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Macedonians urged to back name change

Ending a 27-year dispute with Greece is likely to help pull Western Balkans closer to EU

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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Russian Efforts In Macedonia Latest Attempt To Influence Balkans [Video]Russian Efforts In Macedonia Latest Attempt To Influence Balkans

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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Russian Macedonia Meddling Latest Attempt to Exert Influence [Video]Russian Macedonia Meddling Latest Attempt to Exert Influence

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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Where else can you get paid for laying about on a mattress? [Video]Where else can you get paid for laying about on a mattress?

Eighteen of the laziest people from Serbia and Montenegro competed in the Lazy Olympics in Brezna village high in the Montenegrin mountains. The lazybones from the Balkans region gathered at this..

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Serbian town hosts brass band festival [Video]Serbian town hosts brass band festival

The small Serbian town of Guca is overrun with musicians playing trumpets and trombones during the town's annual Brass Band Festival. No reporter narration.

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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..

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

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..
Reuters India

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..
Reuters India

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..

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..
Reuters India

Milosevic the musical - play set to divide Balkans anew

BELGRADE (Reuters) - During his lifetime Slobodan Milosevic divided the peoples of the Balkans. Now, 12 years after he died during his trial for war crimes, the onetime Serbian strongman is set to..
Reuters India

Macedonia introduces emergency measures as smog chokes capital

SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia took emergency measures against dense smog enveloping its cities, an annual winter scourge in the Western Balkans blamed on a mix of coal burning, ageing industry and..
Reuters India

UK's Johnson, on Moscow visit, tells Moscow to stop meddling in Europe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday he wanted to talk about difficult subjects such as Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and what he..
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