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Slovenia: Logar, Cakaj met in Ljubljana – discussed on COVID-19, Albania’s EU accession course

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Anže Logar and the Deputy Minister for Europe and the Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania Gent Cakaj, expressed satisfaction with the very good relations between the two countries and agreed that in the current situation it is necessary to show solidarity in addressing…

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R. Weber: Germany and France are ready to assist in the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue

Germany, which took over the presidency of the EU Council on July 1st, along with France, is ready to assist in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, if necessary, said German Ambassador to Podgorica Robert Weber. “The EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and other regional issues in the Western Balkans, Miroslav Lajçakk, has…

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EU: Commission drafts negotiation frameworks for Albania and northern Macedonia

Yesterday, the European Commission presented to the Council the draft negotiating framework for Albania and Northern Macedonia, setting out the guidelines and principles for their accession talks. The Commission was invited to submit these proposals in March 2020 by the General Affairs Council when it decided to open negotiations with both countries. Neighborhood and Enlargement…

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Kosovo: Hoti today on an official visit to Albania

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Avdullah Hoti, will pay an official visit to Albania today. Hoti will be received by Prime Minister Edi Rama at 09:30 (local time) at the Palace of Brigadiers. Prime Minister Hoti will also meet with other senior officials of the Albanian state. Avdullah Hoti’s visit to Tirana after the visit…

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Kosovo: KOSTT officially joins the Kosovo-Albania energy regulatory bloc

On Tuesday, the Kosovo Transmission System Operators Company (KOSTT) officially signed an agreement with the European Network of Electricity Transmission System Operators ENTSO-E, after the agreement was ratified by the Continental Europe Regional Group (RGCE). With the agreement, KOSTT and Kosovo will eventually withdraw from the EMS regulatory bloc – Serbia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia,…

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Rama wraps up the day of his two-day visit to Kosovo

Without issuing a statement, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama wrapped up the first half of his two-day visit to Kosovo, where he maintained contacts with, among others, President Hashim Thaci, former Prime Minister Albin Kurti, and former Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli. The Albanian Prime Minister will stay in Kosovo until Tuesday, when he will have…

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Bushati: “Do not feed on illusions” – Seven steps towards the EU

Former Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati considers the debate on the 15 conditions for Albania’s path to the EU, which were extended through the resolution approved by various parliamentary groups in the European Parliament, a meaningless stimulus. According to Bushati, Albania will have democratic conditions throughout the period it will negotiate with the European Union, until…

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Rama on a hasty visit to Kosovo today

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will be in Kosovo on Monday for a last minute visit, where he is scheduled to meet with President Hashim Thaci, Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, Democratic Party (PDK) leader Kadri Veseli, Social Democratic Initiative leader Fatmir Limaj and Vjosa Osmani of the Democratic Union of Kosovo. Edi Rama’s visit comes…

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It is very clear what Albania should do before the first Intergovernmental Conference

The European Union Delegation in Tirana, in response to ATSH’s interest in Albania’s path to start accession talks, said that the March Council conclusions clearly showed what Albania should do before the first intergovernmental conference. According to EU spokeswoman Ana Pisonero, the March Council conclusions clearly showed what Albania needs to do before the first…