Politics

German Foreign Ministry: EU must keep pledges, Albania& North Macedonia have met the conditions

On the eve of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday, the German government has reacted to France’s proposal for an EU enlargement strategy. Asked by the DW, the German Foreign Ministry said EU enlargement reform should not delay the opening of negotiations: “We recognize the French government’s suggestions for EU enlargement reform. We are open to ...

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Kocijancic has called for an urgent resolution of the Constitutional Court Impasse

European Union spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic says the 2016 constitution and legislation are clear as to the selection of members of the Constitutional Court, the role of the Nominee Appointments Council, and the unblocking mechanism after the 30-day deadline for the Assembly and the President to select from the first three candidates. In a press release for the media, Kocijancic says ...

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Soreca called on political parties to set aside conflicts for the Constitutional Court and work to establish a credible institution

EU Ambassador to Albania Luigi Soreca called on political parties to set aside conflicts for the Constitutional Court and work to establish a credible institution. At the meeting of the Commission on Integration, which also announced the opening of the European School of Integration, Soreca also spoke about the electoral reform package and urged the parties to reach a consensus ...

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Speaker Ruci: NATO’s perspective on security more advanced than that of EU

Speaker of Parliament, Gramoz Ruci, has again spoken about the European Union’s stance on enlargement with the Western Balkan countries. Present at the conference “NATO Security Challenges Versus Technology”, the Parliament Speaker emphasized that the North Atlantic Alliance’s perspective on security is more advanced than that of the European Union. “NATO’s security perspective is certainly much clearer and more advanced ...

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Maas: Western Balkans is part of Europe and its future must be within the European Union

It is clear to Germany that the Western Balkans is part of Europe and its future must be within the European Union, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with Deutsche Welle. “More than a clear majority of EU members have decided to start negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia because this is also in our strategic interest,” ...

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Montchalin: Paris does not call into question the European perspective of the Western Balkans

Official Paris does not call into question the European perspective of the Western Balkans. This is what France’s Secretary for Europe Amelie de Montchalin said. Montchalin says France wants to be sure that the conditions set for the negotiations will be met and that the process itself will prove to be useful and with good results on the ground as ...

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Kocijancic: Albania needs the establishment of a functioning Constitutional Court as soon as possible

The European Union called on all Albanian institutions involved to resolve the conflict of interpretation on the composition of the Constitutional Court as soon as possible and to clarify this issue. The reaction came through European Union spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic, who told VOA that Albania needs the establishment of a functioning Constitutional Court as soon as possible. Kocijancic reiterated that ...

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Minister Cakaj participated at the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe

The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj, participated in the event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Council of Europe. Minister Cakaj declared  that Albania is not only an embodiment of the values ​​of the Council of Europe, but also a substantial contributor to it and that it will work to protect human rights ...

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New head of European Parliament Delegation: Negotiations will be discussed on May 2020

The new head of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilization and Association Committee, Manolis Kefalogiannis, said the decision to open the negotiations for Tirana and Skopje would be discussed again in May 2020, hoping  France would change its stance.  He also opposed the separation of the two countries, Albania and Macedonia, on the issue of negotiations. “The decision ...

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Maas urges all political forces to make Constitutional Court functional without undue delay

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas gave an exclusive interview with Adelheid Feilcke on the eve of his visit to the region. Commenting on Albania’s progress, Maas reiterated that Berlin will do everything to open negotiations. He also made an appeal to all political forces on the Constitutional Court, urging them to contribute to getting it started without undue delay. For ...

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