euros in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable categories in Bosnia and Herzegovina as heavy rains caused floods and landslides in the northeast of the country in late June 2020, affecting as many as 15,000 people. These rains caused rivers and streams to swell and flood homes and…

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Montenegro

Prime Minister Markovic has completed a round of talks with EU officials

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic assessed yesterday’s visit to Brussels and talks with the highest EU officials as successful. “Montenegro’s European perspective is quite certain. Strong messages were sent about this perspective and about the expectations that Montenegro will strongly continue its European integration, that it will respond to the current challenges and needs in…

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Slovenia

Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia are discussing the opening of borders

The Foreign Ministers of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia met in Budapest on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 for a second meeting in the format of the five Central European countries, but the meeting was informal. The first meeting in this form was held on 16 June 2020 in Vienna. The meeting was…

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Romania

The President urges the Parliament to ratify the draft law on quarantine measures

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis today called on the country’s parliament to vote on a bill on quarantine and isolation measures without further delay, stressing that he was shocked and shocked by the PSD’s position, which delays ratification of the law, which could cost tens, maybe hundreds. of Romanian lives, the president remarked. In a televised…

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Albania

Mazi, Varhelyi discuss preparations for the First Intergovernmental Conference

Negotiating team leader Zef Mazi met on Tuesday with European Union Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi. Mazi stressed that during the meeting they exchanged views on various issues, as well as on the progress of reforms in the country. “It was a very professional working meeting, between colleagues, we discussed and exchanged views…

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Albania

Albanians to act as a nation and not as two states to protect ULAK, says Cakaj

Albania’s Deputy Foreign Minister for EU Integration, Gent Cakaj, said Tirana is obliged to stay with Kosovo now that its political leaders and former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UKK) are facing criminal charges. “When ULAK values ​​are in question, we should react as a nation and not as two countries. This is to…

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North Macedonia

Day 1 of the three-day voting in the parliamentary elections in the books

A total of 723 people exercised their right to vote, as people infected with KOVID-19 and in self-isolation cast their ballots today, according to the State Election Commission. The President of the Commission, Oliver Derkovski, clarified that 759 people registered to vote and the difference in the numbers published earlier was due to the fact…

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Romania

PSD delays voting on the new draft law on quarantine measures

The new bill on quarantine and containment measures is being debated in the Senate. On Saturday, however, the body decided, at the request of PSD senators, to postpone the discussion in order to study the European format. They also argued that the bill is inconsistent and that “citizens have the right to a law that…

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Romania

Citizens face restrictions abroad as COVID-19 progress worsens in country

The list of countries that prohibit Romanian citizens from entering their territory or imposing additional conditions becomes longer. The countries that introduced the restrictions reached 20, including 14 EU members. These countries are: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the…

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Slovenia

EU: FAC meeting Monday to focus on reducing tensions with Turkey in eastern Mediterranean

The EU Foreign Affairs Council meets for the first time in Brussels on Monday, 13 July, in the presence of EU foreign ministers, and one of the main issues is Turkey and the beginning of the de-escalation of tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, according to EU sources. The meeting will be attended by Romanian Foreign…

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Romania

US Pentagon for the modernization of the Câmpia Turzii military base

The US Pentagon intends to invest $ 130.5 million in 2021 for the modernization of the Romanian military base in Câmpia Turzii (Cluj County) and its transformation into a hub for NATO allied forces in the Black Sea, as provided in a draft budget. submitted to the US Congress, according to the military newspaper Stars…

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Montenegro

Covid-19 is a global challenge, says Chinese ambassador

The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro and the President of the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases, Milutin Simović, met today with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Montenegro, Liu Yin, as the Montenegrin Government announced in a press release. DPM Simović thanked Ambassador Liu Jin for maintaining regular communication, which promotes…

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Albania

Varhelyi calls for fulfillment of requirements before the first Intergovernmental Conference

“Albania has already made progress in meeting the conditions required before the first Intergovernmental Conference.” In an interview with DW, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Varhelyi presented the content of the framework for starting accession negotiations with Albania and northern Macedonia. Last week, the European Commission presented to the European Council a draft framework for EU…

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North Macedonia

Merkel: The first chapters can be opened this year for Northern Macedonia and Albania

Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the priorities of the country’s rotating presidency over the next six months, citing negotiations only with Northern Macedonia and Albania on the issue of EU enlargement, MIA reports in Brussels. The Western Balkans, Africa, the fight against disinformation, immigration, Russia and China are Germany’s top foreign policy priorities for…