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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. Compiled by: Kristijan Fidanovski 10. PM Dukanovic expects Montenegro to join NATO by mid-2017 (European Western Balkans) 9. Most Bulgarian parties back burqa ban (Balkan EU) 8. ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans. 10. Large diaspora event with participants from 50 countries due in November in Albania (BIRN) 9. New party in Bulgaria denies being controlled by Turkey (BIRN) 8. ...
Migrants Illegally Cross into Macedonia

  In the words of the Macedonian president Gjorgje Ivanov to German newspaper Bild, “Macedonia is protecting Europe from itself.” It shouldn’t be. Just weeks after using a battering ram in an attempt to storm the Greek-Macedonian border, stranded migrants ...
A spray painted wall in Serbia reads: "I don't want NATO"

On February 19th, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic signed into law a draft agreement regulating Serbia’s relationship with NATO, following its passage in parliament on the 12th of February. The agreement calls for free passage of NATO personnel throughout Serbia as ...
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Each week we summarize the top 10 pieces of news from the Balkans.   10. Austria launches campaign to bring Albania and Kosovo closer to EU (Balkan EU) 9. NATO reaffirms continued commitment to KFOR (European Western Balkans) 8. Kosovo, Bosnia and ...
Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Kiev

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “Пенсионеры перекрыли главные улицы Сочи и Краснодара” (newsru, 15 January 2016). “How ‘eastern Ukraine’ was lost” by ...
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A Russian SU-24 bomber aircraft was recently shot down by Turkish F-16’s in the skies over Syria. Both sides gave differing accounts of the shooting with Russia claiming the bomber never entered Turkish airspace and that no warning was given. ...