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Albania

Albania to open “Blue Corridor” project

Albania will open in the autumn the competition for the construction of the “Blue Corridor”, a very important project that starts from Murriqani in the north of Albania to Kakavija in the south. This was stated by the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, who received in a meeting in Tirana, the Minister of…

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Albania

Albania: “House arrest” for the former Deputy Minister of Interior

Albania’s Special Anti-Corruption Structure (SPAK) has imposed a “house arrest” measure on former Deputy Interior Minister Rovena Voda. The prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit against Voda on charges of “exercising influence over public officials, carried out in collaboration”. “From the investigative actions carried out for the specific criminal procedure in cooperation with the judicial police…

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Albania

EC: Vucic and Kurti to meet in Brussels on July 19th

Peter Stano, European Commission spokesman said on Tuesday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti will continue the Belgrade-Pristina high-level dialogue to normalize relations in Brussels next Monday. He added that Josep Borrell, the EU High Commissioner, and Miroslav Lajčák, the bloc’s special envoy, would mediate the talks. Stano reiterated the…

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Albania

Skopje expects the formation of a political government in Sofia, a step forward on the country’s path to the EU

The Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev expects the formation of a political government in Sofia because, as he says, it is necessary for the Bulgarian citizens, but also because he expects a step forward in resolving the problem. However, according to analysts, the chances of a change in Sofia’s attitude towards Skopje regarding…

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Albania

Brnabic: Audit services are working on the issue of silas accounts

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said today that the authorities were doing their job in response to allegations made earlier about Dragan Đilas’s accounts abroad. Asked by a reporter what is happening now in this case, Brnabić said that, in addition to the investigative bodies doing their job, the fact that some other serious countries,…

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria: With 99.95% calculated, the difference between TSP and GERB-SDS is 0.55%

At 14:00 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the results of the processing of 99.95% of the protocols from the elections on July 11, 2021. So far it seems that 6 parties and coalitions are entering Parliament. Based on the data so far, “There is such a People” received 656,907…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Problems with participation in EXPO 2020

The world’s largest fair and event to promote the “EXPO Dubai 2020” venture in the UAE will be held from October 1st, 2021, until March 31, 2022, but it is still unknown whether BiH businesses will be able to appear at the event for the fact that the Council of Ministers has not approved the…

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Croatia

Croatia: The mayor of Zagreb said he had not promised anyone a position

Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomašević said Monday night that he had not promised anyone a position in the city nor owed anyone anything, adding that he had a free hand to make decisions he considered in the public interest. . “This is what I will do until the end of my term,” he told RTL television.…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: Janša appointed Andrijanič as Minister of Digital Transformation

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has nominated Mark Boris Andrijanič, the current chairman of the Strategic Council for Digitalisation, as a minister without portfolio for digital transformation. Andrijanič, who is the head of public policy for Central and Eastern Europe for US tech giant Uber, will head a newly established Office of Digital Transformation. The…

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Kosovo

Kosovo is aging and a change in family policy is needed

The population in Kosovo is aging and young people are increasingly seeing the country as unsuitable for starting a family. As the birth rate has also dropped, the country’s institutions have been called upon to change policies and focus more on the family to overcome this issue. Visare Mujku-Nimani, an official of the United Nations…

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Slovenia

Xhaçka: Slovenia, commitment to the integration of the Western Balkans

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, had a conversation with Gašper Dovžan, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia. Minister Xhaçka praised Slovenia’s commitment to supporting the integration of the Western Balkans. “Very good exchange with Gašper Dovžan, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…

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Albania

Turkey’s total turnover jumps 78.4% in May

The total turnover index increases in all sectors on an annual basis, including industry, construction, trade and services Turkey’s turnover index rose 78.4% in May over the same month in 2020, the statistical authority announced on Tuesday. The index saw the biggest change in industry and services sectors, which grew by 99% and 74.1%, respectively,…

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Albania

Greek-Turkish relations also affected football

Galatasaray football team coach Fatih Terim and club midfielder Arda Turan spoke early Tuesday about the events that took place at Athens International Airport when the team arrived to play a friendly match against Olympiacos Piraeus. Fatih Terim, stated that the whole team had taken the test 24 hours ago and had with it all…

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Albania

The EU allocated € 13.5 million to strengthen the partnership between local authorities and civil society

The second phase of the Regional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD2) began with a focus on further strengthening the partnership between local authorities and civil society “ReLOaD2 will ensure the continued strengthening of the partnership between local authorities and civil society in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro and…

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Albania

The Croatian company won the contract in Japan

The Croatian electricity, transport and energy company KONČAR has signed its first contract in Japan. KONČAR turned 100 this year. In a press release, the Company has announced that it has made great strides in the Asian market. After negotiations that lasted over two years, KONČAR Generators and Motors (GIM) signed an agreement to design,…

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Montenegro

Montenegro terminated all contracts for small hydropower plants for which a legal basis was found

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazović, reacted today to the statement of the residents of Bare Kraljske, who are protesting against the construction of a small hydropower plant in that area, the Montenegrin government said in a press release. “Deputy Prime Minister Abazović will again, with pleasure, come to support…

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Slovenia

Slovenia: Citizens decided to protect the waters

An overwhelming majority of Slovenian voters rejected the new water act in a referendum Sunday. More than 86% voted against, showing almost final unofficial results. The legal requirement that at least 20% of all voters must be against a law being rejected has also been met. After more than 99% of the votes were counted,…

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Albania

Tsipras to Kurti: Peace in the Balkans can only be built on mutually acceptable solutions under international law

Former Prime Minister and President of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance Alexis Tsipras had a particularly interesting meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo Albin Kurti on the sidelines of the Economist conference in Athens. At Friday’s meeting, Alexis Tsipras and Albin Kurti discussed the importance of bilateral Greece-Kosovo co-operation, the EU-mediated Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the European perspective…