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Greece, Italy join forces on illegal immigration

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi laid the groundwork for closer cooperation between the two countries when they met in Florence on Friday for unofficial talks that focused on the issue of illegal immigration.

People from Serbia have no chance to get asylum in Germany

German Minister for Internal Affairs Thomas de Maiziere People from Serbia have no chance to get asylum in Germany

BELGRADE: Germany’s Internal Affairs Minister Thomas de Maiziere spoke to Blic about the ways of helping Serbia on its way to the EU and solving the problem of asylum seekers.

Merkel Hails Balkans’ EU Progress in Dubrovnik

Merkel stressed that the countries of South-eastern Europe, SEE, have an ally in Germany as they continue on their path to membership of the European Union.

The Chancellor, widely seen as Europe’s most powerful leader, was attending the Brdo-Brijuni summit, which gathers political leaders from all the states of former Yugoslavia plus Albania.

Albania Offers Unfinished Highways to Private Sector

Albania's Minister for the Economy, Arben Ahmetaj, told a parliamentary commission on Tuesday that the country could no longer afford to pay for new motorways on its own and would turn to the private sector for investment.

"Because of the financial situation that we have inherited we have found it impossible to provide this service,” he told parliament on Tuesday.

Nikolic meets Albanian president in Dubrovnik

BELGRADE/DUBROVNIK - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic met in Dubrovnik on Tuesday with Albanian President Bujar Nishani and congratulated him on Albania's recently acquired status of EU membership candidate.

President meets with Albanian counterpart during summit

President meets with Albanian counterpart during summit

DUBROVNIK -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić met on Tuesday with his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani while attending a regional gathering in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Nikolić congratulated Nishani on Albania's recently acquired status of EU membership candidate.

Nikolic takes part in meeting of SEE heads of state

DUBROVNIK - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic is taking part in an annual meeting of the heads of state of South-East Europe (SEE), which welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a guest, in Dubrovnik on Tuesday.

Ex-Yugoslav Leaders Gather at Croatia Economic Summit

The leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia are attending the two-day Summit 100 in Cavtat from Monday along with many of the most prominent CEOs, entrepreneurs and economists from south-eastern Europe.

Nikolic meets regional leaders in Cavtat and Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will attend a meeting of business leaders of southeastern Europe entitled Summit 100 in Cavtat on Monday and a meeting of regional leaders, participants of the Brdo-Brioni process in Dubrovnik on Tuesday.

Albanian MP’s Criminal Past Revealed

According to the documents published by the Democratic Party, Ndoka was convicted in the Italian capital Rome and sentenced to seven years in prison, then sent back to Albania in May 2002 to serve his sentence closer to home.

Victoria Nuland to visit Serbia on Sunday

BELGRADE - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Serbia on Sunday, and the main topics of her talks with Serbia's officials will be the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the implementation of the Brussels accord.

Nuland will talk with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in Belgrade on Suday, the president's press service announced.

President to confer with U.S. official Nuland

President to confer with U.S. official Nuland

BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić will meet with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Euroasian Affairs Victoria Nuland.

The meeting will take place on Sunday, the president's press service announced on Friday.

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