Archive for December, 2013

Croatian PM meets Azerbaijani President

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met a Croatian delegation led by Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic.

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France and Algeria to start new cooperation prospects

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

Visiting French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday in Algiers that the friendly relations binding Algeria and France would allow for new perspectives, as the two Mediterranean

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French President to visit Armenia in 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande will visit Armenia in May 2014 at the invitation of his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sargsyan.

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Serbia, RS to govt’s to hold joint session

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

The governments of Serbia and the Serb entity in Bosnia, the Serb Republic (RS), will on Monday hold their fifth joint session in Banja Luka, RS.

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Georgian-Russian talks to be held in Geneva

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian-Russian talks in Geneva are to be held on December 16-17. The Georgian delegation is already on road to Switzerland. It’s expected that Georgian side will discuss signing of an agreement with Russia on the non-use of force.  

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Nearly 300,000 rallied in Kiev after EU halts negotiation talks

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

Around 300,000 Ukrainians rallied on Sunday to demand closer Western integration after the European Union abruptly suspended historic partnership talks because of the government’s continued courtship of Russia.

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Kerry extends deadline for signing of Afghan security agreement

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday appeared to give Afghan President Hamid Karzai extra time to sign a long-awaited bilateral security agreement, saying the deal did not have to be signed by January.

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Turkey, EU sign visa agreement

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

Turkey and the European Union have signed an agreement that will allow Turkish citizens to enjoy visa-free travel to European countries.

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EU halts agreement with Ukraine, protests continue

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

At least 200 000 pro-EU protesters have gathered so far and others continue flocking to downtown Kiev to rally against the Ukrainian government. 

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French PM visits Algeria

Monday, December 16, 2013 Comments Off

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Sunday began a three-day visit to Algeria to boost bilateral economic cooperation between the two Mediterranean countries.

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German FM calls for peaceful protests in Ukraine

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Wednesday called on all parties in Ukraine to stop any form of violence in the country’s ongoing mass protests.

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Turkish FM on visit to Armenia

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

on Following the meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Council, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian. Yerevan is hosting the meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Council today.

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Afghan President on official visit to India

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India Thursday for a four-day visit, with Washington hoping New Delhi can persuade him to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay on post-2014. Karzai is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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US warns of possible sanctions on Ukraine after police actions on protesters

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

The US state department has said it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine as the political crisis there continues.

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US, UK suspend military support in Syria

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

The United States and Britain have suspended all non-lethal assistance into Northern Syria, citing concerns that the equipment could end up in the hands of al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

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Ashton says Ukraine could sign EU deal

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Comments Off

The EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has revealed that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych intends to sign a deal for association with the EU after all.

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French mission in CAR could last more than 6 months

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

French soldier’s mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is likely to last more than the scheduled six-month-period to restore security, French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

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Serbian, Montenegrin PMs discuss bilateral relations

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian and Montenegrin Prime Ministers met on Tuesday in Belgrade. The two officials said that relations between the two countries are constantly improving.

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EU condemns police use of force against Kiev protesters

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday condemned the actions of Ukrainian police on Tuesday night against protestors from the city hall in Kiev and urged the authorities to stop violent actions. “Last night’s events in the Independence Square in Kiev have shown the conscious choice that the Ukrainian authorities appear to have taken against the European […]

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EU pledges support for Ukraine

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule on Monday addressed the European Parliament that the European Union (EU) is standing ready to help and support Ukraine.

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Serbian PM visits Bulgaria

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will pay an official visit to Sofia on Wednesday. He is set to have a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Plamen Oresharski. 

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Kiev’s police starts moving into Independence Square

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

Ukrainian riot police began moving into Kiev’s Independence Square early Wednesday, where protesters were demonstrating for European integration.

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French President arrives in Bangui

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande has arrived in curfew-bound Bangui, where two French soldiers were killed hours earlier during an operation to disarm rogue rebels.

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Two French soldiers killed in CAR’s capital

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Comments Off

Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in Central African Republic’s capital, President Francois Hollande’s office announced Tuesday. A mob on Monday stoned to death a suspected enemy in the street, and armed fighters have abducted and killed hospital patients.

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Moldova’s Constitutional Court decides the official language is Romanian

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Moldova’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday to recognize the “Romanian” as official language in the country instead of “Moldavian”. The Declaration of Independence, signed in 1990, mentions that the official language of Moldova is “Romanian,” yet, the Constitution

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Georgian FM vists Romania

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze will pay an official visit to Romania on Monday.

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Montenegrin PM to visit Serbia

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović will be on Monday on his first official visit to Serbia since 2003. He will be received by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Prime Minister Dačić, and

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French troops begin to disarm fighters in CAR

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.

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Ukraine special troops sent in, protests continue

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Pro-EU Ukrainian demonstrators on Monday kept up their protest against President Viktor Yanukovich as the authorities sent internal troops and riot police into central Kiev in an increasingly tense showdown.

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Lenin’s statue in Kiev brought down by Ukrainian protesters

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

A group of anti-government protesters on Sunday toppled the statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev, the national capital, to vent their anger toward their government’s decision to seek closer economic ties with Russia instead of with the European Union (EU).

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France calls for fast elections in CAR

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday called for swift election in Central African Republic after Paris launched a military offensive to restore order in the African country.

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French PM visits China

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said China looks forward to working with France

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Yanukovich expected to meet Putin in Moscow

Friday, December 6, 2013 Comments Off

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is stopping off in Russia to have talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on his way back home from an official visit to China, according to Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency.

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Greece to focus on accession talks with Serbia and Western Balkans

Friday, December 6, 2013 Comments Off

When Greece takes over the EU presidency it will invest all its efforts into promoting the accession talks with Serbia and developing the Western Balkans, Greek Ambassador to Belgrade said.

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French FM meets Interim PM of Syrian National Coalition

Friday, December 6, 2013 Comments Off

Interim Prime Minister of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) Ahmad Ta’ma held talks on Thursday with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on the preparations for the International Geneva II Conference.

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