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Theater festival in Adana to kick off season

Organized with the cooperation of the Sabancı Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and State Theaters, the 19th State Theaters Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival will kick off in the southern Turkish province of Adana on March 27, World Theater Day. The event will feature national and international theater shows through April 30. 

Juncker: There'll be war in Balkans if EU collapses

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the United States that there would be "war in the Balkans" if the EU collapses.

The website euractiv.com is reporting this, citing Juncker's exclusive interview to the Financial Times during which he revealed details of his conversation with US Vice President Mike Pence, that took place in Brussels on February 20.

UEFA punishes PAOK’s “Gate 4” over anti-Merkel and “Greek Macedonia” banners!

 

PAOK’s “Gate 4” will remain closed for the team’s next European game and PAOK FC will pay 23.000 Euros fine.

The reasons are that during the PAOK-Schalke game,

– There should be empty spaces Gates 5 and 6 for security reasons,

– There was a banner against the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and

Macedonia Prosecutors Launch Four New Graft Probes

The Special Prosecution, SJO, which is tasked with probing high-level wrongdoing in Macedonia, launched the four new investigations at a press conference on Thursday.

Kosovo: Media publish names of 30 figures on murder hit list

Media in Pristina have published a "hit list" containing the names of 30 persons from Kosovo, Macedonia, Bujanovac and Presevo.

The People's Eye organization - which recently took responsibility for the attempted murder of lawyer and former high ranking communist official from Kosovo Azem Vllasi - reportedly plans to kill these persons.

Mass Protests in Skopje as EU Envoy Tries to Break Deadlock

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in FYROM's (Macedonia) capital, Skopje, Tuesday to protest a visit by a European Union envoy who is trying to break the political deadlock that has left the country without a government for three months.

Increased Migrant Pressure from Bulgaria, Macedonia on Serbia

In the last few days, there has been an increase in the migrant pressure from Bulgaria and Macedonia towards Serbia, announced the spokesperson of the Serbian Defence Ministry.

According to him, "authorities in Belgrade have registered an increase in the attempts for illegal crossing of migrants to the territory of Serbia".

Skopje urged by EU to form new government "swiftly"

Macedonia urgently needs a new government to conduct reforms, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn has said.

Beta is reporting that Hahn posted this on Twitter after his meeting in Skopje on Tuesday with leader of the ethnic Albanian Besa Movement Bilal Kasami.

FYROM: Thousands of people storm the streets against the EU’s domestic meddling (PHOTOS)

Thousands of angry protestors took to the streets of FYROM after EU officials allegedly tried to meddle in the nation’s domestic politics.

Demonstrators took to the capital of Skopje chanting “Macedonia! Macedonia!”. What started this reaction was that the EU commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn reportedly rejected proposals to meet with nationalists.

More migrants attempting to enter Serbia illegally

An increased number of attempts by migrants to illegally enter Serbia has been recorded these last days, a spokesperson for the Serbian Army and MoD has said.

Balkan States Linked to Russian Money-Laundering Scheme

Media reports about the massive money-laundering scheme which siphoned $20.8 billion (19.2 billion euros) from 19 Russian banks have named Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina among the countries where suspicious financial transactions took place.

Macedonian President Avoids Meeting EU Commissioner Hahn

Ivanov's office confirmed on Tuesday that President Ivanov, who is currently on his way back from Hungary, will not return in time to meet Hahn, and insisted that it had already informed Brussels.

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