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Statesman Constantine Karamanlis has had the “lingering insight” to pursue Greece’s membership of the European family since 1961, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in a speech at the Constantine G. Karamanlis Foundation on “Greece’s path towards a unified Europe”.The application for membership in June 1975 raised doubts in other countries, but found a …

European Union leaders have promised Ukraine that they will work to secure its gas supply. Fearing a cold winter, against the backdrop of the energy crisis and criticism of Russia, denounced in several European capitals for having taken advantage of the situation to force the approval of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which …

ZAGREB, October 9 – Interior Minister Davor Božinović on Friday confirmed in Luxembourg that Croatian police officers had participated in the violence against migrants on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, but that this would not affect the aspirations of the Croatia to join the Schengen area. Several European media outlets on Wednesday evening published …

Additionally, Russia denies interference with gas prices, Turkey ratifies the Paris Agreement, and more. The big story: EU-Western Balkans summit fails to meet membership schedule What happened: The day Mountain peak which took place yesterday at Brdo Castle in Slovenia did not provide concrete dates for the EU membership of Western balkan country, reports Deutsche …

The leaders of North Macedonia and EU member Bulgaria appear to have considered a possible exit from a year-long dispute over a shared culture that has blocked Macedonian hopes of progressing towards membership talks with the block. But without a decisive breakthrough to dispel Sofia’s objections to opening such negotiations, EU officials acknowledged that the …

In 2019, Serbia grabbed the headlines by overtaking NATO member Croatia as the biggest military spend in the Balkan region, spending $ 1.14 billion, a 43% increase over compared to the previous year. This year, Serbia’s defense budget has nearly doubled from $ 700 million in 2018 to around $ 1.5 billion, according to open …

Greece “strongly supports” the process of North Macedonia’s accession to the EU, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Tuesday at an official dinner in honor of her North Macedonian counterpart Stevo Pendarovski, adding that the European integration of the Western Balkans is a strategic objective. “As countries sharing borders, Greece and North Macedonia have an even …

The EESC Western Balkans Civil Society Forum, held in Skopje on 30 September and 1 October, highlighted the need for a clear EU membership perspective for the region and the role that civil society should play in this process. The Forum was organized by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the European …

Newsletter: Europe Express Your essential guide to what matters in Europe today. Delivered every day of the week. The EU is expected to expand to include all of the Western Balkans by the end of the decade, according to a proposal by the bloc’s presidency holder that stunned other member states ahead of a summit …

A letter of concern was sent to the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi, the European Federation of Journalists and the European Broadcasting Union regarding the current situation of media freedom in Albania. Written by the SafeJournalists Network, comprising over 8,200 members in the Western Balkans, it raised several questions and asked for …