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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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Problems of limited statehood have curbed the transformative power of the EU in the Western Balkans (limited statehood is the main impediment for the Western Balkans on their road to Brussels).
She also said that the first panel of Western Balkans prime ministers on Feb.
Before Juncker, Borisov presented his geopolitical vision of the region, explaining that the Western Balkans would replace the UK in the EU.
The economic recovery in the Western Balkans in 2016 has encouraging effects on the unemployment and poverty rate drops.
Regional cooperation, EU integration and pending disputes were tabled at the meeting of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with the ministers of foreign affairs of the Western Balkan countries, including Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki.
For all the countries of the Western Balkans, important milestones on their European path are within reach," but they must first resolve their bilateral issues, Fule warned.
The Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (WeBSEFF), a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)/European Union (EU) program for funding of Western Balkans sustainable energy projects, has supported 15 projects in Macedonia in the amount of EUR 4,4 million indebtedness.
Norway is almost doubling its development assistance to the Western Balkans, with an increase from NOK 175 million in 2017 to NOK 319 million in 2018.
Soft connectivity and deepening economic integration between the six countries in the Western Balkans dominated the agenda of yesterdays third Western Balkans Investment Summit.
The new EU aid comes a day before the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna, due tomorrow (Thursday), to be hosted by Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann.
At her meeting with her host, Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki, she reconfirmed the Italian support for the integration of the Republic of Macedonia and the other countries of the Western Balkans into the EU.
The agreement was signed at the fifth meeting of the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) Steering Committee.

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