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Greek professors write a book to explain the Macedonian issue to Greeks

A professor and a historian in Greece have released a book, an ‘easy read’ in a question-and-answer format to try and solve some of the most prominent dilemmas involving Macedonia and the name dispute to the Greeks. University professor Dimitris...
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EU, NATO should seize name settlement opportunity

We believe there’s place in the EU for the Western Balkan countries and the process shouldn’t be stopped. We appreciate your hard work and we are also trying to promote this idea. Now, the trend in the EU is to advocate for stability,...
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Armenia police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan

Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests. Nikol Pashinyan was picked up after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan cut short a televised meeting between the two, the BBC reported. During their...
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Serbian minister cancels visit to WWII service in Croatia after tense week

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin called off his visit to an annual Serb Orthodox memorial service for the victims of a World War Two extermination camp held in Croatia on Sunday after Croatia said he was not welcome, Reuters reported. The...
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As U.S., North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals

A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a “very dangerous message” that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran’s foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization...
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Croatia says Serbian defence minister not welcome in country

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin, who has announced his arrival in Jasenovac for Sunday, is not welcome in Croatia for the time being, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs said in a press release late on Saturday. In...
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‘If Pristina Assembly adopts platform, Belgrade leaves the table': paper

If the Assembly in Pristina adopts the platform of the government, which envisages mutual recognition between Kosovo and Serbia, we (Serbia) will treat it as unilateral termination of the dialogue and ‘will no longer sit at the table’,...
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North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site, the BBC reports. “From 21 April, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,”...
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Turkey accuses EU of “favoring Balkan candidates”

Turkey’s Ambassador to the EU Faruk Kaymakcı has told EURACTIV that the the European Commission was unfair to Turkey in its latest progress report. According to Kaymakci, the EC favored the Balkan candidates, ignoring Turkey’s difficulties...
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Open questions remain for Sofia summit host

Bulgaria is preparing a complicated choreography for the upcoming EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia on May 17 in an attempt to accommodate EU members who do not recognize Kosovo. According to Bulgarian portal Bulgarianpresidency.eu, because...