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Greece FM warns of Russian interference in Balkans

Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias has rebuked Russia for trying to undermine his country's deal with Macedonia on the name issue. "Russia must realise that it cannot disrespect the national interests of another state because it feels it is stronger," he said in an interview over the weekend. Athens earlier this months said it would expel two Russian diplomats for attempting to undermine the landmark accord.

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Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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