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  • EU: The Law on National Theater does not violate the SAA

    Following ongoing negotiations between Tirana and Brussels, the special law for the construction of the new National Theater has been approved by the European Commission. This is confirmed through a letter addressed to the Albanian government by the Head of Unit for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the...
  • EU negotiations, Mogherini optimistic for Albania

    The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urges the European Commission to give a positive recommendation on the report for Albania on 17th April.  “Many reforms are done. At this stage, there are concrete results. Do we want to move forward? The collapse of Albania and the Balkans is...
  • Rama meets Hahn: We expect positive recommendation for negotiations

    On 17 April, the European Commission is expected to publish a progress report on Albania and the Albanian government expects to receive a positive recommendation for opening EU accession negotiations. The Prime Minister implied this, with a post after the meeting in Brussels, with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, a...
  • Juncker to visit Albania on February 25th

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit the 6 Western Balkan countries from 25 to 28 February. Although President Juncker’s agenda has not yet been finalized, the European Commission sources say he is expected to arrive in Albania on February 25. The main message of Juncker’s visit is expected...
  • Albania – Kosovo joint president, EC reacts on PM Rama’s statement

    European Commission has reacted this Monday following Prime Minister Edi Rama’s statements for a joint president with Kosovo. In her reaction, EC spokeswoman Catherine Ray considered these statements inappropriate, as according to her, they could be interpreted as a political interference in neighboring countries. According to Ray, Rama’s statements...
  • Macovei: EC to propose opening of the EU negotiations with Albania

    After two days of debate at the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Stabilization and Association of EU-Albania, the majority and the opposition have come up with a joint statement through which they will ask the member countries of the union to recommend a date for opening negotiations. The...
  • European Comission publishes enlargement strategy

    The European Commission published the enlargement strategy with a clear message to the Western Balkan countries. The current assessment is positive, but each of the aspirant countries must fight corruption, organized crime, strengthen democracy, and make far-reaching reforms to the rule of law. No one will be integrated without...
  • Mogherini: Balkan membership in the EU, irreversible

    The European Commission today presented the Enlargement Strategy with the Western Balkan Countries. “EU membership is irreversible and vulnerable to all states”, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said at a news conference. “Our message is simple, let’s do it together. It requires resistance and determination … let’s bring...
  • EU to Western Balkans: The rule of law first

    The European Commission presents today a new expansion strategy with the Western Balkan countries. 2025 is set as a deadline for blocking membership of countries such as Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia. However, only Serbia and Montenegro are keeping the pace of reforms, while other countries expect...
  • Tahiri issue/ Maja Kocijancic: EU will closely monitor this affair

    European Commission Speaker Maja Kocijancic spoke today regarding the Tahiri issue. She stated that the expectation of Brussels is that the investigation of all necessary steps should be undertaken in accordance with international standards. She said that the European Union will monitor this issue very closely. “You know that...
  • EU, 61 mln euro to Albania

    On the eve of the decision to open negotiations, the European Commission has decided to allocate another  61.2m euro to Albania. The decision was taken in Brussels on 21 September, along with funds for other Western Balkan countries. Regarding Justice Reform, the European Union has offered at this stage...
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