• Berlin Process to improve Western Balkans' European integration

      Berlin Process to improve Western Balkans' European integration

      Addressing a conference in London on July 9, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said the Berlin Process will undoubtedly speed up the European integration of the Western Balkans. "The initiative complements the European perspective of the six countries rather than replacing it," Zaharieva said, as quoted by her ministry.

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    • Macedonia's parliament endorses name deal once again

      Macedonia's parliament endorses name deal once again

      Macedonia's parliament on 5 July ratified a historic name deal with Greece for the second time in two weeks. Under Macedonia's constitution, President Gjorge Ivanov can no longer block the agreement under which the country would be renamed “North Macedonia”. MPs from the conservative opposition party did not vote. PM Zoran Zaev (pictured) told Greek TV that the referendum on the new name will be held on 23 or 30 September, or alternatively on 7 October.

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    • Balkans Four join forces on transport infrastructure

      Balkans Four join forces on transport infrastructure

      The leaders of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Greece agreed to streamline the shipment of goods via their countries. This was announced by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic after they met with Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras of Greece and Viorica Dancila of Romania in
      Thessaloniki, Greece, on 4 July.

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