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Tsipras: We must fight to change Europe from within

By   6 hours ago

  “There can be no doubt that this Europe is not the Europe we dreamed of, is not the Europe we want. There is also no doubt, however, that no other path is open other than to fight from within to change it,” Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday, after the 27 European […]

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Kotzias: The struggle for a viable Cyprus solution requires unity (pic)

By   7 hours ago

  Representing Greece at the Nicosia schools and veterans parade marking the March 25 anniversary of the 1821 Greek revolution against Ottoman rule, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Saturday said to the journalists, that he deeply moved to be there. Cyprus is “emotion, love and hope,” the Greek foreign minister said, adding that “we must […]

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Schroeder at Vucic’s election convention

By   1 day ago

  Gerhard Schroeder, former German chancellor, spoke today at the Aleksandar Vucic’s election convention in a highly symbolic moment; namely, Serbia commemorates today the 18 anniversary of the 1999 NATO bombardment. Germany took part in bombardment and Schroeder was its chancellor at the time, while Vucic was information minister and member of far right Serbian […]

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Kosovo govt is expecting the return of the Serb List for the ratification of the border deal

By   1 day ago

Government of Kosovo  says that it’s trying to secure the necessary number of votes in parliament to vote the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro. Currently, a number of majority MPs, opposition MPs and the absence of the Serb List are making it impossible for this agreement to be ratified. Bajram Gecaj, deputy minister for Local […]

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OP/ED: European disintegration ante portas Roma?

By   1 day ago

  All eyes are on Rome, where leaders of EU member countries will participate in commemorative events for the 60 years since the signing of the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957, a date which is considered as the official birthday of the European Union. With the EUs unity in question following Great Britain’s […]

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President Anastasiades concludes visit to New York

By   1 day ago

  The visit to New York was entirely successful, said the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who departed from the US yesterday evening for Rome. In his remarks to reporters following a meeting he had yesterday afternoon, in New York, with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of […]

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Opposition in Albania announces boycott of local government elections

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Local government elections in Kavaja are seen by analysts as a significant test for the June 18 general election By Edison Kurani In Albania, the opposition declared today, a few hours after the president of the country decreed the date for the holding of extraordinary local government elections in Kavaja, that it will not participate […]

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Political crisis in FYROM may escalate to an ethnic crisis

By   2 days ago

European Parliament rapporteur on FYROM, Ivo Vajgl has declared that the constant political crisis may escalate and turn into an ethnic crisis. “Protests in Macedonia are organized and as such, they are welcome in a democracy. But the situation may escalate into an ethnic conflict”, Vajgl said. Vajgl has also commented the decision of president […]

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IMF maintains tough stance as Greek talks continue

By   2 days ago

  Top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official, Poul Thomsen, slammed the Greek taxation system stressing that over fifty percent of salaried employees do not pay their taxes. Speaking to students at a UK University, Thomsen reiterated the Fund’s view that the Greek tax base must be broadened, primarily by slashing the income tax-free threshold. The […]

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IMF: Economy is marking progress, but political tension is expected

By   3 days ago

A few days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the second and third revision of the Stand-By Arrangement SBA with Kosovo, offering access to an extra 100 million Euros, a report was issued by this institution. Besides praising Kosovo’s economic performance, IMF also mentions the disputes between partners of the governing coalition. “Political tension […]

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Greek opposition under pressure to sign up to more austerity

By   3 days ago

  Political upheaval was caused in Athens after scenarios emerged that Greece’s creditors want main opposition New Democracy party to commit to the implementation of reforms in the post-bailout program period. According to reports in local media, the government was thought to be contemplating to call for the ratification of any agreement on new measures […]

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PM: We must not fall into the trap of multi-speed Europe

By   3 days ago

  Croatia should be very careful about the idea of a multi-speed Europe and must not fall into this trap, but needs to keep it open so that the EU would not become an exclusive directory of the five most influential members which will then make decisions for everyone about everything, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic […]

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Kosovo’s government approves the 2016 financial report

By   4 days ago

The Kosovo government has approved the 2016 financial report today and sent it to parliament. The report outlines revenues and expenses for 2016. While presenting the annual financial report, minister of Finance Avdullah Hoti says that 96% of the planned revenues have been collected and that economic growth was 4%. “The report indicates an efficient […]

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Creditors up pressure on Athens 

By   4 days ago

  As talks between senior Greek government officials and the country’s creditors continue in Brussels in search of an agreement for the conclusion of the ongoing program review, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sent another strong message to Athens. Speaking on the sidelines of an Ecofin meeting on Tuesday – one day after a fruitless […]

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Tsipras: Greek tourism constantly on the rise

By   5 days ago

  I got the impression that the programme review is on track to conclude, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Andreas Andreadis on Monday said after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos Mansion. Asked if he discussed it with the prime minister, he said that Tsipras is optimistic that […]

