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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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From this period are dated the first temples that respect Egyptian gods in the Balkans. The time of Macedonian imperialism and conquests of Alexander the Great, confirms that relations between Egypt and the Balkans in Ancient and Hellenistic period were very strong, primarily through the legends of Osiris (or Zeus) and his son Macedon, the legend of conception of Alexander's mother Olympia, Alexander's declaration as successor of Ammon and decedent of pharaohs, as well as his behaviour afterwards.
When the journal's acceptance rates were analyzed according to years and regions, the acceptance rates of articles from the Balkans were consistently higher than the overall acceptance rates.
[ClickPress, Thu Mar 01 2018] Balkan Natural Adventure an adventure tourism company from Kosovo has entered an agreement with one of the star hikers of the country Arineta Mula, in order to do a promotional walk in the Peaks of the Balkans tour, and invite more women to become mountain guides.
Belene NPP with EU funding, with all of us shareholders, "We have 2 paid new nuclear reactors for 2200 megawatts, we have paid them and are in boxes," said Borisov, who said that we could really achieve diversification in the Balkans, people in the Balkans will believe us, when they see us with the bulldozers that we are building and that we are aware that through wars and proving who is stronger nothing is achieved and we are the poorest, so I am really happy that we are together here, "said Borisov.
The Balkan region may not be too well known for its cuisine, cocktails or wines, but an Arlington, VA, bar aims to change that.
Also, the author advances the claim that the peoples in the Balkans, having lost any enthusiasm for the multiethnic status quo, predominantly strive to finally accomplish the imagined monoethnic greater state projects - so-called Greater Serbia, Greater Croatia and Greater Albania.
Entangled Histories of the Balkans; Volume 3: Shared Pasts, Disputed Legacies
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey's political Islamist oligarchy, after having consolidated power and effectively controlling every mechanism of the state, is now using cultural, historical and religious links to the Balkans as a means to advance religious fanaticism in southeastern Europe, trampling the rational and traditional interests of Turkey, which are grounded in boosting trade and strengthening stability and security in the Balkans.
| SARAJEVO, April 5 (KUNA) -- Russia will not stop by the annexation of Crimea but plans to regain its power in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, a think tank said Saturday.
Entangled Histories of the Balkans; Volume 2: Transfers of Political Ideologies and Institutions
The Serbian government has recognized the significance of this segment of tourism in Serbia and the whole of the Balkans, said Serbian Parliament Speaker Nebojša StefanoviA, opening the Third Balkan Spa Summit in AranAelovac, central Serbia.
* Protests in Skopje in sign of solidarity for everything that is happening in Egypt, three registered Albanians from Macedonia killed in Syria, and fear radical Islam spreading in the Balkans coupled with an increased number of asylum seekers from the countries of the Middle East are only some of the effects in the Balkans and Macedonia in the past three years since the outbreak of the Arab Spring.