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Greece: LAOS leader to resign amid kickbacks probe

 

 

 

The leader of the right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) is expected to resign in the coming days amid the launch of a probe into press claims that 1.65 million euros was paid into two offshore firms linked to him and his relatives.

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Президент Румынии потребовал отставки главы МИД

 

 

 

Причина такого требования - плохая организация голосования за рубежом на президентских выборах

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Montenegro Govt Accused of 'Betraying' Prevlaka

 

 

 

A Montenegrin opposition leader has accused the government of surrendering a potentially energy-rich part of the Adriatic Sea to neighbouring Croatia - and has urged people to protest.

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Bosniak Party Hesitates Over Serbian Partner

 

 

 

The main Bosniak and Serbian parties in Bosnia met for coalition discussions - but failed to clinch a deal as the Bosniaks are still pondering which Serbian bloc they wish to work with.

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Pressure Grows to end Kosovo's Political Stalemate

 

 

 

Five months on from the elections, as Kosovo’s leaders come under increasing pressure to form a new government, an exit strategy from the current impasse has yet to appear.

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Romanian Hungarians Stay Neutral in Presidential Race

 

 

 

The party representing Romania's well organised Hungarian community has declined to lend its support to either of the two presidential candidates standing in the election.

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Montenegrin Albanians Sue 'Informer' for Hate Speech

 

 

 

Albanian leaders in Montenegro have filed charges against the Belgrade tabloid Informer for its inflammatory articles about the recent controversial Serbia-Albania football match.

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UK, Germany Launch Joint Initiative on Bosnia

 

 

 

Lamenting the years of waste and stagnation, Britain and Germany have launched a new initiative on Bosnia, promising real progress towards the EU if its politicians sign up to reforms.

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Bosniaks, Croats Cement Govt Alliance in Bosnia

 

 

 

The two main Bosniak and Croat parties met to discuss the election results, saying that their coalition should form the basis for all other governing coalitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Romania’s Presidential Hopefuls Ready For Run-Off

 

 

 

As Victor Ponta and Klaus Iohanis square up for the second round of the presidential election, the votes of Romanians who backed other candidates in the first round could be significant.

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Borisov Set to Return as Bulgaria’s PM

 

 

 

Former Prime Minister looks likely to resume his old job if his GERB party can find enough coalition allies.

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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras prepares for power

 

 

 

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's far-left Syriza party, recently traveled to Frankfurt and Rome to meet European leaders. He is softening his confrontational tone with Greece's international lenders. Tsipras has a drafted an agenda for the first 100 days of a future government.

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In the ‘New’ Turkey, corruption is a thing of the past!

 

 

 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been the longest serving prime minister in Turkey’s multi-party democratic history, has declared on many occasions that Turkey is now a “new” country after his election as president in August (2014).

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Romanians Cast Votes for New President

 

 

 

Polls across Romania opened today (02.11.2014), as the country readied to elect its fourth president in the post-Communist era.

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Bosnians Punished Parties in Power, Panel Says

 

 

 

The recent elections showed that Bosnians voted against the incumbent political parties rather than for the ones that won, a panel discussion organised by psychologists has heard.

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