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May 22, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Foreign ministers from four Eastern European countries – Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania – signed a memorandum on cooperation in connecting national gas transmission networks, developing gas interconnections and securing […]

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No promises, but EU wants to stay friends with its eastern partners

May 22, 2015, by The Kyiv Post

European Union leaders will keep their co-operation with Ukraine and five other ex-Soviet republics, but membership looks far off. That’s the th ...

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Tsipras looks for political deal in Riga

May 22, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Riga Thursday for a European Union leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of which he is scheduled to hold talks ...

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Europe follows US lead in tackling ‘conflict minerals’

May 22, 2015, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European l ...

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    Europe locked in migrant quota dispute
    May 21, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union countries are locked in an increasingly bitter battle over proposals to set quotas for accepting asylum seekers and other migrants fleeing Africa and the Middle East. What has […]

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    Skopje protests underscore Balkan tensions
    May 20, 2015, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Protest marches on consecutive days in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, brought tens of thousands of people into the streets this week, some to call for the government’s resignation and others […]

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    Ukraine conflict simmers as EU courts former Soviet states
    May 20, 2015, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend Thursday the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia. The meeting comes amid high tensions between Europe and Russia over the future […]