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GERB Struggles to Assemble Allies in Bulgaria

 

 

 

The 'Bulgaria without Censorship' coalition has tentatively offered to support the centre-right GERB party, which after coming first in the recent elections is trying to muster a majority in parliament.

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Romanian PM Tipped To Win Presidential Poll

 

 

 

Prime Minister Victor Ponta is expected to beat his closest rival, Klaus Iohannis, in the race to succeed Traian Basescu as President.

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Kosovo Charges Serbia With Delaying Agreements

Kosovo has presented a report to the EU on the Kosovo-Serbia agreements, accusing Belgrade of being unwilling to implement all the accords reached in Brussels.    

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Bosniak Party Mulls Options After Bosnia Election Win

 

 

 

After Bosnia's main Bosniak party, SDA, won most votes in the general election, it is tipped to form a new state government with the two largest Serbian and Croatian parties.

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Nimetz to suggest “Republic of Upper Macedonia” in FYROM naming dispute

The American diplomat will first propose the name to Athens, before put the pressure on Skopje.

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Serbian Former PM Kostunica Quits His Party

 

 

 

Vojislav Kostunica, a former Prime Minister, has left the Democratic Party of Serbia, DSS, accusing the new leadership of having abandoned its core policy of Serbian neutrality.

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Serbian Opposition Does Well in Bosnia Elections

 

 

 

Results of Sunday's 912.10.201) elections in Bosnia have been a disappointment for Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik - whose party could lose the Serbian seat on the state presidency alongside control of the Serbian entity assembly.

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Macedonia Opposition Urges Budget Transparency

 

 

 

The opposition called for new measures to boost budget transparency, help ordinary people understand public finances and ensure that Macedonia does not plunge into serious debt.

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Bosnia Awaits Presidency Results After National Polls

 

 

 

Bakir Izetbegovic, leader of the main Bosniak Party, won a seat in the Bosnian tripartite presidency, but the winners of the Serb and Croat seats remain unclear as vote-counting continues.

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Greece: Latest GPO polls show SYRIZA ahead of New Democracy by 6.5 points

 

 

 

The River comes in third, with the Communist Party and Golden Dawn are tied in fourth place.

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Divided Bosnia elects nationalists

 

 

 

Nationalists with little shared vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina's future were in the lead in an election for the three-person presidency yesterday (12 October), likely portending more dysfunction in a country still haunted by the divisions of a 1992-95 war.

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Greece: Coalition government receives vote of confidence

 

 

 

155 MPs voted in favor, 131 against, 2 present and 12 abstained from the critical vote.

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Dacic's Gaffe on Kosovo Exposes Serbian Coalition Cracks

 

 

 

Foreign Minister's statement on Kosovo - and the response it drew from his coalition partners - hints at wider disagreements between Serbia's Socialists and Progressives, experts believe.

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Bosnia holds vote amid mounting discontent and economic woes

 

 

 

Bosnia holds general elections Sunday against the backdrop of mounting social discontent as well as ethnic disputes and rampant corruption that are blocking its entry into the European Union.

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Greece: Parliamentary discussion for the vote of confidence begins on 08.10.2014

 

 

 

The parliamentary procedure will conclude at midnight on Friday (10.10.2014), when MPs are scheduled to take a vote.

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