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Juncker: Western Balkan states must solve border disputes before joining EU

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday underscored the importance of offering countries in the Western Balkans the prospect of EU membership, but insisted they must resolve all border disputes before joining the bloc, Reuters...
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Kathimerini: Name negotiations enter uncharted waters

By the end of this month the Greek parliament will ratify the second phase of Macedonia’s Stabilization and Association Agreement, and right afterwards Greece intends to support the neighboring country’s bid to join the Adriatic-Ionian...
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All 66 passengers, crew believed dead after plane crashes in Iran

Sixty-six people have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran, airline company officials say. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down in the Zagros mountains of central Iran, the...
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Kotzias prefers name in Slavic, untranslated, including geographic qualifier

The neighboring country has perceived term ‘Macedonia’ as a national not geographic trait, and now we must find a geographic or territorial qualifier. My wish is for the name to be untranslated, in Slavic language, such as New Macedonia,...
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Zaharieva: West Balkans’ future is within EU, but only when they are ready

Bulgaria believes that the future of the Western Balkan countries is within the European Union, but only when they are ready for this, Foreign Affairs Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said before the start of the informal meeting of EU foreign...
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Bulgarian President Radev: Macedonia chooses new perspective

The position undertaken by Macedonia’s leadership is a turning point that offers the country an opportunity for new perspective to which we in Bulgaria have been always open. We should do our best for the people from both sides of the...
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EU split over expansion into Western Balkans

European Union foreign ministers disagreed on Thursday over a proposal by the bloc’s executive to push for expansion into the Western Balkans, a region still scarred by ethnic wars fought in the 1990s and dogged by a reputation for lawlessness. Meeting...
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Opposition leader Mitsotakis slams Greek PM over poor handling of name negotiations

Everybody is already aware that the government handling of Skopje-Athens name negotiations has been wrong from the start, leader of Greek opposition New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a speech before his party’s parliamentary group. ‘Without...
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Huge sinkhole swallows cars, prompts evacuations in Rome (video)

A massive four-lane-wide sinkhole swallowed at least six cars in Rome on Wednesday, forcing 20 families to flee their homes. A dramatic video captured the extent of the damage, RT reports. The incident happened in the Italian capital’s...
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Tsipras: Greece will not tolerate challenge to its territory

Greek premier Alexis Tsipras sent a message of defiance to Turkey on Thursday following an incident at Imia on Monday night, the Greek Reporter reports. “Greece is not going to allow any challenge of its territorial integrity and its sovereign...