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Rail traffic Belgrade - Thessaloniki, Sofia back to normal

BELGRADE - Serbian Railways restored on Tuesday evening the international rail traffic with Greece and Bulgaria on the entire stretch from Belgrade to Thessaloniki and Sofia.

On Wednesday, Serbian Railways will get back to normal the international passenger traffic from Belgrade to Montenegro and Macedonia.

Rail traffic restored between Belgrade, Thessaloniki, Sofia

Rail traffic restored between Belgrade, Thessaloniki, Sofia

BELGRADE -- Serbian Railways restored on Tuesday evening international rail traffic with Greece and Bulgaria on the entire stretch from Belgrade to Thessaloniki and Sofia.

27 Arrested, 6 Injured in 2nd Day of Riots in Skopje

At least 6 people were injured and 27 arrested in Skopje in a second night of unrest sparked by after the murder of a teenager in a western suburb of the Macedonian capital.

Local police blocked access to the Albanian-populated Saraj area in a bid to prevent serious clashes.

Protests Erupt in Macedonia after 'Ethnic' Murder

Hundreds of Macedonians protested in the streets of Skopje on Monday after a high school graduate was stabbed to death in a suburb of the capital.

The accident took place when the teenager, born in 1995, and his father chased a man who had stolen his bicycle, according to Macedonia's daily Dnevnik.

Humanitarian aid arriving from countries, organizations

Humanitarian aid arriving from countries, organizations

BELGRADE -- The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that relief aid for flood victims is expected to arrive from Japan, and the OSCE.

In addition to assistance coming in daily from all parts of the world, Danish, Slovak and German water pump teams should arrive later in the day.

Relief aid coming in from all parts of the world

BELGRADE - The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that relief aid for flood victims is expected to arrive from Japan and the OSCE and that, in addition to assistance coming in daily from all parts of the world, Danish, Slovak and German water pump teams should arrive later in the day.

Foreign investment to promote Macedonian textiles

Foreign investment to promote Macedonian textiles

An investment of $400 million would create one of Europe's biggest textile factories.

Macedonia hopes to be home to Europe’s biggest integrated textile production facility. [AFP]

Serbian Flood Relief Campaign Goes Viral

At over 20 locations in Belgrade and at others all over Serbia, the Red Cross has been collecting food, clothes and other necessities for around 25,000 people evacuated from their homes after the severe flooding of recent days.

At the same time humanitarian aid is arriving from Russia, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and other countries.

Daniel Kaddik: EU Skepticism is Triggered by Lack of Communication

Daniel Kaddik is the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's Project Director for Southeast Europe. His fields of expertise include EU integration, the EU's Eastern Enlargement and its Eastern Partnership programs.

Samaras calls for stability after New Democracy's mixed results in local polls

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has challenged voters to show that “Greece has the stability it deserves” in next Sunday’s European Parliament elections and second round of local polls after voting in the first round on Sunday brought mixed results for the conservatives.

UN plane delivers aid, French rescuers arrive

UN plane delivers aid, French rescuers arrive

BELGRADE -- The first part of a humanitarian aid shipment sent by the United Nations arrived in Belgrade late last night, the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) said.

It contained generators, water pumps, and rescue boats.

Balkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions

Balkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions

Women also obtain greater responsibilities in missions abroad.

Macedonian soldiers participate in a training exercise for a peacekeeping mission abroad. [Army of the Republic of Macedonia]

Macedonians Turn Out to Help Flooded Neighbours

Towns squares in Macedonia were filled on Sunday with people donating and packing shipments of food, clothing and other equipment, as part of a nationwide effort to help flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia.

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