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Logjam Ends Over Key Post in Bosnian Entity

 

 

 

After Bosnia's parties agreed on a joint candidate for a key post in the country's Federation entity, the formation of a state government finally looks possible.

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Serbs Threaten to Quit Kosovo Government

 

 

 

After Prime Minister Isa Mustafa axed Aleksandar Jablanovic as returns minister on Tuesday (03.02.2015), his Srpska party is considering pulling out of the coalition.

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Serbia Not Transparent Over Kosovo Deals, Report Says

 

 

 

A report by a Belgrade think tank says the Serbian government needs to be more transparent about the process of implementing the 2013 Brussels agreement - which is also proceeding too slowly.

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Macedonia opposition chief accused of staging coup d’etat

 

 

 

Macedonia's chief opposition leader was charged by police on Saturday (31 January) with conspiring with a foreign intelligence service to topple the government.

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Macedonia Opposition Leader Charged With Spying

 

 

 

After the Prime Minister on TV accused him of attempting a coup, Macedonia's opposition head, Zoran Zaev, has been charged with espionage and ordered to surrender his passport.

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Kosovo: Election by envelope?

 

 

 

CRISIS over, then. As of last night Kosovo has a new president, Atifte Jahjaga. Her election draws to an end a six-week long saga that saw Behgjet Pacolli, a controversial tycoon, elected president by parliament and then forced out by the constitutional court.

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Kotzias, Dugin and the EU

 

 

 

 “It has always been Golden Dawn’s position that Greece should not be a part of EU and US sanctions against Russia. Our national interests and geopolitical facts dictate this stance.” This was how the ultranationalist party expressed its backing for the new Greek government on the issue on Wednesday (28.01.2015).

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Bosnian Serbs Mull 'Reply' to EU Reform Plan

 

 

 

 

The new EU initiative for Bosnia has encountered further problems after the Republika Srpska leader expressed reservations and his government pushed ahead with its own reform plans.

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Kosovo Politicians Trade Accusations After Unrest

 

 

 

Kosovo’s government accused opposition leaders of trying to seize power using violence after protest clashes in Pristina that left over 170 people injured, while the opposition blamed the police.

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Tsipras unveils anti-austerity cabinet

 

 

 

Greece’s new SYRIZA-led coalition government was sworn in on Tuesday (28.01.2015) with economist Yanis Varoufakis taking the crucial post of finance minister in a slimmer cabinet including members of the right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL), notably party leader Panos Kammenos.

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Greece: Syriza set to form coalition with right-wing anti-austerity party

 

 

 

Syriza, the left-wing victor of Sunday's (25.01.2015) Greek elections, is due to form a coalition with the populist right-wing Independent Greeks party, with which it shares an anti-austerity platform.

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Greece: Parliamentary Elections 2015

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Greece: Can Potami tame Eurosceptic Syriza?

 

 

 

An MEP representing To Potami (River) – a centre-left party currently polling third for the forthcoming Greek elections – has claimed that in coalition, his party could tame the Eurosceptic leftist Syriza party and help keep Greece within the eurozone.

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Greece gives the EU a chance to rediscover its social responsibility

 

 

 

The European Union should not be afraid of Syriza winning the Greek election, but see it as a chance to rediscover its founding principle: the social dimension that created it and without which it cannot survive, writes Marianna Fotaki. 

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Clashes Erupt as Thousands Protest in Kosovo

 

 

 

Protesters clashed with police as several thousand people rallied in Pristina for the sacking of a Serb minister and for Kosovo to take full control of the huge Trepca mine complex from Belgrade.

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