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Romania Gets New Foreign Minister

 

 

 

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has appointed a new foreign minister to replace Teodor Melescanu, who recently resigned following a row over Romanians voting abroad.

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Republika Srpska Leader Prepares to Name PM

 

 

 

The re-elected president of Bosnia's Republika Srpska entity, Milorad Dodik, announced he would name a new prime minister this week after his bloc secured a parliamentary majority.

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New Macedonia Albanian Party Denies Erdogan Link

 

 

 

A newly-formed ethnic Albanian party in Macedonia has denied allegations that it is a ‘subsidiary’ of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party.

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New Kosovo Adminstration Expected Next Month

 

 

 

The Kosovo Assembly is to vote on a new government on December 8 after a coalition deal between the two major parties brought an end to almost six months of political stalemate.

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Shadow government set up in Erdogan’s white palace

Power and fear are the two words that are used most by those keeping track of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political saga.

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Juncker: Greece should avoid 'wrong outcome' in elections

 

 

 

EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Greece against electing "extreme forces" into power and said he would prefer "known faces" - so far the strongest intervention of the EU top brass in the Greek campaign.

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Bosnia's New Parliament Divides up Key Posts

Lawmakers in parliament's House of Representatives have elected a president and vice-presidents from the ranks of the Bosniak, Croatian and Serbian parties that did best in the recent elections.

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Seselj Launches Petition to Impeach Serbian President

 

 

 

Serbian war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj, temporary released by the Hague Tribunal for cancer treatment, said his party will mount a public campaign to oust President Tomislav Nikolic.

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Republika Srpska PM Gets New Term

 

 

 

The president of Bosnia’s Serb-led entity, Milorad Dodik, has nominated his longtime ally Zeljka Cvijanovic for a new term in office as prime minister.

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Republika Srpska Opposition Claim New Support

 

 

 

The opposition bloc in Republika Srpska says a non-Serbian coalition, Homeland, has agreed to support their bid to form a government in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity.

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Bosnia Presidency Pledges End to Stale Conflicts

 

 

 

New Bosnia's tripartite presidency has pledged to work to overcome ethnic divisions, end the futile politics of confrontation - and move the country closer towards EU membership.

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Greek Party Accused in Killings and Racist Attacks

 

 

 

Greece's public prosecutor claims the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party bears all the characteristics of a 'criminal organization'. Party members stand accused of murder and other acts of violence. Will Greek officials soon move to ban Chrysi Avgi?

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Montenegro's Ruling Parties to Sign New Deal

 

 

 

Montenegro's governing DPS-SDP coalition is due to sign an agreement aimed at ending months or arguments over economics, European integration and the fight against crime.

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Ethnic German wins Romanian presidential election

 

 

 

According to the latest results released by the Central Election Bureau (BEC), Romania's Center-right candidate, Sibiu city mayor Klaus Iohannis, a member of the German ethnic minority in Romania, obtained 54.81 % of the vote in Sunday's presidential run-off, while Social Democrat leader, incumbent Prime Minister Victor Ponta scored 45.18 %.

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Few Kosovo-Serbia Deals Implemented, Report Warns

 

 

 

A new report on Kosovo-Serbia deals shows that only a quarter of the agreements reached in Brussels have been fully put into action.

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