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Protesters in Belgrade call for end to threats, violence against journalists (16.10.2019)

Dozens of journalists and media-freedom activists assembled outside the Serbian government headquarters on October 16 to demand that intimidation, threats, and violence end toward members of their profession.

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Ukraine sees hope for ‘last chance’ peace summit in mid-November (14.10.2019)

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Monday (14 October), warning of a “last chance” for Moscow.

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Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says ‘Normandy’ summit possible (10.10.2019)

Ukraine on Wednesday (9 October) refused to pull back troops in its restive east, saying for the second time this week that continued shelling by pro-Russian separatists there precluded the implementation of a disengagement agreement. Moscow, however, said the door was still open for a fresh...

Trump's envoy for Kosovo talks starts first visit to region (09.10.2019)

U.S. President Donald Trump's new special envoy to the stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo made his first visit to the troubled Balkan region Wednesday. … Kurti, who is poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister, has said he is in no rush to restart formal talks with Serbia and won't lift...

Kosovo election winners seek coalition agreement (09.10.2019)

The two former opposition parties that won most votes in Kosovo’s recent parliamentary elections have expressed willingness to reach a coalition agreement, four days after the voters elected a new parliament. After Albin Kurti’s Vetevendosje party came first in last Sunday’s vote, the Democratic...

Kosovo polls 'transparent' - EOM (08.10.2019)

Well-administered and transparent elections affected by an uneven playing field, and marred by intimidation and lack of competition in the Kosovo Serb areas.

Romania opposes federal solution to Moldova’s Transnistria problem (26.09.2019)

The Romanian President told his Moldovan counterpart in New York on Wednesday that Bucharest was wary of any federal solution to the issue of Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region, as it would put the country’s European path at risk.