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W. Balkans General News

Albania northern coastal area hit by wildfire

25.08.2016

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Wildfire has hit coastal northern area of Shengjin since this morning with firefighters, police and the army trying to put under the control the fire which is approaching main roads and residential areas of the municipality.
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Croatia’s opposition leader speaks over Bosnia Serb entity secession scenario

25.08.2016

Zagreb/Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – Leader of Croatia’s social-democrats said that in case of secession of Bosnia's Serb entity Zagreb would look after country's Croat citizens and would not leave them to Bosniaks, sparking strong reactions from Sarajevo.
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Kosovo crisis looms ahead of vote over EU, US backed border deal with Montenegro

25.08.2016

Prishtina, dtt-net.com - Two separate anti-government protests are to take place in two different towns in Kosovo as tensions are mounting ahead of September 1st when the parliament is expected to vote on the controversial border delineation with Kosovo backed by the EU and the US.
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Kosovo war veterans urge lawmakers to vote against border deal with Montenegro

25.08.2016

Prishtina, 24 August 2016, dtt-net.com – Kosovo Albanian war veterans have sided with the opposition and inhabitants of the border zone with Montenegro and say that the border delineation between the two countries is wrong.
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Serbia: Milosevic was not exonerated of genocide, war crimes, UN prosecutor recalls

25.08.2016

24 August 2016, dtt-net.com – The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Serge Brammertz has rebuffed claims in Serbia that the late Serbia’s President Slobodan Milosevic was exonerated of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. >>>>


Energy

Serbia in breach of EU energy rules with subsides to power company

15.07.2016

Vienna/Belgrade, dtt-net.com – EU’s energy body, the Vienna based Energy Community Secretariat has initiates dispute settlement case against Serbia for non-compliance with the State aid acquis related to loans from international financial institutions to Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) for the Kolubara B power plant project and the transfer of property and land from Serbia to EPS for the same project.
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EU announces more funds for infrastructure, energy projects in Western Balkans

04.07.2016

Paris, dtt-net.com – The European Union (EU) today during a Summit held in French capital announced further financial support to infrastructure projects (railroads, energy efficiency and hydro-projects) for Western Balkans countries.
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Albania and Kosovo get new Germany funded power interconnection grid

28.06.2016

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albania and Kosovo today inaugurated a 400 kv electricity interconnection infrastructure thanks to the funds from Germany aimed at improving electricity exchanges between the two countries and the Western Balkans countries.
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SHELL launches oil explorations in Albania

27.06.2016

Tirana, dtt-net.com – The Dutch-British oil company SHELL has launched explorations in Albanian south-eastern region of Shpirag which are expected to continue for more than a year.
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Offshore oil & gas explorations in Montenegro to be launched this year

15.06.2016

Podgorica, dtt-net.com - Montenegrin legislative parliamentary committee adopted a draft-law approving undersea oil and gas researches bids awarded to Italian and Russian companies earlier this year.
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Business/Economy

Unemployment in Macedonia at record low

28.07.2016

Skopje, 28 July 2016, dtt-net.com – Unemployment in Macedonia has reached lowest level in country’s history at 24.5%, according to the government’s latest data.
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China accused of steel dumping to EU through Serbia

13.07.2016

Belgrade/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The Brussels based European Steel Association (EUROFER) has filed a complaint to the EU suspecting that China is attempting to dump its cheap steel production through Serbia, as a state owned Chinese company acquired in April Serbian largest steel producer Zelezara Smederevo.
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French investment project in Kosovo ski resort fails

28.06.2016

Prishtina, dtt-net.com – Is it Serbia who prevented it or the French consortium failed to find investment deposit for 430 Euro million Brezovica ski resort in Kosovo, it remains unclear, but the project is officially declared a failed one.
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FDI in Albania fall drastically

13.06.2016

Tirana, dtt-net.com - Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Albania in Q1 decreased for 42 percent comparing to the same period last year, according to country’s statistical agency.
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Macedonia and Montenegro to have best growth in W. Balkans

09.06.2016

dtt-net.com – Of seven countries in the Western Balkans region, Macedonia and Montenegro are expected to have the best growth this year, according to the World Bank.
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Football

Kosovo gets first ever Olympic gold medal and a HERO

08.08.2016

dtt-net.com – The two time world champion Majlinda Kelmendi made history on Sunday (07 August) wining first ever Olympic gold medal for her country: Kosovo.

