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Europol: Threat ‘acute’ as jihadist attacks double in 2017

Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe’s police agency said Wednesday, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group “remains acute,” AFP reports. Last year, a...
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EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

The leaders of eight EU countries including Germany and France will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week, AFP reports. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...
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Bulgarian PM Borissov congratulates name agreement ratification

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov congratulated Macedonia on Wednesday for the ratification of the name deal in the Parliament, saying it is a brave and decisive step. “The next days are crucial not only for Macedonia, but also for...
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Dacic says Serbia has not congratulated Macedonia on name deal with Greece because there is nothing to congratulate

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Wednesday that Serbia has not congratulated Macedonia on the name deal with Greece because there is nothing to congratulate, Beta reports. “We have not extended our congratulations because there is nothing...
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Tzanakopoulos: Agreement will be ratified smoothly in Greek parliament

Following the signing of the Prespa agreement, Greece and FYROM start a new era of friendship, cooperation and stability, Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told Wednesday’s regular press briefing, MIA reports from Athens. “We...
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Kammenos says party to do everything to prevent name deal ratification

We will do everything to block the name agreement ratification and we urge for enlarged majority, says Panos Kammenos, leader of the Greek government junior coalition partner Independent Greeks, MIA reports from Athens. Following a party meeting,...
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Austria’s Kurz warns of new migration ‘catastrophe’

Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday raised the specter of a ‘catastrophe’ similar to the events of 2015 if Europe does not agree on a response to migration, AFP reports. Kurz’s comments came as he and his...
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Thaçi: It’s time to reach historic agreement with Serbia

  Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi described the upcoming meeting with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Sunday as ‘the beginning of the final stage of Kosovo’s and Serbia’s efforts to reach an agreement...
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Brnabic: Recognizing Kosovo is not a compromise solution

Neither recognizing Kosovo’s independence nor insisting that it belongs to Serbia are compromise solutions, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday, adding that Belgrade and Pristina have to find a compromise. “Serbia’s...
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Theodorakis: Name agreement has weaknesses, but beneficial

The name agreement has its weaknesses but is beneficial in preventing the march of Turkey and showing neighbors the way towards Europe, says Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis in an interview with web-portal Iefimerida, MIA reports from Athens. “I...