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MFA to present Greece’s investment potential to foreign diplomats

By   5 days ago

  The foreign ministry will present Greece’s potential in attracting foreign investments to foreign diplomats in a briefing at the ministry on Wednesday, a ministry press release said. The aim of the briefing, organized by the ministry’s General Secretariat of International Economic Relations and the Secretariat for Strategic and Private Investment, is to showcase the […]

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President Anastasiades concludes visit to New York

By   1 day ago

  The visit to New York was entirely successful, said the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who departed from the US yesterday evening for Rome. In his remarks to reporters following a meeting he had yesterday afternoon, in New York, with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of […]

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Adria Airways pilots start industrial action

By   3 days ago

  The pilots of Adria Airways went on a two-day strike over collective bargaining on Wednesday, which has already resulted in a number of flights being rescheduled with some cancellations planned for tomorrow. According to their trade union, more than 100 pilots are on strike between 6 AM and 10 PM on both days, the […]

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US bans laptops and tablets in cabins on flights from 8 Muslim Countries

By   4 days ago

  Τhe ban imposed by the US concerning the transfer of electronic devices larger than a mobile phone onboard aircraft taking off eight Muslim countries caused shock in Turkey. Ankara did not expect the ban which will cause it great financial damage especially becauseTurkish Airlines has been developing rapidly in recent years. Resentment in the […]

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Railway employees end hunger strike

By   4 days ago

  After five days, twelve employees of RS Railways ended the hunger strike they begun since the management didn’t pay all debts to workers. This includes one salary and several reimbursements and total per person is several thousand BAM of debt. The hunger strike begun on Thursday, after a thousand of employees held peace demonstrations […]

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FDI in Bulgaria in January 2017 was 54M euro

By   5 days ago

  Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria in the first month of the year stood at 54 million euro, the equivalent of 0.1 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), statistics from the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on March 21. In January 2016, FDI was 28.1 million euro, but the original amount reported by BNB […]

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Tsipras: Greek tourism constantly on the rise

By   5 days ago

  I got the impression that the programme review is on track to conclude, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Andreas Andreadis on Monday said after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Maximos Mansion. Asked if he discussed it with the prime minister, he said that Tsipras is optimistic that […]

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MFA to present Greece’s investment potential to foreign diplomats

By   5 days ago

  The foreign ministry will present Greece’s potential in attracting foreign investments to foreign diplomats in a briefing at the ministry on Wednesday, a ministry press release said. The aim of the briefing, organized by the ministry’s General Secretariat of International Economic Relations and the Secretariat for Strategic and Private Investment, is to showcase the […]

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PM: Gov’t acting in Croatia’s economic, financial stability regarding Agrokor

By   5 days ago

  In the case of the Agrokor retailer, the Croatian government is acting in the interest of the country’s economic and financial stability and also wants the consolidation of the concern’s business, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday. Reporters asked him about his position on Russian banks’ signals that they would like to enter […]

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Kotzias – Tillerson meeting fruitful

By   2 weeks ago

  Following the meeting at the State Department on Monday with his US counterpart the Greek Foreign Minister began his visit to Washington. The head of the Greek diplomacy during the meeting with the 69th United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson analyzed the situation in Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and […]

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Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

By   2 weeks ago

  At a meeting with ambassadors from seven Balkan countries in Sofia on March 8, Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev called for more pragmatism in the work of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process and in the co-ordination of projects carried out with EU funds. The meeting, the first with this group of ambassadors […]

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Transport Minister says that Cyprus can become a major Energy Center in the Mediterranean

By   2 weeks ago

  Cypriot Minister of Transport has said that  Cyprus can become into an important Energy Center in the Mediterranean, and that his government’s objective for the future is to consolidate and further develop the island’s role in world shipping. Marios Demetriades, addressing yesterday the conference Mare Forum Greece 20117 in Athens, said that Cyprus is […]

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Foreign Office Minister affirms recognition of Cyprus’s gas fields rights

By   3 weeks ago

  The UK Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan reiterated his Government’s support for the Republic of Cyprus’s right to exploit the natural gas reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone. Sir Alan was responding to a written question by Jim Shannon, MP for the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, who wanted to know what discussions […]

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Akinci will not attend the meeting of the leaders scheduled for Thursday

By   1 month ago

  The United nations informed the President of the Republic of Cyprus today that the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community will not attend the meeting of the leaders scheduled for tomorrow, said the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, today. In his remarks to reporters following the meeting of the President of the Republic, Mr […]

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Bulgaria targets early-2018 to begin construction on Greece gas inter-connector

