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North Macedonia

Zaev leads in polls, but 48.9% of citizens do not trust any politician

The findings of the latest poll conducted by the Brima news agency on the elections in Northern Macedonia, which will be held on July 15 – after the forced postponement of the elections scheduled for April 12, 2020, due to the new coronavirus, are worrying. According to the poll, 48.9% of the respondents do not…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Members of the BiH state parliament warned of the problem of Trgovska gora

Defending the interests of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its citizens in the northwestern part of the country is priceless, said today members of the BiH Parliament and members of the parliamentary group of the Green Club Sasa Magazinovic, Jasmin Emric and Edita Djapo regarding the problem of nuclear and radioactive waste disposal…

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Albania

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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Montenegro

The OSCE Mission supports the development of a Police Strategy

To support the development of the new Police Development Strategy 2021-2024 and the Action Plan 2021-2022, on 2 and 3 July 2020 in Bečići, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro facilitated a series of four working sessions, attended by 38 officers. The Ministries of Interior and the Police Directorate to develop these strategic documents, as announced…

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North Macedonia

Spasovski, Dimitrov express country’s readiness for accession talks

The Prime Minister of the Hospitality of Northern Macedonia Oliver Spasovski and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov on Thursday have a joint press conference on the occasion of the determination of the EU Interstate Negotiation Framework on Thursday. Spasovski stressed that another very important phase in the process of the country’s accession to…

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Albania

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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Montenegro

Adoption of the law on life partnership of same-sex partners makes divisions in parliament more difficult

On Thursday, the coalition “Together for LGBT Rights” congratulated the LGBTIK community after the ratification of the law on life partnership of same-sex partners. “We welcome the decision of the Parliament of Montenegro to adopt the Bill. We thank all the MPs who voted to enable people who have been identified as sexual minorities to…

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Montenegro

Western Balkans: The US and the EU share a common vision and goals for the Western Balkans

EU Special Envoy for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak and US Deputy Secretary of State Matthew Palmer participated in a teleconference entitled “Balkan Dialogues”, organized by Concordia, the East-West Institute (EVI) and the Institute for Political Excellence in Belgrade (BFPE) ). Two officials, one from the EU and one from the United States, noted that both…

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Albania

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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Albania

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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Montenegro

Veljovic knows who killed Dusko Jovanovic in 2004, claims Danijela Pavicevic

Montenegrin police director Veselin Veljovic said at a session of the Security and Defense Committee that he knew who was in the car when the editor-in-chief of “Dana” Dusko Jovanovic, Jovanovic’s sister and MP, was shot dead. The Socialist People’s Party in the Parliament of Montenegro said today Upstairs, Danijela Pavicevic. According to her, because…

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Albania

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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Albania

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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Albania

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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Albania

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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Albania

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…