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W. Balkans General News

Serbia’s and Kosovo’s EU path linked to dialogue, Mogherini reiterates

20.09.2017

New York, dtt-net.com - EU’s chief of diplomacy told Serbia’s and Kosovo’s leaders that progress on direct dialogue for ‘normalization’ of relations between the two countries is key to European integration of both.
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W. Balkans countries amidst 58 of joining forces to stop trade in goods used for torture & death penalty

19.09.2017

New York, dtt-net.com - Western Balkans countries members of the UN (Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) are amidst a total of 58 countries that have joined the international Alliance for Torture-Free Trade launched on Monday during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York.
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Bosnia joins EU launched ‘Transport Community’ in W. Balkans

19.09.2017

Brussels/Sarajevo, dtt-net.com - Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) signed the Transport Community Treaty, an EU launched initiave aimed at improving transport connectivity in the Western Balkans region.
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Kosovo PM says border row with Montenegro could be sent to international arbitration

19.09.2017

Pristina, dtt-net.com – Kosovan new prime minister said that if no new agreement is reached with Montenegro over border demarcation row, then the issue could be dealt by international arbitration.
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EU lawmaker says Albania likely to open entry talks next year

19.09.2017

Tirana, dtt-net.com – A member of the European Parliament (EP) said Albania is likely to open EU accession talks next year following recent progress made on Brussels set reforms in the candidate country.
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Energy & Environment

Germany calls on Serbia to end energy infrastructure blockade toward Kosovo

14.09.2017

Berlin/Pristina, dtt-net.com - German government has called on Serbia to end the long blockade toward Kosovo which is causing delays in integration of the regional energy market in the Western Balkans despite recent infrastructure investment efforts by Berlin and the EU.
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EU gas pipeline TAP 50 % completed

08.09.2017

Baar, dtt-net.coom - The Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) which will bring gas from Azerbaijan through Turkey to Greece, Albania, the rest of the Western Balkans and the EU as of 2020 is now more than 50% completed, nearly 16 months after construction began, the company said.
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Serbia keen to link to Russia’s ‘Turkish Stream’ gas pipeline

11.07.2017

Istanbul/Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said his country expects that the Russian gas pipeline from Turkey will pas through Serbia to reach the Western Balkans and the EU, which would be the direct competitor to EU's Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP).
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Serbia attracted by Russia’s 'Turkish Stream' gas pipeline

06.07.2017

Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Serbia is showing interest to build a new gas pipeline with help from Russia and connect with Bulgaria to use Russian gas through 'Turkish Stream', with Belgrade and Moscow hoping that Bulgaria would join and make possible the project which would be a direct competitor to EU’s Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP).
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Construction of EU gas pipeline reaches nearly 50 percent in Albania, Greece

06.07.2017

Tirana, dtt-net.com - Nearly 50 percent of steel pipes of the EU Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) are now welded in Albania and Greece, as the project is well advancing to bring gas from Azerbaijan to Balkan and EU consumers.
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Business/Economy

Albania’s PM defends W. Balkans ‘economic area’ project sponsored by EU

14.07.2017

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian Prime Minister today responded to critics of the ‘economic area’ plan agreed by Western Balkans countries on Wednesday in Italy saying that the idea behind the project is to increase trade cooperation within the region and prepare the countries to join the EU market.
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The EU and Japan reach free trade deal

06.07.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – The European bloc and Japan today reached “Economic Partnership Agreement” in principle subject to approval by EU member countries and the European Parliament.
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EU calls on W. Balkans, Turkey to focus on economic reforms

23.05.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – Western Balkans countries and Turkey today were called by the European Union to focus on economic reforms aimed at better preparing their economies for the EU path.
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Kosovo politician suggests suspension of trade deal with EU

17.05.2017

Prishtina, dtt-net.com - A Kosovan politician has criticized the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Kosovo and the EU saying that the deal is harmful to local production.
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Albanian authorities block tons of poultry imported from Brazil

15.05.2017

Tirana, 15 May 2017, dtt-net.com – Albanian food security authorities said today they have blocked a total of 26 tons of poultry imported from Brazil because of containing salmonella.

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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

[Op-ed ] Is EU’s carrot big enough? Calling for a new accession policy towards the Western Balkans

01.06.2017

By Andor Deli

Brussels, dtt-net.com - Currently, six Western Balkans countries are huddled in the waiting-room of EU accession, when the EU has little more to offer than the carrot and the stick. With a renewed focus on enlargement policy, the Western Balkans could get a new stimulus in order to make the benefits of the EU accession process more tangible to their citizens >>>>

[Opinion] Europe's division cannot be overcome without W. Balkans joining the EU

16.01.2017

Zagreb, dtt-net.com - "The division of Europe will not be overcome until all countries of the Western Balkans have joined the EU", the Germany's State Minister for European Affairs , Michael Roth said in a speech held in Zagreb, Croatia.
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[Opinion] What to expect in the Balkans (after Donald Trump’s election) ?

18.11.2016

If the new (US) president is inclined to accept a Russian sphere of influence in the Balkans, the consequences for the region’s relatively new democracies could be dramatic.

By Daniel Serwer >>>>

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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Earlier News

EU envoy, US Embassy condemn Bosnia Serb leader’s statement on unification with Serbia

EU official urges Kosovo to ratify border deal with Montenegro

EU experts urge Macedonia to focus on rule of law reforms

EU’s Hahn reiterates Kosovo condition to Serbia

Serbia to offer guarantees to UN court for release of Bosnia Butcher

Majority of Macedonia’s citizens satisfied with new government (poll)

Serbia partners with Russia over ‘survival’ of Serbs declaration in W. Balkans

Montenegro eyes opening of all chapters in EU entry talks this year

Montenegro says border deal with Kosovo a ‘closed issue'

Merkel congratulates new Kosovo PM, urges for ‘attention’ to list of tasks

W. Balkans needs « credible » EU entry prospect for the sake of stability, Juncker says

Another Macedonia’s parliamentary committee approves draft-law on languages

Albania’s parliament approves government

Top Slovenia’s lawmaker calls for acceleration of Macedonia’s EU, NATO path

Macedonian NGO to stage street protest against plans for wider use of Albanian language



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