Election may keep Moldova in 'grey zone' between West and Russia (13.02.2019)

An election in Moldova this month looks likely to produce a hung parliament, entrenching a split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when concerns over corruption and democracy have soured its relations with the European Union.

Civilians ‘continue to pay highest price’ in Ukraine conflict (12.02.2019)

 “More than 3,300 civilians have been killed, and up to 9,000 injured since the conflict began in 2014,” Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told Council Members, adding that 1.5 million have been internally displaced.

North Macedonia name change enters force (12.02.2019)

The amendment that changed the country's name became law with its publication in the official gazette, a month after the parliament approved the move. North Macedonia also formally notified the United Nations about the name change, the government said.

Record 44 candidates to run in Ukraine's presidential race (08.02.2019)

President Petro Poroshenko is seeking a second five-year term and has vowed to press for European Union and NATO membership for the country. Recent polls indicate former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be Poroshenko's closest rivals in the March 31 election.

Haradinaj says communication has been cut with UN mission (07.02.2019)

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj stated that Kosovo has cut communication with the UN Mission in Kosovo, UNMIK.

Bosnian Serbs appoint Israeli historian to head Srebrenica commission (07.02.2019)

Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska has appointed Israeli historian and Holocaust researcher Gideon Greif to head its controversial commission probing crimes committed in Srebrenica during the Bosnian war.

NATO starts Macedonia accession (06.02.2019)

Macedonia is poised to become NATO’s 30th member state, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels on Wednesday after the alliance signed an accession protocol with Skopje.

Over five million people affected by forgotten Ukraine crisis (31.01.2019)

Almost five years of conflict has affected 5.2 million Ukrainians. Despite growing needs, the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to be a forgotten crisis. Today, humanitarian actors launched the 2019 Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan requesting US$ 162 million to reach 3.5 million people in...

EU official to BiH presidency: step up reforms (31.01.2019)

[EU's commissioner in charge of neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations] Johannes Hahn says the rule of law in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) has obviously exhibited shortcomings at all levels.