OPEN BALKANS: no borders between three countries as early as 2023

OPEN BALKANS: no borders between three countries as early as 2023

Skopje Economic Forum highlights substantial potential of cooperation; Experts: Kosovo is missing out on a real economic opportunity The Skopje Economic Forum once again highlighted the enormous potential that regional cooperation and free trade has for economic growth of all

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The Delta Variant reaches Albania

The Delta Variant reaches Albania

The Delta Variant of the Coronavirus has made its way into the country, according to a notice put out by the health authorities of Albania. A few weeks prior the Ministry of Health noted the presence of unusual signatures in

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Albania Leads in Asylum Seekers to the EU.

Albania Leads in Asylum Seekers to the EU.

The number of Albanians seeking asylum in EU countries reaches staggering proportions. The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) declares as many as 207 asylum-seekers in recent years, with numbers peaking between 2016 to 2020. Of particular significance is the number

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Policemen and Prosecutors arrested for international drug smuggling

Policemen and Prosecutors arrested for international drug smuggling

Several members of the police forces, public prosecutors and two members of a former minister’s escort were amongst those  arrested on Friday under international drug-trafficking charges. The arrests came as a result of a joint investigation of Albanian and Italian

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EU delays opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North-Macedonia

EU delays opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North-Macedonia

Bulgaria’s veto to the opening of accession talks for Macedonia and Albania further delays the integration process for the two Balkan states. In a press-conference, the Portuguese State Secretary for European Affairs Ana Paula Zacarias confirmed that at the moment 

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Albania and Greece agree to speed-up negotiations for maritime-dispute

Albania and Greece agree to speed-up negotiations for maritime-dispute

The Albanian Prime-Minister and his Greek counterpart have agreed to speed-up negotiations regarding a long-running maritime dispute between the two states. In October 2020, Tirana and Athens jointly announced that they would submit the long-running dispute to the International Court

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Socialists remove the President from Office

Socialists remove the President from Office

The Socialist Party succeeded in removing President Meta from office whilst still in control of a rubber-stamp parliament.  The President’s removal comes as the result of an acrimonious battle between his office and the Government. Whilst it is true that

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Palmer: Kosovo-Serbia mutual recognition, path towards EU Integration

Palmer: Kosovo-Serbia mutual recognition, path towards EU Integration

US views the mutual recognition between Kosovo and Serbia as paving the path for EU Integration for the two states. During an official visit to Pristina US Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer stated that the initiation of negotiations for mutual recognition

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Llalla:  US and EU Ambassadors wanted Berisha and Meta arrested

Llalla: US and EU Ambassadors wanted Berisha and Meta arrested

Former EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin and former US Ambassador sought to have Berisha and Meta arrested. These were the allegations made by former Prosecutor General during an a recent interview with Syri.Tv. The former Prosecutor-General stated that Ms. Vlahutin requested

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Life is travel – going back to normal

Life is travel – going back to normal

9 year old Florian on his first enthusiastic post-pandemic trip. In a sharp contrast to a few months ago where empty airports were seeming eerie to the few travelers that would venture to travel by air, in the recent weeks,

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