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Eurogroup meeting on Greece ends fruitless

 A Eurogroup meeting ended in Brussels on 26.01.2017 evening without reaching an agreement on the crucial bailout program review and with no agreed schedule for the return of creditors to Athens.

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Slovenia Preparing for Arbitration Ruling on Border with Croatia

Despite Croatia’s decision to withdraw from arbitration proceedings, Slovenia prepares for the verdict.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Moscow on Syria

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov and Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif are due to hold tripartite talks on the Syria conflict in Moscow on Dec. 20, 2016 to discuss Aleppo and the wider Syrian crisis, an official from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.

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13 soldiers killed, 56 wounded in attack in Turkey's Kayseri

A total of 56 people were being treated in hospital after a car bomb attack on a bus in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Dec.17, 2016, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, an attack the military has said killed 13.

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Dacic Defends Serbian Arms Deal with Russia

Serbia's Foreign Minister hailed an arms deal with Russia, dismisses potential EU opposition to it, and launches a stinging attack on Croatia, accusing it of building up weapons for an attack on Serbia.

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Montenegro MPs to Vote on New Government amid Boycott

Parliament will vote on Montenegro’s new government despite a boycott by MPs from the opposition, which is also threatening protest rallies against alleged election fraud.

Montenegro's parliament convenes on Monday to approve a new cabinet of ministers although opposition MPs are boycotting the legislature and refusing to recognise the results of last month’s general election, alleging vote-rigging.

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Новый удар по планам США и Турции: Иран открывает курдам «второе дыхание»

28 октября 2016 года в современной трагедии Ирака, Сирии и курдов была перевернута интереснейшая страница, и может статься, что в дальнейшем мы увидим прообраз новейшей географии региона.

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Republic of Bulgaria

National Assembly (Oct. 5, 2014)

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

National House of Representatives (Oct. 12, 2014)

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Republic of Albania

 

Israel pays $20 mln compensation to Turkey for flotilla raid

The Israeli government on Sept. 30, 2016 paid $20 million in compensation to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid in 2010, which led to the suspension of diplomatic ties between the two countries before a reconciliation deal was reached earlier this year, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.

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Russia has said it will abandon Ukrainian gas transit in 2019 while the EU is looking for ways to protect its member states and Kiev

European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Energy Ministers from 12 EU and Energy Community countries and contracting parties in Central and Southeastern Europe have discussed cooperation under the European Commission Initiative on Central and South-Eastern European Gas Connectivity (CESEC), launched in 2015, 2016.

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Mogherini calls for ‘positive dialogue’ with Turkey

 

 

 

The European Union and Turkey must maintain a close, open and constant dialogue to deal with common challenges, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini told the European Parliament on Sept. 13, 2016.

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Что стоит за решением Сербии расширить сотрудничество с ОДКБ?

Руководство Сербии, похоже, все больше стало разочаровываться в европейско-американской политике по отношению к себе. 

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Macedonia Starts Fresh Electoral Roll Check

A working group initiated by the Electoral Commission will soon start a fresh verification of Macedonia's problematic electoral roll, after a previous attempt to cleanse the list failed to resolve concerns.

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