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Kosovo lawmakers vote to disband parliament to allow snap autumn elections (22.08.2019)

Lawmakers in Kosovo have voted to disband parliament, clearing the way for President Hashim Thaci to call early general elections following the resignation of Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj. … The snap elections are to be held near the end of September or in early October.

German foreign minister urges Russia, Ukraine to revive peace talks (21.08.2019)

Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, called for top diplomats from Russia and Ukraine to meet for a renewed push to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

National-Security Council chief: Ukraine's spy agency is top reform priority (14.08.2019)

The reform of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) was high on the agenda at the August 13 meeting between the head of the National Security and Defense Council (RNBO) and an international advisory group composed of representatives of the European Union, NATO, and the United States.

West urges Kosovo, Serbia to restart talks ‘with urgency’ (14.08.2019)

In a joint statement, the governments of the US, UK, France, Germany and Italy called on the neighbours to “restart the EU-led Dialogue with urgency … The status quo prevents progress on Kosovo’s and Serbia’s path towards the European Union (EU) and is simply not sustainable”, it added.

Dodik threatens drastic action over Bosnian government delays (14.08.2019)

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has threatened to torpedo a number of major achieved reforms in the country, including the formation of joint armed forces and a state court and police agency, unless a state-level government is formed soon.

North Macedonia government announces new anti-corruption team (13.08.2019)

The formation of the new body comes amid the continuing ‘Extortion’ case scandal that has tarnished the credibility of the crime-fighting Special Prosecution, SJO, endangered the reputation of the Social Democratic-led government of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and caused alarm among the country’s...

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders ready for talks with UN chief on improved relations (09.08.2019)

Leaders of the Greek and Turkish parts of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to meet with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in order to “plan the way forward”, and improve the daily lives of all Cypriots, a statement from the UN Mission in Cyprus, declared on Friday.

Ukraine calls for more peace talks after 4 die in eastern Donbass (06.08.2019)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the leaders of Russia, Germany and France to resume talks on a peaceful solution to the separatist conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region after four soldiers were killed in shelling Tuesday.

Rival Bosnia leaders agree to form government 10 months after vote (05.08.2019)

Bosnia’s rival Serb, Croat and Bosniak leaders agreed on Monday to form a central government 10 months after a general election, reaching a compromise about Bosnia’s integration into NATO which had been a key stumbling block.

Moldova votes to scrap much criticised electoral system (31.07.2019)

Parliament in Moldova has voted to abolish the so-called mixed voting system – which drew an adverse reaction from the country’s Western partners and was widely seen as favouring the former ruling party.