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Greeks debate recovery, privatisation

2014-07-25

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New protests raise fresh challenges for the government to carry out privatisation and maintain stability.
OHR calls for Republika Srpska to solve residency issue

2014-07-25

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The entity plans to create its own residency law in advance of the October general elections, although similar legislation is stalled in the state-le...
Survey finds support for EU-based solution for Cyprus

2014-07-25

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Turks prefer a solution for the decades-long problem that would be provided by full EU membership.
Through co-operation, Balkan countries protect citizens in Iraq

2014-07-24

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Officials are assisting thousands of people from the Balkans who work in Iraq.
Professors seeking 'protection of academic honour' in Serbia

2014-07-23

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After a scandal sparked by suspicion that the doctoral theses of certain Serbian politicians were plagiarised, about 1,800 Serbian scientists and pro...
Conference raises 1.8 billion euros for Balkan flood relief

2014-07-23

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Money from the conference will be used to support Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In other business news: The European Bank for Reconstruction and...
Balkan armies promise greater co-operation in catastrophes

2014-07-22

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Nine Balkan militaries agree to jointly assist the civilian population in times of disasters.
Srebrenica relatives pleased with Dutch verdict, but not satisfied

2014-07-21

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Some believe that the verdict is the first step in exposing the truth about what happened in Srebrenica in 1995.
Economic reforms difficult for both sides in Serbia

2014-07-21

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Although unions have launched protests over the adoption of the reformed Labour Law, Finance Minister Lazar Krstic resigned, believing that the refor...
EU approves action plan to deal with jihadists

2014-07-21

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The EU is determined to address potential security threats from jihad returnees from the Middle East.
Serbia improves position of women in politics

2014-07-18

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Bloggers argue on the way to EU membership, women need to join the highest decision-making positons in government.
South Stream puts Serbia in conflict with EU

2014-07-18

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Belgrade says it hopes to join the EU, but will not reconsider its participation in Russia's South Stream project.
Germany takes leading role in promoting EU integration for Balkans

2014-07-17

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Germany is taking a leadership role in the Balkans' integration to the European Union.
EU helps Balkans to reduce unemployment

2014-07-16

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The European Union is supporting local efforts, funding institutional development and supporting at-risk workers in order to increase employment in t...
Trial in 2012 fatal nightclub fire stirs up Serbia

2014-07-16

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The trial raised questions about the judiciary, as well as safety conditions at clubs.
Economies of new EU countries growing quickly

2014-07-16

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The economies of 11 countries that joined the EU since 2004 are expected to continue growing next year. In other business news: Officials in the West...
Islamic NGOs help the poor during Ramadan

2014-07-15

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Humanitarian organisations seek assistance from businesses to reach the disadvantaged.
With anti-drug operation in Lazarat, Albania signals readiness for EU membership

2014-07-14

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Police actions contribute to Albania obtaining EU member candidate status.
OSCE, government at odds over reports of censorship in Serbia

2014-07-11

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Bloggers argue whether government should limit access to media during emergencies.
Eastern Europe leaders express support for EU

2014-07-11

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While closely watching the conflict in Ukraine, officials say they are looking forward to solidifying relationships with the European Union.
Turkey vows to stop foreign fighters to Syria

2014-07-11

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The government is taking additional steps to try to stop the flow of foreign fighters through Turkey into Syria.
Macedonia hopes for calm after days of protests, riots

2014-07-10

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A Skopje court sentenced six people for 2012 murders that officials say were committed to put ethnic Macedonians and Albanians in conflict.
Muslims in the Balkans refute ISIL's so-called caliphate

2014-07-09

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Citizens from different countries in the region said they belong to Europe.
New programmes help Balkans work through corruption

2014-07-09

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Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
Croatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project

2014-07-09

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Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgari...
Greece offers leniency to corruption convicts

2014-07-08

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Greek authorities ponder a pay-to-stay-out-of-jail option for individuals convicted of corruption.
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Srebrenica relatives pleased with Dutch verdict, but not satisfiedSrebrenica relatives pleased with Dutch verdict, but not satisfied

Some believe that the verdict is the first step in exposing the truth about what happened in Srebrenica in 1995.

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