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Frontex to expand in the Balkans, German government praises mission at Albanian-Greek border

The operation of the European Border Protection Agency contributes by “supporting the Albanian authorities in their work on border protection, as well as the application of EU standards in this regard,” reads the response of the German government to the request filed by the  “LEFT” party parliamentary group, reports the “dpa” news agency. Currently, at the Albanian-Greek border, 66 border ...

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Ramush Haradinaj resigns, summoned to be questioned by the Special Court as a suspect.

Ramush Haradinaj resigned from the position of Prime Minister of Kosovo. At the end of the government meeting, he announced that he has resigned irrevocably. Regarding the reasons for this decision, Haradinaj said he had been summoned to be questioned as a suspect by the Special Court, which is investigating crimes committed during and after Kosovo war. ” I resigned ...

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RTSH and RTK to cooperate in joint programming projects

The General Director of RTSH, Mr. Thoma Gëllçi received in a meeting the General Director of Kosovo’s Public Broadcaster, Ngadhnjim Kastrati. A special attention was dedicated to the further cooperation between the two institutions, especially regarding the joint programming projects. According to Director Gëllçi, the joint productions will include various themes, not only for the audience of RTSH and RTK ...

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Pacolli outlines the priorities of Kosovo’s SEECP Chairmanship

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Behgjet Pacolli, at a news conference, presented Kosovo’s Chairmanship in the South East European Co-operation Process. He made an outline of the three priorities of Kosovo during this presidency, underscoring that he will focus on boosting cooperation among people, on increasing youth mobility in the region and the EU as well as in promoting culture ...

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Cakaj: The Albanian Government will finance the functionalization of the Cultural Center in Bujanovac

Acting Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj, through a Facebook post, has announced that the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania has decided to fund the restoration of the Albanian National Council building and full functionalization of the Multidimensional Cultural Center of this Council in Bujanovac municipality in Serbia. “The support of the Republic of Albania is ...

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Albania and Kosovo unify diplomacy through joint embassies and consulates

Kosovo and Albania will be jointly represented in the international arena. Through an agreement signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, both states will kick off work on establishing joint embassies and consulates. At the joint press conference, Acting Foreign Minister Cakaj clarified that the agreement consists of four main pillars; political, diplomatic, professional and cultural ones. Mr ...

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Fajon: Unacceptable for the European Union not to lift visas regime for Kosovo

  MEP Tanja Fajon stated that it is unacceptable for the European Union not to lift visas to Kosovo despite the fulfillment of all the necessary criteria. However, she added that the new composition of the European Parliament is in favor of enlargement. The European Union is showing itself unfair in relation to Kosovo, because despite the fulfillment of all ...

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Zaharieva: Historical mistake if accession negotiations won’t kick off with Albania and North Macedonia

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva issued a statement underscoring that within October there will be a decision to kick off accession negotiations of Albania and Northern Macedonia with the European Union. “The good news is that there will be no separation between the two states, as some European Union countries wanted. The decision is no later than October and the ...

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Bulgaria ‘regrets’ EU ministers’ delay on decision on accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said on June 18 that she regrets that it had not been possible for EU foreign ministers to make a decision on starting accession negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia and with Albania. Zaharieva was quoted in a Foreign Ministry statement after a meeting of EU foreign ministers, in general affairs council format, postponed ...

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Opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia postponed for October

The council of European Union decided that the decision regarding the opening of the negotiation with Albania will be taken in autumn. ‘’ Stressing the results of 26 June 2018 , the Council considers positively the recommendations of the Commission for opening the negotiations with Albania, based on the positive assessment of the progress and the fulfillment of the condition ...

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