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Kouvelis lashes out at ex-partners, seeks new allies

By   /  30/06/2013  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kouvelis lashes out at ex-partners, seeks new allies

  A week after his party pulled out of the ruling coalition following a dispute over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s unilateral decision to close down state broadcaster ERT, Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis lashed out at his former partners in government and appealed to the broader center-left to bolster his beleaguered party. In a speech […]

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Troika due back in Athens, with mixed agenda

By   /  30/06/2013  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Troika due back in Athens, with mixed agenda

  As the government prepares for the return of envoys representing Greece’s troika of foreign lenders on Monday, a draft plan of the revised memorandum seen by Kathimerini indicates the potential need for new austerity measures if authorities fail to meet revenue targets and to plug a funding gap. According to the draft document, unspecified […]

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Russia eyeing Cyprus bases

By   /  30/06/2013  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics  /  Comments Off on Russia eyeing Cyprus bases

  By Nathan Morley Russia appears to be inching closer to gaining a long-coveted military foothold in Cyprus, as the future of their naval port in Syria looks increasingly shaky. The past fortnight has seen a surge in diplomatic activity between Nicosia and Moscow over Russian requests for military use of the Andreas Papandreou airbase […]

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Transfer of Toxic Assets onto Bad Bank Held Back by EU

By   /  30/06/2013  /  Business, SI Business, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Transfer of Toxic Assets onto Bad Bank Held Back by EU

  The Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC), Slovenia’s bad bank, was supposed to accept the first batch of toxic assets from commercial banks this week, but it said the relevant contract had not been signed yet as the transfer values were not in line with European Commission demands. The transfer of the first batch will […]

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Workers and BDP members march in Istanbul to protest Lice clashes

By   /  30/06/2013  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Workers and BDP members march in Istanbul to protest Lice clashes

  Turkish public sector workers joined members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in a peaceful march through Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue to protest the killing of a demonstrator by the security forces in the southeastern Diyarbakır province yesterday. Clashes had broke out in Diyarbakır’s Lice district between soldiers and demonstrating villagers who were […]

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100 Turkish intellectuals voice concern with an advert

By   /  30/06/2013  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on 100 Turkish intellectuals voice concern with an advert

  A hundred Turkish intellectuals have expressed their concern over the polarization of society during the recent tensions, especially due to the Gezi Park protests, in an advertisement published today. “To prevent further girevances, we the undersigned demand an end to hatespeech, an end to the targetingof artists and works of art and an end […]

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El Salvador recognizes the independence of Kosovo

By   /  29/06/2013  /  Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on El Salvador recognizes the independence of Kosovo

Pristina, June 29, 2013 El Salvador has become another country to recognize the independence of Kosovo. This is the fifth recognition during the month of June, making this month the month with most recognition after 2008. The new recognition was initially announced by the Foreign Minister of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, who through his profile on […]

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Accession talks with Serbia “at the latest” in January 2014, EU decided

By   /  29/06/2013  /  Headlines, Politics, RS Politics, Serbia  /  Comments Off on Accession talks with Serbia “at the latest” in January 2014, EU decided

  By Milos Mitrovic – Belgrade The accession negotiations between the EU and Serbia would start at the latest in January 2014, European Union Council decided at its Brussels summit on Friday. Thus, the prime ministers and the presidents of the EU member states confirmed the recommendation adopted by the Union foreign ministers earlier this […]

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Romania warns of independent energy policy after Nabucco failure

By   /  29/06/2013  /  Energy, Headlines, Politics, RO Energy, RO Politics, Romania  /  Comments Off on Romania warns of independent energy policy after Nabucco failure

  By Daniel Stroe – Bucharest The Romanian President Traian Basescu today pointed out he had informed the European Council that Romania will redefine its energy policy based on its own resources and without awaiting anybody’s approval, two days after the failure of the EU-backed Nabucco project which Romania was part of. Basescu made these […]

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Van Rompuy to visit Kosovo on Monday

By   /  28/06/2013  /  Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on Van Rompuy to visit Kosovo on Monday

Pristina, June 28, 2013 The EU office in Kosovo has announced that the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy is expected to visit Kosovo on Monday and meet with state leaders. Van Rompuy’s visit to Kosovo will last one day. According to the EU office in Kosovo, Van Rompuy will meet the Prime […]

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