Archive for July, 2013

Egypt: Morsi placed in detention for 15 says

Friday, July 26, 2013 Comments Off

Egypt’s public prosecutor has ordered the detention of ousted President Mohamed Morsi for alleged contacts with Hamas. 

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Balkan leaders agree that the region must continue road to EU

Friday, July 26, 2013 Comments Off

The final goal and common vision of the countries of the region is to see the entire Western Balkans join the EU, an informal summit held in Slovenia concluded. Therefore the enlargement process has to continue following Croatia’s membership, read the conclusions

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THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: BATTLEGROUND OF GEOPOLITICAL AND ENERGY INTERESTS

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

The consequences of the recent decision regarding the Shah Deniz (Caspian Sea) natural gas’ supply route to Europe, as well as the evolution of the war in Syria and the Iran developments brought to attention the even more complex realities of countries in the South Caucasus, an area that always was situated at the crossroads […]

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Turkish PM calls urgent meeting to discuss Syria crisis

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

A three-hour-long emergency meeting on recent developments on the Turkey-Syria border was held at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office today. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Chief of General

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Mali to hold presidential elections on Sunday

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

Mali is scheduled for a first round of presidential elections Sunday.They’d be the first since a military coup in early 2012. Adrian Edwards, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner

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Iraqi Ambassador to Romania meets foreign minister

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

The Iraqi Ambassador to Romania, Omar al-Barzanchi, and the Romanian Foreign Minister discussed the friendly bilateral relations between the two countries. A statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign

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Turkish Cypriots to hold early elections

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

Turkish Cypriots will go to polls on July 28 in an early election. After a group of lawmakers from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (TRNC) ruling National

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Catherine Ashton meets Belgrade and Pristina officials for normalisation dialogue

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

EU High Representative Catherine Ashton met here Wednesday the Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic and his counterpart from Kosovo Hashim Thaci to discuss the way forward on the dialogue for normalisation of relations between both sides.

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Georgia and EU to discuss energy cooperation

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Pandjikidze has met with European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger. The sides discussed prospects for deepening cooperation between

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Pro-Morsi supporters to stage demonstrations

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

A pro-Morsi protest will begin in Egypt today. One million people will take part in it. Morsi’s supporters decided to protest today in response to Egyptian

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Turkish Cypriot President calls on EU to end embargo

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

President Dervis Eroglu of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) called on EU to end isolation and embargo, including the restrictions on freedom of travelling.

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Bulgarians rally against government for 41st day

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

It was the 41st day of anti-government protests in Bulgaria on Wednesday, July 24. The protestors started gathering, as usual, in front of the government’s building

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Indian FM visits Turkey

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

Indian Embassy in Ankara organized an iftar Tuesday with the participation of Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khursid who is paying an official visit to Turkey.

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Turkmen President visits Moldova

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will start his first official visit to Moldova on Wednesday on the invitation of the President of Moldova Nicolae Timofti, Turkmen media outlets reported.

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UN experts arrive in Damascus to investigate chemical claims

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

Two senior UN inspectors tasked with investigating claims that chemical weapons have been used in Syria’s civil war were in Damascus on Wednesday for talks with government officials.

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Bulgarian President ready to appoint new caretaker government

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgarian President Rosen Pleneliev has once again suggested that a cabinet resignation might be better for the country, which faces intensifying street protests.

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Belgrade and Pristina hold new round of talks in Brussels

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

Ivica Dačić and Hashim Thaci are meeting in Brussels this Wednesday to discuss the judiciary, police, telecommunications and energy. The trilateral meeting between the heads

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Egypt army general calls for mass rallies

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

Egypt’s army chief called on Wednesday for mass rallies to back a crackdown on “terrorism and violence”, in comments a senior Islamist quickly slammed as a “threat,” vowing to press protests. With tensions already running high following the

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Bulgaria supports Serbia’s accession to the EU

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgaria supports Serbia’s accession to the EU, Bulgarian National Assembly President Mihail Mikov said in Belgrade, where he met with his Serbian counterpart Nebojsa Stefanovic.

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Bulgarian protesters surround parliament

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

MPs, ministers and journalists were evacuated on Wednesday from the parliament building in Sofia, Bulgaria, where they spent the night under siege. The building was surrounded by

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Turkey is still patient on Syria, says PM

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled that Turkey could take action as clashes between Kurds and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front fighters rage just over Turkey’s border with Syria, saying

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EU urges Egypt to release Morsy

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

European Union foreign ministers are calling for the release of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy.

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Mali’s interim president held talks with Tuareg rebel leaders

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traore has met for the first time with members of two northern Tuareg separatist groups, provoking anger

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Russia calls on Syrian government and opposition to work together

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Russian FM Sergey Lavrov calls for Syrian government and opposition to work together against extremists in the country during a meeting with Syrian Deputy PM Qadri Jamil in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a new call on July 22 for the Syrian government and opposition

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Belgrade calls on Kosovo Serbs to vote on local elections

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Top officials in Belgrade on Friday called on Serbs in the north of Kosovo to show unity and participate in the local elections scheduled for November 3.

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Egypt cancels visa fees for Syrians

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Egypt said on Monday, July 22 it would cancel visa fees for Syrians, the latest effort to ease diplomatic tensions between the two Arab states after the army ousted President Mohamed Morsithis month.

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Greek FM says Cyprus is top priority for Greece

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said “Cyprus issue is the top priority of Greece’s foreign policy.” On the occasion of the anniversary of Turkey’s Cyprus Peace Operation of July 20, 1974, Venizelos said the economic difficulties that Greece faced has not affected its policy on Cyprus.

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EC Commissioner for Justice to visit Bulgaria

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, is to arrive on a visit to Bulgaria on Monday, July 22, the press office of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria announced.

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Bulgaria parliament chair to visit Belgrade for talks on cooperation

Monday, July 22, 2013 Comments Off

Chairperson of Bulgaria’s 42nd National Assembly, Mihail Mikov, will be on a working visit to Serbia, the press office of the Bulgarian parliament announced.

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UN looks for Egypt’s explanation over arrests

Friday, July 19, 2013 Comments Off

The UN is seeking answers from Egypt over the arrests of former president Mohammed Mursi and others following the overthrow of his government on July 3, a spokesman said on Friday.

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Nigeria to withdraw part of its troops from Mali

Friday, July 19, 2013 Comments Off

After months of denial, Nigeria has officially announced the withdrawal of much of her 1200-strong contingent from peacekeeping operations in Mali, and Sudan to help a severely-depleted force back home confront the deadly insurgent group, Boko Haram.

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Turkish FM received Egyptian envoy to Ankara

Friday, July 19, 2013 Comments Off

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu held a meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador Abdurrahman Salahaddin in Ankara July 19 over the tensions between both countries that peaked after Turkey adopted a critical

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Greek FM says Turkish and Greek Cypriots are responsible for finding solution

Friday, July 19, 2013 Comments Off

Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, who was in Ankara for a one-day official visit on Friday, said that Greek and Turkish Cypriots are responsible for finding a resolution to the Cyprus issue.

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Bulgarians protesters enter 36th day in a row

Friday, July 19, 2013 Comments Off

Thousands of Bulgarians have taken once again to the streets of the capital Sofia to demand the resignation of the country’s government for a 36th day in a row. Close to 2 000 are reported to be already on Independence square

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Bosnian MP arrested for alleged war crimes

Friday, July 19, 2013 Comments Off

Bosnia’s state security agency on Friday announced the arrest of a Muslim member of parliament suspected of war crimes against

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