Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president

Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins. She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while incumbent Ivo Josipovic was ... More


How to save Greece now

The Greek parliament's decision to trigger elections by rejecting Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's presidential candiDateAdded throws Europe back into turmoil. The European Union can avert a full-blown existential crisis, ... More


Third Meeting of China, CEECs to open on Tuesday - Summit opportunity for fostering economic cooperation

The Third Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European countries enItemNamed Belgrade Meeting will open in Belgrade on Tuesday. The summit and an accompanying economic forum, which will be held at ... More


25 years after 9/11 – How many Germanies should Europe have?

Ever since the Peace of Westphalia, Europe maintained the inner balance of powers by keeping its core section soft. Peripheral powers like England, France, Denmark, (Sweden and Poland being later replaced by) Prussia, the ... More


The End of South Stream Project?

The South Stream gas pipeline project has been closed, and Gazprom, which was one of the initiators of the project, will build a new gas pipeline to Turkey, Alexei Miller, the chief executive of Russia's state-controlled gas ... More


EP passes resolution on Seselj

The European Parliament passed on Thursday a resolution on leader of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) Vojislav Seselj after a one-hour debate, calling on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to ... More


EU Foreign Affairs Council adopts new approach to BiH

The foreign ministers of European Union (EU) member states at yesterday’s session adopted by consensus the initiative of a new approach to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European transition, proposed by the British and ... More


EU urged to "keep focus on Western Balkans"

Serbian Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić said in Berlin on Wednesday it was "vital for the EU to keep its focus of attention on the Western Balkans." According to him, the reason is that "European perspective is the key ... More


Berlin Communiqué of the "Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region"

Berlin Communiqué of the "Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region" on 28 October, 2014 Solidarity with Refugees and their Hosts Distressed by the terrible suffering of ... More


Economic governance and better connectivity: opportunities for Western Balkans

An informal meeting of foreign and finance ministers of Western Balkan countries on economic management and ties started in Belgrade last Thursday. The meeting has been attended by Vice-President of the European Commission ... More


Putin: We share common history and good future

Nikolic: Serbia views Russia as true, great friend BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic stated on Thursday in the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Serbia views Russia as a true and great ... More


Divided BiH votes in nationwide elections - upDateAdded

Bosnians are voting in national elections marked by popular discontent over widespread corruption and unemployment. Twenty years after its civil war, the Balkan nation remains deeply divided along ethnic lines. Some three ... More


Vote for Economic Security!

by Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Nicholas M. Hill. Throughout this campaign season, I have been encouraging voters in BiH to focus on the issues and not be distracted by candiDateAddeds who promise nothing but pride and ... More


GERB Wins Most Votes in Bulgaria Snap Vote, Seven Parties to Enter Parliament - Exit Poll

Centre-right GERB party has won most votes in Bulgaria’s early parliamеntary elections on Sunday but fell short of an overall majority. According to an exit poll conducted by Alpha Research, a total of seven ... More


GERB Wins Most Votes in Bulgaria Snap Vote, Seven Parties to Enter Parliament - Exit Poll

Centre-right GERB party has won most votes in Bulgaria’s early parliamеntary elections on Sunday but fell short of an overall majority. According to an exit poll conducted by Alpha Research, a total of seven ... More


“War as Usual” in Palestine. Can Kosovo’s Independence Serve as Role Model for a Way Out?

by Corinna Metz Israel and Hamas are leading their “war as usual” like a cynical biennially routine at the expense of the civilian population of Gaza. However, when taking a look at the map of the Middle East one ... More


Southern Gas Corridor groundbreaking ceremony held in Azerbaijan

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Southern Gas Corridor has been held at the Sangachal terminal last week. The ceremony was attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, Greek Prime ... More


NATO leaders take decisions to ensure robust Alliance

The Alliance’s 28 leaders at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) agreed on a Readiness Action Plan to strengthen NATO’s collective defence and to ensure the Alliance is ready to deal with any challenge. ... More


Final Declaration by the Chair of the Conference on the Western Balkans,Berlin, 28 August 2014

2014 – 2018: four years of real progress 1. We agree that today’s conference should provide a framework for a period of four years, during which we will further our endeavours to make additional real progress ... More


Conference of Western Balkan States in Berlin on August 28

A conference on economic potentials and prospects of the Western Balkans will be held in Berlin on August 28, at the initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main motto of the conference is “Through trade, ... More