Ukraine

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.
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.
thumbnailEU, NATO call on Russia to 'stop being part of the problem' in Ukraine
2014-04-16After 10 days of on-going occupations and attacks on state institutions and government buildings in eastern Ukraine, an official in Kiev announces an "anti-terrorist" operation.
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.
thumbnailRussia to face new sanctions over Ukraine
2014-04-14The west warns that Russia could face increased sanctions over its "illegal and illegitimate efforts to destabilise" eastern Ukraine.
thumbnailExperts: Unrest in Ukraine is 'well-planned' Kremlin provocation
2014-04-09On-going shootings and attacks on government buildings in eastern Ukraine are part of the Kremlin's federalisation effort to control the whole country, analysts and officials say.
thumbnailObservers concerned about attacks against media in Crimea
2014-04-08Media freedom defenders report on-going attacks against journalists and warn of an "information crisis" in Crimea as Russian forces control all media outlets in the peninsula.
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.
thumbnailConcerns for Crimean Tatars increase
2014-03-31After boycotting the referendum, Crimean Tatars became open targets for the local militia and Russia as well, experts warn.
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Joint military exercise strengthens Balkan armiesJoint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies

Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.

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