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Balkans,

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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The prices vary: While a Kalashnikov can cost between 300 and 500 euros ($325-540) in the Balkans, the price goes up to 2,000 euros in some countries.
Given signs of increased uneasiness on the part of governments in the Balkans regarding Turkish policies, the same backlash will likely occur in the Balkans as well.
I think it was in Maria Todorova's book Imagining Balkans, I remember that I read something about how westerners perceived the fact "diversity and pluralism" in Balkans through the end of 19 th century.
EM Balkans effectively combines the expertise from both sides into a unique combined financial and communications offering.
Regulators believe they can take the decision for setting up a Balkan cost-free roaming zone by January 1, 2015.
Canada continues to be concerned by the impact of the devastating floods and landslides in the Balkans, said Minister Paradis.
The central topic of the meeting of the countries of the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans was the European integration of the Balkan countries, the challenges on their way to the EU, the transformative power of the European integration and the ways of exerting positive impact on the process of EU enlargement.
Most recent works on the issue of the main repository of identity in the Balkans have their origin in the divergences concerning the understanding of the theory of "new forms of identity and political loyalty" aimed to justify traditional religious structures.
Although the Balkans area has attracted immense academic interest due to two turbulent decades, the examination of the political parties in the Western Balkans is limited to a handful of sources.
This, at least, is how the European Commission wants to see the Balkans, and how the region wants to present itself.
Summary: Sarajevo, June 02, 2010, SPA -- European Union ministers said today they remained committed to the integration of the Western Balkans into the bloc, dismissing fears of "enlargement fatigue" in the wake of the Greek financial crisis, according to Reuters.
Nevertheless, it seems that Europe is too much occupied with internal problems and it is really giving little considerations to the Western Balkans.