(ANSA-AP) - WARSAW, FEB 15 - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the memorial site of Auschwitz along with the Polish president. It was the first visit for Pence, a conservative Christian, to the site where German forces murdered 1.1 million people, most of them Jews but also Poles, Roma and…
(ANSA) - BRUXELLES, FEB 15 - The European Union has formally been notified by the Republic of North Macedonia of its new name, following the entry into force of the Prespa agreement. "We warmly welcome this historic step, which sets an example of reconciliation for the Western Balkans region and beyond",…
(ANSA-AP) - BRUSSELS, FEB 15 - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the European Union's top diplomat in Brussels Friday following a scathing attack from the Trump administration on the bloc and several of its main members over their approach to Iran. Pompeo held what was expected to be a tense…
(ANSA) - Rome, February 14 - President Sergio Mattarella replied to a Slovenian complaint about Italian officials' statements on Foibe Remembrance Day by saying he was concerned about verbal excesses in the EU, the office of Slovenian President Borut Pahor said Thursday. "I share Your concerns regarding…
(ANSA) - WARSAW, 14 FEB - ''We have said in unison that we need to increase the pressure on Iran'', but ''different countries can reach different conclusions'' on what to do, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the end of the Warsaw conference. Pompeo pointed out that among the more than 60 countries…
(ANSA) - TIRANA, FEB 14 - The Albanian Parliament today unanimously ratified the protocol for the accession of Northern Macedonia to Nato. Albania thus becomes the third country to give clearance to accession after Greece and Slovenia. Albania's premier Edi Rama called the moment ''solemn'', highlighting…
(ANSA) - WARSAW, FEB 14- ''The European Union and the United States have the same opinion on the situation in the Middle East and on the negative impact of Iran, but they have different views on what to do and how to do it''. That is what Jacek Czaputowicz, the head of Polish diplomacy, said at the…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, 14 FEB - EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met today with the Defence Minister of North Macedonia Radmila Sekerinska in Brussels, ahead of the NATO Defence ministers' meeting. Athens and in Skopje reached a "courageous, historic and really encouraging turning point that I…
(AP-ANSA) - WARSAW - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is calling for America's European allies to join it in withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal and stop efforts he said are designed to evade U.S. sanctions. Speaking at a Middle East conference in Poland, Pence accused Iran of being the…
(ANSA-AP) - WARSAW, Poland — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world "can't achieve peace and security in the Middle East without confronting Iran." Pompeo spoke Thursday before the opening session of a Middle East security conference in Warsaw. Appearing next to Israeli Prime Minister…
(ANSA-AP) - FRANKFURT, 14 FEB - Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the fourth quarter, reporting only zero growth as foreign trade made little contribution to Europe's largest economy. The lackluster figure released Thursday by the state statistics agency followed a 0.2 percent fall in output during…
(ANSA) - MILAN, FEB 13 - Generali has completed the acquisition of Slovenia's Adriatic Slovenica insurance company, that had been announced in May 2019. The transaction - according to a press release - also includes the acquisition of Kd Funds, with over 750 million assets under management, third biggest…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 13 FEB - Seven Central- and Eastern European EU member countries have already reached their Europe 2020 renewable energy national targets, show data made public by Eurostat today. "Each EU Member State has its own Europe 2020 target" and the "national targets take into account the…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, FEB 13 - "We have an agreement, the Brussels Agreement from 2013 stating clearly that the Kosovo Security Forces cannot go north without the concurrence of the Commander of KFOR. And we expect that that agreement is still valid" and "I have also expressed that to Mr. Haradinaj", NATO…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, FEB 13 - If Bosnia-Herzegovina wants to join the European Union, it must show "concrete results", carry out "constitutional, political and electoral reforms". This is the message sent out by the European Parliament to the leaders of Sarajevo, contained in a resolution approved by…
(ANSA) - BRUXELLES, 13 FEB - Se la Bosnia-Erzegovina vuole entrare nell'Ue deve mostrare "risultati concreti" nelle "riforme costituzionali, politiche ed elettorali" e risolvere l'impasse in cui si trova bloccata da oltre un anno e mezzo. E' il messaggio del Parlamento europeo ai leader di Sarajevo,…
(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, FEB 12 - NATO Defense Ministers "review the level of our support for the Kosovo Security Force after the change of its mandate", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today on the eve of the Alliance ministerial meeting in Brussels. "Our KFOR mission, which has made an important…
(AP-ANSA) - BRATISLAVA, 12 FEB - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is invoking the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin threats…
(ANSA) - ZAGREB, FEB 12 - European Parliament president Antonio Tajani, accused yesterday by Croatia's and Slovenia's highest political and institutional offices of "irredentism" and "historical revisionism" for the words he said Sunday at the foiba of Basovizza. On that occasion, Tajani hoorayed for…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, FEB 12 - Two thirds of Hungarian respondents in a survey of the Nezopont Institute said that they are happy with the measures recently announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to support families and to fight the demographic decline in the country. The poll revealed that 63% of the…
(AP-ANSA) - BUDAPEST - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Hungary on the first leg of a five-nation European tour on Monday, on which he raised concerns about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe. Pompeo met in Budapest on Monday with Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor…
(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 11 - Slovenia's prime minister Marjan Sarec strongly condemned the words of the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, calling them an expression of ''unprecedented historical revisionism''. ''Fascism was a fact, and was intended to destroy the Slovenian people'', the…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 11 FEB - Lithuania is the country in the European Union with the highest share of women among scientists and engineers. Official data made public by Eurostat today show that in five EU Member States the majority of scientists and engineers were women back in 2017. Among them, Lithuania…
(ANSA-AP) - SKOPJE, FEB 11 - Authorities in Macedonia have begun removing official signs from government buildings to prepare for its new name: North Macedonia. "Government of the Republic of Macedonia" signs were removed from the country's main government building early Monday in the capital Skopje.…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, FEB 11 - The Greek company Energean has started a 3D seismic survey of two offshore natural gas blocks in Montenegro, the Montenegrin hydrocarbons agency informed, the specialised portal SeeNews reported today. The 3D seismic survey in the Adriatic sea will be performed through a…
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, FEB A delegation of the CEI-Executive Secretariat, led by Secretary General Roberto Antonione, including the Deputy Secretary General Nina Kodelja and some senior officers, visited Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia on 5-7 February and met with a number of high-level government representatives.…
(ANSA) - BOLOGNA, FEB 8 - Gas Plus arrives in Romania: the Parma-based group has approved the E & P 'Midia Gas Development' project in the Black Sea and has signed an agreement with the operator Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) to give them a 5% stake in the project, maintaining a 10% stake. The sale to BSOG…
(by Stefano Giantin) (ANSA) - BELGRADE - After Malta (5.2% growth in 2019), Slovakia's GDP growth forecast of 4.1% will be the joint second highest in the European Union this year, together with Ireland, according to the latest Winter 2019 Economic Forecast made public by the European Commission. In…
(ANSA) - BELGRADE - The Serbian ministry of Construction has issued an edification permit for the erection of the so-called "Belgrade Tower", a 168-meters high skyscraper that will be the flagship of the Belgrade Waterfront project. The skyscraper will be the "tallest building in Serbia", with 47,500…
(AP-ANSA) - BERLIN - German imports and exports both rose unexpectedly strongly in December, providing a positive note about the strength of Europe's largest economy amid growing worries. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that exports rose 1.5 percent from November, to 112.3 billion euros…

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