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Dendias to meet North Macedonia counterpart

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias will meet with his North Macedonia counterpart Bujar Osmani in Athens on Thursday.

Talks are expected to focus on the western Balkan country's EU accession prospects, while strategies for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic will also be discussed, a statement from the Greek ministry said.

Merry Christmas, Christ is born

Along with Easter, Christmas is one of the two greatest Christian holidays.
It is the day when the Christian world celebrates the birth of Christ and when, according to the belief, the spirit of Jesus is omnipresent among people, bringing them peace and forgiveness.

Veto after Veto: EU Enlargement Is Dead, What Follows Instead?

The principle, according to which the reforms pave the way to EU membership is no longer in force for the countries of the Western Balkans, writes the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper in an extensive analysis cited by Deutsche Welle and BTA.

TurkStream transfers 5.8 bcm of gas to Europe in 2020

Over 5.8 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas transferred to Europe from Turkey via TurkStream natural gas pipeline in 2020, according to industry sources on Jan. 3.

The TurkStream pipeline opened by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Jan. 8.

Top Astrologists: What Stars Say about 2021

Two in one. In a nutshell this is the characteristic of the period in which we live, according to the best political astrologers in the world. Ukrainian Konstantin Daragan and Russian with German passport Pavel Globa, who have proven themselves over the years with some of their most accurate predictions, have already published their forecasts for 2021.

Year in Pictures: 2020 in the Balkans and Central Europe

BIRN presents its selection of photos of some of the events and processes that marked a difficult year.

Battle Goes on With Deadly Virus

A medical worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) attends a patient at the Covid-19 hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, 18 December 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/MARKO DJOKOVIC.

Holiday Traffic Jams along Balkan Borders Despite Restrictions

Balkan citizens leaving Western Europe to go home for the holidays created huge traffic jams at border crossings Saturday despite coronavirus restrictions that seek to discourage travel over Christmas and New Year's.

Bulgarian Diplomat: Russia Is Interested in Delaying N Macedonia's EU Accession

Expulsion of one diplomat does not mean reduction of their number. There will be a new military attache and new spies will be sent to Bulgaria, explained diplomat Milen Keremedchiev on Nova TV in connection with the Russian diplomat expelled from the country for espionage. There are two reasons why.

PM postpones western Macedonia tour

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had to call off a mini-tour of western Macedonia on Saturday.

His office said the trip was canceled due to dense fog that would have prevented the prime minister's airplane from landing at Thessaloniki airport.

Gov't considering stricter local lockdowns

There are 11 areas in Greece close to "red alert" status due to the rising rate of coronavirus infections and the government is considering tighter local lockdowns, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said Wednesday.

Apart from the Western Attica regional unit, all others are in central and northern Greece.