US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

By |november 4th, 2019|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Matthew Palmer, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, United States|

Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.

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Three countries agree mini Schengen in the Balkans

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Edi Rama, EU-Serbia relations, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, Serbia-Kosovo conflict, Western Balkans, Zoran Zaev|

Three Western Balkan EU hopefuls, Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia, have decided to advance regional cooperation by forming the so-called "mini-Schengen" in order to improve life and the economy in the region until the EU opens its doors to them.

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Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum

By |junij 7th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Angela Merkel, Barnier, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Bratislava, Brexit, EPP, EU, Fidesz, Future of Europe, George Ciamba, GLOBSEC, Globsec2019, Hashim Thaçi, Hungary, Kosovo, manfred weber, Maria João Rodrigues, Michel Barnier, Mikuláš Dzurinda, Montenegro, News, Peter Szijjarto, Romania, rule of law, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spitzenkandidaten, Timothy Garton Ash, Western Balkans|

As Globsec’s 2019 forum in Bratislava kicked off earlier this week, EURACTIV went along to listen to world leaders from politics, civil society and business on the Future of Europe. Here we present a summary of the main talking points in the field, across the first two days.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum

Serbia places forces on alert after Kosovo police operation in Serb-populated north

By |maj 29th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Kfor, Kosovo, Kosovo war, Nato, News, Northern Kosovo, Russia, Serbia, United Nations|

Serbia ordered its troops on full alert on Tuesday (28 May) and Russia accused Kosovo of provocation after a Kosovan police anti-crime operation in a region populated mainly by Serbs led to clashes.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbia places forces on alert after Kosovo police operation in Serb-populated north

Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume talks after Macron, Merkel push

By |april 30th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Angela Merkel, Berlin Process, Emmanuel Macron, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, News, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Serbia-Kosovo conflict, Western Balkans|

Kosovo and Serbia have agreed at a summit in Berlin to resume talks, after the leaders of France and Germany warned the bitter foes that resolving their dispute was crucial to future ties with the European Union.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume talks after Macron, Merkel push

Macron and Merkel try to resurrect Serbia-Kosovo talks at Berlin summit

By |april 29th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, Kosovo war, News, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia|

European leaders will try to bring bitter foes Serbia and Kosovo back to the negotiating table at a regional summit in Berlin on Monday (29 April), hoping to reboot a dialogue over one of the Balkans' thorniest disputes.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macron and Merkel try to resurrect Serbia-Kosovo talks at Berlin summit

Victor Ponta: The ruling PSD in Romania is becoming like Fidesz

By |april 3rd, 2019|2019 European elections, Aleksandar Vučić, anti-EU, Corina Crețu, Eastern Partnership, EPP, EU enlargement, European Parliament, Fidesz, Frans Timmermans, Georgia, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Liviu Dragnea, Moldova, nationalism, Nato, News, PES, populism, press freedom, PSD, Romania, Romanian elections, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Serbia, Sergei Stanishev, Spitzenkandidaten, Ukraine, Victor Orban, Victor Ponta, Viorica Dancila|

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who has founded a new centre-left force, Pro-Romania, doesn’t mince his words criticising his former party, the ruling PSD. The Party of European Socialists (PES) should, if necessary, show PSD the red card, he says.

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Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing campaign

By |marec 25th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, anti-NATO, Kosovo, Nato, News, Orthodox Church, Ramush Haradinaj, Russia, Serbia, Serbia-Kosovo conflict, Slobodan Milosevic, Vladimir Chizhov, Yugoslav wars|

Serbia on Sunday (24 March) marked 20 years since the NATO air strikes that forced Belgrade to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, ending a conflict that claimed more than 13,000 lives.

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Pressure builds in Belgrade, EU calls for dialogue with civil society

By |marec 18th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, News, press freedom, Serbia, Serbia elections|

Thousands of anti-government protesters staged a rally outside President Aleksandar Vučić’s residence on Sunday (17 March) to press their demands for greater media freedom and free and fair elections, a day after they briefly broke into the state television building.

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Kosovo President and PM at odds over Serbia border changes

By |februar 7th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, News, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia|

Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Wednesday (6 February) resumed their public dispute over possible border changes to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo President and PM at odds over Serbia border changes