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15th Oct 2019

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First flight from Greece to Macedonia in 12 years

Macedonia's deputy prime minister, Bujar Osmani, was onboard when the first direct commercial flight between Greece and Macedonia in 12 years took off on Thursday evening. The twice-weekly service follows a deal between the two nations to end a 27-year name dispute, leading Macedonia to formally change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia. Greece's largest carrier, Aegean Airlines, will operate return flights twice weekly.

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Brussels welcomes Nordic culture

Brussels will play host to more than 400 Nordic artists and creative practitioners this autumn, organised by one of Europe's most influential cultural institutions, BOZAR.

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Threat to Unesco park mars Montenegro's EU bid

The site contains Europe's second largest natural pasture and hundreds of local families depend on it, but part of it has been slated to become a military training ground.

EU countries to halt arms sales to Turkey

EU states have agreed to stop arms sales to Turkey over its invasion of Syria, marking a nadir in relations with their Nato ally. In response, Ankara mocked the decision as a "joke".

Nine Catalan separatist leaders given long jail terms

Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition and misuse of public funds over their role in Catalonia's 2017 bid for independence. The possible legal immunity of some MEPs remains unanswered.

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