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Macedonia's parliament ratifies historic deal with Greece (20.06.2018)

Macedonia's landmark agreement with Greece over its name has passed its first hurdle, after the country's parliament ratified the deal on Wednesday.

EUAM proposes new concept to coordinate the fight against organised crime in Ukraine (19.06.2018)

A new way to coordinate the fight against organised crime in Ukraine was proposed during a roundtable on 14-15 June at the Kyiv Regional Public Prosecutors Office. The discussion was supported by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) and the British Embassy to Ukraine.

Solution proposed to resolve Bosnian electoral law crisis (19.06.2018)

Five political parties proposed changes to Bosnian electoral law to avoid an institutional crisis scenario in which October’s general elections go ahead without any legal basis for electing the Federation entity parliament’s upper chamber.

Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions by one year (18.06.2018)

On 18 June, the Council of the EU extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019.

Macedonia name deal opens doors to Western expansion (13.06.2018)

The doors to further Western expansion in the Balkans have been thrown wide open by a seeming breakthrough on the Macedonia name dispute. The 'Republic of Northern Macedonia', the solution to the 27-year old disagreement, was unveiled by Greek and Macedonian leaders following their phone talks on...

Germany, France hopeful of more lasting cease-fire in eastern Ukraine (12.06.2018)

Germany and France are voicing cautious optimism that Russia and Ukraine will take steps to revive the long-stalled cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but said no agreement was reached on deploying a UN peacekeeping mission there.

EULEX Kosovo: new role for the EU rule of law mission (08.06.2018)

On 8 June 2018, the Council decided to refocus the mandate of the EU rule of law mission EULEX Kosovo. … Today's decision brings the judicial executive part of the mission's mandate in Kosovo to an end: Kosovo will assume responsibility for all transferred investigations, prosecutions and trials.

UN Security Council condemns ‘continuous’ ceasefire violations in Ukraine (06.06.2018)

Expressing grave concern over the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its “severe impact” on civilians, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday underlined the need to scale up efforts to support the civilian population affected by the conflict.

Ukraine peace talks to restart June 11, German FM says (01.06.2018)

Envoys from Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia will gather in Berlin on June 11 to try to revive a stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said.

Ukraine condemned for faking journalist's murder (31.05.2018)

An official from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said Ukraine was spreading "false information". Reporters Without Borders said it was "part of an information war".