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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Dozens of migrants are at risk of freezing to death in Europe after heavy snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures hit Greece and the Balkans, aid agencies said on Jan. 11
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Serbia and Kosovo discussed how to defuse tension on their Balkan border as the EU warned Belgrade to improve relations with Pristina or put at risk its bid for entry into the bloc.
The EU grants Serbia candidate status on the condition it resumes talks with Kosovo to avoid a Cypriot-like deadlock over EU membership in its annual progress report, which is not promising for Bosnia and Turkey.
Serbian President Boris Tadic said that giving up Belgrade’s interests in Kosovo would not accelerate his country’s bid to get closer to the European Union, a local daily reported Nov. 6.
KIRKLARELİ - Doğan News Agency
Snowy weather from the Balkans has begun affecting the northwestern provinces of Edirne and Kırklareli, while the Hamzabeyli Customs Gate on the Turkish-Bulgarian border was also closed to traffic yesterday due to the severe climactic conditions.
Police in Serbia and Bosnia carried out raids on suspected radical Islamists Oct. 29 after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle on the U.S. embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
SKOPJE - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey has long fought for peace and stability throughout the Balkans and elsewhere, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said yesterday during a visit to Macedonia.
BELGRADE - Agence France-Presse
The EU on Oct. 14 called Serbia to improve relations with Kosovo to meet “the only condition” for its further progress towards a membership in the 27-member block.