Marko Bello- In memoriam

Marko Bello- In memoriam

In the early hours of December 4, the news broke to Tirana that Marko Bello, former minister of EU integration, former MP of the Socialist Party for three mandates and former diplomat had lost his battle to Covid-19. Bello died

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Chinese technology as a tool of foreign policy: the case of Albania

Chinese technology as a tool of foreign policy: the case of Albania

by Loren Koçollari During the last decades, Chinese foreign policy has been the focus of the researchers, and there’s an ongoing interest to see how technology has been used or will be used as a tool to expand China’s influence

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Two realities: Roma in the European Union and Roma in the Western Balkans in the eyes of the European Commission

Two realities: Roma in the European Union and Roma in the Western Balkans in the eyes of the European Commission

by Stephan Müller The European Commission (EC) recently presented communications on two important policies which are both of relevance for the countries of the Western Balkans: the 2020 Enlargement Package and the new EU Roma Strategic Framework for Equality, Inclusion

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Digital Infrastructure in Albania – Perspective

Digital Infrastructure in Albania – Perspective

by HENRI HAXHIRAJ Importance of digital infrastructure The restrictions in certain areas of our everyday lives that many countries implemented due to the spread of Covid-19 once more highlighted the importance of digital infrastructure as a necessary pillar for enabling

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Albania – in the optics of the Greek-Turkish conflict

Albania – in the optics of the Greek-Turkish conflict

BLENDI LAMI Old rivalries come to light It is estimated that two billion barrels of oil and four trillion cubic meters of natural gas are found in the seabed of Eastern Mediterranean. Such a discovery rekindled old rivalries and set

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Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice

Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice

RUDINA JASINI Justice for victims has often been claimed as the raison d’être and the rallying call of international criminal justice mechanisms.  This noble goal has been at the heart of the work of hybrid and ad hoc international criminal tribunals

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1970-2020: Sino-Italian Bond as an Example of Cooperation

1970-2020: Sino-Italian Bond as an Example of Cooperation

By Genc Mlloja In addition to the symbolism of the protocol ethics, commemoration of such historical events as the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy are occasions that create opportunities for political, intellectual circles

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Priebe: There are similar problems in all Western Balkan countries

Priebe: There are similar problems in all Western Balkan countries

It can often be heard that the “Priebe Report” on the rule law helped resolve the political crisis in North Macedonia. One was also published last year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In recent years, calls for new “Priebe Reports” in

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Pandemic response as threat to democracy – Albania

Pandemic response as threat to democracy – Albania

EVA HOXHA As a practical governing tool, governments can use emergency powers in order to safeguard our health, our lives, and the economy, but how far reaching can these powers be? How can we tell when governments begin misusing powers

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The Bells Ring for Everyone to Hear!

The Bells Ring for Everyone to Hear!

BY GENC MLLOJA As it happened in the meetings of the highest Chinese authorities with the top leaders of the European Union in late September and early October this year, China speaks with ‘open letters’ about human rights as on

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