By   1 month ago

  Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry was drafting the necessary tender documentation to pick a contractor that would build the gas inter-connector pipeline between Greece and Bulgaria, targeting early 2018 for the start of construction, caretaker Energy Minister Nikolai Pavlov said on February 22. Pavlov’s comments were made during a meeting with his Azeri counterpart Nigat Aliyev […]

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50 million euros for energy, an agreement is signed between 6 states

By   1 month ago

Two agreements for renewable energy sources with a value of 50 million euros were signed today in the meeting held between ministers of Western Balkan countries in Skopje. The ministers of the six countries of the region said that the reforms in the energy sector are necessary. The agreements were also signed by representatives of […]

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The blockade of the Greek farmers, FYROM is alarmed about the oil crisis

By   1 month ago

Today is the 11th day that Greek farmers or blocking the border crossing point of “Evzoni” with FYROM as a sign of protest against tax and pension reforms. The blockade has led to many transporters from FYROM to remain on the border, especially lorries that carry fuel from Greece to FYROM. Biljana Muratovska of the […]

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Ky-Mani Marley performs at the 10th Demofest!

By   2 days ago

  Ky-Mani Marley, Jamaican reggae and hip hop artist, son of the legendary Bob Marley, will have a concert with his band on the tenth “Demofest” in Banja Luka. “Demofest” is the largest festival of bands who are still on the beginning of their careers. The participation and victory on this festival already launched several […]

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Renovated Holy Sepulchre delivered to the public in presence of Alexis Tsipras

By   4 days ago

  Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and many prominent clerics led by Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilos, were present during the delivery of the renovated sanctuary canopy of the Holy Sepulchre of Jesus in Jerusalem. Besides its very important symbolism, the presence of the Greek PM affirms, yet again, the versatility and energy of […]

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Archaeologists found the port of Salamis’ ancient sea battle

By   5 days ago

  After an archaeological search that started in 2016, the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Greece announced that, the place where the Greek naval forces had gathered before the historic sea battle of Salamis against Persians in 480 BC had been discovered. According to the Ministry’s announcement, this place was the commercial and the […]

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The film “Dzgan” to participate in the Mexico Festival

By   1 week ago

The film “Dzgan” directed by Vardar Tozija will be shown in the international film festival of Guadalajara in Mexico. This film will compete against several other films to win one of the awards of the festival. “Dream Factory”, which has produced this film, said that this festival is important and it’s one of the most […]

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Canadian artists shows her works in Pristina

By   2 weeks ago

On Wednesday (15 March), the prominent Canadian artist, Jo Ann Lanneville opens her exhibition at the Gallery of the Ministry of Culture in Pristina. In her works, Lanneville uses simple forms of representing limits.  Some parts of her art represent caves or volcanoes, while some others link human behavior to the day to day space. […]

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World famous violinist Vanessa Mae to perform in Skopje

By   3 weeks ago

World famous violinist from the UK, Vanessa Mae will hold a concert on May 15 in Skopje and this was announced by “Pragma” production, which organizes the concert with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Philharmonic orchestra in FYROM. “Vanessa Mae is a famous violinist who was known as ‘prodigy child’, while now […]

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Kosovo and Albania strengthen their cooperation in the domain of culture

By   3 weeks ago

Kosovo and Albania have boosted their efforts to strengthen their cooperation in the domain of culture and art. Minister of Culture, Kujtim Shala and his Albanian counterpart, Mirela Kumbaro-Furxhi have signed in Pristina a Protocol of Cooperation, which aims at realizing joint cultural activities. Albania’s Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro says that the creation of […]

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“Power of the chair” in the choreography of a ballet

By   3 weeks ago

The frightening transformation that money makes to a person comes through the play “Power of the chair”, which was followed by Albanian art lovers this weekend in the Academy of Arts in Tirana. “Power of the chair” and “Upside Down” are two choreographic plays produced by Rovena Dilo and choreographs Eltion Merja and and Enson […]

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FYROM is ready to face Lichtenstein

By   4 days ago

FYROM’s national football team is ready for its next qualifying match against Lichtenstein, a match which will be played in Vaduz. The team’s coach, Igor Angelovski said that the team’s objective is to win and gain three points. “Our game will be similar to previous games, but we have changed formation. We have good players […]

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Kosovo’s national football team is hoping for a win against Iceland

By   5 days ago

On 24 March, Kosovo’s national football team is expected to face Iceland as part of Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Kosovo’s coach, Albert Bunjaku says that Kosovo is expecting to come out with a positive result from this match. “All coaches want a victory and I want a victory from my players in this match. […]

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FYROM’s karate fighters return from Rotterdam without a medal

By   6 days ago

FYROM’s national karate team returned without a medal from the karate championship held in Rotterdam, Holland. Closer to the medal was Monika Stefanovska, who in the match for bronze medal, was defeated by the Greek Vasiliki Panecidu. A good presentation in this tournament was made by Ferat Kurblici, however, he could not qualify for any […]

