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UK “open to any security arrangement” agreed by Cypriots, says Sir Alan Duncan

By   /  21/02/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics  /  Comments Off on UK “open to any security arrangement” agreed by Cypriots, says Sir Alan Duncan

  UK Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan has repeated the British government’s position that it stands ready to accept any negotiated security framework for a reunited Cyprus, avoiding, however, to engage in a direct discussion on whether there should be any place for third country guarantees. During a Foreign Affairs questions session in the […]

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Tzanakopoulos: Eurogroup’s agreement is the most crucial step for the conclusion of program review

By   /  21/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tzanakopoulos: Eurogroup’s agreement is the most crucial step for the conclusion of program review

  The agreement of the Eurogroup was the most crucial step for the conclusion of the program review, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Tuesday during a press briefing. He accused main opposition New Democracy of not being affected by these positive developments and insisting on a paradoxical line of questioning reality itself and continuing […]

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Jeremic believes he could defeat Vucic

By   /  21/02/2017  /  Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Jeremic believes he could defeat Vucic

  Vuk Jeremic, former Serbian foreign minister, announced today that he would not give up from running for president in favor of ex-ombudsman Sasa Jankovic. Jeremic, who was also United Nations General Assembly head, has started his campaign earlier this year; Jankovic officially begun his battle for presidency on Sunday. “I have always been saying […]

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Question marks remain over Bulgarian nomination of European Commissioner

By   /  21/02/2017  /  BG Politics, Bulgaria, Politics  /  Comments Off on Question marks remain over Bulgarian nomination of European Commissioner

  More than a month and a half since Bulgaria has had no European Commissioner, it remains unclear when a candidate commissioner will be named, and who that nominee will be. The vacancy was created on January 1 when the resignation of Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva, who had been vice-president in charge of the EU budget […]

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Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Business, Energy, Finance, GR Business, GR Energy, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pavlopoulos: Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab World

  Greek President Pavlopoulos is in Riyadh from Monday afternoon for a two-day official visit, accompanied by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy and the Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs George Katrougalos. Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the successor to the Saudi throne Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister […]

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Nikolic gives up from running for second term

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Nikolic gives up from running for second term

  Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic declared that he would not run for second term in the upcoming elections. Nikolic said that after meeting with prime minister Aleksandar Vucic. Thus, Nikolic put an end on both speculations initiated by himself about his nomination and unease within ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) which decided to nominate Vucic, […]

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Athens agrees to legislate more measures; creditors set to return

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Athens agrees to legislate more measures; creditors set to return

  Prior to a crucial Eurogroup meeting on Monday evening, an agreement was reached an agreement was reached during a meeting in Brussels, in which participants included Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem, European Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, Eureopean Stability Mechanism chief Klaus Regling and other representatives of Greece’s creditors. The Greek […]

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Stier says Croatia strongly supports Kosovo, calls for enhancing economic cooperation

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Business, Croatia, HR Business, HR Politics, Kosovo, Politics, XK Business, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on Stier says Croatia strongly supports Kosovo, calls for enhancing economic cooperation

  Croatia strongly supports Kosovo’s independence and territorial integrity and wants to contribute, through the European partnership, to the strengthening of the Kosovo institutions, and to provide assistance in the implementation of the country’s Stabilisation and Association Agreement, Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said after talks with his Kosovo counterpart Enver Hoxhaj in Zagreb […]

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EO 13 vetoed by the Senate’s Legal Committee. Interior minister heard at DNA

By   /  20/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on EO 13 vetoed by the Senate’s Legal Committee. Interior minister heard at DNA

  The Senate’s legal committee on Monday vetoed the controversial emergency ordinance no 13 that planned to amend the criminal codes and decriminalize certain corruption offenses, including the abuse of office and that prompted wide street protests in Bucharest and the entire counntry in the past month. The upper chamber’s legal committee passed an amendment […]

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Slow Serb reaction on lawsuit review

By   /  20/02/2017  /  BA Politics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Headlines, Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Slow Serb reaction on lawsuit review

  Apart from a few meetings and threats with institutional blockade, Serb representatives in BiH still didn’t do anything to stop the demand for revision of the lawsuit of BiH against Serbia. The most serious attempt was made by BiH Foreign Minister, Igor Crnadak, who ordered BiH Ambassador in Hague Mirsada Colakovic to transfer his letter […]

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