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Russia's tensions with Ukraine could affect energy in the Balkans

2014-09-17

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Ukraine's loss of gas from Russia is expected to influence energy prices and supplies in the Balkans.
Croatia to assist Macedonia's EU integration

2014-09-17

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The two countries will develop twinning projects through which Croatian experts will help Macedonia navigate EU integration.
Countries co-operate to form Balkan roaming-free zone

2014-09-16

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Experts praise the recent agreement to end high roaming charges for cell phone users next year.
Region, Turkey optimistic about new EU leaders

2014-09-15

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Regional officials say the recent personnel changes in the EU will have a positive impact on their countries' relationship with Brussels.
New police operations in the Balkans against Islamic extremists

2014-09-15

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Authorities in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina detain more people suspected of ties to violent extremist organisations.
To stem ISIL, region should prevent spread of radical Islamic ideas

2014-09-12

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Actions by radical Islamists have sparked leaders and experts to call for a ban on radical extremist propaganda.
Debate on Croatia's pace implementing EU directives

2014-09-12

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Some view the EU's directives as helpful but others as overwhelming to businesses.
BiH targets jihad fighters, recruiters

2014-09-11

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The recent anti-terrorism action was spurred by pressure from the public and the international community.
Russia's sanctions will not harm regional agriculture, officials say

2014-09-10

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Alternative markets will help regional countries keep their foreign trade levels stable, they said.
Balkans, Turkey crackdown on ISIL

2014-09-10

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Regional countries work to address the security risks posed by jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq.
Balkan nations review lessons learned from WWI

2014-09-09

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Historians collaborate to prepare the common European history during the World War I period.
EU, region to work together towards accession

2014-09-08

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The recent EU conference in Berlin showed that the Union will work to get the Balkans as part of Europe, officials said.
Greece defends handling of illegal immigrants

2014-09-08

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Human rights groups and the opposition criticise light court sentences and a dropped investigation into violence against immigrants.
BiH war crimes arrests lauded by ICTY

2014-09-05

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ICTY chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said the country's progress in dealing with war criminals is evident.
Former deputy prime minister's conviction stirs Romania debate

2014-09-05

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Bloggers discuss whether a four-year sentence for tax evasion marks progress against corruption.
The Balkans confront rogue mosques

2014-09-04

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Experts said mosques not under control of Islamic Communities breed extremist Islam and recruit jihad fighters.
Foley execution rocks regional media

2014-09-03

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War correspondents in region cite a deteriorating press situation in the Middle East following the execution of US journalist James Foley.
Regional police benefit from introducing EU standards, practices

2014-09-02

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Nations are sharing ways to accomplish the goals of community policing.
Regional police increase action against illegal drugs, trafficking

2014-09-01

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Police action in Croatia resulted in an 11 percent increase in the seizure of illegal drugs, and authorities are following new drugs that are emergin...
Macedonia, Greek youth NGOs co-operate against prejudices

2014-09-01

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Initial meetings of youth organisations result in agreements for joint projects.
Macedonia and Kosovo support new law sanctioning foreign fighters

2014-08-29

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Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
Serbia to open regional military training centre

2014-08-29

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Belgrade will open a regional training centre next year to strengthen its participation in multi-national operations.
Mother appeals for the return of her child taken to Syria

2014-08-29

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Jihadists from the region going to fight with ISIL are taking children with them, creating fear and condemnation at home.
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