Friday, October 24, 2014


News and Features on the Balkans

Serbia Gets Win, No UEFA Points For 'Drone' Match

UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 win by forfeit over Albania after the two countries' Euro 2016 qualification match in Belgrade last week was abandoned due to violence.
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Kosovo Foreign Minister Visits Serbia

Kosovar Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj has traveled to Serbia to attend a regional conference, the first such visit since Kosovo unilaterally seceded from Serbia in 2008.
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Kosovo Minister To Visit Serbia

Kosovo's Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj has confirmed he will travel to Serbia to attend an October 23 regional conference, the first such visit since Kosovo unilaterally seceded from Serbia in 2008
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Albanian PM's Visit To Serbia Postponed

A planned historic visit by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to Serbia has been postponed for next month after political tensions soared following a brawl at a soccer match between the two countries.
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Video Putin Vows To Support Serbia On Kosovo

On a state visit to Belgrade for its first military parade in some 30 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Serbia.
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Video Serbia To Host Russian Leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin is paying an official visit to Serbia for talks with officials and will be the guest of honor at Serbia's first military parade in some 30 years.
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Kosovo Boy Returned From Syria

An 8-year-old boy whose father had taken with him to Syria has returned to Kosovo.
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Photogallery Albanian Team Returns As Heroes

Albania’s national soccer team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on October 15 after a Euro 2016 qualifying match in Belgrade was abandoned because players brawled over a flag stunt.
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Opposition Serb Leading Bosnia Vote

Bosnia-Herzegovina's Central Election Commission says an opposition candidate is winning the election for the Serb seat in the country's tripartite presidency.
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Nationalists Lead In Race For Bosnia's Tripartite Presidency

Official partial results after Bosnia's October 12 elections show that nationalists appear to be in the lead for the country's tripartite presidency.
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Ebola Ruled Out In Skopje Death

Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of death of a British man in Macedonia.
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Bosnians Voting For New Government, But Change Unlikely

Despite a turbulent year that saw violent protests and disastrous floods, Bosnia's elections are not expected to bring any sweeping changes to one of Europe's poorest countries.
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Macedonia Says Ebola Case 'Unlikely'

Macedonian authorities say there is a "small probability" a Briton who died in the capital, Skopje, had the Ebola virus.
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Ebola Scare In Macedonia

Fears are growing of a wider outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
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EU Slams West Balkan Corruption

The European Commission says corruption and press freedom limitations are undermining the European Union membership bids of Montenegro and Serbia.
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Macedonia Court Sentences At Least 17 In Espionage Trial

A Macedonian court has sentenced at least 17 people to jail for up to 15 years in the country's first espionage trial since its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
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Presevo To Top Agenda Of Albanian PM's Belgrade Visit

Albania's prime minister will make an official visit to Serbia this month, the first time an Albanian head of government has done so since 1948.
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Karadzic Delivers Closing Remarks

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has begun delivering his closing statement at a UN tribunal in The Hague, saying “all Serbs" were on trial.
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EU Outlines Views On Balkans, Ukraine

Johannes Hahn, the EU's neighborhood and enlargement negotiations commissioner-designate, says Serbia needs to carefully consider its refusal to support EU sanctions against Russia if Belgrade hopes to join the European Union.
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Hahn: No EU Expansion For 5 Years

EU Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn has said there won't be any EU enlargement during his five-year mandate if he becomes the EU commissioner responsible for the portfolio.
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