Eurasia

UN mediator Nimitz to present new proposal for Skopje-Athens name dispute in March

The UN mediator in the Greek-Macedonian name dispute Matthew Nimitz has met with U.S. administration officials just before the visit of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to Washington. After the latest round of talks Nimitz took a leave. After that he is expected to visit Skopje and Athens to present …

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Macedonian PM Calls for Early Elections

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has called on opposition leader Branko Crvenkovski to challenge the ruling party in early elections. He called on the opposition to immediately stop its parliament boycott in order to vote on the new election law so that snap polls can be called “as soon as …

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Serbian PM on Official visit to Bulgaria

Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic arrives on Monday on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of his counterpart, Boyko Borisov. The two leaders will hold a private talk at the Council of Ministers building later on Monday, to be followed by a delegation-level meeting and a press …

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EC urges Bulgaria, Romania to focus on judicial reforms

The European Commission (EC) published interim progress reports Friday (February 18th) on Bulgaria and Romania in the field of judiciary and interior affairs within the so-called Co-operation and Verification Mechanism. The reports conclude that the two countries have made progress in judicial reform and fighting corruption but must make more …

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Putin to visit Serbia next month

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will visit Belgrade in March, local media reported on Saturday (February 19th), quoting unnamed sources close to the Serbian government. Putin’s last such visit was in 2001 when he was president. According to Blic daily, the visit will take place on March 23rd. Putin is …

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Two former KLA members charged with war crimes in Kosovo

The special prosecutor’s office has charged two former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighters with war crimes committed against civilians in a camp in Albania, local media reported on Saturday (February 19th). The two, Haki Hajdari and Sali Rexhepi, allegedly participated in the activity in 1999. Two former Kosovo Albanian commanders, …

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