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Dimitris Koutsoumpas, KKE’s new “strict” general secretary

Conference procedures end a day earlier; prominent party members replaced in Central Committee

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Българите в Молдова искат автономия

Размер на текста Българите в Република Молдова искат административна и културна автономия, съобщават румънските всекидневници "Гъндул" и "Адевърул".

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Opposition Wins Croatia’s First Euro Parliament Vote


The centre-right Croatian Democratic Union took the most seats in the country’s first European Parliament polls but the vote was marred by a low turnout.

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Glezos: "Greece can win German reparations case in 15-20 days"

SYRIZA MP responds to Schäuble's remarks that "Greece has no hope" and that "the issue has ended"

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EU Urges Montenegro To Solve Election Dispute

Following a dispute over the result of Sunday's presidential election, the EU said Montenegro needs to build up public trust in its institutions.

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Croatia Schedules Local Elections For May

The Croatian government has called local polls for May 19, following the first European elections on April 14.

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Opposition Musters Forces in Serbia’s Vojvodina

Opposition rally against provincial government’s ‘separatist’ agenda could turn violent, province’s PM warns.

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Turkey: Parties agree to extend deadline for new constitution

Representatives of the political parties who make up the parliamentary Constitutional Reconciliation Commission have agreed to extend the time the commission has to draft Turkey's new constitution, Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek said late on Monday.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with members of the commission, Çiçek said party representatives have agreed on an extension of one-and-a-half-months to finalize the process of the drafting the new constitution.

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Komsic’s Party Promises Bosnia Political Alternative

Bosnian presidency member Zeljko Komsic’s party is promising youthful faces and a fresh democratic alternative, but some analysts suggest that ethnic interests dictate that it will struggle for support.

The Democratic Front, the new party led by Komsic, the Croat member of the Bosnian tripartite presidency, was launched on Sunday (07.04.2013), promising an alternative to the current governing forces with a line-up consisting of mostly young politicians capable of moving the country forward.

Komsic said that Bosnia and Herzegovina needs more democracy and has to acquire the habit of listening to others.

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Щинер: Не виждам дата за Сърбия

Р.Щинер, депутат в Бундестага и член на германските управляващи либерали

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Белгийски модел за БиХ

Председателят на Парламента на Фландрия Ян Пеуманс  изтъкнал по време на тържествено заседание на   Парламента на  Р Сръбска, че в БиХ  трябва да се установи функциониращ механизъм за координация на ентитетите и на държавно ниво.

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Tsipras: “Samaras should give us the keys now”

SYRIZA leader responds to Samaras and Stournaras' "bluff", claims SYRIZA ready to govern country.

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Montenegro Presidency Rivals Both Claim Poll Victory

Incumbent Filip Vujanovic and his opponent Miodrag Lekic both declared that they had won the presidency after polls closed in Sunday’s vote in Montenegro.

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Macedonia's Ruling Parties Win Second Round Polls

Macedonia’s ruling parties consolidated their victory by making more gains in Sunday’s second round of municipal elections, but the polls were marred by reported irregularities.

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Albania Names New Ministers After Coalition Dissolves

Parliament approved three new ministers and the post of deputy premier on Thursday, following the exit from the ruling coalition of the Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI.

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