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North Macedonian Prime Minister Zaev Admits Russian Prankster Duo Tricked Him

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday confirmed he had telephone conversations with Russian pranksters and linked these calls to the country's aspirations for NATO membership.
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North Macedonia Expects Start Of Eu Accession Talks In October - Report

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The European Union will set a start date for accession talks with Skopje in October, Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev said Wednesday. Earlier, the Council of the European Union postponed the launch of accession...
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*the Great Cauldron: A History Of Southeastern Europe*, By Marie-janine Calic

This book is perhaps the best general overview of its chosen subject area.  One part I enjoyed were the discussions of how much the Balkans once had numerous transport hubs for Europe, Belgrade being one but not the only example: Thessaloniki was...
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Kosovo Decorates Bill Clinton With A ‘freedom Medal’

Kosovo decorated former US president Bill Clinton with an “Order of Freedom” medal on Tuesday in gratitude for his support for the former Serbian province as it cleaved away from Belgrade 20 years ago this week. As president, Clinton...
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Serbian Army On High Alert Amid Reports Of Kosovo Shooting

Kosovo unilaterally proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008 and is recognised by over 100 UN member states. Belgrade still considers Kosovo to be Serbian territory, while Russia, China and a number of other countries support Serbia by not...
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Class Analyst: Global Income Inequality

Credit: IMF By Chris WelliszWASHINGTON DC, May 24 2019 (IPS) As a child growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, Branko Milanovic witnessed the protests of 1968, when students occupied the campus of the University of Belgrade and hoisted banners reading...
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New North Macedonian President Pendarovski Pledges To Prioritize Nato, Eu Accession

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski pledged on Sunday to promote the country's full membership in NATO and also make effort toward accession to the European Union.
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Victims Remembered 20 Years After Nato Airstrike On Chinese Embassy In Belgrade

On May 7 midnight (5am on May 8 in Beijing), 1999, NATO forces carried out a barbaric missile attack on the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, leaving three Chinese journalists dead, more than 20 injured, and shocking the whole world.
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Tens Of Thousands Rally In Belgrade To Support Serbian President (photo, Video)

With well over a hundred thousand people gathering in the city to voice their approval of Alexander Vucic and his policies, with the rally’s “carnival atmosphere” being boosted by performances from rock and folk singers.
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Civil Society Under Attack In Name Of Counterterrorism

More than 200 civil society leaders and human rights activists from some 100 countries took to the streets of Belgrade, Serbia in solidarity with those whose basic freedoms are at risk. They participated in the International Civil Society Week...
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Serbian Defence Minister, Ruling Party Start Hunger Strike To Resist Opposition

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin, Belgrade's Deputy Mayor Goran Vesic and members of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) are starting a hunger strike on Friday due to aggressive actions of the opposition, Vesic...
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Shining A Spotlight On The Strengths & Challenges Of Civil Society In The Balkans

Credit: CIVICUSBy Lysa JohnBELGRADE, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) It is an incredible privilege to welcome you all to the ‘International Civil Society Week’. I am going to remind us of the reasons that make it so important for us to be here in Belgrade...
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Rise In Cyberlaws Across Southeast Asia Spell Bad News For Human Rights & Democracy

This article is part of a series on the state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which is the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and currently taking place in Belgrade, April 8-12.   Josef Benedict is...
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Defense Of Ex-bosnian Serb Leader Preparing Revised Appeal On Life Sentence

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Lawyers of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was sentenced by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals to life imprisonment, are preparing a revised appeal, lawyer...
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Grassroots Organising Points The Way In Fight Against Rising Repression

This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.   Lysa...
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Serbia Won't Recognise Crimea As Russian Due To Possible Comparison To Kosovo

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has reiterated that Belgrade cannot recognise Crimea as a part of Russia since such a move might result in Crimea being compared to Kosovo, which proclaimed its independence from Serbia but has...
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Montenegro To Announce Verdict On 2016 Attempted Coup Case 9 May - Court

BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Montenegrin authorities will announce 9 May the verdict on the case of the attempted coup that took place October 2016, the High Court in Podgorica said on Thursday.
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Tiffany Trump’s Serbian Vacation Cost Taxpayers At Least $23,000

Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany went to Eastern Europe on vacation this month, and it cost US taxpayers $23,000. The State Department spent that amount in hotel rooms in Belgrade, Serbia “in support of Tiffany Trump travel”, according...
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Serbian Radical Party Protesters Burn Eu, Nato Flags In Central Belgrade (photo)

BELGRADE (Sputnik) – Activists of the Serbian Radical Party burnt flags of NATO and the European Union in the center of Belgrade on Sunday, which marks the 20th anniversary of the start on NATO air operation against Yugoslavia, a Sputnik...
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1999 Nato Bombing Inevitable Given Expansion Plans - Ex-yugoslav Minister

BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO forces in 1999 was inevitable because of the plans of the alliance to expand in the direction of Russia, former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia Zivadin Jovanovic, who headed the ministry in...
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