BUCHAREST -- Victor Ponta has offered guarantees to the U.S. and NATO that Romania was "a loyal ally they can rely on militarily and politically in the Ukraine crisis."
PODGORICA -- The Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed as "inappropriate" and "arbitrary" the criticism the country received from the Russian Federation.
BANJA LUKA -- Milorad Dodik met with Serbian Ambassador to Bosnia Stanimir Vukićević to discuss the RS lawmakers' activities to enact regulations on place of residence.
SOFIA -- Bulgarian officials have said that they recovered a collection of 15,000 priceless gold artifacts from a smuggling gang.
SKOPJE -- Incumbent President Gjorge Ivanov of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE leads in the Macedonian presidential election, having won 428,000 votes on Sunday.
Last year, to mark the anniversary of the murder of Slavko Ćuruvija, hopes were voiced that next year there would be some progress in identifying the killera and those who ordered the murder.
"What is important - considering that things have come to this - is to know that what is happening in the court in The Hague is not our job, it is not the job of politicians. It is the job for the court, it is linked to the past, our job is linked
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on April 17 sent a letter Russian President Vladimir Putin. The letter was published on the European Commission (EC) website