Western Balkans and EU News

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20.11.19

Belgrade, 20 November 2019, dtt-net.com – The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the Government of Serbia has drafted a law proposal for ending the 50 percent +1 threshold turnout in referendums, prompting strong criticism from the opposition which claims that changes proposed aim recognition of Kosovo which the government denies.

20.11.19

Zagreb/Brussels, 20 November 2019, dtt-net.com – German Chancellor Angela Merkel today said that Germany and other EU member countries will have to enter talks with France over new enlargement methodology proposed by Paris and reach a compromise as soon as possible in order to continue with the EU pathway process for the Western Balkans aspirants.

20.11.19

Sarajevo/Brussels, 20 November 2019, dtt-net.com – A member of German Bundestag said that French messages over the Western Balkans  and its demands for overhauling enlargement rules of the European bloc in the region are “confusing’.

19.11.19

Skopje, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com – The European Union today signed the counter-terrorism arrangements with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro and Serbia after similar signatures already with Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia.

19.11.19

Skopje, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com - The EU today signed an agreement with Serbia on border management cooperation between Serbia and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) aimed at helping the country control better its borders amid flow of illegal migrants who are using Balkan route on their way to the EU territory.

19.11.19

Tirana, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com - Albania’s Independent Commission for Qualifications (KPK) yesterday sacked another judge as part of reforms the country is undergoing in the judiciary aimed at clearing its rule of law bodies from corrupted judges and prosecutors.

19.11.19

Brussels, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com – Some member countries have welcomed French proposals on new EU enlargement methodology and some expressed concerns, according to Finland’s Foreign Minister Tytti Tuppurainen.

19.11.19

Skopje, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com – Appeal Court in North Macedonia today decided to allow former Special Prosecutor charged with abuse office in an extortion case, Katica Janeva, to house arrest because of her poor health condition.

19.11.19

Sarajevo, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com – Members of the tri-partite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today agreed to appoint Zoran Tegeltija from the main Serb party as candidate for the post of prime minister after reaching a compromise over the plan for relations with NATO 13 months after elections.

19.11.19

Brussels, 19 November 2019, dtt-net.com -  French officials said a new methodology on EU enlargement in Western Balkans - based on Paris proposals - should be agreed by the European bloc before May Summit with the region which takes place in Zagreb.