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Serbia Urged to Correct Schoolbooks Denying Croatian is a Language

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at a meeting on the margins of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Slovenia that he wants a school textbook that describes the Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin languages as versions of Serbian to be corrected.

Immediate Solution to Dispute Between Sofia and Skopje is Impossible

Immediate decisions cannot be made to resolve the dispute between Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia, because Bulgaria is facing parliamentary and presidential elections. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the end of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Slovenia.

Point # 3

This point "recommends" the way of reporting on the EU to the countries of the Western Balkans. However, Sputnik's interlocutors call this "recommendation" of the EU an instrument of discipline.

EU Leaders Discuss Influence and Defense of the Union at Balkan Summit

European Union leaders gather at an informal summit for the first time since the chaotic withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan and the cancellation of a multibillion-dollar submarine deal between Australia and France as a result of a tripartite pact between the United States, Australia and Britain, as reported by international agencies.

Bulgarian President: Membership of North Macedonia in the EU is Very Important for the Region

European leaders and the countries of the Western Balkans gather in Slovenia for a summit. The Union is expected to reaffirm its commitment to the region, but without a specific date for the six countries to join. The central topic for Bulgaria is the progress of the Republic of North Macedonia. President Rumen Radev represents our country.

Borissov Pledges to End Bulgaria’s Standoff with North Macedonia

If former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov's GERB party returns to power, it will restore friendship with North Macedonia based on the 2017 landmark friendship treaty between the two countries, and support its EU accession, Borrisov told the Bulgarian media on Tuesday.

Western Balkans Awaits EU Summit as Membership Hopes Falter

As Western Balkan and EU leaders meet in Slovenia to discuss the stalled European integration process, experts told BIRN how the frustrations caused by the stalemate could jeopardise essential reforms, exacerbate authoritarian tendencies and endanger regional security.

Mitsotakis expels ultra-right MP Konstantinos Bogdanos from ND’s parliamentary group

By George Gilson

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expelled ultra-right MP Konstantinos Bogdanos from ruling New Democracy's parliamentary group after his vitriolic, Civil War-style attacks on the Greek communists and his extremely intense row with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, the most popular minister in the latest opinion poll.

Hojs calls for more control over who enters EU

Budapest – Interior Minister Aleš Hojs called for better control over who enters the EU as he took part in a meeting of the home affairs ministers of the Visegrad Group plus Austria and Slovenia in Budapest on Tuesday. He said securing EU borders should remain top priority.

Pahor honours Merkel with Slovenia’s top decoration

Brdo pri Kranju – President Borut Pahor on Tuesday presented German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service, Slovenia’s highest honour, for her personal contribution to deepening the relationship between the two countries and for her credible and trust-inspiring European leadership.

Left opposes as defence committee approves military resolution

Ljubljana – The parliamentary Defence Committee approved the draft resolution on the general long-term programme for the development and equipping of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) until 2035. The resolution is strongly opposed by the Left party, which plans to propose a consultative referendum.

Medical chamber, doctor reach settlement over vaccine statements

Ljubljana – The Medical Chamber and GP Nada Hiti have reached a settlement on the doctor’s video in which she discussed a problematic heavy metal content in anti-coronavirus and flu vaccines. In a written statement that is part of the settlement, Hiti has distanced herself from her statements.