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Thousands rally in Belgrade to support Serbia's president Vucic

Apr 19 2019

BELGRADE Thousands of people from all over Serbia flocked to Belgrade's city center on Friday in a show of support for President Aleksandar Vucic, who has faced five months of opposition protests.

China pledges to increase trade with CEE countries

Apr 12 2019

DUBROVNIK, Croatia, April 12 China pledged on Friday to increase trade with Central European countries and provide more financial support for major cross border infrastructure projects to promote regional cooperation.

China says won disputed Croatia bridge project with fair tender

Apr 11 2019

BRIJESTA, Croatia Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hailed cooperation with the European Union and insisted it had run a fair tender for a disputed bridge project near Dubrovnik when he met Croatia's prime minister on Thursday.

Delays in Kosovo talks could destabilize Balkans, Serbia's president says

Mar 21 2019

BELGRADE The failure to revive talks between Serbia and Kosovo on normalizing relations could destabilize the Western Balkan region still recovering from the wars of the 1990s, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

Macedonia's bid to join EU, NATO in limbo after vote, early poll possible

Oct 01 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's hopes of joining the European Union and NATO were in limbo on Monday, a day after voters backed a plan to change the country's name by a large margin but failed to hit the 50 percent turnout required for the referendum result to be valid.

Macedonia leader vows to press on with name change despite referendum failure

Oct 01 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's prime minister pledged on Sunday to press on with a vote in parliament to change the country's name to resolve a decades-old dispute with Greece, despite failing to secure the 50 percent turnout at a referendum required to make it valid. | Video

New owner of VTB's Serbian bank to keep it separate from sanctioned Agrosoyuz

Sep 24 2018

MOSCOW/BELGRADE, Sept 24 Andrey Shlyakhovoy, who bought Russian state-controlled bank VTB's Serbian business in July, has no plans to merge it with his Agrosoyuz bank, which is subject to U.S. sanctions, a representative for the Russian businessman said.

Kosovo, Serbia consider a land swap, an idea that divides the Balkans

Sep 06 2018

BUJANOVAC, Serbia Shaip Kamberi, the mayor of Serbia's municipality of Bujanovac, will start living a long-time dream if Serbia reaches an agreement to swap some of its territory with neighboring Kosovo.

Macedonia expects invitation to join NATO after decade of waiting

Jul 10 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia is formally expected this week to be invited by NATO to join the alliance - though it will become a member only if it adopts a new name that has been agreed in principle with NATO- member Greece but has yet to be endorsed by Macedonia's people.

Spurned by EU investors, Balkans looks to eager Turkey

May 18 2018

KRUPANJ, Serbia Ivan Isailovic, mayor of the small Serbian town of Krupanj, is off next week to seek investors not in Munich or Paris, but in Istanbul - a sign of Turkey's growing influence across the western Balkans that worries some EU states.

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