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28th Apr 2017

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Mogherini: Balkans becoming geopolitical 'chessboard'

EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini said in Brussels on Monday that the Western Balkans risked becoming a "chessboard" for geopolitical struggles between Russia and the West. She also said regional "inter-ethnic" tensions were becoming increasingly "dangerous", but added that young people and civil society in the Balkans showed a "pro-European energy" that could help the EU fight euroscepticism if Balkan countries joined the European Union in future.

Mob storms Macedonian parliament

A nationalist mob violently stormed parliament in Macedonia on Thursday, amid EU concern on police conduct during the attack.

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