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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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After the tour of the Balkan countries, the TURKSOY Youth Chamber Choir will perform at the 2019 IFCM World Choir Exhibition in Portugal.
The two-day forum should bring together the leaders of the six Western Balkan countries as well as a number of diplomats and senior statesmen from some of the European countries.
The Berlin Process is a diplomatic initiative by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, launched in 2014, with the aim of supporting the peaceful, stable and democratic future of the Western Balkan countries, and to promote regional cooperation and European integration of the region.
On the other hand, the governments of the Western Balkan countries have been open to new investors in the region no matter the ties and the alignment of their projects with the policies of the EU.
On the other hand, the Balkan countries have many economic problems such as poverty, unemployment, underdevelopment, and emigration.
He also emphasized that the other Balkan countries too would be learning from this experience as that would help overcome historical problems and conflicts.
She noted that at the polling stations, which the monitoring mission from the Balkan countries have visited, none of the present foreign observers voiced dissatisfaction.
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"We support the striving of Kosovo, as well as all Western Balkan countries toward the EU, and I confirm that the door of the EU is still open," Mikser was quoted by spokespeople as saying in Pristina.

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