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  • Rama meets with German FM, judicial reform and EU integration discussed

    Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama discussed Friday the implementation of judicial reform and EU integration process with  German FM Sigmar Gabriel. Gabriel thanked Rama for the undertaken reform and “for your personal engagement and stance on calming the conflicts in neighboring countries.” The statement comes at a time when...
  • Albania, Kosovo congratulate the re-election of Tusk as EC presidenet

    Albania and Kosovo congratulated the re-election of Donald Tusk, as the European Council president of the EU. Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement it wishes President Tusk further successes in facing common European and global challenges. “President Tusk is a constant supporter of the enlargement policy...
  • Opinion by Thaci/ Kosovo ready to step up its Balkan security commitments

    – Opinion by Hashim Thaçi, president of Kosovo PRISTINA — Kosovo marked another milestone in its state-building process this week by moving to establish Kosovo’s own defense forces. A multi-ethnic organization established post-independence under strict scrutiny from NATO, the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) will soon assume a new role...
  • Kosovo suspends dialogue with Serbia until former PM released

    Kosovo Parliament voted to suspend the EU brokered dialogue with Belgrade on Thursday, until the release of former PM Ramaush Haradina, who was detained in France this year on Serbia’s request. The resolution adopted by the Parliament was proposed by Haradinaj’s party, The Alliance for the Future of Kosovo....
  • Thaci defies NATO, US: Kosovo united on the establishment of the army

    Kosovo President defied NATO and U.S. saying that Kosovo is not making any sudden step, unilateral or uncoordinated action, or unlawful and unconstitutional action. The statement came hours after NATO Secretary General and the U.S. Embassy in Pristine voiced their concern on the transformation of Kosovo Security Force to...
  • Albanian opposition signals the boycott of upcoming elections

    Nineteen days after starting an 7/24 protest in front of the Prime Ministry, Albanian opposition parties signaled Wednesday that they would boycott upcoming elections if Rama government would not resign in favor of a caretaker government. In a meeting held Wednesday, leaders of opposition parties, including Democratic Party’s Lulzim...
  • NATO warns Kosovo against unilateral steps in creating army

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Kosovo authorities on Wednesday to refrain from unilateral steps in transforming the Kosovo Security Force to a regular army. “I have spoken to Hashim Thaci and Isa Mustafa to convey the serious concerns of NATO Allies about recent proposals by the Kosovo...
  • US “concerned” with Kosovo’s army plans without constititional changes

    The United States are concerned by Kosovo’s announced intention “to change the mandate of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) without a constitutional amendment.” The U.S. Embassy in Pristina, said Wednesday in a statement that they support the gradual, transparent transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into a multi ethnic...
  • Thaci, Vucic reconfirm their commitment to dialogue

    Kosovo President Hashim Thaci had a telephone conversation with Serbian Prime Minister Alexander Vucic on Tuesday, reconfirming their commitment to dialogue as essential for peace and stability. Serbian Prime Minister said in its official website that two leaders spoke “about the importance and consequences of the visit of EU...
  • Thaci asks parliament to create Army of Kosovo

    Kosovo President Hashim Thaci asked the parliament on Tuesday to transform Kosovo Security Force into Army of Kosovo. Thaci handed over to the President of the Assembly, Kadri Veseli, the draft law foreseeing the controversial change, stongly opposed by Belgrade, which does not recognize Kosovo’s independence. “Kosovo is finally...
  • Albanian athlete crowned European champion

    Albanian athlete Izmir Smajli was crowned Saturday European champion in long jump. Snajli jumped 8.08 meters in the 34 European Athletics Indoor Championship being held in Belgrade, Serbia. Smajli ranked first ahead of Swedish and Ukrainian athletes. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama described the success as “Fantastic”. Smajli became...
  • Thaci welcomes Mogherini: The EU remains the main destination for Kosovo

    “The European Union remains the only aspiration of Kosovo and the entire region,” Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, told the Hig EU Representative for Foreing Policy and Security, Federica Mogherni on Satruday. “We have different challenges, but the same priorities”, said President Thaçi, adding that it is important that the...
  • Mogherini: Albania is Europe, we want it in EU

    The High EU Representative Federica Mogherini said that Albania is Europe and we want Albania to be part of our European Union. Speaking to the Tirana University students together with Albanian FM Ditmir Bushati, Mogherini said, she believes “our Union will not be complete until all the Western Balkans...
  • Opposition says is ready to dialogue for a caretaker government

    Hours after ruling coalition invited for dialogue, Albanian opposition said it is ready to sit down on the dialogue table “for a caretaker government that would guarantee free and fair elections.” This means that the Democratic Party led opposition forces do not withdraw from their main condition, which is...
  • Albanian ruling coalition invites oppositon to dialogue

    Albanian ruling coalition leaders Prime Minister Edi Rama and Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta invited the opposition for a dialogue at the parliament or other discussion tables requested by the Democratic Party. In a statement published after the weekly meeting between Rama and Meta, the coalition said it is ready...
  • Albanian , Greek FM discuss bilateral issues, Macedonia

    Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati met with Greek Counterpart Nikolaos Kotzias in Athens, where they discussed bilateral relation and regional issues, in particular the crisis in Macedonia. “Talks dwelt on the entire cooperation spectrum and strategic partnership between the two countries, developments in the region, current security challenges and...
  • Ivanov defies Mogherini, will not give the mandate to Zaev

    Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov Defied Thursday the EU high Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini who called him to entrust the mandate to Zaev, as the constitution says. “I asked the President to reflect on the way forward, to reverse his decision in the interest of all citizens of...
  • Mogherini asks Ivanov to entrust the mandate to Zaev

    The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini asked Thursday the Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov to entrust the mandate to form the new government to Zoran Zaev, who represents the majority in Macedonian parliament. “I asked the President to reflect on the way forward, to reverse his decision in the interest...
  • Mogherini kick starts Western Balkans tour

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, started Wednesday his four-day long Western Balkans tour.  Before flying to Montenegro, Mogherini said the tour is to ensure “the process of integration of these countries into the Union is irreversible.” “For the European...
  • Albanian PM warns Macedonian President: There can be no Macedonia without Albanians

    “There can be no Macedonia without Albanians dear President,” Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama warned Macedonian President Gjeorge Ivanov on Wednesday. Rama said in a Twitter post that Albanian is not the language of the enemy. “Mister Ivanov, Albanian isn’t the enemy’s language but the language of a state-forming nation in...
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