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Turkish protesters and police battle for control of Taksim Square

Turkish riot police using teargas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday night, hours after the Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.

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Greece shuts down state broadcaster

A government spokesman described the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation as a 'haven of waste'.

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Македония: Политици, предложени да председател на комисия за инцидентите от 24.12

ЕС е предложил на Македония списък с известни политически лица, които са предложени

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М.Девънпорт: ЕС е приоритет на Правителството на Сърбия

Според оценката на посланика на Великобритания в Белград  М. Девънпорт, през последната една година

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Представяне на косовската виза

Министерството на външните работи на Косово е представило първият образец

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West nurtures 'silent hope' Turkey protests can bring reform

Caught off-guard by the massive protests erupting in Turkey, the country's Western partners have roundly condemned the use of excessive violence while prudently insisting on the need for calm and dialogue in a nation deemed a key regional ally.

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Germany Ratifies Croatian EU Accession

Germany ratified Croatia's EU Accession Treaty on Friday, the last EU member state to do so, opening the way for Croatia to join the European club on July 1.

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Albania Obliges TVs to Air Campaign Tapes

The Central Electoral Commission, CEC, on Monday (03.06.2013) required TV stations to transmit tapes of campaign events already prepared and edited by the competing political parties.

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Turkey's Violent Protests in Context Analysis

The rapid escalation of anti-government protests in Turkey in recent days has exposed a number of long-dormant fault lines in the country's complex political landscape. But even as the appeal of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (also known by its Turkish acronym, AKP) is beginning to erode, it will remain a powerful force in Turkish politics for some time to come, with its still-significant base of support throughout the country and the lack of a credible political alternative in the next elections.

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В.Инцко за политическото напрежение в БиХ

В доклада пред СС на ООН, обхващащ  6-месечен период, за положението в БиХ и прилагането

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Turkey wants to be included in EU-US trade deal

Turkey wants to be included in an upcoming EU-US free trade deal, amid fears its EU accession process might take too long to complete.

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Croats Lose Faith in Their Centre-Left Govt

Latest survey shows that support for the Social-Democrat-led administration has hit an all-time low. A new survey suggests that the vast majority of Croats, 66.1 per cent, do not support the government led by the Social Democratic Party, SDP, while only 24 per cent back it.

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Albania Parliament Hurries Through EU-Linked Reforms

In an extraordinary session held before the June 23 elections, Albania’s parliament approved three laws sought by Brussels as a condition for obtaining candidate status.
Albanian MPs voted on Thursday (30.05.2013) on three bills set as a condition by the European Commission last autumn for the country to obtain EU candidate status.

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Bundestag Urged to Back Serbian-EU Talks

The German government has recommended parliament to back the offer to Serbia of a start date for EU accession talks.

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