How to Understand France’s ‘Bad Cop’ Role in the Balkans

Fourth, Paris took the opportunity at the summit to publish a new national strategy for the Western Balkan region, acknowledging a retreat and a lack of interest over the last decade after strong involvement in the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s with NATO's Kosovo force KFOR in particular.

PM Zvizdic says European integration, NATO membership very important to Bosnia-Herzegovina's future

European integration and NATO membership are very important to the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina; they are two main foreign policy goals and an important pillar for stability in the Balkans for the economic development of the region, the Bosnian Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said in Bucharest on Thursday. "From the very beginning, I want to thank Mrs Prime Minister (...) for support.

Tainiorama | Athens | May 16 - July 3

More than 140 films that have been screened and/or awarded at leading European film festivals such as Cannes and Berlin make up the seven-week annual Tainiorama film panorama, taking place at the Asty cinema in downtown Athens from May 16 to July 3. There will be three screenings every night - starting at 6 p.m. - with films organized according to theme.

Athens faces possible sanctions for reducing primary surplus target

Greece may face sanctions from its eurozone creditors that could entail holding back the return of central banks' earnings from Greek bonds, due to plans announced last Tuesday by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for reducing the primary budget surplus target from 3.5 to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product, Bloomberg reported on Friday.