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WB: Kosovo the highest economic growth in the region

Economic growth in Kosovo this year and the next two years is expected to reach 4.5 per cent, according to the latest economic report of World Bank on the Western Balkans.Compared with the countries in the region, according to the report, the largest economic growth is expected to be in Kosovo. The economic growth for other Western Balkan countries for ...

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Albania to apply ”one-stop-shop” model with Macedonia

The Interior Minister, Sander Lleshaj had a meeting in Pogradec, with his homologue of Macedonia, Oliver Spasovksi, aiming to deepen and further improve the border and police cooperation. ‘’I congratulated Mr. Spasovksi for the results at the parliament of Macedonia regarding the PRESPA Agreement, that paves the way of the integration of Macedonia in NATO and the European Union’’ – ...

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A new joint customs office Albania-Kosovo opened in Durres

Pm Edi Rama was present in the inauguration of the Customs Office of Kosovo in the port of Durres, and underlined that this is a special day in the way of getting closer with Kosovo. This office constitutes the first important step towards the joint customs operations between Albania and Kosovo. In a conversation with the employees of this office, ...

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WIKIPEDIA has listed Albanian as the second official language in Macedonia

WIKIPEDIA has also listed Albanian as an official language in Macedonia in addition to the Macedonian language and its Cyrillic alphabet. The Albanian language was proclaimed as an official language in Macedonia, while yesterday the Official Gazette published the Law on the Use of Languages, which marks a step towards the widespread use of Albanian language in the country.The leaders of ...

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Platform of Kosovo’s negotiating team for talks with Serbia underway

Kosovo’s negotiating team for talks with Serbia is preparing a platform that shows the unity of the Republic of Kosovo, despite the fact that the two largest opposition parties in the country, the Democratic League of Kosovo and Self-Determination Movement, have not supported the team. According to Radio Free Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Limaj together with the leader of ...

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The new name “Republic of North Macedonia” becomes official, parliament in Skopje votes in favor

With 81 votes in favour and not a single vote against, Parliament in Skopje approved today the constitutional amendments which stem from the Prespes agreement. This voting changes the country’s name to Republic of North Macedonia. In his address, PM Zoran Zaev said that this is a very important decision that parliament has taken. “Yes, it’s true that I’ve changed ...

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Germany strongly supports visa liberalization for Kosovo

Michael Roth, Secretary of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet, said that Kosovo has fulfilled all the criteria for visa liberalization. He even said that Germany will lobby strongly for Kosovo in Brussels. “Kosovo has fulfilled the conditions of the European Union to give visa liberalization. Therefore, green light should be ...

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PM welcomed the idea of Kosovo President Thaci to announce 2019 as NATO’s year

Prime Minister Edi Rama has welcomed the idea of Kosovo President Hashim Thaci to announce 2019 as NATO’s year in the framework of the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Serbian military forces, which led to the historic liberation of Kosovo. Rama also states that the government’s decision on December 26 to have joint customs with Kosovo, assessed as the ...

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Mogherini: A peace deal between Kosovo-Serbia would create a climate of good neighborliness in the Balkans

After meeting with Kosovo’s representative group for dialogue with Serbia, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini reiterated the EU’s stance on the tax imposed on goods imported from Serbia. Mogherini insisted on creating a climate that contributes to good neighborliness, and has also sought to respect the agreements that the two states have achieved in Brussels. According to her, a peace ...

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Speaker Gramoz Ruçi congratulates Romania for the Presidency of the Council of EU

  The head of the Assembly of Albania, Gramoz Ruçi addressed a letter to the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania Nicolae-Liviu Dragnea and the President of the Senate of Romania, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. In this letter, Speaker Ruçi congratulated the President of the Chamber and the President of the Senate for receiving the presidency of the Council of ...

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