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Most Balkan States Adopt UN Migration Pact

More than 150 UN member states signed the Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco - which has caused controversy in Balkan countries as it has done elsewhere.

Ukraine to abolish partnership agreement with Russia

"The agreement on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and Russia will be abolished on April 1, 2019," TASS is reporting, citing the proposal.

The agency said 277 deputies voted to support the decision that needed 226 votes to pass.

Bosnian Serb Strongman to Sack 16 Ambassadors

After meeting the new President of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, on Thursday in Banja Luka, Milorad Dodik, the former RS President and new Serbian member of the Bosnian Presidency, said he would be seeking to replace a list of Bosnian ambassadors.

President and NATO chief in telephone conversation

The Serbian president thanked Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation for his statement that "this was no time" to form an army of so-called Kosovo and that so-called Kosovo's intent to transform its security forces into an army was coming "at the wrong time."

"Confidential report: Albanians testify about organ trade"

The Albanians in question were members of the co-called KLA ("Kosovo Liberation Army"), Milovan Drecun, a member of the Serbian National Assembly from the ranks of the ruling SNS, told public broadcaster RTS on Thursday.

Kosovo Opposition Urges PM to Quit Over Visa Liberalisation

The parliamentary group of the biggest Kosovo opposition party, the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj and his deputy, Fatmir Limaj, after a statement from European Commissioner Johannes Hahn that visa liberalisation with the EU is more likely to come by 2020 than the hoped-for end of 2018.

Pristina official: I never spoke about "pact against Serbia"

He added said that the headline of the Dec. 1 article heard around the region was worlds apart from what he actually said.

I never said anything on creating a regional pact against Serbia. The headline of the article and what I actually said are two completely different things, Hoxhaj told the Montenegrin Antena M TV.

Bulgaria vs England in a Fight for Euro 2020 - here are All Rivals in the Group

Bulgaria will have clashes wtih England, the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Kosovo for the Euro2020. This is the result from the draw in Dublin. Bulgaria was in the third urn. The group's leader is England, and the second is the Czech Republic. After us in the polls were Montenegro and Kosovo.

Group A:

England
Czech Republic
BULGARIA
Montenegro
Kosovo

Israel rejects Thaci's offer: "Our position is quite clear"

According to the report, Israel did this "although Hashim Thaci made a good offer to the government of Benjamin Netanyahu."

According to the director for the Balkans in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dan Orian, two months ago Thaci suggested that Kosovo should open its diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, in exchange for getting recognized by Israel.

Montenegro: Opposition MP taken from parliament to prison

Medojevic was taken from the Assembly to the Spuz prison, near Podgorica.

Medojevic was jailed on the order of the president of the Higher Court Boris Savic, because he has been for several months refusing to give a statement in a case against him.

EP Resolutions Press Balkan Hopefuls to Continue Reforms

European Parliamentarians adopted country resolutions on Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Albania on Thursday, underlining that each one must improve its results on issues related to judiciary and media freedom. 

Investigation Uncovers Second Russian Montenegro Coup Suspect

Investigative websites claim to have uncovered the identity of one of two Russian military agents allegedly involved in the failed Montenegro coup attempt in October 2016.

A joint investigation between Bellingcat and a Russian outlet The Insider has identified a second Russian intelligence GRU officer involved in the 2016 Montenegro coup as Vladimir Nikolaevich Moiseev.

"Israel did not recognize Kosovo, and has no plans to do it"

And it does not even plan to do it, he added, according to daily Blic.

"We did not recognize Kosovo and, as far as I know, our stance on this issue will not change," Nahshon told the Serbian media in Israel, adding that relations between Israel and Serbia are excellent, the newspaper has reported.

Montenegro to vote for Kosovo

He said that "relations with neighbors are the pillars of the foreign policy," Sputnik reported.

Darmanovic said that Montenegro will not deal with negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia, but also expects their continuation.

He also said that Montenegro will once vote again in favor of Kosovo joining Interpol because "there is no reason to change the decision."

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