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Thousands reach northern Greek border

Migrants are facing long waits to cross Greece's border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) after a four-day ferry strike ended and eased a bottleneck on the country's eastern Aegean islands,
The Southern: November 9, 2015

Kosovo signs stabilization and association agreement with EU

Kosovo on Tuesday signed a stabilization and association agreement with the European Union, a milestone expected to promote economic growth in one of Europe's poorest countries.
The Telegraph: October 27, 2015

EU: 100,000 places for migrants in reception centers

The European Union -- in an effort to ease the burden on Greece and eastern European countries caused by the influx of migrants -- said it will set up 100,000 places in reception centers in Greece and along the migrants' route through the Balkans.
October 26, 2015

Migrants stranded between Serbia, Croatia

Several thousand migrants remain stranded Monday along the Croatian-Serbian border, having spent a cold, rainy night with little food after Hungary shut down its crossing into Croatia early Saturday.
October 19, 2015

Balkans lose geopolitical importance

Balkans lose geopolitical importance for USA and Russia, albeit becoming a major security concern for the EU.
Ioannis Michaletos: October 19, 2015

Tsipras meets Archbishop of Albania

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday welcomed the Archbishop of Tirana Durres and All Albania Anastasios at the Maximos Mansion and referred to his important work in religious and social issues.
August 25, 2015

Albania, Greece Row Over Village Church

Athens criticised Tirana after a police attempt to remove an alleged illegal construction at a village church rekindled rivalry between the Catholic and Greek-backed Orthodox churches in Albania.
Balkan Insight: August 24, 2015

FYROM riot police confront migrants at border

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) announced Friday that it would allow in "a limited number of illegal migrants from vulnerable categories" after riot police confronted angry crowds of migrants stranded in a no-man's land at the border with Greece.
August 21, 2015

Balkans as a soft underbelly

The role of the Balkans in relation to the impeding Jihadist threat in Europe
Ioannis Michaletos: August 9, 2015