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Senate's Tariceanu endorses introduction of voting system by legislative means that can provide more possibilities

Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu endorses the introduction of a voting system by legislative means that can provide a set of possibilities for the citizens and, in this regard, a parliamentary committee will start working as of Thursday.

Christodoulides: Ozersay leadership ambitions a negative development for Cyprus

A possible rise of Kudret Ozersay, the "foreign minister" in the Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, to the leadership of the Turkish Cypriot community will be a negative development for the Cyprus issue, the country's Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Wednesday.

Pension bill to clear Chamber as gov't says it has money to cover promised pension increases

The Pension bill will clear the Chamber of Deputies, and the absence of Social Democratic Party (main ruling PSD, ed. n.) senators from a plenary Senate session on Wednesday, where the bill was defeated, will be analysed, has said PM Viorica Dancila, criticising at the same time the Opposition dealing with the bill. "These things show first of all the way they approach the pension law.

Ankara mistaken in thinking it can reach deal with US, says expert

"The sanctions of Turkey are coming," Teneo Intelligence's director of research, Wolfango Piccoli, told Bloomberg television on Wednesday after the agency reported that Washington is mulling strict measures against the country if it persists with plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system despite American objections.

Washington weighing stricter sanctions against Turkey over Russian S-400, says report

US President Donald Trump is considering stricter sanctions against Turkey if Ankara insists on plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Citing people familiar with the issue, Bloomberg said that Washington is weighing three "sanctions packages," the severest of which "would all but cripple the already troubled Turkish economy."

Five-way electoral debate on 1 July, no one-on-one between Tsipras, Mitsotakis

An inter-party committee that convenes at the Interior Ministry has decided that the sole parliamentary elections debate will be held on 1 July between PM and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata, KKE Greek Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas, and Centrists' Union leader Vasilis Leventis.

Orban: Hungary Wants to Strengthen Relations with Republika Srpska

Viktor Orban told a news conference on Tuesday after talks in Budapest with the chairman of the Bosnian presidency, Milorad Dodik, that he wants to boost ties with the Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, where Dodik has been the most powerful politician for many years.

The talks covered relations between Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina and with Republika Srpska, Orban said.

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