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Pace of Talks with FYROM Slows as Athens Waits

After a strong start, talks between government officials of both countries over the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have slowed down significantly as Athens awaits significant concessions from Skopje on Gr

World » Southeast Europe | March 13, 2018, Tuesday // 10:10 | Viewed: 4166

Turkish Justice Minister: Chemical Castration not to be Implemented For Every Child Abuse Case

Justice Miniser Abdulhamit Gül has said that the chemical castration procedure, which the government is considering to introduce for child abusers, is not planning to be used on all of the offenders, but instead will be left to the discretion of the judge

World » Southeast Europe | March 12, 2018, Monday // 10:00 | Viewed: 2527

Romania's Ruling-Party Boss Strengthens His Grip on Power

Romania’s de facto leader strengthened his grip on power by helping elevate an ally to a pivotal post within the ruling party, Bloomberg reports.

World » Southeast Europe | March 12, 2018, Monday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1459

FYROM's Zaev Calls for International Treaty Rather Than Constitution Change

Zoran Zaev, the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on Tuesday again rebuffed Greek demands for a change to his country’s constitution, instead proposing the drafting of an international treaty which, he said, would be of greater

World » Southeast Europe | March 7, 2018, Wednesday // 11:08 | Viewed: 2466

13 Daesh Suspects Linked to Ankara Plot Arrested in Southern Turkey

 Аt least 13 Daesh suspects have been arrested in Turkey's southern province of Adana as part of an investigation into an alleged terror attack plot on the U.

World » Southeast Europe | March 7, 2018, Wednesday // 11:06 | Viewed: 10182

2/3 of Macedonians Support Zaev to Resolve the Name Dispute

The majority of citizens of the Republic of Macedonia support the efforts of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the government to resolve the name dispute with Greece.

World » Southeast Europe | March 6, 2018, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 2966

Turkish FM to Discuss Muslum Extradition with Germany

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday told reporters that he is to address the extradition matter of the former co-leader of PYD/PKK terrorist group Salih Muslum with his German counterpart on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.

World » Southeast Europe | March 6, 2018, Tuesday // 10:13 | Viewed: 2457

Athens Taxi Drivers to Strike Over Uber

Athens will be without taxi services for nine hours on Tuesday as drivers will walk off the job from 8 a.

World » Southeast Europe | March 6, 2018, Tuesday // 10:12 | Viewed: 2573

Serbia Reacts to Montenegro Sending Army Officers to Kosovo

The Serbian defence minister, Aleksandar Vulin, says Montenegro's decision to deploy two of its military officers to KFOR in Kosovo is "a political message of support for Kosovo's independence", Gazeta Express reported.

World » Southeast Europe | March 2, 2018, Friday // 15:09 | Viewed: 3313

Council of Europe Urges Greece to Step Up Anti-Corruption Efforts

Greece needs to step up efforts to prevent corruption by lawmakers and judges and improve transparency of party financing, the Council of Europe said in two reports on Thursday, quoted by Reuters.

World » Southeast Europe | March 1, 2018, Thursday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1975

Nationalists Burn Greek Flags Outside FYROM Parliament

A crowd of 5,000 took part in a protest in the centre of Skopje on Tuesday night, demanding that the immediate suspension of talks with Greece over the name dispute in New York under the UN auspices.

World » Southeast Europe | March 1, 2018, Thursday // 10:14 | Viewed: 3222

Turkish President Erdogan Urges Citizens to be Prepared For Military Draft

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Turks to be ready for conscription, during a speech in the town of Kahramanmaras, raising questions about the course of the country’s military operations in Syria, Protothema reported.

World » Southeast Europe | February 26, 2018, Monday // 11:04 | Viewed: 3440

After New Incident on Cyprus, EU Calls on Turkey to Rein in Naval Aggression

Just a day after it said it won’t allow Cyprus to conduct a “unilateral” gas search off the Eastern Mediterranean island’s coast if Turkish Cypriots don’t also reap the benefits, Ankara ratcheted up tensions with Nicosia Friday when its warships threatene

World » Southeast Europe | February 24, 2018, Saturday // 11:51 | Viewed: 3347

Greece-Macedonia Name Row Edging Towards Solution, Says Merkel

Macedonia is closer than any time in the last decade to settling a long-standing dispute over its name with Greece which has thwarted Skopje’s ambitions to join NATO and the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, quoted by Reut

World » Southeast Europe | February 21, 2018, Wednesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 1913

Turkish Embassy Receives White Powder Envelope

The Turkish Embassy in Moscow received an envelope containing white powder, Hurriyet reported on Feb.

World » Southeast Europe | February 21, 2018, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 2614

Erdogan Supports FYROM Claims on Name Dispute with Greece

FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov expressed his gratitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Turkey’s support regarding the name dispute with Greece during the corner’s visit to Ankara, Protothema reported.

World » Southeast Europe | February 21, 2018, Wednesday // 11:43 | Viewed: 2954

Athens Accuses Ankara of Fueling Tension in the Region

Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos has accused Turkey of not contributing to stability in the region in the wake of further tension between Athens and Ankara, Ekathimerini reported.

World » Southeast Europe | February 13, 2018, Tuesday // 13:58 | Viewed: 2618

Mayor of Thessaloniki Reiterated His View that the Thessaloniki International Airport of “Macedonia” Should Change its Name

The Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris reiterated his view that the Thessaloniki International Airport of “Macedonia” should change its name, causing an uproar.

World » Southeast Europe | February 13, 2018, Tuesday // 10:15 | Viewed: 3135

Turkey Supports Macedonia's Accession to NATO

Turkey supports the accession of the Republic of Macedonia to NATO.

World » Southeast Europe | February 12, 2018, Monday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2976

Turkey Submits Documents to EU Seeking Visa-Free Regime

Turkey on Wednesday submitted to EU authorities a draft document for Turkish citizens to travel to Schengen countries visa-free, according to diplomatic sources, Anadolu Agency reports.

World » Southeast Europe | February 8, 2018, Thursday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1684

Turkey Detains Nearly 600 for Opposing Syrian Offensive

 Turkey has so far detained 573 people for social media posts and protests criticizing its military offensive in Syria, the government said on Monday, quoted by Reuters.

World » Southeast Europe | February 5, 2018, Monday // 11:54 | Viewed: 2655
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