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"Republic of Ilirida" declared in Macedonia

"Republic of Ilirida" declared in Macedonia

SKOPJE -- Former leader of the ethnic Albanian Party for Democratic Action in Macedonia Nevzat Halili on Thursday in Skopje declared "the Republic of Ilirida."

Migrants prevented from illegally crossing border

Migrants prevented from illegally crossing border

BELGRADE -- Ten migrants from Afghanistan and Syria were on Wednesday prevented from crossing into Serbia illegally, it has been announced.

The migrants were discovered on the Preševo border crossing between Serbia and Macedonia, and in the customs terminal in the town of Kruševac.

Freedom of movement deal covers Belgrade airport

Freedom of movement deal covers Belgrade airport

BELGRADE -- Belgrade and Priština working groups agreed to expand the freedom of movement agreement to Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport and a number of border crossings.

The crossings include those leading to Bulgaria and Macedonia, head of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Marko Đurić said on Wednesday.

Agreement on freedom of movement covers Belgrade airport

BELGRADE - Belgrade and Pristina working groups have agreed to expand the freedom of movement agreement to cover the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla and a number of border crossings, including those leading to Bulgaria and Macedonia, head of the Serbian government office for Kosovo Marko Djuric said on Wednesday.

Hundreds of Balkan Jihadists Have Joined ISIS, CIA Says

Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania are the main recruiting grounds in the Balkans for radical Islamists seeking fighters for the wars in Syria and Iraq. In terms of numbers, they come just behind Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, Radio Free Europe, RFE, reported on Tuesday.

Macedonia Warms to High-Speed Rail Plan

Macedonia is warming to the idea of building a regional north-south high-speed railroad, which in its final stage would link the Greek port of Thessaloniki to Budapest via Skopje and Belgrade.

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Every Third Bulgarian Tourist to Spend September Holidays in Greece

Many Bulgarians will spend the long weekend including September 22, Bulgarian Independence Day, in one of the neighboring countries.

Every third tourist who will travel abroad for the holidays chooses to go to Greece, according to Bayko Bajkov, head of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents (ABTTA), Standart news informs.

FM discusses regional cooperation, integrations

FM discusses regional cooperation, integrations

SKOPJE -- Serbian Foreign Minister and First Deputy Prime Miniter Ivica Dačić was in Skopje on Monday where he discussed "challenges of EU integration of both countries."

Countries co-operate to form Balkan roaming-free zone

Countries co-operate to form Balkan roaming-free zone

Experts praise the recent agreement to end high roaming charges for cell phone users next year.

Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania agreed to eliminate mobile roaming charges for their citizens travelling to the other countries beginning in 2015, officials said.

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Serbia and Macedonia to have joint diplomatic missions

Serbia and Macedonia to have joint diplomatic missions

SKOPJE -- Macedonian and Serbian foreign ministers have signed agreement "on rational use of resources in joint diplomatic and consular missions abroad."

Serbia, Macedonia to have joint diplomatic missions

SKOPJE - Macedonian and Serbian Foreign Ministers Nikola Popovski and Ivica Dacic signed in Skopje on Monday an Agreement on rational use of resources in joint diplomatic and consular missions abroad, announcing that the locations and countries where the joint missions are to be set up will be defined soon.

Macedonia Opposition Spurns Plan to Clean Electoral Roll

Macedonia's main opposition Social Democratic Party, SDSM - which has boycotted parliament since the April elections, claiming the government parties won them by fraud - declined to take part in Friday's DIK session, which proposed door-to-door checkups on whether voters are who they say they are.

Mihajlovic, Dacic take up committee chairperson roles

BELGRADE - The Serbian government has appointed Transport Minister Zorana Mihajlovic as chairwoman of the Serbian part of the intergovernmental committee for trade and economic cooperation with the People's Republic of China.

Dacic to be in Macedonia on September 14-15

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will pay an official visit to Macedonia on September 14 and 15, his first such visit to the country since he took up office as foreign minister.

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