• Serbia opposition supporters storm state-run TV

      Serbia opposition supporters storm state-run TV

      Opponents of Serb President Aleksandar Vucic broke into the state-run RTS television building on Saturday, demanding to address the population, in images aired live. Among the dozens who invaded RTS on Saturday were opposition figures including former Belgrade mayor Dragan Djilas and Bosko Obradovic, leader of the right-wing Dveri party.

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    • Albania's opposition protests demanding snap elections

      Albania's opposition protests demanding snap elections

      Albania's main opposition leader last Tuesday urged Prime Minister Edi Rama to call a snap election over allegations of corruption and vote fraud, as anti-government protesters rallied outside parliament, news wires reported. Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition have surrounded the parliament, burned portraits of Rama and threw firecrackers at the building.

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    • Macedonia stops migrants trying Balkan route

      Macedonia stops migrants trying Balkan route

      Police in North Macedonia stopped during the weekend the separate incidents two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to the EU. Police said on Sunday that nine Pakistanis were found in a car in the country's south late Saturday, near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. The driver was arrested and placed in custody.

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    • North Macedonia to take its seat at NATO

      North Macedonia to take its seat at NATO

      The former Yugoslav state Macedona has officially gained its new name as the Republic of North Macedonia, putting a start to country's official process of joining NATO. According to alliance's officials it will be accepted as a full member late this year or early in 2020 once parliaments have endorsed the so-called `Protocol of the North Atlantic Treaty for the Accession of North Macedonia`. Until then, however, it can take part in NATO meetings as a guest.

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    • Greek PM on trip to boost Turkey ties

      Greek PM on trip to boost Turkey ties

      Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a symbolic visit to Istanbul’s former cathedral Hagia Sophia on Wednesday on a trip aimed at improving ties with Turkey, long strained by disputes over territory, energy exploration and Cyprus. Tsipras met Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Tuesday, where the Turkish president said he expected more cooperation from Athens in the repatriation of eight soldiers who fled to Greece following an attempted coup in 2016.

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