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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 - Published

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 - Published

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..
Mid-Day - Published

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..
Reuters India - Published

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 - Published

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 - Published

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 - Published

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..
Reuters India - Published

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are..
DNA - Published

EU more willing to consider new members in Balkans: EU Commissioner

Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are official candidates for EU membership while Bosnia and Kosovo are seeking the same status.
Zee News - Published

European Union: Impact Of The GDPR On The West Balkans - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), which is expected to create a high-level and uniform framework for data protection in the European Union, becomes applicable on 25 May 2018.
Mondaq - Published

Ratko Mladic verdict 'one-sided', would undermine reconciliation efforts in Balkans: Russia

Russia on Thursday said that the verdict against Bosnian Serb wartime military chief Ratko Mladic would undermine reconciliation efforts in the Balkans.
Zee News - Published

Judgement day for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

UN judges on Wednesday began handing down their verdict in the trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sophisticated DNA labs unveiled to help trace the missing

State-of-the-art laboratories were unveiled today in the Netherlands to help millions of families track down loved ones missing in conflicts and disasters around the world through new, sophisticated..
DNA - Published

106-year-old Afghan woman faces deportation from Sweden

106-year-old afghan woman faces deportation from sweden
Bibihal Uzbeki, 106, was carried through Syria, Turkey, the Balkans and central Europe by her 67-year-old son, before the family of 12 arrived in Hova, south-central Sweden, in 2015.
MailOnline India - Published

Frenchman Bosse crowned men's 800m world champion

frenchman bosse crowned men's 800m world champion
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France tasted his first world title in men's 800m at IAAF World Championships here. "Am I dreaming? I still can't believe it," a surprised Bosse said after the victory on..
Mid-Day - Published

Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

9 Aug 2017A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje. Casemiro put..
All India Radio - Published

Pakistan wants U-19 Asia Cup to be moved out of India

pakistan wants u-19 asia cup to be moved out of india
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today said it wanted the upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup to be moved out of India to a neutral venue due to security concerns. India is scheduled to host the tournament..
Mid-Day - Published

Balkan trade war brews over huge Croatian import fee rise

The Balkans have become embroiled in a trade war over agricultural health checks after Croatia raised import fees on some farm products by around 220 percent, triggering countermeasures by Serbia and..
DNA - Published

Donald Trump puts blame on US Congress for relationship with Russia reaching 'all-time low'

President Donald Trump chafed on Thursday over the new dive in U.S. relations with Russia, widening a rift with his own Republican Party as he blamed Congress for causing the tensions with a new..
DNA - Published

Italy laments migrant burden, despite French and German

Gentiloni met with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Trieste before an annual Western Balkans summit.
DNA - Published

Balkans can help EU 'feel attractive' after Brexit, Macedonia says

Dented by Brexit, the European Union should seize on the hunger of Balkan nations for membership as an opportunity to "feel attractive", Macedonia's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

Central European states urge EU to speed up enlargement in west Balkans

Seven Central European member states called on the European Union on Monday to accelerate the accession of Montenegro and Serbia to the bloc, saying a failure to integrate the western Balkans could..
DNA - Published

NATO allies look for reassurance from Trump in Warsaw

En route to G20 summit in Germany, Trump will take part in a gathering of leaders from central Europe, Baltic states and the Balkans, an event convened by Poland and Croatia to boost regional trade and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Serbia welcomes its first female, gay Prime Minister

[UK], June 16 (ANI): In a historic move opposing the widespread homophobia prevalent in the Balkans, a gay woman was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Serbia.
Sify - Published Also reported by •ANI News

Serbia president names gay woman as PM in Balkan first

The appointment makes her Serbia`s first female prime minister and the first openly gay premier in the Balkans, where homosexuality remains a taboo in many parts of the region.
Zee News - Published

On Serbian airwaves, a battle for heart of Balkans

The 21st-floor offices of Studio B boast an unrivalled view of the Serbian capital, taking in Orthodox Church domes, a Gulf-financed property development and a citadel built by Celtic, Roman, Ottoman..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Do more to support infrastruture projects in Balkans, Germany's Gabriel tells EU

Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel urged the European Union on Thursday to support infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans and warned Kosovo it needed to improve relations with Serbia to..
DNA - Published

McCain blasts Russia over spreading influence in Balkans

US Senator John McCain has congratulated Montenegro for its upcoming NATO membership and blasted Russia for its alleged attempts to interfere in the Balkans.
DNA - Published

Germany's Gabriel says Balkans must reform and unite to get into EU

Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that Balkan countries must implement reforms and work to overcome age-old divisions if they want to join the European Union.
DNA - Published

Kosovo: Investment In Kosovo 2017 (9th Edition) - Boga & Associates

At the heart of the Balkans, Kosovo was part of the Roman Empire, then Byzantium, and part of the Ottoman Empire in the early 15th century.
Mondaq - Published

Tens of thousands fear for jobs as Balkan retail giant in crisis

From cashiers and farmers to drivers and travel agents, tens of thousands of people are fearful for their jobs linked to the Balkans' biggest food producer and retailer, as it struggles with crushing..
Zee News - Published

Werewolf myths that morphed into folktales, movies

Mythology and folklore often depict the prevailing socio-cultural environment of the regions of their birth. When similar stories emerge from more than one culture it suggests that those cultures were..
DNA - Published

Albania's Rama says "political temperature" rising in Balkans - paper

The "political temperature" in the Balkans has risen significantly, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told a Swiss newspaper, citing tensions in Macedonia over the country's ethnic Albanian minority.
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Stirring up another Brexit may cause Balkans 'war', Juncker

In an interview published today in the Financial Times, Juncker said he communicated his concerns during Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Brussels last month, during which he also expressed..
DNA - Published

EU tells Balkans to quit "playing with fire" and work together

The European Union told Balkan leaders on Thursday to quit "playing with fire" and set aside their political quarrels in order to take advantage of what was described as the bloc's renewed concern for..
DNA - Published

INTERVIEW-West Balkans need clear EU message - Serbia's Vucic

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday warned of serious consequences if the European Union does not give Western Balkan countries a clear message about joining the bloc, citing growing..
DNA - Published

Balkans must join the EU eventually, European leaders say

"The Western Balkan countries have an unequivocal European perspective," said Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission which is leading membership negotiations with Albania, Bosnia,..
DNA - Published

HIGHLIGHTS-EU leaders arrive in Brussels for summit

European Union leaders arrived in Brussels for talks on Thursday that will touch on migration, security, the western Balkans and the bloc's economy.
DNA - Published

Nurses, doctors leave Balkans to work in Germany

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Nejra Isaretovic, a 25-year old physiotherapist from Sarajevo, is busy these days studying German and taking driving lessons -- key skills required for her new job in Germany.
Reuters India - Published

EU leaders to hold open door to aspiring Balkan members

European Union leaders will pledge "unequivocal support" for the Balkans on Thursday in order to counter Russian influence and reinvigorate the region's bid to join the bloc, diplomats said.
DNA - Published

EU's Mogherini booed in Serbian parliament ahead of Balkan summit

Nationalist Serbian lawmakers booed the European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini on Friday as she addressed their parliament during tour aimed at addressing concerns about rising tensions in..
DNA - Published

Memories of Balkans war compel many to help new wave of refugees

By Lin Taylor OSIJEK, Croatia, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time Croatian aid worker Gordana Vucinic meets migrants who have fled poverty, war and oppression, the 42-year-old is thankful..
DNA - Published

ISIS could set-up a European base after Middle East outing

isis could set-up a european base after middle east outing
The Balkans nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been earmarked as an 'ideal refuge of last resort' for ISIS, said terrorism experts Djevad Galijasevic and Milan Pasanski.
MailOnline India - Published

NATO helping Western Balkans resist foreign influence - Stoltenberg

NATO is helping Western Balkan governments build up intelligence and defence bodies to resist foreign, especially Russian, political influence, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Q&A - Serbia seeks peace and stability as Balkan tensions simmer

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - With regional tensions in the Balkans making headlines once again, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday that peace and stability were the main goals..
Reuters India - Published

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