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W. Balkans General News

Macedonian minister says opposition lawmakers who supported deal with Greece threatened by hardliners

22.10.2018

Skopje, dtt-net.com – Macedonian interior minister today said that eight lawmakers from the Macedonian conservative opposition party and its allies are being threatened for supporting the government on constitutional changes over agreement with Greece.
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Kosovo deputy-minister sacked over corruption

22.10.2018

Pristina, dtt-net.com – Kosovan premier Ramush Haradinaj today decided to sack of duty a deputy-minister charged of corruption and detained by the police during the weekend.
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Bosnia election body publishes final vote results

22.10.2018

Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – Central Election Commission (CEC) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today published final results of October 7 general elections in the country.

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French diplomat says Albania should do more on reforms to deserve EU entry talks

22.10.2018

Tirana, dtt-net.com – A French diplomat said Albania should continue to make progress over the Brussels-set of reforms on rule of law in order the country can qualify for opening of EU membership negotiations.
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Albania’s police arrest 27 over organized crime

22.10.2018

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Police in Albania today said it arrested a total of 27 people over organized crime in raids in 12 locations across the country during the weekend, as authorities are boosting efforts against local rings involved in drug cultivation and trafficking.
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Energy & Environment

World Bank won’t lend for new lignite-fired power plant in Kosovo

10.10.2018

Pristina, dtt-net.com – The world lender has refused a loan to the American Contour Global company for construction of a new lignite-fired power plant in Kosovo because of environmental concerns, World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim announced today.

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Albania 3rd in Europe over electricity consumption generated from renewable sources

24.09.2018

Tirana/Brussels, dtt-net.com - Albania ranks third in Europe, following Norway and Iceland, for the electricity consumption generated from renewable sources, according to the figures by EU’s statistical agency Eurostat.
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Albania and Macedonia agree for gas interconnection project

21.09.2018

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albania and Macedonia today signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for gas interconnection pipeline as the second is planning to get gas supplies from the EU gas pipeline (TAP) which passes through the first.
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Russia wants Bosnia to join its Turkstream gas pipeline

21.09.2018

Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – Russian government today has asked Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to join the Turkstream gas pipeline, a project of Moscow aimed at increasing its gas exports to Balkans and the EU, but which hasn’t found European bloc’s support so far.
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EU energy body blasts Kosovo’s deal with US company over new power plant

14.06.2018

Vienna, dtt-net.com – The Secretariat of Energy Community today has criticized the deal between the Kosovo government and the US Contour Global agreement of building a new power plant and related power purchase agreement between the two saying that it constitutes state aid which is contrary to EU energy rules.

The Vienna-based body also said that “other potentially critical elements in the set of contracts concluded in December 2017 include exemptions from taxes and customs duties, state guarantees, and the transfer/lease of land below market price.”
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Business/Economy

US - Turkish company to construct highway in Serbia

16.10.2018

Belgrade, 15 October 2018, dtt-net.com – The US-Turkish company, Bechtel-Enka, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Serbian government for construction of a 110 km highway in Serbia, the first infrastructure project between an American company and the country.
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FDI in Montenegro climb since membership in the NATO

04.09.2018

Podgorica, dtt-net.com – Latest figures show that Montenegro’s membership in the western military alliance is having positive effects in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), according to the country’s Central Bank.
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Unemployment in Serbia at record low

21.08.2018

Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Unemployment in Serbia has reached record low and the lowest in the Western Balkans region, according to country’s president Aleksandar Vucic.
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Albania reports record low unemployment

11.06.2018

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albanian government today said the unemployment in the country in May dropped to the record low at 12.5 percent an decrease of 1.7 percent comparing to the same month last year.
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W. Balkans countries, Turkey vow to work with EU on economic and social reforms

25.05.2018

Brussels, dtt-net.com - EU aspirant countries from Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) and Turkey today vowed “to deepen economic and social reforms in order to improve the economy and boost competitiveness and inclusive growth”.
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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

[Opinion] Albania on an irreversible path towards the EU

29.06.2018

The more Albania delivers on its people's needs and demands, the more it will advance towards membership to the EU

By Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn

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[Opinion] Macedonia: A clear EU path ahead

29.06.2018

The doors of our Union are open. Your path towards the European Union has become irreversible.

By Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn >>>>

[Opinion] EU Enlargement to the Balkans: Playing hardball or playing with fire?

28.06.2018

“…the EU failed to live up to its own rhetoric and show the Balkans that hard work – of the kind that Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have done – pays off.”

By Corina Stratulat, European Policy Centre

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[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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Earlier News

Two buses with Serbs stoned in Kosovo

Kosovan deputy-minister detained over corruption

EU, NATO officials applaud Macedonian parliament over initiation of constitutional changes

Macedonia’s parliament agrees to proceed with constitutional changes on agreement with Greece

Divisions between the US and Germany over land swap idea between Kosovo and Serbia surface again

Turkey asks Albania to close down Gülen’s school network

Albanian house in Kosovo northern town attacked with cocktail-Molotov

Bosnia’s PM accuses Croatian counterpart of meddling in country’s internal affairs

Croatia calls for new election law in Bosnia

Germany reiterates opposition to borders redraw idea between Serbia and Kosovo

OSCE concerned over threats of potential closure of online portals in Albania

Serbia’s President downplays Macedonia’s NATO path

Macedonia opens NATO entry talks

Kosovo parliament approves laws on army

Kosovo’s Serb lawmakers quit parliament’s session over army



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