07.09.2009 Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Croatia | Macedonia | Montenegro | Politics | Serbia | Turkey | Western Balkans
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says Turkey does not top the list of EU candidates, "because all of the Western Balkans" must join first.
"For now we are opening up one negotiations chapter at a time, which takes time," Koucher was quoted as saying in Sweden as he informally met with his Turkish counterpart Amhet Davutoglu
RFE reports that the current EU chair Sweden repeated its support for Turkey's bid to join, but that other EU partners, including France, reiterated their backing for a "privileged partnership" with that country.
01.09.2009 Croatia | Macedonia | Politics
Macedonia and Croatia will urge the succession process of properties belonging to former Yugoslavia to be accelerated, after it has been frozen for two years. This issue was raised Sunday by countries' foreign ministers Antonio Milososki and Gordan Jandrokovic respectively at the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum.
We have raised the issue - succession of diplomatic properties of ex-Yugoslavia that is in a two-year hiatus following Serbia's lack of activity in the field, stated FM Milososki after the meeting, adding the countries expected the initiative to be revived.
01.09.2009 Business | Macedonia
Macedonian farmers do not use the advantages made available by renewable energy sources, but with adequate trainings they can be provided with energy from existing energy sources around them and save money.
This was conveyed Monday at a round-table where the project "Promotion of Sustainable Agricultural Practices, Energy Efficiency and Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources in Rural Communities in Macedonia" - Agroenergy was presented.