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US's Palmer points to Prespes deal as blueprint for region

The Prespes name deal signed between Athens and Skopje should serve as a blueprint for resolving many bilateral differences in the Western Balkans, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer was quoted on Friday by the Athens-Macedonia News Agency as telling Radio Free Europe.

Israel Overtakes Russia as Source of Moldovans’ Remittances

National Bank of Moldova statistics on the first quarter of 2019, published on Tuesday, show that Israel has overtaken Russia as the leading source of financial remittances from Moldovans working abroad.

It is for the first time in the last two decades when Russia has not held the first place as the source of remittances from emigrant Moldovans.