W. Balkans News
Skopje/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The new parliamentary majority comprised of Macedonian opposition social-democrats and Albanians is expected to form a new government ‘soon’ by direct vote of its lawmakers, but the Constitutional Court will rule it as unconstitutional because of bypassing the green light of country’s president, a local news website reported today.
Skopje, 21 March 2017, dtt-net.com – A delegation of EU representatives on Tuesday called on Macedonia’s president to change his decision and mandate leader of main opposition party to form new government with Albanians parties, as Macedonian conservatives of VMRO-DPMNE are threatening with destabilization is ousted from the 12 years of ruling.
Budapest/Skopje, dtt-net.com – Hungarian President Janos Ader on Monday called on EU member partners to allow Macedonia to open accession negotiations, as country's neighbour, Greece, is blocking them for nine years already. >>>>
Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian ruling Socialist Party (PS) on Monday decided to participate in parliamentary election of June regardless of the threats by opposition to boycott the vote if an care-taker cabinet is not formed until the vote. >>>>
Skopje, dtt-net.com – Street protests of Macedonian nationalists against wider use of Albanian language, incited by the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, are continuing in Macedonia as the crisis is deepening and becoming of inter-ethnic dimensions. >>>>
Tirana, dtt-net.com – The socialist Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama decided to send home four ministers but failed short to explain why, as the pressure on him by the opposition for a caretaker government until June election is mounting fast.
Berlin, dtt-net.com – German officials welcomed Albania’s government efforts over EU set reforms related to judiciary, and called on Albanian premier Edi Rama to stay the course, needed for better rule of law functioning and closer ties with the European bloc. >>>>
Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Friday decided not to register for June parliamentary election unless the socialist-led government of premier Edi Rama resigns and a caretaker technical government is formed until June election. >>>>
Prishtina, dtt-net.com – A Kosovan minister said that the government will obey to Thursday’s call by the parliament to suspend EU-mediated talks unless former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj detained in France on war crimes charges by Belgrade is released home. >>>>
Prishtina, dtt-net.com - Kosovan president Hashim Thaçi today clashed openly with the US Ambassador Greg Delawie over the future of Kosovo Security Force (KSF) with the first insisting on amending a current law and make the force a regular army bypassing the constitutional veto power of Kosovan Serb lawmakers.
Skopje, dtt-net.com – Macedonian opposition social-democrat SDSM party and its new Albanian partners on Friday clashed over wider use of Albanian language in the troubled country at the moment when they are being refused by country's president mandate to form the new coalition government.
Prishtina/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The EU and the US have expressed discord with top Kosovo Albanian leaders and the opposition over the future of Kosovan Security Force (KSF) which Prishtina wants to prepare and transform it into a regular army without changing the name of the force by amending an existing law and bypass the veto of Serbia-backed Kosovan Serb lawmakers, while the western powers say it can’t be done without Serb accord as foreseen by the constitution contested by many Ethnic Albanians.
Brussels/Skopje, dtt-net.com – Governments of EU member countries are divided over fresh inter-ethnic tensions and crisis in Macedonia with Hungary being at forefront of those siding with nationalist Macedonian conservative VMRO-DPMNE party claiming that demands of Ethnic Albanians for more rights and powers are harmful to the future of EU candidate country, according to Macedonian media.
Skopje, 06 March 2017, dtt-net.com – Street protests in Macedonia continued for eighth consecutive day, but this time in 21 towns, across the country against wider use of Albanian language with protesters incited by nationalist conservative VMRO-DPMNE party chanting Nazi type slogans of ‘gas chambers to finish with Albanians” in the EU candidate country.
Moscow/Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – The President of Bosnia’s Serb entity, Milorad Dodik, said he spoke about the need for ‘peace and stability’ in the troubled country and Western Balkans with Russian officials as the EU fears that heavy influence of Russia in the region through its traditional strong ties with Serbs could become one of the reasons of new turmoil in the already troubled EU aspirant countries with inter-ethnic tensions.
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