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Why the EU’s enlargement process is running out of steam

Why the EU’s enlargement process is running out of steam

On 6 October, the European Commission released its enlargement reports, tracking the progress of countries aiming to join the EU. Florian Bieber writes that while the reports were longer than ever, the details drown out the bigger picture. He argues the reporting process should be reformed to better outline priorities, highlight the causes of problems, and make concrete proposals for the next steps in the accession process.

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A New narrative from Montenegro

A New narrative from Montenegro

If Serb clerico-nationalism, Putin and Vučić triumph, what would be the implications for Albanians and the region?

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Early Parliamentary Development in Albania – A Brief Survey

Early Parliamentary Development in Albania – A Brief Survey

by Prof. Bernd J. Fischer  The generally accepted narrative concerning Albania’s early parliamentary development has it that while the leaders responsible may have been well-intentioned, they achieved little in the way of concrete accomplishments, which allowed Albania, by the middle

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Kosovo-Albania future: the many ‘but-s’ that follow the idea of unification

Kosovo-Albania future: the many ‘but-s’ that follow the idea of unification

By Sidonja Manushi TIRANA, Jan. 13 – As political relations between Albania and Kosovo, tied historically by a common language, culture and national identity, are becoming more and more complex, the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society and the Open Society

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AIIS and HSS public opinion on foreign policy: Albania’s relations with Serbia, Kosovo and N. Macedonia.

AIIS and HSS public opinion on foreign policy: Albania’s relations with Serbia, Kosovo and N. Macedonia.

This year the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) with the support of Hans Seidel Stiftung (HSS) carried out a national survey to measure and analyze the perceptions of Albanian citizens about the relation with key countries in the region:

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On the history of standard Albanian in the United States

On the history of standard Albanian in the United States

By Victor A. Friedman* Without question, the two most important symbolic linguistic events in the twentieth century connected with the creation of the modern Albanian standard were the Congress of Manastir in 1908 and the Orthographic Congress of 1972. Both

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Hungary or Slovenia – Who will give the next enlargement Commissioner?

Hungary or Slovenia – Who will give the next enlargement Commissioner?

By Emina Muminović With only a month left for the nomination of candidates for the next European Commission, two countries have expressed their interest for their candidate to be in charge of the enlargement portfolio. While both are strong supporters of

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The question of public procurements classified as “state secret”

The question of public procurements classified as “state secret”

TIRANA, May 30- From 2014 to 2018, there have been an increasing number in public procurement contracts ranging from information technology, maintenance of public buildings to government services, that are classified as secret. According to the Supreme State Audit (SSA)

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President Meta raises concern over justice reform progress

President Meta raises concern over justice reform progress

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, was the first high level official to join an already existing chorus of critics of the justice reform with sharp rebukes of the rhetoric that paints the progress of the reform so far

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Coalition for Reforms criticizes CEC for flagrantly violating electoral law

NEWS ANALYSIS   Albania’s Coalition for Reforms, Integration and Consolidated Institutions issued a statement on Tuesday  urging the Central Election Committee to “act in respect of the spirit and letter of the law” regarding the registration of the newest opposition

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