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Vardar continues its winning streak

By   2 weeks ago

In yesterday’s national football league matches in FYROM, leader of the table, Vardar has won against Bregalnica. The winning goals have been scored by Dejan Blazevski and Petar Petkovski in the last minutes of the game. This week’s derby was the match between Rabotnicki and Pelister in Ohrid, where Rabotnicki won with a goal scored […]

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Government rewards Spanovic with 20.000 euro

By   2 weeks ago

  The Serbian government decided today to reward long jumper Ivana Spanovic and her coach Goran Obradovic. Spanovic and Obradovic will receive each 20.000 euro, after the athlete won golden medal at European indoor champion in Belgrade earlier this month. The decision made today is very important for the development and affirmation of sports, the […]

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Skopje and Shkendija in the Herzeg Novi tournament

By   3 weeks ago

Two boxers of the boxing club “Shkendija” from Tetovo, Lulzim Ismaili and Lulzim Bajrami and Jasin Lama from “Skopje” boxing club, are participating in the international boxing tournament “Zlatna Mimoza” in Herceg Novi in Montenegro.  The three boxers will be coached by managers Naser Haruni and Blerim Saiti. “Knowing the quality of these boxers, I […]

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Vardar remains at the top of the table

By   4 weeks ago

Vardar football club has remained at the top of the League 1 table, while Shkendija ranks second with 7 points difference. Vardar continues its winning streak in the match against Shkendija 3-1, a match that was played yesterday in the “Telekom Arena” stadium in Skopje. The goals for Vardar were scored by Bargesian and Juan […]

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Zaborski wins the bronze medal in the Karate European Championship

By   1 month ago

Petar Zaborski, FYROM’s karate fighter for the under 21s, has won a bronze medal in the European Championship for juniors which was held in Sofia. The 21 year sportsman has been received by the Government Agency for Youth and Sport, which has allocated a 2 year scholarship. Karate fighter Zaborski and his coach, Arlind Huseini […]

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Protest against Todoric, tycoons held in Zagreb

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  A peaceful protest called “Against Todoric: Against the Favouring of Tycoons” was held in downtown Zagreb on Thursday, with about 70 people expressing their disagreement with a policy which they said “protects tycoons and tramples on the little man” and saying they did not want to live in a poor country with 200 rich […]

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EUFOR: Situation in BiH stable

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  The commander of European Forces (EUFOR) in BiH, Major General Friedrich Schotter, said at the press conference in Sarajevo on Friday,  that the security situation in BiH is calm and stable. Schrotter, who in few days will to leave the office, address to media to inform them what EUFOR completed in last year. “According […]

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Movements of citizens in Albania last month

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IBNA looks into the figures released by INSTAT The number of Albanian and foreign citizens arrivals to the territory of Albania, in February 2017 is 464,485. Compared with February 2016, this indicator increased by 3.6 %. The number of foreign citizens arrivals in the country is 185.721. Compared with February 2016, this number increased by […]

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Albania imports rotten meat from Brazil

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While the world has been engulfed by the Brazilian meat scandal, last year, Albania imported 25% of its meat from the South American country. In 2016, the import of meat was 38 851 tons, while 9701 tons were imported from Brazil. Last week, Brazilian authorities suspended 33 senior government officials following a probe into their […]

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Kosovo: Healthcare union workers warn protests

By   2 days ago

Healthcare Union workers in Kosovo have warned that there will be protests next week because according to this union, a number of demands that this union has addressed to institutions in the country, have not been met. The head of the Union, Blerim Syla says that they demand a 15% pay rise, improvement of working […]

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Bulgarian voters from Turkey divert via Greece as ‘patriots’ again protest at Turkish border

By   2 days ago

  Bulgarian passport-holders coming into the country to vote in the March 26 elections would now be coming via Greece instead of directly across the border because of planned blockades by Bulgarian nationalists, reports on March 24 said. The nationalist United Patriots coalition again staged blockades of Bulgaria’s border crossings with Turkey on March 24, […]

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Kosovo marks the 18th anniversary of NATO’s bombing of Serbia

By   2 days ago

Kosovo marks today the 18th anniversary of NATO’s air attacks against Slobocan Milosevic regime forces. The attacks were launched on 24 March 1999 a little after 8 pm, upon the order of the then Secretary General of NATO, Javier Solana. The start of the bombing on Serb forces marked the start of the end of […]

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Defendants testify on the 2015 Kumanovo events

By   3 days ago

A trial was held today at the Court of Serious Crimes in Skopje on the armed clash which happened on 9 May 2015 in Kumanovo, where 8 police officers and 10 members of a group called National Liberation Army remained killed. Two defendants offered their testimonies today, Bajram Elshani and Hexhbedin Lika. They said that […]

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