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Dacic denies reports of request to recall Zivaljevic

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic on Friday denied reports that Skopje wants Belgrade to recall Goran Zivaljevic, adviser at the Serbian embassy to Macedonia and a Security Information Agency (BIA) officer.

"That is absolutely untrue," Dacic told Tanjug.

Dacic: Zivaljevic did not breach diplomatic protocol

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic has said that Goran Zivaljevic, adviser at the Serbian embassy in Skopje and a Security Information Agency (BIA) officer, had not done anything that could be interpreted as breach of the Vienna Convention or the diplomatic protocol.

Wide tourism gap among regions in Greece

Greece has a two-speed tourism industry, both in terms of travel revenues and international arrivals as there are great differences between the different regions according to the first analytical survey on regional variations by the Bank of Greece.

Putin's Homage to Cyrillic Makes Bulgarians See Red

А number of Bulgarian ministers and diplomats have condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for telling his Macedonian colleague George Ivanov on May 24 - the Day of Slavic Literacy - that the Cyrillic script came from Macedonia.

"The Slavic alphabet and literature came to us from Macedonian soil", Putin told Ivanov during the Macedonian President's visit to Moscow.

Supreme Court clears Vucovic extradition to FYROM

The criminal section of Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal against the extradition to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) of Dejan Vucovic, formerly the head of FYROM's special anti-terrorism unit.

A new think tank for the Balkans and Black Sea

The inaugural Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum opens on Thursday in Serres, central Macedonia, with the goal of serving as a think tank to outline the current state of affairs, take a look at political indicators and navigate toward growth and cooperation during this crucial period for the region in terms of culture, the economy and other areas.

Putin: "Moscow closely monitoring developments in Macedonia"

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Moscow has been "closely monitoring the developments in Macedonia," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

This is according to a Beta report on Wednesday, that quoted Macedonia's MIA agency.

Putin made the remarks as he met with Macedonian (FYROM) President Gjorge Ivanov, who is on a two-day visit to Moscow.

"We're closely monitoring developments in Macedonia" - Putin

Moscow has been "closely monitoring the developments in Macedonia," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

This is according to a Beta report on Wednesday, that quoted Macedonia's MIA agency.

6km Queue of Cargo Vehicles at Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint

On the Bulgarian-Turkish border there is a 6km queue of cargo vehicles at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, at exit from the country, while at Lesovo checkpoint - 3km, the press office of Chief Directorate Border Police said.

On the Bulgarian-Romanian border there is a 2km queue of cargo vehicles at Vidin checkpoint.

Macedonia President Greeted Warmly in Moscow

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, on a visit to Russia, is expected to meet President Putin on Wednesday to "discuss issues pertaining to further development of bilateral cooperation", Putin's office wrote in a press release.

"They will also exchange opinions on current regional issues and, primarily, on the situation in the Balkans," the same press release reads.

Bulgaria Imports Cheap Regional Labour to Save Tourism Boom

Facing a serious problem with a shortage of workers ahead of the summer season, Bulgaria's booming tourist industry is seeking to employ foreign workers to meet the growing demand.

Kocijancic: Western Balkans a priority for EU

BRUSSELS - The W. Balkans is a priority for the EU, which is working together with international partners to support all countries of the region on their European path, Brussels says.

A sudden, almost simultaneous resolution of political crises in Albania and Macedonia is seen by the European Commission as a result of such joint engagement.

Greek wines showcased in New York

Wines of Greece hosted its Grand Tasting at City Winery in New York City on May 9, showcasing thirty-nine wineries from throughout the mainland and islands of Greece.

Fate of the Balkans in Jeopardy

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The US didn't resolve Macedonia's crisis, it made it much worse, and the fate of the Balkans is now in jeopardy because of the latest American-brokered "deal".

Vucic: Insults do not matter, Macedonia's UNESCO vote does

ODZACI - Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday he did not care about personal insults directed at him by Macedonian PM-designate Zoran Zaev, adding that his judgement would be based on actions - and Macedonia's vote on Kosovo's UNESCO membership bid.

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