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Moldova to reopen talks with breakaway Transnistria (15.11.2017)

The authorities in Moldova are to resume negotiations with the breakaway region in Vienna on November 27-28 in a “5+2” format, encompassing Russia, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine and the OSCE, plus observers from the European Union and the United States.

U.S., Russia envoys differ on peace and peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine (14.11.2017)

[…] After the meeting, Surkov said that the U.S. side presented 29 paragraphs containing its proposals on a Russian plan for peacekeepers, Russian news agencies reported. "Our delegation came to the conclusion that three of them were acceptable," Surkov said, adding that the parties decided to...

Time for action overtakes time for excuses, UN envoy tells Security Council (14.11.2017)

Noting recent momentum to advance democracy and good governance in Kosovo, the head of the United Nations Mission there urged for more emphasis on rebuilding trust and reconciliation, including through engagement with women and the youth, as well as on overcoming challenges related to freedom of...

Bosnian Serbs threaten walkout over Izetbegovic statement (14.11.2017)

Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, called on its representatives in state institutions to stage a walkout after Bosnia and Herzegovina presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic, suggested waging war against Republika Srpska if it opts for independence.

Haradinaj to go to Brussels; dialogue won't resume soon (08.11.2017)

According to the agency, he will attend a meeting of the Council for the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the EU and Kosovo - but there are no signs that the dialogue with between Belgrade and Pristina on normalizing relations might resume anytime soon.

Serbia wants to join civilian peacekeeping missions (07.11.2017)

The Serbian defense minister [Aleksandar Vulin] added that it was "time for Serbia to start considering participation in civilian missions next year." Vulin, who spoke at a conference on the establishment of a system for the participation of civilian experts in multinational operations of the OSCE,...

Security Council re-authorizes EU-led force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (07.11.2017)

The Security Council on Tuesday extended the authorization of the European Union-led multinational stabilization force in Bosnia and Herzegovina for an additional year, following an analysis by a United Nations envoy that a resurgence of divisive nationalism is threatening to take the country...

Poroshenko, Tillerson discuss UN peacekeeping plan (05.11.2017)

A November 4 statement said Poroshenko and Tillerson held a telephone conversation during which they “coordinated further steps for the deployment of an international UN mission” in the separatist-held parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, including the border between those areas and Russia,...

Belarusian opposition leader Statkevich detained for sixth time in 2017 (31.10.2017)

Statkevich's detainment came a day after he took part in a rally in front of Belarusian KGB headquarters to commemorate victims of the Soviet government.