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Additional EU funding in support of the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia

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Brussels, October 31, 2013 The European Commission will allocate additional funding under the EU’s Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) to support the implementation of the ‘First agreement of principles’ governing the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. The special IPA programme will help address the needs of Serb majority municipalities throughout Kosovo, with a specific […]

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Ashton: November 3 elections are a key moment in Kosovo’s future

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Brussels, October 31, 2013 The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “The November 3 elections are a key moment in Kosovo’s future and are an important element in the implementation of the April Agreement and the process of […]

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Islamic headsarf worn in Turkish Parliament

By   /  31/10/2013  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Islamic headsarf worn in Turkish Parliament

  By Manolis Kostidis – Ankara A serious taboo broke in Turkey regarding the Islamic headscarf. Four female members of the Justice & Development Party attended the Parliament session wearing Islamic headscarves; an event without precedent in Turkey. The occasion of their appearance in Parliament is part of the “democratization package” announced one month ago […]

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Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe analyses the situation of the past 12 months in Albania

By   /  31/10/2013  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe analyses the situation of the past 12 months in Albania

Vienn, October 31, 2013 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), analyses the political, economic, social situation and situation concerning other domains of life in Albania for the period September-2012-October 2013. Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, Ambassador Florian Raunig presented on Thursday at the Permanent Council of OSCE in Vienna the report […]

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OSCE calls on Belgrade and Pristina to hold quiet elections in the north of Kosovo

By   /  31/10/2013  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on OSCE calls on Belgrade and Pristina to hold quiet elections in the north of Kosovo

VIENNA, 31 October 2013 – OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier (photo) has called on Belgrade and Pristina to live up to commitments regarding Sunday’s municipal elections in Kosovo and to use their influence to ensure proper and safe conduct of the process in the north. Speaking to the OSCE’s 57 participating States today, he expressed […]

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Romania’s competitiveness index, three times lower than the average in the EU

By   /  31/10/2013  /  Business, Finance, Headlines, RO Business, RO Finance, Romania  /  Comments Off on Romania’s competitiveness index, three times lower than the average in the EU

  By Daniel Stroe – Bucharest Romania has a competitiveness index of 0.31, unlike the average European index of 1, the Romanian Ministry of Economy has revealed today when the National Competitiveness Strategy has been released for public debate. “Romania currently has three vulnerabilities: energy efficiency, the innovation index and the productivity in the manufacturing […]

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Academics in FYROM blame international historical conferences

By   /  31/10/2013  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Social, Social  /  Comments Off on Academics in FYROM blame international historical conferences

Skopje, October 31, 2013 Academics in FYROM have returned their focus to history by criticizing the Agreement of Bucharest of 1913 of damaging the interests of the Macedonian people. This has been the conclusion issued today by the scientific international conference “Bucharest Peaceful Agreement, FYROM and the Balkan” which is taking place in Skopje hosted […]

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Health inequalities due to social determinants highlighted in international report

By   /  31/10/2013  /  CY Social, Cyprus, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on Health inequalities due to social determinants highlighted in international report

  By Thanasis Gavos – London Inequalities in the health of European citizens are persistent and widespread, concludes a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) published in London and Copenhagen. The report is based on a three-year research covering the 53 countries comprising the WHO’s European Region. It points to the inequality in […]

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Opposition in FYROM accuses the chief of State Security for suspicious enrichment

By   /  31/10/2013  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Opposition in FYROM accuses the chief of State Security for suspicious enrichment

Skopje, October 31, 2013 Social Democratic Party in FYROM, LSDM has demanded explanations as to how is it possible that the head for Security and Counterintelligence, Sasho Mijallkov, who is at the same time the cousin of Prime Minister Nikola Gruesky, has become 1.6 million Euros richer in the past 5 years. LSDM lawmaker, Radmilla […]

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More Than Half A Million Unemployed in B&H

By   /  31/10/2013  /  BA Social, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Headlines, Social  /  Comments Off on More Than Half A Million Unemployed in B&H

  By Maja Tuljković – Sarajevo Based on records of the B&H Employment Services, on 30 September of this year there were 55.087 people, and in comparison to last year there are 9579 more people. However, according to data from the B&H Labor and Employment Agency, the number of unemployed people in comparison to last […]

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