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Romania’s appointed Prime Minister announces his cabinet of specialists

 

 

 

Romania’s appointed Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos announced on Sunday (15.11.2015) the list of ministers for his Government. He kept the cabinet structure, which includes 21 seats. He said he aimed to draw in his team people that had skills and experience as well as vision and ideas.

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Turkey: The New Indispensable Nation

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

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EU, US Warned about ‘Deteriorating’ Bosnia

 

 

 

A group of academics and political analysts urged the international community to intervene to ensure vital reforms are implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina and prevent the political situation worsening.

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Romanian President names former European Commissioner as Prime Minister

 

 

 

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has designated Dacian Ciolos as Prime Minister, after Victor Ponta stepped down amid street protests last week.

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Serbia Accuses Kosovo of Mocking Brussels Deal

 

 

 

Serbia says decision of Kosovo court to suspend Brussels agreement is a threat to regional stability - while Kosovo opposition parties have hailed the decision as a partial victory.

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Kosovo’s UNESCO Membership Bid Fails

 

 

 

Kosovo’s application to join the UN cultural body did not attract enough votes from UNESCO member states, amid strong opposition from Serbia and its allies.

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Macedonia’s New 'Opposition' Ministers to Take Oaths

 

 

 

As Macedonia’s new interim ministers from the ranks of the opposition prepare to swear their oaths this week, BIRN looks at their biographies.

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Croatia's conservatives win, helped by tougher stance on migration

 

 

 

Croatia's conservative opposition won the country's first election since it joined the European Union in 2013, partial results from Sunday's election (08.11.2015) showed, but its narrow victory meant lengthy coalition talks were likely to follow in the next days or weeks.

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Turkey: 42 former CHP provincial heads call for extraordinary assembly

 

 

 

Forty-two former Republican People's Party (CHP) provincial heads, who are still active delegates despite having lost their provincial posts, have called for the party to hold an extraordinary assembly, in effect challenging the reign of current CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

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Late-Night Deal Saves Macedonia Crisis Agreement

 

 

 

After marathon EU-brokered talks, Macedonia's crisis agreement was salvaged as political leaders ironed out differences over reforms to be implemented ahead of early elections in April.

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After big win in June, why did HDP lose this time?

 

 

 

“If it goes on like this nobody else will vote for them, either,” said the shopkeeper, who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.

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Erdoğan, AK Party revive pursuit of presidential system switch

 

 

 

Turkey may hold a referendum on a new constitution to create an executive presidential system and discussions on the issue will accelerate in the period ahead, Erdoğan's spokesman said according to Reuters.

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Serbia's Albanians Plot Their Own Municipal Union

 

 

 

After Albanian leaders in southern Serbia announced they may form their own Association of Municipalities - like the Serbian one in Kosovo - Serbian officials warned against provocations.

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In shadow of Erdogan, Turkey's AKP re-elects Davutoglu leader

 

 

 

Turkey's ruling AK Party re-elected Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its chairman at a congress on Saturday (12.09.2015) where the longest shadow was cast by a politician who, officially at least, is no longer a member: President Tayyip Erdogan. 

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Romanian prime minister resigns following street protests

 

 

 

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned this morning following protests over a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest and a long string of allegations of corruption.

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