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AKP, MHP signal joint campaign for referendum

By   /  17/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on AKP, MHP signal joint campaign for referendum

  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have signaled a joint campaign in the upcoming referendum on whether to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said the AKP and the MHP could take part in joint activities for the upcoming referendum, while […]

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Written statement by the President of the Republic of Cyprus

By   /  17/02/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Written statement by the President of the Republic of Cyprus

  With regard to remarks made by the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot sides, I do not wish, in any way, to engage in an unnecessary blame game, especially after the public explanation by the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General of all that had taken place yesterday. At the same time, I want to repeat […]

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Trust in Croatian state institutions low

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Croatia, HR Social, Social  /  Comments Off on Trust in Croatian state institutions low

  Commenting on European surveys showing that Croatians were among those EU citizens who trusted their state institutions and local self-government bodies the least, Public Administration Minister Ivan Kovacic said on Thursday that the communication between citizens and local self-government bodies would be improved as part of a public administration reform. “The public administration reform […]

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NATO to set up special unit in Romania. Defence Minister says 13 countries are ready to contribute to the multinational brigade

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on NATO to set up special unit in Romania. Defence Minister says 13 countries are ready to contribute to the multinational brigade

  After a year of negotiations, NATO has approved on Thursday the establishment of a special unit to monitor risks in the Black Sea region. The structure will operate under NATO’s maritime headquarters in the UK. It will have responsibilities in coordinating the naval exercises in the region, digi24.ro informs, quoting news.ro. NATO Secretary General […]

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Opening statement by the President of Cyprus at the press conference on the Cyprus problem

By   /  16/02/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Opening statement by the President of Cyprus at the press conference on the Cyprus problem

  “I sincerely feel sad about the conclusion of today’s meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr Akinci. And I feel sad because, while the entire discussion was taking place –I must confess- in a friendly and constructive spirit and climate, at one moment that there was a brief break as a result of a […]

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Turkish President Erdoğan pays Umrah visit in Saudi Arabia

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish President Erdoğan pays Umrah visit in Saudi Arabia

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan conducted the Umrah while in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 15, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. Erdoğan visited the al-Masjid an-Nabawi, a religious site that includes Prophet Muhammad’s grave in Medina. Erdoğan subsequently traveled to Mecca, where he visited the Masjid al-Haram late on Feb. 15. Erdoğan and an accompanying […]

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AKP demands resignation of party official who said ‘prepare for civil war’ if constitution vote fails

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on AKP demands resignation of party official who said ‘prepare for civil war’ if constitution vote fails

  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has demanded the resignation of the party’s Manisa provincial deputy head, Ozan Erdem, following his remarks warning of a civil war if the government-supported constitutional amendments fail to receive approval in the upcoming referendum. Speaking at a conference organized by the party’s Soma district youth branch on […]

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Ruling party announces Aleksandar Vucic’s presidential bid

By   /  14/02/2017  /  Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Ruling party announces Aleksandar Vucic’s presidential bid

  Aleksandar Vucic will be nominated as the candidate of the ruling SNS party in this year’s presidential elections in Serbia. The party’s presidency made the decision unanimously on Tuesday afternoon. This has been confirmed by Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, who spoke to reporters after the meeting. “Vucic, unanimously,” he said. Vucic, SNS leader and […]

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EC has improved the forecasts for Romania: GDP to grow by 4.4 pc in 2017

By   /  13/02/2017  /  Finance, RO Finance, Romania  /  Comments Off on EC has improved the forecasts for Romania: GDP to grow by 4.4 pc in 2017

  Real GDP is forecast to grow by 4.4 percent in 2017 and 3.7 percent in 2018, European Commission (EC)’s Winter 2017 Economic Forecast reveals on Monday. The estimates were revised up from autumn forecast, when Community Executive estimated that the Romanian economy will register an advance by 3.9 percent in 2017 and of 3.6 […]

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Parliament Oks President’s request for national referendum on anti-corruption fight

By   /  13/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Parliament Oks President’s request for national referendum on anti-corruption fight

  The plenary sitting of the Romanian Parliament on Monday Okayed President Klaus Iohannis’ request to hold a national referendum on the pursuit of the fight against corruption and on assuring the integrity of the public office. The decision has been taken by vote unanimity. The request had a previous positive opinion given by the […]

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