In a recent speech at a university in Prague, the German Chancellor outlined his vision of an expanded EU, but at a time of unstable economics, the idea could backfire.
The crowd in the city's main square appeared to number about 20,000 — though opposition organisers said the number was twice as large and police estimated 6,500 were in attendance.
Moldova, a neighbouring state to Ukraine, has a breakaway region called Transnistria, where Russians have troops. Recently Moldova asked Russians to leave the region, angering Moscow.
Undermining the security of Russian soldiers in Moldova's breakaway region could spark a military confrontation with Moscow, FM Sergey Lavrov warns Chisinau.
European Union's founding principles of human dignity and equality fall apart at the seams, especially when it has kept Muslim-majority Balkan countries at bay.
Ukraine and Moldova hailed the EU decision as a "historic moment," while Balkan countries Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia criticised EU for moving slowly on their membership process.
At least 120,000 people take part in the "March for Europe" in Tbilisi after European Commission recommends deferring Tbilisi's candidacy.
The move could open up a years-long path toward Ukraine joining the bloc which
requires unanimous approval from all existing EU member nations.
Many people know about the Gagauz people, who are primarily Orthodox Christian, but the Gagauz Muslims are a lesser known minority-within-a-minority.
A brief history of the Gagauz, a Turkic, primarily Orthodox Christian people in the Balkans.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss wants to see Ukraine's southwest neighbour Moldova "equipped to NATO standard", reports The Telegraph.
Concerns about the region becoming increasingly unstable and fractured are real and legitimate.
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