Ukraine

thumbnailSanctions against Russia bring Kosovo closer to EU, US
2014-10-27Kosovo officials said the country continues to act as a constructive member of the international community.
thumbnailRomania assists Ukraine with cyber defence
2014-10-01The NATO member state provides technical assistance and training to Ukrainian intelligence agencies.
thumbnailBloggers debate prospects of the Balkans' EU accession
2014-09-19Joint work and co-operation are seen as the best tools to accelerate the EU accession process.
thumbnailRussia's tensions with Ukraine could affect energy in the Balkans
2014-09-17Ukraine's loss of gas from Russia is expected to influence energy prices and supplies in the Balkans.
thumbnailRegion, Turkey optimistic about new EU leaders
2014-09-15Regional officials say the recent personnel changes in the EU will have a positive impact on their countries' relationship with Brussels.
thumbnailRussia's sanctions will not harm regional agriculture, officials say
2014-09-10Alternative markets will help regional countries keep their foreign trade levels stable, they said.
thumbnailCroatia weighs options for its air force
2014-08-22Following the crash of a MiG-21 fighter jet, Croatia debates if it should partner with another nation as part of NATO's Smart Defence programme, or reinvest in its military.
thumbnailBalkans put greater emphasis on NATO, EU air traffic regulations
2014-08-20Regional countries try to avoid confusion over Russia's attempt to create a new flight region including Crimea and parts of Ukraine.
thumbnailNATO general says Alliance is focused on Ukraine, terrorism
2014-08-04NATO's top general said that nations in the alliance are co-operating to combat extremism.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailArmies in the Balkans show co-operation in crisis situations
2014-06-30Co-operation demonstrated by armed forces proves valuable in managing natural disasters, experts and officials agree.
thumbnailExperts, citizens debate Serbia's relationship with Russia, EU
2014-05-30Serbia seeks to remain neutral on the Ukraine situation, but experts said the strategy could hamper its EU accession.
thumbnailNationalism in Bulgaria may impact EP vote
2014-05-23Education and suppressing hate speech are the ways to fight xenophobia in Bulgaria, experts say.
thumbnailNeighbours help flooded Serbia and BiH
2014-05-21Regional countries organise humanitarian drives and provide much-needed personnel and equipment, while citizens donate food and other necessities.
thumbnailCountries expecting fewer tourists from Russia
2014-05-21Bulgaria and Montenegro are expecting a drop in Russian tourists this summer. Also in business news: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will invest 500 million euros in Cyprus.
thumbnailEU pledges to assist Serbia's accession process
2014-05-16The government will tackle three fundamental accession tasks: reforms, economic measures and normalising relations with Pristina.
thumbnailConcern about Ukraine increases regional desire for NATO membership
2014-05-08Senior officials from Southeast Europe, noting their concerns about events in Ukraine, said NATO membership is a key policy priority for the region.
thumbnailKremlin interference in Ukraine raises food prices in the Balkans
2014-05-05Global instability is starting to affect food prices in regional countries.
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
thumbnailOfficials confident in Ukraine's planned May 25th election
2014-04-17Officials in Kiev are looking ahead to presidential elections on May 25th, despite the Kremlin-backed destabilisation and provocation in eastern Ukraine.
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Serbia is increasing efforts to fight terrorism, which is crucial for citizens' safety, EU integration and resistance to ISIL, experts and officials say.

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