Macedonia

thumbnailMacedonia and Kosovo support new law sanctioning foreign fighters
2014-08-29Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
thumbnailSerbia to open regional military training centre
2014-08-29Belgrade will open a regional training centre next year to strengthen its participation in multi-national operations.
thumbnailVideo of Greek army creates controversy in region
2014-08-28Greece's ambassador to Macedonia said actions on the video are not consistent with the views of the Greek government or its citizens.
thumbnailEU's Creative Europe programme promotes Balkan culture
2014-08-28The Union allocated 1.5 billion euros for cultural and media projects.
thumbnailSerbia, Macedonia police fighting crime in rural areas
2014-08-26A new community policing-based approach improves police access to citizens.
thumbnailISIL's focus on women criticised in Turkey and the Balkans
2014-08-22Citizens and experts urge states to react decisively against ISIL and its propaganda.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailAlbania and Macedonia inch closer to EU standards
2014-08-11The two countries continue reforms in the judiciary and other key EU accession areas.
thumbnailKosovo citizens condemn ISIL execution by their own citizen
2014-08-11Such images go against the human feelings of everyone, except for the extremists, a Kosovo analyst said.
thumbnailRegion enjoying profits and growth from tourism
2014-07-30Governments are making investments in the tourism industry, with many seeing immediate results.
thumbnailIslamic community disavows terrorism, extremist organisations
2014-07-30Muslims increasingly perceive ISIL and Boko Haram as criminal rather than religious organisations.
thumbnailOSCE explores ways to prevent extremism in the Balkans
2014-07-28Experts discuss approaches to counter radicalisation of potential terrorists.
thumbnailMacedonia hopes for calm after days of protests, riots
2014-07-10A Skopje court sentenced six people for 2012 murders that officials say were committed to put ethnic Macedonians and Albanians in conflict.
thumbnailCroatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project
2014-07-09Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgaria avoids a financial crisis.
thumbnailMuslims in the Balkans refute ISIL's so-called caliphate
2014-07-09Citizens from different countries in the region said they belong to Europe.
thumbnailNew programmes help Balkans work through corruption
2014-07-09Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
thumbnailBalkan countries co-operating to stop weapons trafficking
2014-06-30New initiatives are in place to slow the flow of illegal weapons.
thumbnailCroatia, Macedonia and Bulgaria link their stock exchanges
2014-06-26Experts say closer ties will increase the flow of capital in the Balkans.
thumbnailTurkey hosts Balkan youth to boost interaction
2014-06-10A new initiative would tell Turkey's story to future leaders of Balkan countries.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
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