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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: Greece will not accept 'arbitrary' interpretations of name deal

Greece will not accept "arbitrary" interpretations of the Prespes accord by the government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Tuesday, referring to the deal reached between Athens and Skopje to resolve the decades-old dispute over the country's name.

Bulgaria another country that wants out of UN migration pact

He added that this agreement would undermine Bulgarian national interests.

"The position of the Bulgarian government is not to join UN's global pact on migration," the deputy head of the GERB said after a meeting of coalition heads, Reuters reports. The agency says the juior coalition partner of GERB, the United Patrioty, strongly opposes the UN pact.

FM to German MP: Kosovo won't be given away for EU carrot

The Serbian foreign minister and first deputy prime minister in this way reacted to a German MP from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party saying in Belgrade on Wednesday that he had a message, and that it was that Serbia "cannot be a part of the EU until it de jure recognizes Kosovo."

"Slovenia should revoke its recognition of Kosovo"

It is also stated that Slovenia should support the territorial integrity of the Republic of Serbia.

The letter of this party states that in 2008, Slovenia made a major mistake by recognizing as independent a territory of the Republic of Serbia, a brotherly country.

Slovenia is Opening an Embassy in Sofia

President Rumen Radev will meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Miro Cerar today.
 

What should be on the priority list of the new government?

Advantage Austria

According to a survey conducted by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Ljubljana regarding the current economic conditions in Slovenia, almost two thirds of the questioned representatives of Austrian subsidiaries in Slovenia described the appeal to invest directly into the country as just "average".

Equilibrist

Despite these bad omens, Šarec formed his government, independently, with the poise of an experienced equilibrist, managing to sustain balance while leaning both left and right, even though many were eager to see him slip.

Three Seas Initiative Summit to be unfolded in Bucharest, Sept. 17-18

President Klaus Iohannis will host the third Summit of the Three Seas Initiative, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, September 17-18.

According to a press statement released by the Presidential Administration, the summit in Bucharest will provide a political opportunity to validate the strategic guidelines that underlie the future development of the Three Seas Initiative.

Bled Strategic Forum wraps up

The event featured around 1,200 participants from 60 countries, numbers that Logar said showed that it was "the largest and content-wise the strongest forum so far, exceeding the frameworks of the location in Slovenia and significantly expanding to areas in the region as well as the immediate and distant neighbourhood".

Coalition agenda involves more funds for security, balanced foreign policy

The five parties in coalition talks plan to overhaul the systems of national security and adopt a new national security resolution. They intend to update the intelligence system and adopt an umbrella act on intelligence and security services.

Montenegro to Join NATO Missions on Russian Border

Montenegro will deploy troops in Poland and Latvia by 2019 at the latest in support of NATO battle formations on the border with Russia, according to a Defence Ministry document, which BIRN has obtained.

It said Montenegro will send troops to Latvia to join the Slovenian Army battalion which has been there since 2017, with Canada as the lead country in the operation.

The Bulgarian Foreign Minister Zaharieva to the Annual Meeting of the Western Balkans in London

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva heads to London where she will participate in the annual meeting in the Western Balkans of the foreign ministers of the countries in the Berlin process.

The first diplomats of the UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, France and Croatia will listen to their six colleagues from the Western Balkans.

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