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Nikos Kotzias sends message to Turkey in meeting with Espen Eide
In statements after the conclusion of a twohour meeting with the Special Envoy of the UN SecretaryGeneral on the Cyprus Espen Eide Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias urged Turkey to be wise enough to discuss with us so that we can prepare a Geneva International Conference on the security of Cyprus and its release from the 1960 treaties of Zurich and London the guarantees and the socalled AllianceThe issue of guarantees and security as Mr Kotzias made clear is one that is linked to th...
Environment Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt have meeting in Cairo
The Cyprus Minister of Agriculture Rural Development and Environment Nicos Kouyialis had a meeting today in Cairo with the Ministers of Environment of Egypt Khaled Fahmy and Greece Socrates FamellosThe meeting was held in the framework of the trilateral cooperation of the three states as it was set in the high level meeting of the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah AlSisi in Egypt in October...
Business in Albania demands lower taxes
The reduction of taxes is at the essence of the requeststhat the business community in Albania is addressing to political parties during meetings being held with its representatives as part of the June 25 election campaignSo during a meeting with left wing representatives businesses have asked them to review the current level of taxation but at the same time to stimulate businesses which produce Made in Albania productsWhile supporting the reduction of VAT on tourism from 20 to 6 businesses have a...
Enigma - who will be the next Serbian PM
While Serbian media speculate on who will become the next prime minister Aleksandar Vucic reiterated today that he has not completely decided who would succeed him Vucic who is current premier was elected for president in April elections and will take the oath on Wednesday Today he held faraway session of his cabinetForeign minister Ivica Dacic rebuffed the claims that he would be Vucics successor as well as interior minister Nebojsa Stefanovic Ana Brnabic public administration minister was among t...
Kosovo: Political parties promise financial transparency
Kosovo has tens of political parties but their financial sources continue to remain an issue provoking much debate According to representatives of civil society these parties avoid the publication of their financial situationAccording to the law on the funding of political parties political parties are funded by the state budget The amount allocated for this purpose cannot exceed 017 of the state budgetRepresentatives of political parties say that they are transparent as far as their incomes and ex...
Kosovo: Russian influence on the 11 June elections
Russias attempts to increase its influence in the Balkan region including Kosovo is evidentExperts of political developments in the country say that Russias interference in the 11 June elections in Kosovo cannot be ruled outAnalyst Vilhard Shala told IBNA that the Russian influence in the June elections may be exerted on the parties that represent minorities in KosovoI dont think Russia has a mechanism or instrument to intervene in the agenda or programs of the political parties in Kosovo Thei...
EU-Turkey set the foundations for a rapprochement
Experienced analysts in Ankara see a change of Turkeys attitude in its relations with the EU and the beginning of rapprochement The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Esrdogan had meetings in Brussels with European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean Claude JunkerErdogan expressed the need to leave behind what happened before the referendum in Turkey Both leaders have mentioned this issue The President of Turkey stresses that the meetings he had in Brussels aimed to make a new positiv...
VMRO-DPMNE criticizes Zaev’s team
VMRODPMNE has launched its first accusations against SDSM following the announcement that the new government will be voted in Parliament Antonio Milososki said that a government which has 25 ministries cannot be a reformatory governmentAlthough they promised before the elections that there will not be any government with more than 20 ministers today they have 25 ministries Milososki saidThe leader of this party Nikola Gruevski has demanded for the extension of the mandate of mayors and the new loca...
Zaev’s govt to be voted tomorrow in Parliament
Parliament in FYROM will vote tomorrow the new government led by the social democrat Prime Minister elect Zoran ZaevThe Speaker of Parliament Talat Xhaferi has accepted the proposal for the formation of the government while the voting has been scheduled to take place on TuesdayThe Speaker of Parliament Talat Xhaferi has accepted the proposal for the composition of the government and its program He has scheduled the voting of the government to take place on Tuesday at 11 am Xhaferis cabinet decla...
Zaev completes the governing cabinet
FYROMs Prime Minister elect Zoran Zaev has completed his governing cabinet His reformatory with 25 ministries 7 of which are ministries without portfolio is comprised of the coalition between SDSM Macedonian Social Democratic Union BDI Democratic Union for Integration and Alliance for Albanians The Albanian parties which are part of the coalition hold nine ministries including 2 posts of deputy prime ministersThe social democrat leader Zoran Zaev has demanded a wider support for his government ca...