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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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New draft law takes away President’s competencies, shortens deadlines

New draft law takes away President’s competencies, shortens deadlines

As forewarned the Socialist majority has drafted a new law to regulate the work of the institution of the President by limiting significantly the deadlines by which the President has to confirm appointments as well as putting limits to his

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Biden campaign publishes position for Albania and Kosovo

Biden campaign publishes position for Albania and Kosovo

Just two weeks before the US presidential election, the Albanian-American newspaper Illyria, published a statement attributed to the candidate for president of the United States, Joe Biden, presenting certain positions in the expected foreign policy towards Albania and Kosovo. The

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Greek MFA to visit Tirana: reopening of negotiations on the table

Greek MFA to visit Tirana: reopening of negotiations on the table

TIRANA, Albania – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will pay a visit to Tirana next week. The official set date for this is October 20 and the main time on the agenda will be a restart for the bilateral negotiations.

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EC progress report gives green light for intergovernmental conference

EC progress report gives green light for intergovernmental conference

Independent experts decry report’s biased view of political developments in Albania

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The majority changes unilaterally the Electoral Code

The majority changes unilaterally the Electoral Code

Less than a year prior to general elections the Parliament of Albania makes significant changes to the electoral rules: no pre-election coalitions and smaller entry threshold  Just months prior to the general elections, the Albanian parliament took a decisive vote

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Swedish Ministers in Tirana: OSCE and fight against organized crime on the agenda

Swedish Ministers in Tirana: OSCE and fight against organized crime on the agenda

Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ann Linde and Minister of Interior Mikael Damberg visited on Wednesday Tirana and met with Prime Minister Rama, primarily to discuss issues of the OSCE. Sweden will take over the presidency of the organization following Albania

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Meta-Rama, a renewed political fight ahead of elections

Meta-Rama, a renewed political fight ahead of elections

President Ilir Meta and Prime Minister Edi Rama have resumed their political fight, targeting each other in almost all their daily meetings or events.

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Trump urges Albania to exit 17+1 and move embassy to Jerusalem

Trump urges Albania to exit 17+1 and move embassy to Jerusalem

US president hails Albania’s role in the region and cautions about China

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Albania-Kosovo and the growing ‘Balkan mini-Schengen’ clash

TIRANA, Feb. 11 – Incoming Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s first official visit to Tirana did not soothe the clash between Pristina and Tirana, but instead brought forward the neighbors’ growing disagreements concerning the ‘Balkan mini-Schengen,’ an initiative first proposed

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