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Analysis: German Elections. Coalition Scenarios, the «Jamaica» Trend, the Large Coalition and the day after for EU
By Yannis Salavopoulos MBAInternational community European Commission EU Member States especially Greece have their attention this Sunday 24 September 2017 on Berlin due to the upcoming German elections in the largest country and economy of EU The next German government coalition will have an impact not only on the future of the German politics and economy but on the the future of EU Eurozone and the global governance too Therefore important for allFollowing the BREXIT decision the Trump elect...
IBNA/Interview with Matthew Nimitz: The Kotzas initiative on CBMs is an important step
The Special Representative of the United Nations for the FYROM name dispute between Greece and FYROM Matthew Nimitz spoke exclusively to IBNA immediately after his meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias at the offices of the Permanent Representation of Greece to the United Nations in New YorkMatthew Nimitz stressed that relations between the two countries have improved over the last few months and that there is good will on both sides to find a solution to the name issue He marked a positive st...
Jeremic ready to bet that Trump will not visit Serbia
Vuk Jeremic photo Serbian opposition politician and former United Nations General Assemblys president has attended the session of that body in New York this week and he believes that the performance of Serbian officials there was dissatisfying Among other things Jeremic is in his own words ready for a big bet that US president Donald Trump will not visit SerbiaNamely Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has used the opportunity of being at the session to call Trump to visit Belgrade Vucic said tha...
IBNA Interview with the President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci
In this interview with the founder of Balkan News Agency and Albanian Free Press newspaper Spiros Sideris speaks from New York following the meeting with the Serb counterpart Aleksandar Vucic Mr Hashim Thaci talks about the relations with Greece and the role of Athens in the dialogue between Pristina and BelgradeMr President are you confident after the meeting with Mr Vucic and Mr GutierresTheres no alternative but dialogue The meeting with Vucic has taken place in the spirit of constructiveness ...
“Future of economy is related to EU integration”
The political and economic future of the countries of Southeast Europe is directly tied to the process of integration of these countries in the European UnionThis was declared by the governor of the Bank of Albania Gent Sejko who participated in the international conference organized by the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina dubbed 20 Years of Stability in SarajevoIn his speech governor Sjeko presented Albanias progress in the process of European integration pointing out several key moments of co...
BiH Central Bank celebrates two decades of work
Twenty years ago 11 August 1997 BiH Central Bank CBBH begun to operate in the fiscal system of the state with responsibilities defined by Law on Central Bank which the state Parliament had adopted two months earlierOn Friday BiH Central Bank marked this anniversary with a celebration named 20 years of stability which was attended by highest political and financial authorities in the state level including representatives of international community CBBH Governor Senad Softic said at the ceremony that t...
A team is set up for the vetting process in Albania
Presided by the President of Republic Ilir Meta the HighCouncil of Justice has set up today the work group which will be in charge of handling the vetting process in the judicial systemOn their part members of HCJ expressed the will of this institution to collaborate with all Albanian and international institutions which have assisted in the process of the Judicial Reform to push it forwardMeanwhile the President of Republic Ilir Meta said that the Supreme Council of Justice and its Inspectorate wil...
Political debates on the Amnesty bill in FYROM
The new amnesty bill proposed by the government of FYROM has prompted political clashes The minister of Justice Bilen Saliji said that the amnesty doesnt intend on being exploited for political gains during the election campaign but that it is a necessityI dont think its being used for electoral purposes The government proposed the bill as soon as it got the chance Its passage requires time and we dont think it will pass before the elections Saliji saidAccording to him around 2 thousand peopl...
Election campaign kicks off in Kosovo
Political parties in Kosovo have started their election campaign for the 22 October local government electionsPrime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj has started the campaign with a piece of information regarding the issue of the liberalization of the visa regimeThe leader of AAK declared in front of his supporters that the visa regime would not depend on the process of border demarcationThe government will vote the commission for Demarcation tomorrow As of tomorrow we will start looking for fa...
Eurostat: 685 first-time asylum-seekers in Bulgaria in Q2 2017
A total of 685 people became firsttime asylumseekers in Bulgaria in the second quarter of 2017 EU statistics agency Eurostat said on September 22The three largest groups of firsttime asylum applicants in Bulgaria during this time were from Syria 235 and from Afghanistan and Iraq 160 eachCompared with Bulgarias overall population this represents a proportion of 97 firsttime asylumseekers per million of populationThe number of firsttime asylumseekers in Bulgaria in the second quarter of 20...