Western Balkans and EU News

Western Balkans general news


20.01.21

Berlin/Sarajevo, 20 January 2021, dtt-net.com – The government of Germany today announced that it has proposed the former Federal Minister Christian Schmidt as candidate for the head the Office of High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which supervises the implementation of 1995 Dayton Peace Accord which haled the 1992-1995 war in the country.

20.01.21

Podgorica, 20 January 2021, dtt-net.com – The government of Montenegro today wrote to leaders of EU institutions to secure “certain doses of vaccines” for country’s population, as the governments of member states are to discuss Wednesday how can they help third countries, including those of the Western Balkans region, with the roll-out of the vaccine.

20.01.21

Prishtina, 20 January 2021, dtt-net.com – Albin Kurti, the former premier of Kosovo and leader of the biggest party in the country, Vetevendosje, and several others from other political parties are likely to be banned to run for parliamentary seat in February election as the Constitutional Court recalled that candidates who have been sentenced by courts in the past three years of the election date cannot run for seats in the legislative body.

 

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19.01.21

Tirana, 19 January 2021, dtt-net.com – Albanian media today have published the meant-to-be secret agreement of the government with Pfizer, according to which the country will receive only 8,19 percent of 499,580 doses of the vaccine in the firs half of the year, while the rest of 91.8 percent will arrive in the country in the third and fourth quarter of 2021.

19.01.21

Sarajevo, 19 January 2021, dtt-net.com -  The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today certified the results of the 2020 municipal elections in the city of Mostar, held last month, which saw the Croatian main party win but unable to govern alone.

19.01.21

Brussels/Belgrade, 19 January 2021, dtt-net.com – 29 members of the European Parliament have expressed concern about “the growing Chinese influence in Serbia and the impending environmental damage” resulting from several heavy industrial projects in Serbia owned companies and called on the European Commission (EC) to recall to Belgrade that it should respect EU and national legislation related.

19.01.21

Podgporica, 19 January 2021, dtt-net.com – After Serbia, Montenegro is the second country in the Western Balkans region to purchase Chinese vaccine against coronavirus, as authorities in Podgorica announced today that the first doses of Sinopharm vaccine will arrive later this month.

19.01.21

Belgrade, 19 January 2021, dtt-net.com – Two government members in Serbia today got insulated Chinese made vaccine against coronavirus, Sinopharm, after the country received 1 million doses from Bejing.

18.01.21

Tirana, 18 January 2021, dtt-net.com – 447 medical workers have received the first dose of the vaccine during first seven days of vaccination in Albania, according to authorities.

18.01.21

Skopje, 18 January 2021, dtt-net.com – North Macedonia will receive 8000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTecc-made anti-COVID-19 vaccine from Serbia, the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced today, as the country is preparing to vaccinate 60 percent of its 2 million population.