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Vucic has assessed the requirements of Kosovo negotiations under the auspices of the European Union

The requirements of the authorities of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo in the negotiations under the auspices of the EU are meaningless, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.

On Friday, Vucic is on a visit to Paris, where he arrived to hold a video-conference on the question of Kosovo on the initiative of Germany, France and the EU. Upon arrival, he was familiarized with the demands of the Kosovo Albanian authorities.

Merkel will hold meetings with premiers of Italy and Spain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week ahead of the summit of heads of state and government of the EU will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of Italy and Spain, said the Deputy official representative of the government of Germany Martin Fitz.

According to her, Merkel and Conte will give a press conference about 17.30 (18.30 GMT). On Tuesday Merkel will meet with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez.

Chaos in America helped Europe to address the issue of "North stream — 2"

The Saga of building the "Nord stream — 2" is nearing its logical end, and the plot thickens: defense Minister of Germany has to answer the charges that earned gas money to Russia "will be able to spend on military purposes".

Associated aggravation with the fact that the Danish energy Agency was allowed to use for laying the remaining half a hundred kilometers of pipes vessels with anchor positioning. In this case, and the fact of issuance of the permit, and the terms in which it was made, point to the fundamental geopolitical changes.

Media reported about the refusal of the German Ministers to go to the summit G7

The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said no to the invitation to participate in the meeting of the G7 on July 29 in Washington, according to the publication Spiegel, citing sources from the governmental circles of Germany and the United States.

According to Spiegel, the Meuse, and Scholz refused full-time Ministerial meeting of the G7 in Washington, but made it clear that Germany is ready to send Deputy Ministers. In addition, the newspaper writes, apparently, the authorities of other countries "sevens" also refused to meet at the Ministerial level.

The head of the European Council talked about the differences in EU recovery Fund

The President of the European Council Charles Michel told the European Parliament on progress in the negotiations on the multi-year financial plan for the 2021-2027 years and to Fund European economic recovery after the crisis COVID-19, noting that differences remain.

"States have agreed to discuss together multi-year financial plan and Fund recovery. All agree that there must be an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis. All agree that it is necessary to focus on regions and sectors of the economy, more than any other affected by the pandemic," said Michelle.

The Minister of defence of Germany has responded to claims to the "Nord stream — 2"

Head of the defense Ministry of Germany, the leader of the German conservatives Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer responded to the criticism of the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" and called for a discussion.

"First, that we become too dependent on Russian gas. But at the same time, we are diversifying the energy supply in Europe, use other sources of energy, LNG, and develop alternative and renewable energy," she said.

Vucic said that the goal of the organizers of the riots in Serbia

The organizers of the riots at the Parliament of Serbia in the night of Wednesday hoped to weaken the position of the Serbian leadership before the talks on Kosovo in the EU, said the President of Serbia Alexander Vucic.

In France on July 9, is scheduled to meet Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic of Kosovo. On July 12, scheduled the first meeting between the Serbian President and Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Hoti Abdulahim in Brussels for the first time after the freezing of dialogue in 2018.

Merkel has assessed the impact of the pandemic on respect for democratic rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the restriction of the rights of citizens during the lockdown in Europe "high price", stressing that such measures should be imposed only on important occasions and for a short time and should not serve as a pretext for "the elimination of democratic rights."

"To stop the chain of infection, had to temporarily restrict the most elementary basic rights. It was a high price because of these fundamental rights actively fought generations in Europe. Humanitarian and civil rights - these are the most important values that we have Europe and they should be restricted for very important reasons and in a very short period of time. Pandemic should not be a pretext for the elimination of democratic rights," said Merkel, representing the European Parliament programme of the German presidency of the EU Council.

Merkel called for greater EU foreign policy

The European Union needs to decide who she wants to be in Europe "is rapidly changing the world order," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"At the same time, we live in a world of global change, when shifted to the zone of influence, and Europe despite the commitment of many member countries of the transatlantic Alliance more by herself. We must and can decide who he wants to be Europe in this rapidly changing world order," said she, presenting in the Parliament the programme of the German presidency of the EU Council.

Pandemic should not be a pretext for the oppression of democracy, said Merkel

Germany during the interim presidency in the EU Council intends to focus on fundamental European values and human rights, considering them as one of the main achievements of Europe, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, introducing on Wednesday the program for the next six months the deputies of the European Parliament.

"To stop the spread of the pandemic, we had to restrict the basic rights of citizens. Exacting a high price. This is an exceptional measure that can only be used for short term and only in emergency situations and pandemics. The pandemic must not become a pretext for the oppression of democracy. Fundamental values and rights is an achievement of the whole Europe" - said Merkel.

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