Western Balkans and EU News

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28.01.20

Brussels/Skopje/Tirana, dtt-net.com – If the European Union refuses to open the talks for the fourth time in coming months with Skopje and Tirana then ‘other global factors’ could expand their influence in the region, including in North Macedonia,  a top lawmaker from the country warned.

28.01.20

Brussels/Tirana, 28 January 2020, dtt-net.com – German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth today reiterated Berlin’s call to other EU member countries, especially to France, Denmark and Netherlands, to keep the promise to the two countries of the Western Balkans region to open accession negotiations, as Paris continues to insist on bloc’s reforms and overhauling of enlargement rules first, before making any moves over the two hopefuls.

28.01.20

Skopje, 27 January 2020, dtt-net.com -  Measures to reduce pollution aimet at protecting North Macedonia citizens entered into force Monday due to enormously high air pollution in capital Skopje and western town of Tetovo.

28.01.20

Prishtina, 27 January 2020, dtt-net.com – Leaders of Vetevendosje (VV) and of Democratic League (LDK) failed once again on Monday to clinch a deal for forming new governing coalition after October elections and will meet Tuesday with western diplomats for mediation.

28.01.20

Brussels, 27 January 2020, dtt-net.com – The new chief of EU’s diplomacy Josep Borrel will travel to Kosovo and Serbia this week at the time when the US government is accelerating its efforts to convince on its own Belgrade and Prishtina leaders to resume dialogue for an eventual compromise as Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo’s independence.

27.01.20

Brussels, 27 January 2020, dtt-net.com – There is no “qualified majority” support amidst EU member countries for ending visa regime for isolated Kosovo citizens, Croatian interior minister Davor Bozinovic, unveiled today to dtt-net.com.

27.01.20

Brussels/Sarajevo, 27 January 2020, dtt-net.com – Several European Parliament members today squeezed Croatian interior minister over police violent pushbacks of migrants at country’s border with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as Zagreb continues to be challenged with vulnerable nationals from war hit countries trying to reach further EU north.

27.01.20

Berlin/Brussels, 27 January 2020, dtt-net.com – Chancellor Angela Merkel today reiterated Berlin’s will for EU members countries agreeing at the next meeting in March to launch accession negotiations with the two Western Balkans countries which is dependent on French conditions on reforming the EU and at the same time overhauling enlargement rules designed by President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘non-paper’.

25.01.20

Belgrade/Brussels, 24 January 2020, dtt-net.com – The cabinet of the US President Donald Trump has accelerated its pressure in full speed pushing Serbia and Kosovo leaders for an eventual compromise this year and has put aside the EU which until 2018 was mediating the talks between the two sides without success because of deep divisions over the land swap idea floated by Serbian president and embraced by Washington officials and diplomats.

25.01.20

Skopje, 24 January 2020, dtt-net.com - There is no progress in the latest negotiations between North Macedonia parliamentary parties as the EU and US are pushing for amending a law aiming at making the Special Prosecution Office (SPO) a permanent department of the Public Prosecution Office ( PPO) in the EU candidate country.