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Gül approves constitutional amendment to prevent military coups

By   /  31/07/2013  /  Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Gül approves constitutional amendment to prevent military coups

  By Christos T. Panagopoulos President of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gül, ratified on Wednesday the amendment of the 35th article of the Constitution, which is believed to have provided legal justification for military coup d’état in his country and had provoked four governmental overthrowings between 1960 and 1997. “The duty of the Armed Forces […]

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Slovenian archbishops step down after the Pope’s demand

By   /  31/07/2013  /  Headlines, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Slovenian archbishops step down after the Pope’s demand

  News update by Christos T. Panagopoulos The Apostolic Nuncio of the Romeo-Catholic Church in Slovenia, Julisz Janusz, announced on Wednesday noon that Pope Francis has accepted personally the resignation of the archbishops of Ljubljana and Maribor, Anton Stres and Marjan Turnšek, appointing Andrej Glavan, the bishop of Novo Mesto, and Stanislav Lipovšek, the bishop […]

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Disagreements between Serbian government and the Church will grow

By   /  31/07/2013  /  Headlines, Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Disagreements between Serbian government and the Church will grow

  IBNA INTERVIEW / Živica Tucić, editor-in-chief of the Religion Information Agency  By Miloš Mitrović – Belgrade “History showed that the church had been always losing in its conflicts with the state, not only in Serbia”, Živica Tucić editor-in-chief of the Religion Information Agency from Belgrade said in the interview for IBNA. “In the end […]

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Slovenia’s inflation rises at 2.6% in July

By   /  31/07/2013  /  Finance, SI Finance, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Slovenia’s inflation rises at 2.6% in July

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos Slovenia’s annual inflation was at 2.6% in July, up 0.7 percentage points on the month before, despite a 0.3% deflation recorded on the monthly level, according to the data released by the Statistics Office on Wednesday. The VAT increase introduced at the start of the month added 0.5 percentage […]

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Electoral Court decides for a repetition of elections in 10 polling stations in Lezhe

By   /  31/07/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Electoral Court decides for a repetition of elections in 10 polling stations in Lezhe

Tirana, July 31, 2013 The Electoral Court decided today for a repetition of the elections in 10 polling centers in Lezhe, partially accepting the request of the Democratic Party. The legal representatives of the Democratic Party, Oerd Bylykbashi declared that the Electoral Court decided to partially accept the demand for recounting in 10 polling centers. […]

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Parliament in FYROM to hold its last proceedings today

By   /  31/07/2013  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parliament in FYROM to hold its last proceedings today

Skopje, July 31, 2013 Lawmakers in the parliament of FYROM will hold their last proceedings today and as of tomorrow they start their holidays. According to parliament sources, holidays for MPs will last until August 19, while the first day of work after the summer holidays will be August 20. Parliament of FYROM has 123 […]

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Berisha: The new government is a burden for the Albanian people

By   /  31/07/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on Berisha: The new government is a burden for the Albanian people

Tirana, July 31, 2013 While Edi Rama announced the names of the new government cabinet, acting Prime Minister Sali Berisha started the government meeting by comparing Rama’s cabinet with that of Belarus. Berisha considered the new government as over inflated and added that it will be a heavy burden for the Albanian people. “A new […]

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Incoming Prime Minister Rama announces the names of the government members

By   /  31/07/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Incoming Prime Minister Rama announces the names of the government members

Tirana, July 31, 2013 The incoming Prime Minister, Edi Rama has announced today the names of the government members with which he will govern as of September. “The new government will incarnate the strategic hob of our vision to give women more opportunities, of our will to include civil society in the government. The new […]

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“Greece remains a factor of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean”

By   /  31/07/2013  /  GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on “Greece remains a factor of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean”

  By Christos T. Panagopoulos U.S. Minister of Defence, Chuck Hagel, praised Greece’s efforts to play a significant role in the stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, during his meeting with his Greek counterpart, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on Tuesday afternoon in the Pentagon building in Washington. “Greece, apart and beyond the financial crisis which confronts with […]

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President Jahjaga suspends the bill on amnesty

By   /  31/07/2013  /  Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on President Jahjaga suspends the bill on amnesty

Pristina, July 31, 2013 The President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has suspended the amnesty bill following the letter received by the Constitutional Court asking her to be careful and not decree this bill until the Constitutional Court has deliberated it. Jahjaga has notified parliament that this bill must wait the ruling of the Constitutional Court, […]

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