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How Azerbaijan changed energy map of the Caspian Sea

How Azerbaijan changed energy map of the Caspian Sea

By Shahmar Hajiyev, Leading Advisor at the Center for Analysis of International Relations of Azerbaijan Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, crude oil and natural gas have been playing a key role in the geopolitics of the Caspian region.

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At the Bottom of the Balkans: Kosovo’s Bumpy Road in Securing Vaccines

At the Bottom of the Balkans: Kosovo’s Bumpy Road in Securing Vaccines

By Arbër Fetahu The pandemic marked its first anniversary a few weeks ago. Covid-19 exposed systemic problems in the health system of Kosovo and other institutional branches. While the high number of positive cases and deaths made the headlines, the

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It will happen when it happens! – The vaccination entanglement in North Macedonia

It will happen when it happens! – The vaccination entanglement in North Macedonia

By Stefan Ristovski, Angel Mojsovski The number of people who are infected and have passed has increased significantly in the past period, while the epidemiological situation in the country is critical. The way the authorities are handling the crisis raises

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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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Thomas Simaku’s CD reaches Top Ten

Thomas Simaku’s CD reaches Top Ten

Released by Naxos Records in 2019, Thomas Simaku’s CD, Solos & Duos  has been chosen among the ten best CDs of the year, by critic James H. North in the prestigious Fanfare magazine in the USA. The list includes recordings

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Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

By ZHOU DING October 1stmarks the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our embassy is not able to hold our National Day reception as usual. However, this

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Kosovo diplomat asks probe on Serbia’s alleged hiding of mass graves

Kosovo diplomat asks probe on Serbia’s alleged hiding of mass graves

TIRANA, Albania – A former Kosovar diplomat urged Albania and other friendly countries to his homeland Kosovo, to launch an investigation at the Council of Europe on alleged mass graves which, according to him, Serbia tries to hide. Former Kosovar

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Oil refinery workers of Ballsh on hunger strike, protest to block national road

Oil refinery workers of Ballsh on hunger strike, protest to block national road

Ten of them have been on a hunger strike for 17 days with deteriorating conditions but set to continue despite poor health.

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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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Tourism sector in dire straits: lower turnover and employment and not much hope for the future

Tourism sector in dire straits: lower turnover and employment and not much hope for the future

Industry survey shows 86% of businesses do not expect any activity in the remaining 2020 period

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