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Athens-Skopje Deal Still Elusive

With core issues still unresolved, United Nations mediator Matthew Nimetz stressed the need on Wednesday for intensified talks over the next few weeks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in order to finally settle the name

World » Southeast Europe | April 26, 2018, Thursday // 11:05 | Viewed: 2718

Athens Asks EU Official to Stop ‘Undermining’ FYROM Talks

As diplomats from Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) prepare to resume talks in Vienna on Wednesday, European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Tuesday expressed optimism that the dispute could be resolved in the next two

World » Southeast Europe | April 25, 2018, Wednesday // 11:11 | Viewed: 2849

Serbia Threatens Serbs with Prison if They Decide to Join Kosovo Army

Director of Serbia’s Office for Kosovo, Marko Djuric, called on Kosovo Serbs not to join the Army of Kosovo, and citing Serbian legislation he threatened local Serbs of severe punishments up to 10 years imprisonment, if they decide to become part of futur

World » Southeast Europe | April 25, 2018, Wednesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 4488

Erdoğan's Call For Peace a Positive Step, Greece Says

 Greece on Sunday said it considers the President's call for peace a positive step, Daily Sabahreported.

World » Southeast Europe | April 23, 2018, Monday // 10:09 | Viewed: 2958

Kosovo Ready for Council of Europe Membership Bid

Kosovo has made all necessary preparations to bid for Council of Europe (CoE) membership however the Government officials give no date when the application will be submitted, writes Gazeta Express.

World » Southeast Europe | April 22, 2018, Sunday // 11:22 | Viewed: 5704

Syrians in Turkey Continue to Return Home

At least 9,880 Syrians in Turkey have returned to their country through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province in last three-and-a-half months, Turkish officials said, reported Anadolu AgencyThe officials who spoke on condition of a

World » Southeast Europe | April 20, 2018, Friday // 10:42 | Viewed: 4265

Kosovo Moves to Establish Army Bypassing Serb veto

Kosovo Government is planning to establish the Army through changes that would broaden the responsibilities of the existing Kosovo Security Force (KSF) as one of the modalities to bypass a Serb veto.

World » Southeast Europe | April 19, 2018, Thursday // 16:51 | Viewed: 4396

Fears of Escalation in Tensions After Erdogan Calls Snap Polls

Amid rising tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean, Wednesday's decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call snap elections for June 24 intensified concerns for bilateral ties against a backdrop of growing nationalist fervor in Tur

World » Southeast Europe | April 19, 2018, Thursday // 10:12 | Viewed: 4148

Turkey's Ever-Closer Ties with Russia Leave US Lacking Key Ally on Syria

As the prospect grows of military confrontation with Russia in the skies over Syria, the US is counting on support from European partners such as France and the UK.

World » Southeast Europe | April 12, 2018, Thursday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1987

Macedonian Government Survives No-Confidence Vote

The Macedonian government on Wednesday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence brought by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party over its handling of relations with Greece and Bulgaria.

World » Southeast Europe | April 12, 2018, Thursday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2581

Concerns Over Aegean Tensions After Helicopter Incident

An incident on Monday night involving a Turkish helicopter flying at low altitude with its lights out near the Greek islet of Ro is seen by Athens as yet another demonstration of Ankara’s strategy of continued tension in the Aegean, Ekathimerini writes.

World » Southeast Europe | April 11, 2018, Wednesday // 10:02 | Viewed: 4466

Tripartite Summit on Syria Begins in Ankara

A tripartite summit on Syria began on Wednesday in the capital Ankara with the participation of Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents, Anadolu Agency reported.

World » Southeast Europe | April 4, 2018, Wednesday // 16:10 | Viewed: 4965

Erdogan:Turkey Started Preparations For Further Operations in Northern Syria

Turkey has started preparations to clear northern Syria’s Ayn al-Arab, Ras al-Ain and Tel Abyad regions from militants up to the Iraqi border, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, adding that it would also clear militants from Iraq.

World » Southeast Europe | March 31, 2018, Saturday // 11:04 | Viewed: 6759

No Winners or Losers on 'Macedonia' Issue

Despite the numerous undeniable obstacles, the search for a mutually accepted solution on the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is continuing.

World » Southeast Europe | March 30, 2018, Friday // 09:50 | Viewed: 3763

Survey: The U.S. and the EU Have the Largest Influence in the Republic of Macedonia

The United States and the European Union have the largest influence in the Republic of Macedonia.

World » Southeast Europe | March 28, 2018, Wednesday // 16:50 | Viewed: 3999

Greece Wants EU Diplomatic Pressure on Turkey Over Aegean, East Med

 Greece on Monday urged the European Union to put political and diplomatic pressure on Turkey to end its illegal activity in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean, Ekathimerini writes.

World » Southeast Europe | March 26, 2018, Monday // 13:55 | Viewed: 3779

Turkish Foreign Minister Disputes Aegean Sea Borders and Sovereignty of Islands

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu continued the belligerent rhetoric against Greece by claiming there were no clearly delineated sea borders in the Aegean Sea.

World » Southeast Europe | March 22, 2018, Thursday // 11:12 | Viewed: 5223

Kosovo Оpposition Use Tear Gas to Delay Parliament Vote on Montenegro Border Deal

Kosovo’s opposition on Wednesday held up ratification of a border agreement with Montenegro, which they regard as a sell-out, releasing tear gas at a parliamentary session called to push the deal through, according to Reuters.

World » Southeast Europe | March 21, 2018, Wednesday // 17:10 | Viewed: 4873

EU to Give Turkey More Funding to Extend Migrant Dea

Notwithstanding a rise in tensions between Brussels and Ankara – recently exacerbated by Turkey’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Greece and Cyprus – the European Commission will be approving an additional 3 billion euros in funding for Syrian refug

World » Southeast Europe | March 15, 2018, Thursday // 10:49 | Viewed: 4876

Turkey-US Relations do not Depend on Individuals, PM Yıldırım Says After Tillerson Exit

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Wednesday that Turkey-U.

World » Southeast Europe | March 14, 2018, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1557

Turkey has Warned Germany Over Mosque Attacks

Turkey has sent Germany a diplomatic note over the recent upsurge of attacks targeting Turkish mosques and cultural associations, Hurriyet reported.

World » Southeast Europe | March 13, 2018, Tuesday // 10:14 | Viewed: 6544
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