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Balkanized Britain

"Balkans" is a movable term. Not only do borders have a mysterious habit of moving in the night - and sometimes in the broad light of day - but the entire landmass known as "the Balkans" is an amorphous compound of ideas, languages, religions, ethnicities, and, perhaps above all, atmospheres.

European Investment Fund provides 170m euros for SMEs, students in Romania

The European Investment Fund (EIF) signed on Wednesday four financing agreements in Romania, extending more than 170 million euros to Romania for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and to credit students who want to continue their studies abroad.

Pyatt congratulates Greek PM on ‘successful’ visit to North Macedonia

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt has congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his "successful" visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday.
Speaking at a conference held by the Panhellenic Exporters Association on Wednesday, Pyatt said the visit offers hope regarding the future of relations between the nations of Europe.

NATO Will Strengthen its Presence in the Black Sea

Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine, said the US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, reported NOVA TV. 

Allies will strengthen their presence in the Black Sea region in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, and NATO will bind to Northern Macedonia this year, the 30th member of the Pact. US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said.

Number of prisoners in Europe is Decreasing

In eight EU countries, however, there are still crowded prisons, reported NOVA TV. 

 

The number of prisoners in Europe has sharply decreased between 2016 and early 2018. Eight countries, including France, are still facing "serious overcrowding problems" in prisons. This is the study of the Council of Europe.

World Bank: Economies of the Western Balkans Are Growing Faster

Reforms are lagging behind, the report said, quoted by NOVA TV. 

Economic growth in the Western Balkans has accelerated to 3.8% in 2018, but is vulnerable to "rising external and internal risks," including geopolitical disputes and lagging reforms, the World Bank said.

Tsipras, Zaev announce committee on commercial brand issues

Amidst a flurry of Greek press reports criticising the ambiguities and potential traps of the Greece-North Macedonia Prespa Agreement, PM Alexis Tsipras and his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev attempted to allay fears regarding the use of the brand "Macedonian" by both sides, announcing a joint committee to review the related issues at a joint press conference today.

International media upbeat on Tsipras’ ‘historic’ visit to North Macedonia

International media outlets reported on PM Alexis Tsipras' historic visit to North Macedonia today, the first since it was established as an independent state in 1991, with the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Indeed, it was the first visit of a Greek PM since the "Republic of Macedonia" was established as part of Yugoslavia.

Parliament adopts Declaration, on 15th anniversary of Romania's NATO membership, reaffirming attachment to Alliance's values, goals

Parliament reaffirms its attachment to NATO principles, values and goals and firmly supports a strong Alliance and the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship, indispensable for Euro-Atlantic security, shows the Declaration adopted on Tuesday by the Legislature on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Romania's accession to the North-Atlantic Alliance and 70 years of NATO existence.

Greece, North Macedonia building 'new narrative,' PM Tsipras says

Greece and North Macedonia are in the process of building a "new narrative" based on "solid foundations" stemming from the name deal signed between the two neighbors last year, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday during a landmark visit to the Balkan country's capital, Skopje.

Greek PM seeks boost with Skopje visit

Seeking to mitigate the negative reactions to the Prespes agreement at home, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aims to highlight its prospects during his visit Tuesday to North Macedonia with an entourage of around 70 businessmen and 10 cabinet ministers.

Presidential Election Campaign in Northern Macedonia Begins

The elected will be the first head of state after the change of name of our Southwest neighbor, reported NOVA TV. 

The Republic of Northern Macedonia officially launches the election campaign for the upcoming presidential elections.

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