European Union

Opposition to ‘French Proposal’ Mounts in North Macedonia

The draft proposal France sent to North Macedonia last week to unclog the country's EU accession talks, by removing the Bulgarian blockade over history and identity issues, is to be sent to the parliament, a meeting between the partners in the ruling Social Democrat-led coalition on Sunday decided.

Rafina Port Authority: Plans for ship electrification

The Port of Rafina, the second largest in the country in terms of passenger traffic, after Piraeus, is also, together with Piraeus, the port that secured financing from European funds to create electrification infrastructure for passenger ships.

Also read: Ferry tickets: Increases from 4% to 8% on some routes

Week in Review: The End of an Era?

Laid to Rest?

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrive for a family photo following an EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 23 June 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

New strike by Quint: "The West has decided to finish the so-called Kosovo project"

The countries of the Quint - USA, Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy - activated all official and unofficial diplomatic resources in order to increase the pressure on the five members of the European Union that did not recognize Kosovo and Metohija to change that position.

Slovakia Takes Over a Divided V4 after Hungary’s Troubled Presidency

The four countries of the bloc - Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia - have never developed a common foreign policy in the 31 years of the existence of the bloc, which emerged in 1991 to help facilitate the region's accession to NATO and the EU. Instead, especially at the EU level, they have tried to coordinate their positions on various EU-related matters.

Regulator urges Germans to prepare for possible gas shortage

Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany's regulatory agency for energy called on residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter, when use increases.

Federal Network Agency President Klaus Mueller urged house and apartment owners to have their gas boilers and radiators checked and adjusted to maximize their efficiency.

Exports climb record monthly high of $23.4 billion in June

Türkiye's exports reached $23.4 billion in June, marking the highest monthly figure on record, data from the Trade Ministry showed on July 2.

Exports increased by 18.5 percent last month from a year ago.

The country's imports, on the other hand, rose by 39.6 percent on an annual basis to stand at $31.5 billion.

Kosovo’s EU, NATO aspiration in focus as president visits Slovenia (background)

Ljubljana – Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu will be in Slovenia on Monday and Tuesday, discussing her country’s expectations about joining the EU and NATO, dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina, and the situation in the Western Balkans.

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