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Kosovo granted FIFA membership

13.05.2016

Mexico City / Prishtina – With 141 votes in favour and 23 against FIFA Congress today granted membership to Kosovo’s Football Federation, a second big news this month from the football world after the new country was admitted ten days ago as the new member of UEFA.
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FIFA Council proposes membership of Kosovo, Gibraltar

11.05.2016

Prishtina/Mexico City, dtt-net.com - The Council of the world football body today proposed to its Congress which takes place on Friday (13th May) to admit Kosovo and Gibraltar’ as its new members.
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Furious Serbia to appeal Kosovo UEFA's vote

03.05.2016

Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Serbian authorities said Belgrade will file complaint against today’s UEFA vote in favour of Kosovo Football Federation membership.
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Kosovo to join UEFA

03.05.2016

Budapest, dtt-net.com – The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) today voted in favour of Football Federation of Kosovo membership. >>>>


Opinions

Kosovo: An example on how to fight radicalism 

27.05.2016

"It would be imprecise to suggest that Kosovo is uniquely prone to radicalism or that the effort to radicalize a historically moderate population is succeeding. In fact, Kosovo merits our attention as a bellwether state and exemplar of how to undermine extremism".

By Rabbi Joshua M. Z. Stanton >>>>

EU, US pushing too fast with Serbia’s PM, forgot “mafia” victim Zoran Đinđić

06.09.2015

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Imagine these world media headlines next month or next year:
- “Serbia’s PM killed in car accident” ;
- “Pro-EU Serbia's PM Aleksandar Vucic ill of brain cancer”;
- “Serb mafia executes Serbia's PM as in 2003 Zoran Djindjic”; or the most preferable headline of all Serb media together:
- “Vucic killed by Albanian Muslim terrorists-mafia, according to international intelligence and security experts.”

Imagine for a second that one of these headlines becomes true. What would Angela Merkel and Barack Obama do with or in the Western Balkans the next day or during another 12 years after it ???

By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi
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EU, US ‘resolved’ half of Macedonia crisis, ignored discrimination on Albanians

17.07.2015

dtt-net.com – The deal clinched by the EU and the US officials this week over Macedonia crisis has completely ignored the need for equal rights for Ethnic Albanians, as 14 years since the end of the 2001 armed conflict, Macedonians continue to treat them as second class citizens by limiting the use of Albanian language and bias approach on the economic front.

By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi
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Energizing Balkan development and integration

12.07.2015

(Remarks by Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, at Dubrovnik forum, Croatia)

dtt-net.com - Croatia has come so far since this forum began ten years ago – now a member of both NATO and the EU, today Croatia is a net exporter of regional and global security and development, from Afghanistan, to Kosovo, to West Africa. The United States is grateful for the strong alliance between our two countries. >>>>

[Comment] For Kosovo and for what it can become

28.05.2015

dtt-net.com - The Head of EU Office in Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar has listed three main reasons for establishing the Special War Crimes Court in The Hague: to establish the truth, to remain the sovereign of decision and to respect Kosovo's international commitments. >>>>



Earlier News

Russia pushes for controversial referendum of Bosnia Serbs

Germany urges Serbia for neighborhood ties with Kosovo

Bosnia government approves single coordination body for working with EU

Montenegro junior ruling members decide to remain in government

Macedonia police detains 14 illegal migrants

Albania police destroys more cannabis plants

Bosnia: EU, US and Russia postpone meeting over Serb entity referendum

Kosovo broadcaster attacked with hand grenade over EU, US backed border deal with Montenegro

Macedonia’s Albanian opposition ticket threatens to boycott election

Bosnia’s PM urges EU, US to act firmly against Serb referendum and prevent instability

Bosnia accommodates demands of Croats over coordination body with EU

Kosovo opposition announces massive protest against EU, US backed border deal with Montenegro

US calls on Bosnia Serbs to abandon unconstitutional referendum

Bosnia court sentences one for joining ISIL

US Vice-President calls on Kosovo to ratify border deal with Montenegro



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