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Some 4,000 Migrants Cross into Serbia from Macedonia Overnight

About 2,000 migrants have entered Serbia on Sunday morning after crossing from Macedonia, Tanjug reported.

World » Southeast Europe | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 12:04 | Viewed: 1999

Macedonia Allows Access to Migrants Crossing from Greece after Clashes

Macedonia suddenly allowed more than 1,500 migrants, most of them fleeing the conflict in Syria, to cross from northern Greeece late on Saturday after they spent more than three days in a no man's land between the two countries, newswires reported.

World » Southeast Europe | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1733

EU Assistance in Macedonia Migrant Issue 'Largely Symbolic'

The EU has only provided symbolic assistance to Macedonia as the country is dealing with a surging migrant influx, Macedonian FM Nikola Poposki has said.

World » Southeast Europe | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 15:36 | Viewed: 2137

UNHCR Worried about Migrants’ Plight at Greece-Macedonia Border

The United Nations refugee agency expressed concern on Friday over the increasingly precarious situation at the border between Greece and Macedonia, where Macedonian police used force earlier to prevent migrants trying to cross.

World » Southeast Europe | August 21, 2015, Friday // 21:18 | Viewed: 1894

Macedonia Fires Tear Gas to Disperse Migrants Trying to Cross from Greece

Macedonian riot police used tear gas and stun grenades on Friday as thousands of migrants tried to enter the country from Greece, Sky News reported.

World » Southeast Europe | August 21, 2015, Friday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1864

EU Allocates EUR 222M to Boosting Cooperation in Danube Region

The European Commission has adopted a EUR 222M six-year programme aimed at strengthening cooperation and supporting projects in the Danube region.

World » EU | August 21, 2015, Friday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1584

Rebels Within SYRIZA Form New Group in Greek Parliament

Rebel MPs from the main ruling SYRIZA party have broken away to form a new group in the Greek Parliament.

World » Southeast Europe | August 21, 2015, Friday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1553

Tension Between South, North Korea Heightens After Exchange of Fire

The tensions between South Korea and North Korea have heightened after an exchange of artillery fire across their heavily fortified border on Thursday.

World | August 21, 2015, Friday // 09:11 | Viewed: 1685

Largest Opposition Party in Greece Will Attempt to Avoid Early Elections

The largest opposition party in the Greek Parliament will attempt to form a government, even a minority one, in order to avoid the holding of early elections.

World » Southeast Europe | August 21, 2015, Friday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1955

Germany Charges Own Spy with Treason for Passing Secrets to U.S., Russia

Germany's federal prosecutors' office said on Thursday that a German spy has been charged with treason, taking bribes and disclosing official state secrets, AP reported.

World | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 21:34 | Viewed: 1903

Greek PM Tsipras Resigning to Open Way for Snap Vote

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday that he will resign immediately, opening the way for early elections, ekathimerini.com reported

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 21:01 | Viewed: 1657

Tsipras to Propose Holding Early Elections on 20 September

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will propose holding early elections on 20 September, the country's state news agency AMNA reported on Thursday, citing government sources.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1351

Romania MPs Agree to Cut VAT to 20% Next Year, 19% in 2017

Members of Romania’s parliament across parties agreed on Thursday to cut Value Added Tax (VAT) to 20% from next year, and to 19% from 2017.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 19:51 | Viewed: 2826

Greece Likely to Hold Snap Elections on 20 September

Greece is likely to hold early parliamentary elections on 20 September, Reuters reported on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1314

Macedonia Declares Emergency in Two Border Regions over Migrant Influx

Macedonia has declared crisis situation in two border regions due to “an unprecedented flow of refugees from the Middle East” entering from Greece, MIA reported on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1846

Greek PM Tsipras May Call Early Election Today

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early general election in a bid to quell a rebellion within his leftist SYRIZA party and build up support for implementing a tough bailout programme, Reuters reported on Thursday.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 1378

Slovakia Refuses to Accept Muslim Migrants under EU's Relocation Plan

Slovakia has said that it will only accept Christian refugees once it starts taking in its quota of 200 migrants from the Middle East under a relocation programme recently adopted by the EU.

World | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2865

Election Board Proposes Holding Snap Polls in Turkey on November 1

The Supreme Election Board proposed November 1 as the date for holding early elections in Turkey.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 12:57 | Viewed: 1460

Greece Seems to Be Increasingly Heading Towards Early Elections

Greece seems to be increasingly heading towards the holding of early elections after the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has lost vital support from his party in parliament.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 11:35 | Viewed: 1423

Twelve Soldiers Die in Latest Attacks in Southeastern Turkey

Twelve soldiers were killed in the latest series of attacks against security officials in southeastern Turkey.

World » Southeast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 08:34 | Viewed: 1371

Six Egyptian Policemen Injured as Car Bomb Hits Security Building in Cairo

A car bomb targeted a state security building in northern Cairo early on Thursday, injuring six policemen.

World | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 07:49 | Viewed: 1075