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EU project modernises Albania's civil aviation

2014-04-17

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Romania and France assist Albania to upgrade its civil aviation based on EU standards.
Officials confident in Ukraine's planned May 25th election

2014-04-17

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Officials in Kiev are looking ahead to presidential elections on May 25th, despite the Kremlin-backed destabilisation and provocation in eastern Ukra...
Turkish agency donates funds to rebuild Ferhadija Mosque

2014-04-17

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The historic Banja Luka mosque, which has been under reconstruction since 2001, is due to be completed by the end of the year.
Interview: Croatia's president promotes MEP election

2014-04-16

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In an interview with SETimes, Croatia's president says the upcoming European Parliament elections are important for Croatia and the Western Balkans.
EU, NATO call on Russia to 'stop being part of the problem' in Ukraine

2014-04-16

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After 10 days of on-going occupations and attacks on state institutions and government buildings in eastern Ukraine, an official in Kiev announces an...
Kremlin threatens gas supplies to Southeast Europe

2014-04-16

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Several nations receive Russian gas via Ukraine. In other business news: Albania's credit rating sees improvement and Turkey's military spending surp...
For a euro, Albania makes state property available to business

2014-04-15

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The new measure is intended to attract investment and reduce unemployment.
Turkish diplomat heads OSCE mission in Ukraine

2014-04-15

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Recently appointed as head of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Turkish diplomat Ertugrul Apakan brings experience and expertise to the mission...
Region taking stand against corruption in football

2014-04-14

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After years riddled with scandal, officials are taking steps to end corruption and crime in football.
With an eye on the EU, Serbia reforming its schools

2014-04-14

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The European Commission is urging Serbia to harmonise its labour market and education system to ensure that citizens will be able to find jobs.
Russia to face new sanctions over Ukraine

2014-04-14

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The west warns that Russia could face increased sanctions over its "illegal and illegitimate efforts to destabilise" eastern Ukraine.
Future home of Yugoslav archives remain in dispute

2014-04-11

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A 2001 succession agreement stipulates original documents should be released from the Archive of Yugoslavia in Belgrade to the successor states' arch...
Ship and crew prepared to neutralise Syria's chemical arsenal

2014-04-11

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The mission to safely dismantle the chemical weapons is part of a multi-national effort that is unanimously endorsed by the United Nations Security C...
Balkan countries join forces in fight against crime

2014-04-11

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A new police centre joins BiH, Serbia and Montenegro to boost co-operation and regional security.
Serbia to focus on eliminating tax evasion, grey economy

2014-04-11

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The Serbian government plans to crack down on the grey economy and tax evasion in hopes of obtaining funds for the impoverished state budget.
Minority associations in Balkans nurture diversity, reconciliation

2014-04-10

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Cultural societies in Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia are paving the way toward co-existence.
Analysts and officials blame Kremlin for Lugansk standoff

2014-04-10

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While authorities in Kiev continue negotiations with masked gunmen who took over a government building in Lugansk, the West warns the Kremlin to stop...
Greece seeks Swiss co-operation in hunt for tax cheats

2014-04-09

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Athens is asking for assistance to identify Greek citizens who are using Switzerland as a tax haven.
Experts: Unrest in Ukraine is 'well-planned' Kremlin provocation

2014-04-09

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On-going shootings and attacks on government buildings in eastern Ukraine are part of the Kremlin's federalisation effort to control the whole countr...
EU supporting water treatment effort in Cyprus

2014-04-09

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A new water treatment plant will serve both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. In other business news: The European Commission may simplify t...
Observers concerned about attacks against media in Crimea

2014-04-08

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Media freedom defenders report on-going attacks against journalists and warn of an "information crisis" in Crimea as Russian forces control all media...
NATO investing in Balkan countries

2014-04-08

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The Alliance is restoring bridges and improving the infrastructure to assist regional countries.
Serbia, US increase military co-operation

2014-04-07

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Serbia's military reforms gain support through defence sector co-operation with the US.
Albania working to improve its military

2014-04-07

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Manpower and equipment upgrades are key challenges to improve the country's military capacity.
Greece, Kosovo co-operate despite non-recognition status

2014-04-07

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Greece now applies Schengen visas on Kosovo passports and the two countries' chambers of commerce concluded an agreement to improve commercial ties.
On the web, public calls for a fair trial in the Saric case

2014-04-04

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The arrest and trial of alleged drug lord Darko Saric is being hailed by many online commenters as eyes turn to the judicial system.
Balkan energy companies explore regional, EU markets

2014-04-04

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EU membership means entering a large, liberalised energy market, and regional companies need to prepare, experts say.
Allies plan military training in Ukraine

2014-04-04

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While NATO suspends ties with Russia, dissuading it from further aggressive behaviour in Ukraine, Kiev is planning to host joint military drills with...
Turkey, Europe declare 'end game' for tobacco users

2014-04-04

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European Union and Turkish tobacco experts set the rules aimed at ending the use of tobacco in Europe.
BiH authorities co-operate to stop tax fraud

2014-04-03

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Based on Croatia's Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime, a new team in BiH expects to investigate and prosecute tax evaders more quick...
In crisis, Greece strives to consolidate medical care

2014-04-03

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Two recent reports identified problems in the Greek health system.
In Macedonia, an effort to stop corrupt police

2014-04-02

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Three police officers face charges connected to a human trafficking investigation.
Balkan countries train together for ISAF

2014-04-02

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Joint preparation contributes to regional co-operation and Euro-Atlantic integration.
NGOs join to promote social entrepreneurship

2014-04-02

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More than 400 non-governmental organisations signed a declaration urging regional governments to support social enterprises that employ marginalised ...
Additional bailout funding on the way to Greece

2014-04-02

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Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus ...
BiH cracks down on fan violence and nationalism

2014-04-01

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Increased security measures and bans are part of the BiH football federation's plan to curtail fan violence and nationalist rhetoric.
Arrests highlight Montenegro's efforts against corruption

2014-04-01

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Officials said the resolve is there, but experts said stronger anti-corruption efforts are needed.
Croatia, Serbia expand defence co-operation

2014-04-01

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Collaboration between the two countries is crucial for regional stability and EU integration.
EU young entrepreneurs programme opens opportunities

2014-04-01

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The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs initiative allows citizens of Balkan states and Turkey to test their knowledge abroad.
Balkan countries boost efforts to draw investment

2014-03-31

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Political stability, co-operation and reforms will lead to foreign investment in the region, officials said.
Arrests, loss of MPs unravel Greece's Golden Dawn

2014-03-31

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Extremists face prosecution as the party's popularity takes a sharp dive.
Regional countries to seek EU observer status

2014-03-31

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A new initiative proposes EU member candidate states be given an opportunity to more readily present their views in Brussels.
Concerns for Crimean Tatars increase

2014-03-31

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After boycotting the referendum, Crimean Tatars became open targets for the local militia and Russia as well, experts warn.

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After years riddled with scandal, officials are taking steps to end corruption and crime in football.

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