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Congress moves to ban Russian energy imports and end favorable trade

A bipartisan group of lawmakers said Monday they would move forward with legislation banning imports of Russian energy into the United States and suspending normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus in response to the US invasion. ‘Ukraine. The legislation aims to inflict further financial hardship on Russia and Belarus, …

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Putin’s Balkan narrative argument for the war in Ukraine

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Long before Russian tanks and troops arrived in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin was using the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s to ostensibly justify invading a sovereign European country. The Russian president has particularly focused on the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 and the West’s …

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For average Russians, Western sanctions over Ukraine war are starting to bite

MOSCOW — Viktoriya and Yevgeny Vinnikov had carefully planned a trip this month to Bulgaria, even traveling hundreds of miles to get a Covid-19 vaccine that would allow them to enter the European Union. They had booked on the low-cost Hungarian airline Wizz Air and had booked into a comfortable …

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Air Serbia will maintain flights to Russia for now despite surge in demand

Air Serbia is set to become one of the few European carriers allowed to operate in Russian airspace after most European countries imposed a blanket flight ban on Russian-registered planes, prompting reciprocal measures to from the Russian authorities. Air Serbia, which maintains eight weekly services between Belgrade and Moscow, has …

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US gives military helicopters to Croatia, Russia arms Serbs

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The United States on Thursday delivered two Black Hawk military helicopters to Croatia, which is engaged in a mini arms race with neighboring Russian ally Serbia amid simmering tensions in the region of the post-war Balkans. The U.S. Embassy in Croatia’s capital Zagreb said the donated …

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Bear feeders in the Balkans

Russia’s threats against Ukraine have revealed its sympathizers in southeastern Europe. They are numerous. Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, a NATO head of state, said last week that Ukraine should not be allowed to join the alliance. In his words, Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in Europe, and …

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“Wretched and dangerous”: a broken Chinese promise in Serbia

ZRENJANIN, Serbia – Seeking to escape the squalor of northern Vietnam, the 43-year-old farmer worked for years on construction sites in Kuwait and Uzbekistan before being offered a ticket to what he was given said to be “the promised land” – Europe, and a job with a good salary. “I …

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Blockages at the crossroads: can the movement in Serbia stop Rio Tinto?

Anja Ilić reports on Saturday’s roadblocks against Rio Tinto’s plans to open a new lithium mine in Serbia and analyzes the state of the movement On Saturday January 15, protesters across Serbia staged roadblocks for the sixth time since late November. They oppose the government’s decision to allow Rio Tinto, …

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Serbia praises another arms shipment from Russia

Belgrade, Serbia – Serbia’s president on Monday praised another arms shipment from Russia despite fears in the Balkans that the country’s recent military buildup could lead to more tensions in the war-torn European region. President Aleksandar Vucic attended a training exercise at a military base near Belgrade that included recently …

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An overview of the reports from Pandora Papers from Eastern Europe

Offshore financial activities linked to prominent politicians, state-owned companies, trade deals with the government, and lucrative real estate all featured prominently in Pandora Papers reporting by journalists from Eastern Europe. – a region which faces some of the most serious threats to press freedom in the world. The Pandora Papers …

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As a sign of thawing tensions, Serbia opens trade office in Jerusalem

Sign of the rise of trade relations – and a possible restoration of political ties – Serbia inaugurated its innovation and trade office in Jerusalem last week. The move comes after months of Serbian anger after Israel became embroiled in an American effort to negotiate a bitter dispute in the …

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NATO-led mission increases border patrols between Kosovo and Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo – The NATO-led KFOR mission in Kosovo increased its patrols Monday on the border with Serbia in a bid to defuse tensions between the two Balkan enemies over a license plate dispute. KFOR, with around 4,000 troops from 28 countries, is led by NATO but supported by the …

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Protesters block border between Kosovo and Serbia, tension remains high

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) – The border between Kosovo and Serbia was blocked on Tuesday by Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Trucks blocked the road to the Jarinje and Brnjak border post where small groups of Serbs …

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Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions – Orange County Register

By ZENEL ZHINIPOTOKU and LLAZAR SEMINI PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) – The border between Kosovo and Serbia was blocked again on Tuesday by Kosovo Serbs protesting against the decision of the Kosovar authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country . The traffic chaos has raised fears …

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The booming real estate market in the EEC leaves a lot out

House prices are rising across central and eastern Europe. Where does that leave young people looking to buy their first home and those in need of social housing? According to the European Union’s statistics department, Eurostat, house prices and rents have increased to varying degrees across Europe despite the Covid-19 …

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The Balkans no longer believe in the EU

In the Western Balkans, a region known to generate crises that seem intractable, the good news is often underestimated. On July 29 in Skopje, North Macedonia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called a summit to announce the launch of …

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Croatia’s Balkanization and Capitalization – People’s World

