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Macedonian 'Coup' Charges Alarm US, EU

The EU and US have urged Macedonia to follow due legal process following dramatic developments at the weekend when opposition leader Zoran Zaev was accused of attempting a coup.

Police have charged the Social Democrat leader with espionage and with making violent threats aimed at the government with the goal of undermining constitutional order.

Russia ‘punishing EU friendly countries,’ Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia Dec. 7 of interfering in the domestic affairs of numerous countries that are seeking closer ties to the European Union.

“Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine are three countries in our eastern neighbourhood that have taken sovereign decisions to sign an association agreement with the EU,” Merkel told German daily Die Welt in an interview.

Former EU commissioner writes to Serbian president

Former EU commissioner writes to Serbian president

BRUSSELS -- Former EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule has said that "ambitious economic objectives of the Serbian government are encouraging."

He at the same time indicated that "the road to the EU will continue to be a challenging process for the country."