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21 Oct 2009 description
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BELGRADE, Oct 21, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Serbia and Russia agreed here on Wednesday to establish a joint humanitarian center in the southern Serbian city of Nis for immediate response to emergencies such as fire, floods and earthquakes.

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dacic and Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu signed a plan on the center's initial stage of development.

Later, the two leaders told a joint press conference that the center should serve the entire region and offer quick and efficient support in case of …

24 Jul 2007 description
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TIRANA, Jul 24, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The massive wild forest fire that claimed one life near a southern Macedonian city was put under control on Tuesday, but the situation on the ground is still critical, news reaching here from Skopje reported.

21 Oct 2005 description
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TIRANA, Oct 21, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and his Albanian counterpart Sali Berisha said Friday that a solution to the issue of Kosovo's final status should respect the existing borders in the region, local media reported.

The two leaders shared the position during their meeting in Macedonia's capital city of Skopje where Berisha was paying a one- day visit to the country.

The solution must be done within the framework of recognizing the Balkans' existing international borders, including the international borders of Kosovo, both …

20 Apr 2004 description
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ANKARA, Apr 20, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that cooperation in the Balkans has become critically important in terms of securing and consolidating peace and stability on today's international conditions.

Erdogan made the remarks in Adapazari near Istanbul before his departure for Sarajevo to attend the seventh summit of heads of state and government of Southeast European Countries Cooperation Process.

The Anatolia News Agency quoted Erdogan as saying that Turkish Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul went …

17 Mar 2004 description
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TIRANA, Mar 17, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Macedonian authorities shut the country's borders with Kosovo on Wednesday night as ethnic clashes in the UN-administrated province of Serbia of Serbia and Montenegro have left at least 14 people dead.

18 Jul 2002 description
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TIRANA, Jul 18, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- European Union Special Envoy to Macedonia Alain Le Roy said Thursday that the most of displaced persons has returned homes one year after the security crisis in Macedonia, MIA news agency reported.

Le Roy said at a press conference that So far, 155,000 displaced persons, out of 170,000, have returned to their homes.

"We are making efforts to create conditions for returning of the rest of 15,000 persons before the winter and to complete the reconstruction of damaged homes, " Le Roy said.

20 Aug 2001 description
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BUCHAREST, August 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Romanian Foreign Minister Mircea Geoana said Monday that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will send 25 monitors to Macedonia to help implement the recently-concluded peace agreement there if NATO agrees.

During a meeting with Macedonian Foreign Minister Ilinka Mitreva, Geoana, currently chairman-in-office of the OSCE, said some of the monitors will come from Romania, which it hopes would help boost mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries.

Mitreva, who arrived here earlier in the day for a two-day working …

02 Jul 2001 description
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TIRANA, Jul 2, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Macedonian security forces ended mine sweeping operation Monday in Aracinovo village, 10 kilometers from Skopje, the Capital of Macedonia.

29 Jun 1999 description
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ATHENS (June 29) XINHUA - Greece on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the European Union (EU) to base its agency for the Balkan reconstruction in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.

11 Jun 1999 description
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BRUSSELS (June 11) XINHUA - The European Union (EU) said here Friday that it has allocated 50 million euros (52 million US dollars) for a plan for the return of refugees to Kosovo.