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Ministry of Defense reacts over the relief from duty of several generals

By   /  31/05/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Defense reacts over the relief from duty of several generals

Tirana, May 31, 2013 The relief from duty of three generals, Sander Lleshi, Dhori Spillari and Abaz Lleshi has forced the Ministry of Defense to issue an official reaction in order to turn down their claims. According to the Ministry of Defense, their claims for lack of legal reference are groundless, explaining that the legal […]

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Thaci demands changes in the Constitution for the Presevo Valley

By   /  31/05/2013  /  Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on Thaci demands changes in the Constitution for the Presevo Valley

Pristina, May 31, 2013 Parliament of Kosovo has received today the proposal of Prime Minister Hashim Thaci for changes to be made in the Constitution of Kosovo, in order to defend the rights of the Albanians in the Presevo Valley and other republics of former Yugoslavia where there are Albanians. The Prime Minister proposed for […]

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Leader of the SMI comments the ratification of the three laws of integration

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Tirana, May 31, 2013 The leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration, Ilir Meta told students of a private university in Tirana today that the ratification of the three laws of integration, which according to him enjoyed consensus at the climax of the electoral campaign, reflected the responsibility of political parties in the country. “Two […]

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Bulgarian President holds firm against appointing ambassadors who were communist secret service agents

By   /  31/05/2013  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian President holds firm against appointing ambassadors who were communist secret service agents

  By Clive Leviev-Sawyer of The Sofia Globe In one of the first most significant differences between Bulgaria’s socialist-led government and the country’s head of state, President Rossen Plevneliev has held firm against appointing ambassadors who worked for the country’s communist-era State Security secret service. The centre-right government that was in power in Bulgaria between […]

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Greece leading rise in eurozone unemployment, Eurostat’s April figures show

By   /  31/05/2013  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greece leading rise in eurozone unemployment, Eurostat’s April figures show

  Greece had the highest unemployment in the European Union and had the largest rise in the jobless rate across the 27-nation bloc in the preceding year, according to April figures published by Eurostat on Friday. Although the Greek figures used were for February, Greece had the highest unemployment rate with 27, followed by Spain […]

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Stournaras: Greece to need no extension to its program

By   /  31/05/2013  /  Finance, GR Finance, Greece  /  Comments Off on Stournaras: Greece to need no extension to its program

  Finance minister reiterates confidence in growth next year By Sotiris Nikas The Greek privatizations program was the focus of a meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and his French counterpart Pierre Moscovici in Paris on Thursday. Stournaras made it clear that Greece does not need a time extension to its fiscal adjustment for […]

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EIB strikes encouraging note over Cyprus’s gas prospect

By   /  31/05/2013  /  Business, CY Business, Cyprus, Headlines  /  Comments Off on EIB strikes encouraging note over Cyprus’s gas prospect

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia A welcomed boost to Cyprus’s plans to use the energy sector as one of the getaway routes away from the crisis has been provided by the European Investment Bank. On top of a €100 million deal to help guarantee loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in the island, the […]

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Downer: we had a very good evening

By   /  31/05/2013  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics  /  Comments Off on Downer: we had a very good evening

  By Elias Hazou The Stage design and execution of last night’s first encounter of the two leaders bore – at least outwardly – all the hallmarks of a strictly social event. The dinner, which started around 9pm, was hosted at the residence of UN Special Representative Lisa Buttenheim in the UN-controlled buffer zone at […]

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Government Opens New Consulates

By   /  31/05/2013  /  Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Government Opens New Consulates

  The government decided on Thursday to open consulates and appoint honorary consuls in Nizhny Novgorod, Nairobi, Pittsburgh, Malaga and Cardiff, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release. Yevgeniy Zagorodny Nikolayevich was appointed for Nizhny Novgorod, with the ministry describing the area covered by the consulate as economically developed and with substantial potential for […]

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National Assembly to Proclaim Constitutional Changes

By   /  31/05/2013  /  Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on National Assembly to Proclaim Constitutional Changes

  The National Assembly will hold a session on Friday to proclaim constitutional changes introducing the golden fiscal rule and changing referendum legislation. The changes were passed last week. The changes introducing the golden fiscal rule are changing Article 148 of the Constitution. The rule will step into force in 2015, meaning that Slovenia’s revenue […]

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