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India and Pakistan need to learn lessons from Croatia and Ethiopia

This week has given India two lessons - first from the Croatian President at the World Cup Final, and second from the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Jul 17, 2018, 16:43 PM IST

EU more willing to consider new members in Balkans: EU Commissioner

Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are official candidates for EU membership while Bosnia and Kosovo are seeking the same status.

Nov 28, 2017, 15:10 PM IST

Ratko Mladic verdict 'one-sided', would undermine reconciliation efforts in Balkans: Russia

Russia on Thursday said that the verdict against Bosnian Serb wartime military chief Ratko Mladic would undermine reconciliation efforts in the Balkans.

Nov 23, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

As dusk fell on Saturday evening, a Reuters witness saw a group of up to 70 people crossing into Macedonia from Greece, at a point where there is no razor wire fence between the two countries.

Apr 24, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

EU talks in shadow of migrant `humanitarian crisis`

EU interior ministers hold fresh talks on migration on Thursday, seeking to reduce the flow of people through the Balkans and plan for what the bloc has warned is a looming humanitarian crisis.

Feb 25, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

Austria says migrant flow to be slowed 'step by step': Report

The flow of migrants through the Balkans and towards Germany will be slowed progressively as part of a coordinated "domino effect" of restrictions by countries along the route, Austria`s interior minister said in comments published on Tuesday.

Feb 16, 2016, 15:31 PM IST

Germany to send 'thousands' of migrants back to Balkans

Germany will return thousands of rejected asylum applicants to the Balkans in coming months.

Oct 28, 2015, 22:04 PM IST

European Union pushes to end migrant chaos with Balkans plan

The meeting comes after Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia on Saturday warned they could close their borders to migrants.

Oct 26, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

Refugee flow unabated as EU leaders hold summit on crisis

As thousands of Syrians, Afghans and others kept up their relentless march through the Balkans, European leaders held an emergency summit today to find ways of easing the plight of those caught up in the continent's greatest immigration crisis in decades.

Oct 25, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

12,220 migrants enter Austria in 36 Hours

Hungarian police said 7,879 migrants entered the country on Sunday and 7,907 on Saturday.

Oct 12, 2015, 15:12 PM IST

Still before the storm? Slow trickle of migrants at Swiss border

Border guards in crisp blue uniforms rush onto the train as it grinds to a halt, quickly rounding up around a dozen African men and herding them into a nearby hall.

Sep 23, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Bulgaria detains 137 migrants in sweep in central Sofia

Bulgaria’s security forces have detained 137 foreigners in the capital Sofia in a sweep aimed at combating illegal migration, the country`s latest effort to tackle the migrant crisis challenging the Balkans region.

Sep 19, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

Serbia, Macedonia call at Balkans summit for EU action on migrants

 Serbia and Macedonia`s foreign ministers called for EU action on Europe`s migrant crisis at a summit Thursday of leaders from the western Balkans, attended by Germany`s chancellor.

Aug 27, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Two drown, five missing as migrants head for Greek island

Two people drowned and five were believed missing when a dinghy carrying migrants capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, as many hundreds continued to head to Greek territory from nearby Turkey.

Aug 24, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

Germany tries to stem tide of Balkan asylum seekers

Germany, overwhelmed by people fleeing war and poverty, is trying to deter asylum seekers from the Balkans, a region now considered safe at least from armed conflict.

 

Aug 07, 2015, 07:54 AM IST

EU tells Russia to keep Balkans out of Ukraine crisis

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Russia Friday not to involve the Balkans in tensions between Brussels and Moscow over the Ukrainian crisis.

Dec 06, 2014, 03:19 AM IST

Croatia donate World Cup cash to flood victims

Croatia`s football squad have donated a quarter of their money earned for reaching the World Cup finals to victims of deadly floods that have devastated the Balkans.

May 22, 2014, 09:06 AM IST

Balkans count cost of floods, brace for more

The flood-hit Balkans began counting the cost Wednesday of a devastating natural disaster that has killed at least 49 people and still threatens the Serbian capital Belgrade.

May 21, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

Balkans on alert as swollen rivers due to hit new peaks

The Balkans were on alert today as swollen rivers were due to reach new peaks after days of devastating floods and landslides that have claimed at least 49 lives.

May 20, 2014, 17:56 PM IST

UN sends assessment team, aid to Balkans after floods

The UN has dispatched an assessment team and humanitarian assistance to Serbia after flooding triggered by days of rainfall has reportedly submerged entire villages and triggered landslides across the Balkans.

May 20, 2014, 09:39 AM IST