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Digital money not an adequate replacement for cash, Bundesbank’s Weidmann says

Digital money issued by central banks would not be an adequate replacement for cash and would heighten the risk of a run on commercial banks, the head of Germany’s Bundesbank said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The idea of a digital currency...
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US concerns over EU defence pact cloud NATO talks

NATO defence ministers gathered for talks Wednesday amid US concerns over the EU’s landmark defence cooperation pact and increasingly strained relations between Washington and Turkey, AFP reports. Washington and Ankara, two of the transatlantic...
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Kosovo president expects to reach ‘historic’ deal with Serbia this year

Kosovo expects to resolve outstanding issues with Serbia this year by reaching an “historic” agreement that would pave the way for the Balkan country to get a seat at the United Nations, President Hashim Thaci said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Kosovo...
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Tusk: EU aims to strengthen connections both with and within Western Balkan region

The European Union aims to strengthen connections both with and within the Western Balkans region, European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday after his meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna. ‘We also discussed...
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Mayor Boutaris says he hasn’t suggested for renaming of Thessaloniki airport ‘Makedonia’

My statements are interpreted incorrectly as I’ve never suggested for the Thessaloniki airport to be renamed, Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told media on Tuesday. Last night at a meeting of the city council and this morning in an interview with...
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Greece: Erga omnes compound name and constitutional changes

Name negotiations are underway at a ministerial level, Greece’s deputy shipping minister, Nektarios Santorinios said commenting on today’s Vienna talks without revealing any details about the meeting of the countries’ foreign...
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Bulgaria FM says she’s glad name talks made progress

I’m glad that progress in the name negotiations between Athens and Skopje has been made, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister said when asked about the dispute between Greece and Macedonia. “It’s a bilateral issue and we should...
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Leventis: Skopje issue is lost for Greece

Vasilis Leventis, the leader of Greek party Union of Centrists, says Greece has lost the name issue by the fact that it discusses a compound name including term Macedonia, MIA reports from Athens. Leventis met with the United States Ambassador...
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Cyprus should not ‘overstep the mark’ after ship incident, Turkey says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to “overstep the mark” in the eastern Mediterranean, after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing a vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend, Reuters...
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Washington, Moscow, and Ankara send each other messages by renaming streets

Provocative jabs between the United States and Russia apparently are not over. The latest effort involves renaming the streets on which the Russian and American Embassies sit in a way that is sure to provoke annoyance — or laughter — in...