The waterfront and hotels for foreign tourists in Opatija, Croatia, on its beautiful Adriatic coastline. Darko Bandic | PA It is today one of the flagships of world tourism. The Dalmatian coast of the still newly formed country of Croatia is back with tourist figures this summer starting to reach …

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Montenegrins protest against inauguration of new head of Serbian church | World news

By PREDRAG MILIC, Associated Press CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) – Several thousand people demonstrated in Montenegro on Sunday against the planned investiture of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the small Balkan state. Ethical tensions escalated during the ceremony scheduled for Metropolitan Bishop Joanikije II. Protesters in the …

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Energy cooperatives offer strong returns on investment in small solar power plants

Since benchmark interest rates are close to zero or even negative, it doesn’t make sense to save your money in the bank. Energy communities across Europe are launching projects to build small solar power plants in which people can safely invest very small sums while achieving relatively high profits. As …

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EBRD lends € 5 million to ProCredit Serbia for green investments

BELGRADE (Serbia), Aug. 9 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Monday that it is providing a loan of 5 million euros ($ 5.9 million) to ProCredit Bank Serbia for investments in residential energy efficiency. The funding, provided under the EBRD’s Green Economy Finance Facility …

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Once lagging behind, Europe is catching up with the United States on immunization

BRUSSELS (AP) – Despite a slow start, the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign has caught up with that of the United States, where the slowdown in the country’s once-vaunted campaign has contributed to the virus’s deadly return. As of mid-February, less than 4% of people living in the EU27 were …

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Home hunt in Montenegro: a villa by the bay with a mountain landscape

A 19th century stone villa on the coast of Montenegro $1.8 MILLION (1.5 MILLION EUROS) This four bedroom semi-detached stone Villa is in Lepetane, a coastal village just north of the town of Tivit in southwestern Montenegro. The 2,443-square-foot villa, built in 1820 and renovated five years ago, sits across …

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Chaos in Afghanistan as governments play super politics

The Citizen team is happy to welcome Saeed Naqvi after an interruption due to the Covid virus. He’s had a rough time, but being the Indomitable Journalist has made his way through. This is his first chronicle after his convalescence. Having kept a constant eye on Kabul at least since …

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Jordan sees hopes of reviving tourism after 2020 collapse

Breadcrumb Links PMN company Author of the article: Release date : Jul 11, 2021 • 46 minutes ago • 2 minutes to read • Join the conversation Content of the article AMMAN – Hoping to get customers, Ahmad Nassar dustes and polishes trinkets and souvenirs at his tourist shop in …

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EU Green Agenda for Western Balkans contains risky geopolitical agenda – Carnegie Europe

At a recent Clingendael Institute event, Stine Rasmussen, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA), said she was “not very worried about China “as a threat to the European Commission’s green agenda for the Western Balkans. It should be. Allison Carragher Allison Carragher is a Visiting Fellow …

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AE Solar opens office in Serbia with exclusive distribution rights in Balkan region with Dimension Energy – pv magazine International

German Tier 1 solar panel maker AE Solar has just announced its collaboration with local Serbian company – Dimension Energy and granted it exclusive distribution rights for the Balkan region. June 28, 2021 AE Solar The countries of the Western Balkans have to comply with specific European regulations as they …

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“Greater determination” to eliminate Bahamas from financial services

Former Prime Minister Perry Christie. • Ex-PM says “answers seem obvious” on tax reform By NEIL HARTNELL Editor-in-chief of the Tribune [email protected] A former prime minister yesterday warned that COVID-19 had “only strengthened the resolve” of major nations to eliminate the competitive threat posed by the Bahamas and other Caribbean …

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Hungary places its motorway network under a 35-year concession

Vehicles are seen on the M1 motorway, 80 km west of Budapest, on March 15, 2013. REUTERS / Laszlo Balogh BUDAPEST, June 14 (Reuters) – Hungary to renovate the management of around 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) of its highways and public roads, awarding a 35-year concession contract, according to a …

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A pandemic has led to the warehouse boom in southeastern Europe

Like others in the industry, the Dutch group Raben has seen growing interest from companies seeking to establish supply chains close to key Western European markets to avoid costly disruptions such as those caused by COVID. -19. Private group Raben – which operates in 13 European countries serving industries such …

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Corruption in the Balkans threatens to derail EU membership application | Voice of America

European Union leaders are expected to discuss in the coming weeks the progress of long-standing requests from the Balkan states to join the bloc. But recent studies exploring the scale of money laundering in the region should not appease France and the Netherlands, which, among other member states, want to …

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China seeks support from Poland, Serbia after EU deal freezes

(Bloomberg) – China and the European Union are partners, not competitors, and cooperation will help both sides, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Polish counterpart as the Asian nation seeks support after the suspension of an investment agreement with the bloc. Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said his country …

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The battle for same-sex unions in Serbia continues

Until 1994, homosexuality in Serbia was considered a criminal offense. If you were a man, you could end up in jail for a year. If you were a lesbian woman, it only counted as a misdemeanor. The country entered the new millennium as one of the most homophobic countries in …

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