Archive for April, 2013

Greek FM visits Azerbaijan

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Comments Off

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today received a Greek delegation led by Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos.

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Croatia backs Serbia’s EU path

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia supports Serbia on its path towards joining the bloc, said Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic at a joint press conference in Zagreb during a visit of Serbian Foreign Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

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Kosovo Serbs meeting with officials ends without agreement

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Comments Off

A meeting between Serbs from northern Kosovo with PM Ivica Dačić and his first deputy, Aleksandar Vučić, ended without an agreement on Tuesday. After three hours of talks, the Serbs from northern Kosovo and the highest representatives

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Azerbaijani Deputy FM will visit Turkey on Tuesday

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov will visit Turkey tomorrow. In his visit to Ankara, Azimov will hold talks with

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Georgian PM says South Caucasus needs international community support

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

South Caucasus needs the support of the international community more than ever, since the prospects of conflict resolution are

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Turkish FM meets UN’s Downer to discuss Cyprus

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has emphasized Turkey’s undaunted support for Cyprus peace talks to reunify the divided island in a meeting with Alexander Downer, the UN’s envoy to Cyprus, saying that the Turkish Cypriot side’s call to restart the stalled talks should be urgently addressed.

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Serbian First Deputy PM visits Croatia

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić is conferring with Croatia’s top officials in Zagreb on Monday. He started his first official visit to that country with a meeting with Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić.

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Serbian Parliament Speaker hopes to reach deal with Kosovo Serbs

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Parliament Speaker Nebojša Stefanović hopes a deal will be reached with northern Kosovo Serbs regarding the implementation of the Brussels agreement.

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Turkey and Moldova agree to abandon visa regime

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

From May 2013 visa-free regime will be set between Turkey and Moldova. The resolution to abandon the visa regime

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Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina president arrested on corruption charges

Monday, April 29, 2013 Comments Off

A Bosnia-Herzegovina court has remanded Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina President Živko Budimir in custody for a month. He was arrested on Friday on corruption charges.

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Romanian FM visits Azerbaijan

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

Romanian Foreign Minister’s started a visit to Baku on Friday, where

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Turkish PM visits Kazakhstan

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

On April 26 begins the visit to Kazakhstan of Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will take part in a conference

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Serbian PM says Belgrade is ready to continue Kosovo talks without mediator

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said that the implementation of the Brussels agreement is the most important for Serbia at the moment. He added that Belgrade was ready to discuss the implementation with Priština without a mediator.

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Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots could have talks in September

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

Foreign Minister of Greek Cypriot administration Ioannis Kasoulides said Cyprus talks might begin in September 2013. Kasoulides said

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EU representative to debate Montenegro presidential election

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

A representative of the EU’s Enlargement Directorate met Montenegrin officials and opposition leaders to discuss, among other things, rows over the recent presidential election.

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Bulgarian PM meets Greek counterpart

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgarian interim Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Marin Raykov held a telephone conversation with Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras. The two discussed the recent

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EC aims to set Serbia’s accession date on June 25

Friday, April 26, 2013 Comments Off

EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule says that the European Commission’s goal is that Serbia gets a date for the start of the EU accession talks on June 25. “The Serbian government needs to continue with successful implementation

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Nabucco project is important priority for Romania , says PM

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Romania is closely cooperating with the Government of Azerbaijan to ensure

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Bulgaria and Georgia talk secirty of the region

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Regional security was on the agenda when Bulgarian and Georgian defence ministers met in Sofia. The Georgian Defence Ministry said today that

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Spain will not change position on Kosovo, says PM

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said that his country does not intend to recognize Kosovo as independent. This position is irrespective of the agreement on

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UN agrees new peacekeeping mission in Mali

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

UN Security Council decided to send a peacekeeping force to settle stability in Mali. The new Mission, with

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Georgian FM discusses EU cooperation in Brussels

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Pandzhikidze met with Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid during a visit to Brussels.

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Serbian Deputy PM to visit Croatia

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, will visit Croatia on Monday, the Croatian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday. Vucic will meet Croatian

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Kosovo Serbs are looking for referendum on Belgrade agreement with Brussels

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Comments Off

Representatives of northern Kosovo Serbs discussed the Brussels agreement with PM Ivica Dačić and First Deputy PM Aleksandar Vučić for four hours on Thursday. The northern Kosovo

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Cyprus government approve bailout agreement

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

Cyprus’s cabinet on Wednesday approved the island’s 10-billion-euro EU-IMF bailout deal that will now be tabled before parliament for a vote

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Iurie Leanca appointed as Moldova’s caretaker PM

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

Moldova’s Foreign Minister Iurie Leanca has been named the country’s new caretaker prime minister by President Nicolae Timofti. The President signed an appointment decree on April 23.

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Serbia’s Kosovo Office chief resigns

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

Director of Serbia’s Government Office for Kosovo, Aleksandar Vulin, announced publicly his dissatisfaction with the agreement between the Serbian and Kosovar authorities on normalisation of the relations and announced he had handed in his resignation.

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US President had dialogue with Qatar emir on Syria crisis

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

United States President Barack Obama met with Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani at the White House Tuesday amid a flurry of meetings with regional leaders on Syria’s increasingly bloody stalemate.

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Russia open to improve ties with Georgia

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

Russia will welcome all measures by the Georgian government directed at improving ties between the peoples of the two states, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. “We will welcome all kinds of measures by the Georgian leadership, and we will

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PACE President will pay a visit to Georgia at the end of May

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

Georgia will fulfill at an accelerated pace all its commitments made before the Council of Europe, the Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said at a joint press conference with PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon in Strasbourg on Monday.

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Serbian President, PM to discuss with Kosovo Serbs on Thursday

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Comments Off

Kosovo Serbs will meet and discuss with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, PM Ivica Dacic and First Deputy PM Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday. The top state officials discuss a

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France extends Mali presence until May

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Comments Off

French National Assembly on Monday voted in favor of the government’s request to extend military operation in Mali to May. “France must help Mali to win the peace,” French

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Pakistan’s Former President to remain under house arrest for two weeks

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Comments Off

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s Former President, will remain in custody for two weeks since Saturday after an anti-terrorism court decision over allegations he illegally ordered the detention of judges in 2007. The Pakistan’s High Court

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EU to decide in June if it sets date for Macedonia’s accession negotiations

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Comments Off

The EU will decide in June whether to set a starting date for Macedonia’s accession negotiations. The agreement between Serbia and Kosovo was

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Georgia PM pledges to support peace in the region

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Comments Off

Georgia is located in a complicated region, and it is very important to conduct a peaceful policy, Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said during his speech at PACE.

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