W. Balkans General News

Montenegro likely to open one more chapter of EU entry talks this year


Brussels, dtt-net.com - Montenegro is expected to open talks on agriculture chapter of its EU membership negotiations this year, according to EU and Montenegrin officials. >>>>

Kosovo company controlled by ruling party makes scandalous insults to journalist, media owner


Prishtina, dtt-net.com – One of biggest companies in Kosovo close to the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) of foreign minister Hashim Thaçi has distributed scandalous billboards insulting a journalist and a media owner with pictures of a monkey and caw with their names, amid reporting of imports of grain and flour for animals served to local citizens as food for humans.

Germany slams Serbia gov’t talk over enlargement fatigue


Belgrade, dtt-net.com – The Ambassador of Germany to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm said Serbia must focus on its homework set by the EU especially on implementation of deals reached with Kosovo and not blame the European bloc on what Belgrade calls ‘enlargement fatigue’ reason for country's failure to open first chapters of membership negotiations.

Croatia’s new president ‘silent’ on Bosnia Croats calls for federalization


Sarajevo, dtt-net.com - Croatian first woman president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was today in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) vowing full support to country’s territorial integrity, but refused to comment on Weekend’s call by Croat Bosnian parties for federalization of the country, despite her's HDZ support to it.

EU mission suspects 20 Serbs for war crimes in Kosovo south-west municipality


Prishtina, dtt-net.com – The EU rule of law mission suspects a total of 20 Serbs, including the current MP and former general of Serbia’s army for war crimes against Ethnic Albanians in the villages of southern municipality of Gjakovë, during the 1998-1999 war in the new country.


Kosovo gov’t promises 43 Euro million aid for agriculture


Prishtina, dtt-net.com – Kosovan government today promised a total aid of 43 Euro million in 2015 to local farmers in forms of subsidies and grants aimed at boosting production in agriculture sector - the weakest in the Western Balkans region.

Foreign investors in Macedonia paying low salaries, study says


Skopje-Shkup, dtt-net.com - Macedonia's sucess of attracting foreign investments is associated with low level salaries payed by the companies to local employees, which turn between the minimum and average wage in the country, despite unique tax and financial incentives offered by the government, according to a study. >>>>

US, France ambassadors seek Kosovo Serbs accord for ski resort investment


Prishtina, dtt-net.com – American and French Ambassadors met today with Serb authorities of Strpce municipality trying to get their accord on a recent deal between Kosovan government and a French consortium for a promised 410 Euro million investment in the ski resort of Brezovica which Serbia opposes.

Albania to increase pensions for 2 percent


Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian government announced today that pensions will increase this year for another 2 percent, after the similar increase in 2014.

Albania to investigate coastal massive property privatization amid fraud suspicions


Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian socialist-led government has decided to launch an investigation of massive privatization of properties across the central-southern coastal line, suspecting a widespread illegal process by previous cabinet of conservatives led by Sali Berisha.


Serbia seeks more time from EU to implement CO2 goals


Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Serbia is asking from the European Union additional time to adopt and implement laws for its industry sector when it comes to meeting of environment criteria set by Brussels on reducing C02 emissions.

Electricity production in Bosnia goes up


Sarajevo, dtt-net.com - Production of electricity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in December went up for 21.3 percent comparing to November, data from country's agency of statistics show. >>>>

Croatia households to pay cheaper gas


Zagreb, dtt-net.com - Croatian households will buy cheaper gas as of next month, country's government announced today amid a plan by the ruling cabinet of social-democrats to lower prices for local consumers. >>>>

Gas prices in Serbia go up


Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Prices of gas in Serbia will increase from 5 to 13 percent as of today depending on the distributor, country’s energy agency announced.

Russia presses EU, W. Balkans to decide over ‘Turkish Stream’ gas pipeline


Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Russian Ambassador to Serbia, Aleksandar Cepurin said the EU and Western Balkans countries should hurry up with their decision over gas routes from Russia as Moscow threatens to end supplies through Ukraine as of 2019, adding that the ‘Turkish Stream’ project is the only one they will have to choose on.


Kosovo baby-face minister becomes ‘expert’ for family planning with insults, despise


By Ekrem Krasniqi

Prishtina, dtt-net.com – When your are rich or a minister, or a rich minister in Kosovo and your citizens are poor and leave the country seeking a better life abroad, all you have to do is blame the same citizens for their misery life with 'too many' kids; for receiving money from their relatives working in the EU; for not willing to work but do nothing… This is the life story of all Kosovan ministers for 16 years since the end of the war. >>>>

Kosovo’s minister of kebabs, pizzas, omelettes, sandwiches and flour for animals


By Ekrem Krasniqi

Prishtina, dtt-net.com – The best and the latest illustrations of how destructive government and parliament officials of Kosovo are toward their citizens and their complete detachment from the vulnerable life of their own citizens and taxpayers are the three latest following stories: >>>>

Paving the road to Albania’s regional integration



Travelling on Albania’s roads is a much better experience than even a decade ago. Extensive investments are gradually and steadily improving the roads’ paving and safety conditions for the increasing number of citizens, traders and tourists that drive in the country every day. >>>>

Confronting the roots of Kosovo’s downward spiral


By Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi

dtt-net.com - With the election in the Kosova Assembly on December 8 of Isa Mustafa as Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and Kadri Veseli, the former head of Kosova’s shadowy secret service, SHIK, as Speaker of the Parliament, along with the appointment of an excessive number of ministers and deputy ministers, the political elite that has prevented Kosova from flourishing and prospering for the past decade has returned to power. >>>>

Putin, Erdogan: A new year and new challenges in the EU neighbourhood


By Marc Pierini

dtt-net.com - For decades, the European Union symbolised “liberal democracy” as a political project, one that would be disseminated through its enlargement and neighborhood policies. In 2014, the EU discovered two major hurdles in its near abroad. >>>>

Earlier News

EU launches project for Roma employment in Serbia

Germany wants Kosovo massive migration to be stopped

Bosnia: Bosniak-Croat entity still without government too

Bosnia Croats adopt declaration calling for federalisation

Germany warns Kosovo leaders over resistance to special war crimes court

Kosovo police arrests 3 terrorism suscpects

Wealthy Kosovo minister makes scandalous ironic remarks toward vulnerable, poor families

OSCE official urges investigation over wiretappings of Macedonia journalists

Albania asks Romania to recognize Kosovo

Serbia refuses to extradite to Kosovo-EU mission, Interpol wanted MP over war crimes

Albania with 1 million less population than 25 years ago, moved to EU after end of communism

Macedonia journalists call for resignation of the PM Gruevski over wiretappings

Kosovo PM admits he lied about 120.000 jobs promised

Interpol issues arrest warrant for top ex-members of Serbia army for war crimes in Kosovo

EU asks W. Balkans government’s to use sticks and carrots to stop asylum seekers

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