Analysis: The new EU accessions methodology: Is it enough to pull the Western Balkans in?

Analysis: The new EU accessions methodology: Is it enough to pull the Western Balkans in?

by Zoran Nechev, Dragan Tilev, Jovana Marović and Alba Çela Introduction  In times when the European Union is struggling to grow stronger from the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, its efforts in the area of enlargement are seemingly put

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Novruz – Spring Holiday in Azerbaijan

Novruz – Spring Holiday in Azerbaijan

Novruz holiday is one of the traditional and favourite holidays in Azerbaijan. It marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated on the vernal equinox, March 20-21 – the beginning of the astronomical New Year. The festivities last for several days

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Kurti: I Would Vote in Favour of Unifying With Albania

Kurti: I Would Vote in Favour of Unifying With Albania

The leader of the opposition in Kosovo, Albin Kurti, whose party just saw a landslide victory party in the general elections of the 14th of February, said to Euronews that he would vote in favour of joining Albania if a

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US and EU expects from Kosovo to continue the dialogue with Serbia

US and EU expects from Kosovo to continue the dialogue with Serbia

After the conclusion of the general elections of 14th of February in Kosovo, which saw a landslide victory of Vetëvendosje, two of Kosovo’s biggest allies have asked the continuation of the path towards a normalization of the relations with Serbia.

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Serbia to abolish PCR tests for Albanian citizens

Serbia to abolish PCR tests for Albanian citizens

From the 14th of January, the Albanian citizens that will enter in Serbia will no longer require a negative PCR test. The Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić informed about the decision the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama through a

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After Kosovo, Albania to create a network with North Macedonia in the energy field

After Kosovo, Albania to create a network with North Macedonia in the energy field

After the inauguration of a 400kW power line between the grids of Kosovo and Albania in mid’ December, Prime Minister Edi Rama declared that Albania’s next project will be the construction of a similar power line with North Macedonia. “Let

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Kosovo declares energy independence from Serbia, joining Albania’s power grid

Kosovo declares energy independence from Serbia, joining Albania’s power grid

Kosovo from Monday has joined Albania’s energy bloc, after it began independent power operations from the SMM regulatory bloc (Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia). The news came as the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama visited yesterday the Transmission System Operator in

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400 Trees of Friendship: Tirana and other capitals of the region, part of the EFB initiative

400 Trees of Friendship: Tirana and other capitals of the region, part of the EFB initiative

European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) has launched its “Trees of Friendship” initiative which will involve planting 400 trees in all regional capital cities. The idea behind it is to compensate the damage by CO2 emissions which occurred due to

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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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TAP to start commercial activities in November

TAP to start commercial activities in November

Connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Greek border with Turkey, TAP extends throughout Northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before reaching the shores of Italy.

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