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Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and members of his government applaud after winning a confidence vote in the parliament in Athens on Wednesday. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece’s approval of an ac(...)

People attend a march in Belgrade, Serbia  on the first anniversary of the murder of opposition Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic   in the town of Mitrovica in Kosovo. Photograph: Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Thousands of people marched through Belgrade on Wednesday to protest against the rule of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and mark one year since th(...)

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab  in Mosney Provision Centre in Co Louth: “What I want now is for my children to learn the language and integrate into Irish society.” Photograph: James Forde

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab first began feeling physically unwell when she heard her daughter’s husband had been killed. Even before his death she was desper(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaking in parliament on Tuesday.  He is expected to retain power and press on with ratification of the accord. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The Greek government is expected to survive a confidence vote on Wednesday, amid continuing domestic and international fallout from a historic agreeme(...)

Protesters light flares in front of a banner reading in Serbian Cyrillic “It has began” in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Photograph: Andrej Cukic/EPA

Thousands of Serbians have taken to the streets again in protest against their president, Aleksandar Vucic, as his allies planned a major counter-ral(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras makes statements to the press following his meeting with resigned coalition partner Panos Kammenos (not pictured) in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said he would call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him bereft(...)

Prime minister Zoran Zaev  after Macedonian lawmakers vote to change the country’s name to ‘the Republic of North Macedonia’ at the parliament in Skopje. Photograph:  Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement (...)

Irish mortgage customers are paying about €250 more every month than their euro zone peers as a result of higher interest rates. Photograph: iStock

Figures released by the Central Bank of Ireland on Friday showed that mortgage interest rates in the Republic are amongst the highest in the euro zone(...)

In the year to the end of November, there was a 22% increase in the value of mortgage agreements to €7.7bn. Photograph: iStock

Homeowners in the Republic no longer paid the highest rate of interest in the euro zone for mortgages in November, after being surpassed by Greece. Be(...)

Demonstrators wave old Macedonian flags at a protest against a process of renaming the country North Macedonia. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Macedonia’s government hopes to secure final approval from the country’s parliament this week to change its name to North Macedonia, in a deal with Gr(...)

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