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European Commission Key findings of the 2016 Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Brussels, 9 November 2016

Key findings of the 2016 Report on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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European Commission Key findings of the 2016 Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brussels, 9 November 2016

Key findings of the 2016 Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

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European Commission Key findings of the 2016 Report on Albania

Brussels, 9 November 2016

Key findings of the 2016 Report on Albania

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2016 Communication on EU Enlargement Policy

Brussels, 9.11.2016

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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

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European Commission: Key findings of the 2016 Report on Turkey

Brussels, 9 November 2016

Key findings of the 2016 Report on Turkey

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Отношения без «мантр»: Россия не может быть заинтересована в «единой Европе» под эгидой США

В середине марта этого года Европейский совет министров иностранных дел всеми 28 государствами-членами ЕС принял пять руководящих принципов политики Европейского союза по отношению к России. Напомним их:

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Mont Pelerin Cyprus negotiations: State of Play

The future of Cyprus hangs on the balance in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, where President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci negotiate the island’s reunification.

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HP: судьбу Эрдогана решила группа пророссийских военных

«Мы все видим, кто наши друзья, а кто враги»,- многозначительно произнес после провалившегося путча президент Турции Реджеп Тайип Эрдоган. К друзьям он причислил Россию, а к врагам - Америку. Вообще-то антиамериканские настроения всегда присутствовали в Турции, но в этот раз антиамериканскую компанию впервые инициировала и направляла сама Анкара. Президентский советник Бурхан Кузу обычно ругает Америку в своих твитах едва ли не последними словами, а министры постоянно публично задают вопрос: «Друг Америка или враг?»

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President Erdoğan: I don’t care if they call me a dictator

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has defied EU criticism over the arrests of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers and journalists, saying that Turkey is “no longer subject to orders.”

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Montenegro says it foiled Russian-backed plan to kill PM Djukanovic

A special prosecutor investigating an alleged plot to sway last month’s election in Montenegro said on 6 November 2016 a group of “Russian nationalists” had planned to assassinate Prime Minister Milo Djukanović in order to get an opposition party into power.

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General Radev leads Bulgaria presidential race

Bulgaria’s Socialist-backed candidate, Rumen Radev, led the first round of Bulgaria’s presidential election, partial official results showed early today (7 November 2016), ahead of his main rival from the ruling centre-right GERB party.

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Greek Cypriot leader urges Turkey 'to help' reunification talks

Turkey's input will be pivotal in overcoming key obstacles preventing a deal to reunify Cyprus, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Nov. 4 ahead of crucial talks in Switzerland next week.

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Greece: PM removes some who opposed reforms, brings in new faces. New Cabinet

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proceeded on 04.11.2016 with a long-awaited government reshuffle, moving out some ministers who have opposed bailout reforms and bringing some new blood into the administration.

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Turkey: Opposition HDP co-chairs, lawmakers detained in police raids

Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, the co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and ten lawmakers of the party were detained early on Nov. 4, 2016. 

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Albania Weighs Turkey’s Claim to be Gulenist Hub

After Turkey's Foreign Minister named Albania as the centre of 'Gulenists' in the Balkans, local experts say the country should investigate the claims with due caution.

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