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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".

Serbia, Kosovo trade blame as Ivanovic murder probe falters (31.05.2018)

Murdered Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic’s lawyer and party colleagues say they are not being informed about the progress of the investigation by the authorities of either Kosovo and Serbia, while Belgrade and Pristina continue to accuse each other of obstructing progress in the case.

Macedonia plans autumn referendum on new name (30.05.2018)

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says that talks between Macedonia and neighboring Greece on his country’s name are in a “final” phase, adding that a referendum on whatever solution is found will be held in the autumn.

UN calls for ‘new political energy’ to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine (29.05.2018)

“To overcome the status quo, it is imperative to inject efforts with new political energy,” said Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, during her briefing to the Security Council.

Ukraine's Poroshenko: We've listened to foreign partners on corruption law (22.05.2018)

President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that Ukraine had taken into account most international recommendations in the latest draft law to create an anti-corruption court, which may be voted on by parliament this week.