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Angela Merkel calls for an integrated European Union military

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for an integrated European Union military, echoing language used by French President Emmanuel Macron last week that infuriated US President Donald..
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Depleted Western Balkan rivers hit power generation, up prices

A protracted drought and higher than average September-October temperatures have lowered water levels across the Western Balkans, hitting hydropower output and driving up power prices.
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The U.S. Secretary of Defense has accused Russia of meddling in a Macedonian referendum, but it's just the latest Balkan nation targeted by Russia.

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The U.S. Secretary of Defense has accused Russia of meddling in a Macedonian referendum, but it's just the latest Balkan nation targeted by Russia.

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Kayakers join protests to save Balkan rivers from 'dam tsunami'

Kayakers from across Europe took to Bosnia's Vrbas river on Monday to protest against a boom in dam construction across the western Balkans that campaigners say threaten to cause irreparable..
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Montenegro: Take A Sneak Peek Into The Top 3 Development Projects In Montenegro - Eurofast Global Ltd

With just 650,000 inhabitants and total area of 13,812 km2 Montenegro is considered to be the smallest country in the Balkans. It is frequently said that it is actually a small country with a big..
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Kosovo, Serbia consider a land swap, an idea that divides the Balkans

Shaip Kamberi, the mayor of Serbia's municipality of Bujanovac, will start living a long-time dream if Serbia reaches an agreement to swap some of its territory with neighbouring Kosovo.
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EU warns against Serbia-Kosovo land swap idea

Germany warned on Friday that redrawing Serbia's border with Kosovo would fan ethnic tensions, while other EU states seeking peace in the Balkans rejected land swaps as too dangerous.
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Bosnia police detain coke plant manager after environmental breaches

Bosnia's regional police on Friday detained the general manager of the Balkans' leading metallurgical coke producer Global Ispat Koksna Industrija Lukavac (GIKIL) which was ordered to halt operations..
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Bosnian coke maker ordered to halt operations after environmental breaches

Bosnian authorities ordered the Balkans' leading metallurgical coke producer to halt operations on Thursday, saying the company had repeatedly breached environmental standards.
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Serbia may reintroduce compulsory military service: president

Serbia might reintroduce compulsory military service, nine years after abolishing it, to help improve the combat readiness of its army in the Balkans, where tensions occasionally flare, President..
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NATO formally invites Macedonia to join alliance

NATO leaders agreed on Wednesday to invite Macedonia to begin accession talks to join the Western alliance, extending its reach in the Balkans in defiance of Russia following a landmark accord with..
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Western Balkans arms exports exceed 500 mln euros in 2016 - report

Western Balkans countries led by Serbia exported over 500 million euros ($585.30 million) worth of weapons, ammunition and equipment in 2016, with Saudi Arabia the single largest buyer, a..
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Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

"This is a brave, historic and necessary step for our peoples," said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. "We are here to heal the wounds of time, to open a path for peace, fraternisation and growth..
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Action needed to prevent new Balkans migrant crisis, officials say

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Countries along a new Balkan migrant route pledged on Thursday to work together to prevent a repetition of the 2015 influx that brought more than a million refugees into Europe..
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'Croatia are a great test for Brazil' - Selecao prepare for friendly clash at Anfield

'croatia are a great test for brazil' - selecao prepare for friendly clash at anfield
With stars like Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, the Balkans outfit are sure to pose a few problems for Tite's men when they meet on Sunday
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EU woos Western Balkans but is coy on membership

SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union offered six Western Balkan countries closer ties on Thursday but said they could count on no fast-track to membership - as much because of their regional problems,..
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EU's Tusk pledges more cooperation with Serbia, other Balkan nations

BELGRADE (Reuters) - The European Union aims to further strengthen economic and other ties with Serbia and other nations in the Western Balkans as they edge towards eventual membership, European..
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Western Balkans need EU path to prevent new wars - Juncker

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union needs to accept new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the risk of a new war there, the EU's chief executive said on Tuesday, setting up a possible..
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Cyanide may have been key to origin of life finds study

It sounds odd, but cyanide may have been a key ingredient in the origin of life on early Earth, according to a study. Researchers found that a mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with..
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Albania agrees to allow EU police on its territory to handle immigration

TIRANA (Reuters) - The European Union and Albania reached a deal on Monday to allow European police to deploy on Albanian territory to handle immigration issues, which Brussels hopes can be a model for..
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EU opens door to Balkans with 2025 target for membership

STRASBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union acted on Tuesday to reinvigorate the membership ambitions of six Balkan states and reclaim the region as its own amid growing Russian and Chinese..
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