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Bulg. Stara Planina (stä`rä plä'nēnä`), major mountain range of the Balkan PeninsulaBalkan Peninsula,
southeasternmost peninsula of Europe, c.200,000 sq mi (518,000 sq km), bounded by the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Ionian Sea, and Adriatic Sea.
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 and Bulgaria, extending c.350 mi (560 km) from E Serbia through central Bulgaria to the Black Sea. It rises to 7,794 ft (2,376 m) at Botev, the highest peak. The Balkans are a continuation of the Carpathian Mts. The forested range is sparsely populated and rich in a variety of minerals.
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Brussels wants the Western Balkan states to join the EU so that their young would stay at home, said Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Trieste.
The Balkan states were also urged to put more effort to form a single economic and trade zone.
Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, confirmed Austrias role in facilitating and supporting the Balkan States process of rapprochement with the EU: We firmly support Montenegros prospects of joining the EU as well as that of all the other west Balkan states.
A RALLYING cry has gone out to the people of Coventry to show "the spirit of Godiva" and help families left devastated by the oods in the Balkan states.
The collection's last paper examines the question of the uneasy marriage of Communism and nationalist politics in the Balkan states and raises many questions for both future research and the future of these complex and vibrant nations.
Scandinavian countries vote for Scandinavian countries; Balkan states vote for Balkan states; and the Irish vote for more drink.
So I am afraid that unless those who want to turn the clock back to the days before World War II are seeking a period of ethnic cleansing similar to that attempted in the Balkan states, they should accept that there is no caste system in Wales.
Cautioning the Balkan states that hope to join the EU some day, the 27 home affairs ministers, meeting on 25 October in Luxembourg, focused more on the need for these countries to improve protection of their Roma minority than on abuse of their asylum system.
DESPITE being drawn alongside three powerful Balkan states in the Euro 2000 qualifiers, Ireland managed to split Yugoslavia and Croatia and were rewarded with a play-off against Turkey.
The company also registered a significant growth in revenue from sales in Balkan states.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Sarajevo today at start of a tour to several Balkan states.
NEW YORK, Sep 23, 2010 (TUR) -- The Turkish president expressed on Wednesday Turkey's wish to see all Balkan states in NATO.