Western Balkans and EU News

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27.05.20

Prishtina/Brussels, 27 May 2020, dtt-net.com – The current USA government and the European Union are still fighting who will take the lead of upcoming talks between Kosovo and Serbia after those mediated by the European bloc are halted since November 2018.

27.05.20

Brussels/Belgrade, 27 May 2020, dtt-net.com – Several members of the European Parliament of the Renew Europe group expressed doubt over fairness of June 21 parliamentary elections in Serbia which are to be boycotted by several opposition parties while at the same time scolded Serbian authorities of media control.

27.05.20

Belgrade/Podgorica, 27 May 2020, dtt-net.com – As Montenegro is not opening borders to Serbia citizens for the time being related to the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities in Belgrade last night decided to ban temporarily Montenegrin civil transport airliner flights.

27.05.20

Prishtina, 27 May 2020, dtt-net.com – The Vetevendosje (VV) party of Kosovo’s acting Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, is preparing for resistance and street protests if the Constitutional Court this week approves plans of rivals for a new government.

26.05.20

Belgrade/Washington, 26 May 2020, dtt-net.com - Two walk-in and up to ten drive-through testing points for COVID-19 will be established in Serbia and the country’s testing capacity will be increased from 7,000 to at least 9,000 tests a day thanks to the new $100 million loan from the World Bank, approved today.

26.05.20

Brussels, 26 May 2020, dtt-net.com – EU member countries today agreed to send members of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to Montenegro and Serbia as part of the ongoing efforts to tackle illegal migration in the Western Balkans on their way to the territory of the European bloc.

26.05.20

Tirana, 26 May 2020, dtt-net.com – After direct mediation of the USA diplomats a leader of Albanian opposition party vowed today that talks with the government over electoral reform would be completed by the end of the month.

26.05.20

Skopje, 26 May 2020, dtt-net.com – A health commission in Skopje, proposed to the government to open borders with neighbouring countries as of June 1st as Covid-19 situation in the country is improving gradually.

26.05.20

Prishtina/Brussels, 26 May 2020, dtt-net.com – Kosovan President Hashim Thaçi said he won’t participate at the talks with Serbia for an agreement if mediated by EU’s Special Envoy Miroslav Lajçak, who comes from the non-recognizing country (Slovakia) as does his boss Joseph Borrell (Spain) – EU’s chief of diplomacy.

26.05.20

Podgorica/Belgrade, 26 May 2020, dtt-net.com – Yesterday’s decision of Montenegrin government to end entrance ban to citizens of nine countries following progress made in the fight against Covid-19, those from Serbia excluding, prompted Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic to call citizens to boycott the country and not travel there during the summer holidays, as diplomatic tensions between the two sides continue to grow.