Three countries agree mini Schengen in the Balkans

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Edi Rama, EU-Serbia relations, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, Serbia-Kosovo conflict, Western Balkans, Zoran Zaev|

Three Western Balkan EU hopefuls, Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia, have decided to advance regional cooperation by forming the so-called "mini-Schengen" in order to improve life and the economy in the region until the EU opens its doors to them.

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Albanian police disperse opposition protest with teargas

By |februar 27th, 2019|Albania, corruption, democratic deficit, Edi Rama, Lulzim Basha, News, socialists|

Albanian police used teargas Tuesday (26 February) to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters who tried to prevent ruling Socialist MPs from entering parliament.

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Albania’s opposition MPs to resign in protest

By |februar 19th, 2019|Albania, corruption, Edi Rama, Lulzim Basha, News, Organised Crime, protests|

Albania's centre-right opposition said Monday (18 February) its MPs would resign from parliament, the latest in a series of dramatic protests against Prime Minister Edi Rama, who they accuse of corruption.

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Symbolically, Greece to be first to open NATO doors for North Macedonia

By |januar 29th, 2019|Albania, Edi Rama, EU-Macedonia relations, FYRO Macedonia, Greece-Macedonia deal, Kosovo, NATO enlargement, News, Nikola Gruevski, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Republic of North Macedonia, Viktor Orbán|

In a symbolic gesture, the Greek government will most probably be the first country to ratify North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol, as it aims to do it by 8 February, sources close to the issue told EURACTIV.com.

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Kosovo’s trade war with Serbia prompts Tirana to push for Albanian unification

By |november 27th, 2018|Albania, Edi Rama, Greater Albania, Ivica Dacic, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, News, Serbia, trade wars, Yugoslav wars|

A joint session of the governments of Kosovo and Albania has raised the spectrum of Greater Albania, a nationalistic project rejected by the EU, the US and the wider international community. Albania on Monday (26 November) lent support to Kosovo’s 100%...

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Progress for Western Balkan nations – a step forward for federalised Europe

By |julij 5th, 2018|accession negotiations, Albania, Edi Rama, enlargement, EU, Macedonia, Montenegro, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Though the EU has lately been busy dealing with issues such as Brexit and the migration crisis, it has found time to talk of the integration of the Western Balkans. A steady integration of the region is good news indeed as this could lead to a federali...

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EU puts ‘North Macedonia’ and Albania on hold until the European elections

By |junij 27th, 2018|Albania, Austrian Presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, Edi Rama, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, European elections, France, Greece, Jean Asselborn, Johannes Hahn, Macedonia, Nato, NATO summit, Netherlands, News, Nikos Kotzias, Russia, Western Balkans, Zoran Zaev|

The European Union painfully agreed a compromise yesterday (26 June) according to which it would open negotiations to join the bloc with Albania and Macedonia starting in June next year, provided certain conditions are met.

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Europe needs Balkans and Balkans need Europe, says Albania PM

By |maj 31st, 2018|Albania, Edi Rama, enlargement negotiations, EU accession, European Commission, News, Western Balkans|

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama calls for clearer enlargement prospects for the Western Balkans, saying it would be a "huge mistake" for the EU not to continue its engagement with the countries in the region. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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Thousands call for Albanian interior minister’s resignation

By |maj 28th, 2018|Albania, cannabis, drug trafficking, Edi Rama, EU enlargement, justice and home affairs, Lulzim Basha, mafia, News|

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters rallied in the capital Tirana on Saturday calling for the resignation of interior minister Fatmir Xhafaj, whose brother has been convicted of drug trafficking.

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We are aware of ‘Europeisation fatigue’, warns Albanian minister

By |april 27th, 2018|Albania, Angela Merkel, Edi Rama, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, judicial reform, Kosovo, Macedonia, Macedonia name dispute, News, radical Islam, radicalisation, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Western Balkans, Western Balkans summit|

Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati briefed a small group of Brussels journalists yesterday (26 April) about his country’s EU ambitions, following the Commission’s proposal to start accession negotiations with Tirana and a visit of Prime Minister Edi Rama to Berlin last Wednesday.

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