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EU warns Turkey of sanctions for Cyprus drilling (21.06.2019)

The EU has threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey if it continues "illegal drilling" in waters near Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. … The European Council - the EU government leaders - called on Turkey to "show restraint, respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus and refrain from any such...

Albanian PM vows to hold elections in face of boycott, protests (21.06.2019)

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama says he will press on with local elections planned at the end of the month, setting up a clash with President Ilir Meta, who canceled the vote amid security concerns.

EU extends sanctions on Russia over war in Ukraine (20.06.2019)

[…] Russia sanctions are unanimously extended for another six months because of a lack of Minsk Agreements implementation," an EU spokesman said Thursday.

Ukrainian Constitutional Court oks parliament's dissolution, early elections (20.06.2019)

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has ruled that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's order to dissolve parliament and call early elections is legal. … Zelenskiy issued a decree on May 21 -- a day after his inauguration -- to dissolve parliament and declared that a new chamber will be elected on July 21.

Bosnian prosecution ‘failing on complex war crime cases’: OSCE (17.06.2019)

Final convictions have been significantly lower in the past two years, and the Bosnian prosecution has not been investing time and resources in investigating the most complex cases, said an OSCE report.

Parliament starts procedure to oust President (17.06.2019)

Albania's parliament has started the procedure to oust President Ilir Meta for violating the constitution with his attempt to cancel upcoming municipal elections.

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Democrat-led government resigns in Moldova (14.06.2019)

The former ruling party has abandoned its attempt to cling onto power in Moldova and has gone into opposition – while still refusing the recognise the new government led by pro-EU and pro-Russian forces.

Moldova crisis sparks calls for EU help in ending tensions (12.06.2019)

The ongoing political crisis and power struggle in Moldova sparked urgent calls for help Wednesday from the European Union to end the tensions. The president of neighboring Romania, Klaus Iohannis, warned in a letter to the European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President...

Moldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president (10.06.2019)

Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon has been stripped of his duties, escalating a political crisis stemming from inconclusive general elections. The move came after his party agreed a coalition cabinet with a pro-European Union block, welcomed by the EU. Outgoing PM Pavel Filip's rival party...