W. Balkans General News

Croatia opposition in the slight lead in polls


Zagreb, dtt-net.com – Croatian opposition coalition led by the conservatives of HDZ is on the slight lead, according to a fresh opinion survey ahead of November parliamentary election.

Montenegro PM accuses former Serbia’s counterpart for opposition’s protests


Podgorica, dtt-net.com – The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic accused today his former Serbia’s counterpart for being behind the street protests organized in the country by the Serb opposition aimed against NATO membership.

Bosnia court jails four over terrorism, ISIL links


Sarajevo, dtt-net.com - A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) capital today sent to jail four Bosniaks on terrorism charges and close links with the terrorist group of ISIL.

EU envoy urges Russia backed Bosnia Serbs to abandon referendum


Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – A top diplomat called today on Russia backed Bosnia Serbs to abandon the referendum on independent judiciary bodies for the Serb entity which would represent yet another move toward the instability in the already troubled country.

EU clinched Serbia-Kosovo deal “will not pass”, opposition warns


Prishtina/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The main Kosovan opposition party today said it will do everything to bring down the EU brokered deal between Belgrade and Prishtina over special powers for Serb municipalities arguing that it will not allow a Bosnia power sharing model on ethnic basis in the new country.


Albania’s Oil and Gas, the main magnet for foreign investors


Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albania’s oil and gas potentials represent nearly 60 percent of foreign direct investments, followed by telecommunication and real estate sectors.

Albania unprepared to make maximum benefit from Azerbaijan gas, EU pipeline - TAP


Tirana/Brussels, dtt-net.com – Albanian government is lacking behind with projects of gasification and will need many years to make maximum benefit from the Azerbaijan gas which will pass through the country and reach Italy and other EU members.

Macedonia court unblocks bank accounts of main oil company to avoid energy crises


Shkup-Skopje, dtt-net.com – A court in Macedonian capital of Skopje today ordered authorities to unblock bank accounts of the main oil distribution company and its subsidiary in order to avoid energy crises in the country, following charges raised against its CEO and several managers over suspected fraud.

Azerbaijan asks Iran to join its gas pipeline project to the EU through Turkey, Greece, Albania


dtt-net.com – Azerbaijan has asked Iran to join its gas project through the Turkish TANAP and the EU’s TAP pipelines through Albania and Greece to reach EU consumers, as the best option for Teheran to benefit from its huge gas capacities, according to Azeri media.

Albania hopes to benefit big from the EU gas pipeline -TAP


Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian government is hoping that the country will have huge cash benefits but also boost its economy once the European Tran-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) becomes functional in 2020 and start delivering its first gas to the Western Balkans and the EU countries from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz.


Austrian bank despoils Kosovo businesses


Prishtina, dtt-net.com – “Time means money” as usual. Kosovo businesses are being ripped off by the Austrian Raifaisen Bank as they are pushed to pay 5 percent when converting Euro metal coins into paper money with the bank arguing that counting takes time as.

Macedonia to re-shape strategy for attracting foreign investments


Shkup-Skopje, dtt-net.com – Macedonian leaders have launched consultations how to re-shape country’s strategy and plans for attracting more foreign direct investments as the country is trying to get cured from the internal crisis which erupted since early this year.

Kosovo believes pre-entry deal with EU will boost economy


Prishtina, dtt-net.com – Kosovan officials are full of belief that the upcoming Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU will boost country’s economy, the most underdeveloped in the continent.

Albania Q2 growth at 2.5 percent


Tirana, dtt-net.com – The economic growth in Albania reached 2.53 percent in the second quarter this year but the consumption fell by 3.16 percent, according to the country’s agency of statistics, INSTAT.

Industrial production in Montenegro falls


Podgorica, dtt-net.com - Industrial production in Montenegro in August was lower by 21.3 percent compared to July and declined for 0.1 percent compared to the August last year, according to the new data.


Germany's football investor in Belgium can't stop - to sign ex-Anderlecht, ex-Standard midfielder too


Brussels, dtt-net.com – The German Football Investor in Belgium, Jürgen Baatzsch is becoming more and more convincing of his high ambitions and hunger for results on the pitch with Union Saint Gilloise at second division (D2). >>>>

Belgian club - Union St Gilloise - negotiating with ex-Real Madrid German defender – Schorch


Brussels, dtt-net.com – The second Belgian division football club, the Royale Union Saint Gillloise has entered talks with Christopher Schorch ( former Real Madrid), who is also being targeted by Queens Park Rangers, England’s second division. >>>>

Kosovo born, Swiss national Shaqiri signs 5-year deal with Stoke City


dtt-net.com – The Swiss national team football player, the Kosovo-born Xherdan Shaqiri has signed with Stoke City a five-year deal after failure to settle at the Italian Inter-Milan. >>>>

Undecided Shaqiri continues to attract interest of clubs


dtt-net.com - The Kosovo born Swiss national football player, Xherdan Shaqiri is undecided whether to force himself at Inter for another year or move to another club in Germany or England. >>>>

Januzaj’s chance at Manchester United opens as Di Maria moving to PSG


dtt-net.com – The Belgian, Kosovo origin football starlet, Adnan Januzaj has all reasons to be happy for departure of Angel Di Maria from Manchester United PSG as his chance for proving him self to the Dutch coach is at the player’s hands now after a season of bench in the Premier League. >>>>


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


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 Merkal and Barack Obama do with or in Western Balkans the next day or during another 12 years after it ???

By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi

EU, US ‘resolved’ half of Macedonia crisis, ignored discrimination on Albanians


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

Energizing Balkan development and integration


(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


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. >>>>

[Opinion] EU options on the Macedonia crisis


Brussels, dtt-net.com - Few would be surprised in Brussels or Skopje if the allegations against Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski and his VMRO-DPMNE party - of corruption, electoral fraud, manipulation of judges and media - are true.

By Edmond Ekrem Krasniqi >>>>

Actualités - Français

Le club belge veut élargir la créativité du Bayern Munich et aider les réfugiés dans la capitale de l'UE


Bruxelles, dtt-net.com - Un club de football en Belgique a fait écho à l'action du club allemand à Munich et tente d'organiser la même dans le capital de l'Union Européen (UE), par le biais d'un match amical avec le club de Anderlecht pour aidée les réfugiés frappé par les guerre en Moyen-Orient, l'Afrique, l'Afghanistan, l'Érythrée et qui sont entrés récemment en Belgique. >>>>

Earlier News

Don’t seek asylum in Germany, but jobs, diplomat tells Albania citizens

The US blasts Serbia attacks on Kosovo UNESCO entry application

Kosovo PM pelted with eggs by opposition, again

Serbia likely top open Kosovo Chapter in EU entry talks by the fall

Serbia to change constitution because of the EU, Kosovo

Montenegro Serb opposition continues with anti-gov’t protest

Croatia sets election date

Germany could return refugees to Slovenia, Croatia

630,000 Middle East migrants have entered the EU this year

Macedonia : EU beloved ruling Albanian party breaks up in two

Macedonia’s PM urges UN for help over name row with Greece

Serbia urges EU to resolve migrant crisis, warns of destabilization of W. Balkans

Middle East businessmen buy land in Bosnia massively

EU envoy to Bosnia hosts Middle East refugees in his apartment

Croatia reports nearly 100,000 Middle East migrants, refugees

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