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Vucic says Putin is "definitely coming to Serbia"

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is definitely coming to Serbia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told journalists in Moscow.

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Strong Support, But Low Turnout, In Macedonia Vote On Name Change

The vast majority of voters in Macedonia's referendum on September 30 accepted a name change that could pave the way for the Balkan nation's entrance into the European Union and NATO, partial results show, but the vote was marred by low turnout.

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PM at UN: Serbia's new face; Kosovo as Pandora's Box

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has addressed the UN General Assembly in New York.

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"Brutal meddling of Western powers in RS elections"

When Aleksandar Vucic spoke about the meddling of Western powers in the elections in the RS, he was saying what its authorities have long being warning about.

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Greece: Foreign minister accuses ND leader of being irresponsible on foreign policy

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday (16.09.2018) issued a stern statement accusing New Democracy leader of being irresponsible and unserious when it comes to matters of foreign policy following the opposition leader's criticism of the government's concessions in the Macedonia name deal with Skopje.

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Citing Russian 'Mischief,' U.S. Defense Secretary To Visit Macedonia

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would travel to Macedonia ahead of a crucial referendum on changing the country's name, and he voiced concern about possible Russian "mischief" in the run-up to the vote.

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Greece: The new cabinet of Alexis Tsipras

This is the new cabinet (30.08.2018):

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Tukey: Ruling AKP reshuffles top management

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has reshuffled its top management board at its sixth grand congress, with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan being re-elected as the party’s chair with almost all the votes. 

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Quick Border Deal Between Kosovo, Serbia Could Quickly Ignite Balkans

Talks between Serbia and Kosovo on a possible redrawing of borders largely along ethnic lines are threatening to reignite a familiar European tinderbox.

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Turkey in diplomatic attack against US sanctions as Qatar pledges $15 billion investment

Turkey has engaged in a fresh diplomatic attack against the sanctions imposed by the United States with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in talks with prominent European and Gulf countries in a bid to seek more support as the Turkish Lira falls rapidly against the U.S. dollar.

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Erdogan: How Turkey Sees the Crisis With the U.S.

ANKARA, Turkey (10.08.2018) — For the past six decades, Turkey and the United States have been strategic partners and NATO allies. Our two countries stood shoulder to shoulder against common challenges during the Cold War and in its aftermath.

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Vucic: My policy is delineation with Albanians

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday (09.08.2018) he was in favor of "delimitation" with the Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija.

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Greece repeats hard line on Russia

Greece is “fully determined” to ratify its agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to change the latter’s name, Costas Douzinas, a member of ruling SYRIZA and head of the parliamentary committee on foreign relations, has told Bloomberg.

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President addresses Serbs in Kosovo in open letter (FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on Friday sent an open letter to the citizens in Kosovo and Metohija (KiM).

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Macedonia sets question for name referendum

The Macedonian parliament adopted on 30.07.2018 the question for the referendum on 30 September on the agreement with Greece about the country's name.

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