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Bulgarian coalition government negotiations: quest for a foreign policy

The latest in a series of negotiations between the four potential partners of a possible future Bulgarian coalition government ended on November 27 after nearly seven hours of foreign policy talks, which saw choppy waters in discussions on relations with Russia and North Macedonia. Convened by the We Continue the …

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Croatia ready for Schengen – EURACTIV.com

“Croatia is ready for Schengen, it has confirmed a strong organization and the ability to protect its borders, the Union’s external borders, in the fight against smuggling, and it has confirmed its ability to control its borders”, French President Emmanuel Macron said. said Thursday. Croatia has signed an agreement with …

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EIB to lend € 50 million to IDF to support green recovery in Montenegro

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, will lend € 50 million to the Montenegro Investment and Development Fund (FID) to support the faster recovery of the local economy after the COVID-19 and help introduce practical energy saving among small businesses nationwide. The EIB loan signed …

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The deep structure of the Cold War and the EU

Tuesday November 23rd, 2021, 10:06 AMItem: World beyond war By Mikael Böök, World BEYOND War, November 22, 2021 Strategy professor Stefan Forss says in Helsinki newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet that Russia is planning an invasion of Ukraine. This is what it looks like. If so, Russia is responding to preparations by the …

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Over 1,400 Albanians applied for asylum in the EU in August 2021 – Released

More than 1,400 Albanians applied for asylum in EU member states in August 2021, a 46% increase from July and more than double that in June, according to EU data. The figures were higher than in the months leading up to the pandemic, including December 2019 and January and February …

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Serbia on the European path, hand in hand with Russia and ChinaGlobal Voices

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Minister of Defense of the People’s Republic of China Wei fenghe, March 26, 2021. Advertising photo by the Presidency of Serbia / Dimitrije Goll. Authorized use. This story of Nikolija Čodanović, journalist of istinomer (Truth-O-Meter), a fact-checking initiative of the Center for Research, Transparency and …

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Western Balkans must join EU simultaneously, says Italian Prime Minister – Exit

The process of integration into the EU foresees that all the countries of the Western Balkans join the Union simultaneously, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday. During a press conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Draghi expressed Italy’s support for Albania’s integration into the EU. Draghi’s statement, …

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Commission compromising rule of law standards in the interest of the Orban-Vucic axis – EURACTIV.com

The European Commission’s latest report on Serbia is a glaring example of how rule of law standards can be undermined under a commissioner representing Viktor Orbán’s ideology, writes Viola von Cramon-Taubadel. Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel is a German MEP from the Verts / ALE group, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee …

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Aleksandar Vucic is a Jekyll and Hyde character – EURACTIV.com

Serbian leader Aleksandar Vucic has two characters. The pro-Western side of Dr Jekyll remains reserved in Brussels, EU capitals and Washington, while the country’s citizens get Mr Hyde, who is slowly transforming Serbia into a postmodern Weimar Republic, said Srdjan Cvijić to EURACTIV in an interview. Srdjan Cvijić is a …

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EU Ambassador and MEPs react to developments in Saakashvili’s detention – Civil.ge

Carl Hartzell, EU Ambassador to Georgia. Photo: eeas.europa.eu EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell said that respect for “the rights and due process of ex-President Saakashvili are essential and are the sole responsibility of the Georgian authorities”. He said these “include the right to be tried in transparent, fair and …

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