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Turkey's Violent Protests in Context Analysis

The rapid escalation of anti-government protests in Turkey in recent days has exposed a number of long-dormant fault lines in the country's complex political landscape. But even as the appeal of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (also known by its Turkish acronym, AKP) is beginning to erode, it will remain a powerful force in Turkish politics for some time to come, with its still-significant base of support throughout the country and the lack of a credible political alternative in the next elections.

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В.Инцко за политическото напрежение в БиХ

В доклада пред СС на ООН, обхващащ  6-месечен период, за положението в БиХ и прилагането

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Turkey wants to be included in EU-US trade deal

Turkey wants to be included in an upcoming EU-US free trade deal, amid fears its EU accession process might take too long to complete.

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Croats Lose Faith in Their Centre-Left Govt

Latest survey shows that support for the Social-Democrat-led administration has hit an all-time low. A new survey suggests that the vast majority of Croats, 66.1 per cent, do not support the government led by the Social Democratic Party, SDP, while only 24 per cent back it.

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Albania Parliament Hurries Through EU-Linked Reforms

In an extraordinary session held before the June 23 elections, Albania’s parliament approved three laws sought by Brussels as a condition for obtaining candidate status.
Albanian MPs voted on Thursday (30.05.2013) on three bills set as a condition by the European Commission last autumn for the country to obtain EU candidate status.

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Bundestag Urged to Back Serbian-EU Talks

The German government has recommended parliament to back the offer to Serbia of a start date for EU accession talks.

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Мъркич е убеден, че Сърбия ще получи дата за преговори с ЕС

След разговори с колеги от ЕС и представители на държавите кандидате

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Х.Вилхелм за европейските перспективи на Сърбия

Германският посланик в Белград Х. Вилхелм е заявил, че началото на прилагането на брюкселското споразумение е предварително условие

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Сърбия запазва становището си

Въпреки изказването на ръководителя на Делегацията на ЕС в Сърбия В. Дежер, че ЕС

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Разговор на Т. Николич с представители на сръбската диаспора

От пресслужбата на сръбския президент Т. Николич беше съобщено, че той е разговарял с група изтъкнати представители

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М.Девънпорт - новият ръководител на делегацията на ЕС в Белград

Посланикът на Великобритания в Сърбия Майкъл Девънпорт е приел

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Irish presidency hopes to restart EU-Turkey talks in June

Irish FM Eamon Gilmore said in Brussels Monday the Irish EU presidency "hopes" to restart accession talks with Turkey "next month" after a three-year-long pause by opening a chapter on regional issues.

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Bulgarian Socialists Tasked With Forming Government

The Socialist Party, which came second in the May 12 elections, received a mandate to form a government from President Rosen Plevneliev on Thursday (23.05.2013)- after the first-ranking GERB party refused to do so.

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Van Rompuy endorses restart of EU-Turkey talks

European Council chief Herman Van Rompuy has repeated his invitation for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to come to Brussels to mark the restart of EU entry talks.

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