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thumbnailGreece sees increase in tourism
2014-04-23A wave of tourists visited Greece for the Easter holiday. Also in business news: The European Central Bank launched a Eurosystem co-operation programme with Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
thumbnailEU project modernises Albania's civil aviation
2014-04-17Romania and France assist Albania to upgrade its civil aviation based on EU standards.
thumbnailKremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe
2014-04-16Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surpasses Canada.
thumbnailEU supporting water treatment effort in Cyprus
2014-04-09A new water treatment plant will serve both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. In other business news: The European Commission may simplify the rules for Schengen visas in an effort to boost tourism, and air travel in the region is about to become easier.
thumbnailAllies plan military training in Ukraine
2014-04-04While NATO suspends ties with Russia, dissuading it from further aggressive behaviour in Ukraine, Kiev is planning to host joint military drills with European and Alliance countries.
thumbnailAdditional bailout funding on the way to Greece
2014-04-02Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
thumbnailEU to take measures against dependency on Russian gas
2014-03-28The European Commission will present an energy plan in June.
thumbnailRussia's federalisation plan for Ukraine sparks criticism
2014-03-27The West supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and calls for united actions against Russian interference.
thumbnailEuropean countries feel safer under NATO protective umbrella
2014-03-25Officials and regional security experts view the Alliance as crucial to the region's prosperity.
thumbnailRegion calls for diplomatic solution of Ukrainian crisis
2014-03-24Diplomacy is the only way out of the deadlock in Crimea, officials say.
thumbnailBloggers call for a European future for Ukraine
2014-03-21Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration is the only way toward a better future, officials and bloggers say.
thumbnailSoutheast Europe, Turkey criticise Russian moves in Ukraine
2014-03-20The annexation of Crimea has many worried about Russian ambition in Eastern Europe.
thumbnailMoldova's pro-European course 'can only lead to a better life'
2014-03-19Moldova's effort to maintain a pro-European course is a positive example for Ukraine and other countries in the region that aspire to EU membership, experts and officials say.
thumbnailUkraine crisis sparks worries in Southeast Europe
2014-03-17Citizens in Southeast Europe are concerned about family members in Ukraine as tension increases.
thumbnailUkraine crisis significant for Chinese investment in Europe
2014-03-14Beijing has made clear that it wants to retain good relations with the new, pro-Western coalition government in Kiev.
thumbnailNATO works to help Ukraine
2014-03-13The Alliance seeks to stabilise the situation, reassure Ukraine and allies.
thumbnailBalkans, EU continue struggle for press freedom
2014-03-13Balkan countries remain a dangerous place for journalists, according to a recent report on media freedom.
thumbnailTurkey, Balkan states lead global police training co-operative
2014-03-13Now in its fourth year, INTERPA is a growing international organisation aimed at improving the quality of police training.
thumbnailExperts urge action to help child beggars
2014-03-03Child beggars on the streets are a global phenomenon, but experts and NGOs in Southeast Europe are urging governments to take action.
thumbnailAthletes return from Olympics with sense of togetherness
2014-02-28Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.

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