Western Balkans and EU News

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18.02.20

Belgrade, 17 February 2020, dtt-net.com -  The first delivery of six Russian-made Pantsir S1 air defence system should be completed by the end of this week, as Serbia continues to boost rapidly military capacities in recent years helped by Moscow, Belgrade media reported.

18.02.20

Sarajevo, 17 February 2020, dtt-net.com –  Serb entity (RS) institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)  Monday seem embarking in serious pathway of breaking up from the country blaming Bosniaks and western powers of attack on powers of the entity as inter-ethnic and political tensions are resuming fast in the already internally divided country in the fragile Western Balkans region.

17.02.20

Brussels, 17 February 2020, dtt-net.com – International donors today pledged a total 1,15 billion of Euros to Albania, with most of it from European Commission and EU meember countries, for reconstruction from the damages of November 26 earthquake at which 51 people died, more than 1,000 injured, about 14,000 people temporarily displaced and thousands of buildings seriously damaged, including schools and health care facilities.

17.02.20

Brussels/tirana, 17 February 2020, dtt-net.com – Albania is promised today 100 Euro million aid from EU’s executive alone, for reconstruction from the November earthquake, on top of already 15 million earlier pledged, as EU members and other world countries and organizations are to make their pledges during the donor conference which started this afternoon in Brussels.

16.02.20

Skopje/Brussels, Skopje, 16 February 2020, dtt-net.com – The legislative body and the European Commission (EC) today approved a law incorporating permanently of the Special Prosecution Office (SPO) within the Public Prosecution Office (PPO) contested by the conservative party and aimed at shedding light over wiretap scandal of 2015 and dissolved itself paving the way for April 12 early parliamentary elections.

16.02.20

Munich/Tirana, 15 February 2020, dtt-net.com – The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, who used 3 times his veto blocking EU accession negotiations with the two countries hasn’t made his mind yet and says will wait for the upcoming report, for the third consecutive year of the European Commission (EC) next month - expected to be positive -, before making his mind whether to block the talks for the fourth time or agree to launch them this year.

15.02.20

Munich, 14 February 2020, dtt-net.com – Kosovan newly election premier Albin Kurti told world officials Friday in Munich that the ‘mini-Schengen’ idea between Western Balkans countries should be incorporated into Germany sponsored Berlin Process and at the same time proposed what he called an “EU-Mini-Marshal-Plan” for the region as the USA did for Western Europe after the WWII, but especially exempting from it the dangerous idea of Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic for a land swap between the two countries.

14.02.20

Munich/Prishtina, 14 February 2020, dtt-net.com  -  The new Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti addressed strong criticism to today’s railway and highway agreements signed in Munich under the mediation of the US Special Envoy Richard Grenell because of what he called lack of “transparency” authorized by the previous government and country’s President Hashim Thaçi without consulting new governing coalition.

14.02.20

Munich/Brussels, 14 February 2020, dtt-net.com – Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic today expressed scepticism that a compromise with Kosovo this year could happen contrary to his Kosovan counterpart Hashim Thaçi optimism and the heavy push of the US government of the President Donald Trump for it.

14.02.20

Sarajevo, 14 February 2020, dtt-net.com – Serb entity representatives in the House of People of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today vetoed approval of several draft-laws in the legislative body in protest of a recent Constitutional Court’s ruling over entity’s laws related to arable land as the crisis in the divided country in the Western Balkans region looms again.