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Enlargement package: Commission publishes reports on Western Balkans partners and Turkey

The European Commission adopted Tuesday its annual Enlargement Package, including seven individual reports, assessing the implementation of the European Union’s enlargement policy which is based on established criteria and fair and rigorous...
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UN says Syria must not restrict chemical probe

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Syrian government to ensure international chemical weapons inspectors are able to work without restrictions, The Associated Press reports. Guterres said “it’s the obligation...
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France’s Macron warns Europe against ‘authoritarianism’

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Europe on Tuesday against the temptations of “authoritarianism” both around the world and inside the European Union itself, AFP reports. In his first speech to the European Parliament, Macron...
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EU’s Juncker: West Balkans need EU perspective to prevent risk of new wars

The European Union needs to open up to accepting new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the risk of a new war in the region, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament on Tuesday, Reuters reports. “If...
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New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Harvey Weinstein expose

The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment, AFP reports. The prestigious...
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Kosovo foreign policy managed by the US: PM

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says Kosovo has no foreign policy and belongs to the club managed by the United States. “We are part of Europe and are cooperating with Brussels and Berlin. However, when it comes to foreign policy,...
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Kotzias: Neighbors must show ‘seriousness’

Political leaders in the neighboring country should understand that parties cannot negotiate through interviews and public statements, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias Monday in Luxembourg. He attended a Foreign Affairs Council meeting...
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Tzanakopoulos: Compound name should be accepted as constitutional

The new compound name once we reach an agreement should be also the constitutional name of the neighboring country, a spokesman of the Greek government told a press briefing on Monday after being asked by a MIA correspondent on whether Greece...
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Air strikes on Syria will not change course of war: UK’s Johnson

The air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria will not change the course of the war, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, but they were a way of showing the world had had enough of chemical...
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Balkans in strategic region for Europe, says EU official

EU foreign ministers are meeting on Monday in Luxembourg, with the Western Balkans among the items on their agenda, Tanjug reports. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addressed reporters ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to announce...