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W. Balkans General News

Macedonian and Greek governments sign historic name deal

17.06.2018

Athens/Skopje, dtt-net.com – Governments of Macedonia and Greece today signed the historic agreement over the new name of the first: ‘Republic of North Macedonia’, with opposition parties in both countries being strongly against but both for opposite reasons.
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Greek government survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia name deal

16.06.2018

Athens, dtt-net.com – The ruling coalition in Greece today survived a no-confidence vote filed by the opposition over agreement with Skopje on new name of Macedonia.
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President of Serbia says missing journalist found

15.06.2018

Belgrade, dtt-net.com – The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic today said the investigative journalist Stefan Cvetkovic who went missing two days ago was found today and is well.
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MEP calls on EU to scrap visa regime for Kosovo citizens

15.06.2018

Brussels/Pristina, dtt-net.com - A member of the European Parliament (EP) wrote in a draft-report to the EU’s legislative body calling on European Commission (EC) and member states to end visa regime for citizens of Kosovo ‘without undue delay’, and urges at the same time Prishtina authorities to work harder against corruption and organized crime.

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German parliament extends troops mission in Kosovo

15.06.2018

Berlin/Pristina, dtt-net.com – The Parliament of Germany has extended for another year presence of some 800 German soldiers in Kosovo, part of the NATO-led peacekeeping force (KFOR).
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Energy & Environment

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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Italian minister says EU gas pipeline TAP ‘pointless’ for Italy

08.06.2018

Rome/Tirana, dtt-net.com – New Italian Environment Minister Sergio Costa considers the Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) - which will bring gas from Azerbaijan to Balkans and the EU - as of 2020 ‘looks pointless’ to Italy and will be reviewed by the new ruling coalition in Rome.
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EBRD launches energy efficiency programme in Macedonia

24.04.2018

Skopje, dtt-net.com - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in cooperation with the Energy Community Secretariat today launched a Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Macedonia designed to provide loans to households for energy efficiency improvements in the residential sector.
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EU energy body takes infringement case on Bosnia’s environmental impact assessment of thermal power plant further

19.03.2018

Vienna/Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – EU’s energy body, the Energy Community Secretariat has launched infringement procedures against Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) over breach of environment rules related to a planned thermal power plant.
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Ex-minister of Germany to mediate Serbia-Kosovo power grid dispute

08.03.2018

Berlin/Pristina, dtt-net.com – Germany is sending its former environment minister, Klaus Töpfer, to Belgrade and Pristina, in a new attempt to solve row between Serbia and Kosovo over Kosovan electricity grid, which according to ENTSO-E is causing system frequency deviation from the mean value of 50 Hertz to Europe’s synchronized high voltage electricity network.
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Business/Economy

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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Resignation of finance minister delays Serbia’s new deal with IMF

18.05.2018

Serbia, dtt-net.com – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today said it has put on hold a new agreement on economic reform program with Serbian government until a new finance minister takes office.
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Kosovo loses 32 Euro million because of SAA deal with EU in 2017

08.05.2018

Pristina, dtt-net.com – Kosovo lost last year nearly 32 Euro million of custom fees because of the free trade part of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU, almost the double of loses in 2016 when the implementation of the deal started.
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EBRD launches Investment Platform for W. Balkans

26.02.2018

London, dtt-net.com - A new electronic tool has been launched today at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Western Balkans Investment Summit in London aimed at facilitating market access and raise the attractiveness to foreign direct investment in the EU aspirant region.
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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

4 charged in Croatia over trafficking of migrants

Macedonia’s opposition to stage protest against changing country’s name

Greek government to face no-confidence vote over Macedonia’s new name deal

Germany's FM in favour of ‘conditional’ opening of EU entry talks with Albania and Macedonia

Interpol to decide on Kosovo’s membership bid later this year

Investigative journalist in Serbia missing

Greece and Albania could reach maritime border deal during the Summer

Macedonia must ratify deal with Greece in order it can open EU talks and get NATO entry invitation

Macedonian hardliners protest against changing country’s name

Montenegrin police dismantles drug trafficking ring

Macedonia’s president to block deal with Greece over new name

MEP says EU should open entry talks with Albania

Serbia forms body to probe consequences of NATO bombing

Macedonia court sends to jail 2 men for beating lawmaker

Kosovo prosecution indicts man for attempting to join terror organizations in Syria



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