Albania – in the optics of the Greek-Turkish conflict

Albania – in the optics of the Greek-Turkish conflict

BLENDI LAMI Old rivalries come to light It is estimated that two billion barrels of oil and four trillion cubic meters of natural gas are found in the seabed of Eastern Mediterranean. Such a discovery rekindled old rivalries and set

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Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice

Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice

RUDINA JASINI Justice for victims has often been claimed as the raison d’être and the rallying call of international criminal justice mechanisms.  This noble goal has been at the heart of the work of hybrid and ad hoc international criminal tribunals

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US Ambassador: Const. Court should be complete by end of 2020

US Ambassador: Const. Court should be complete by end of 2020

U.S.A Ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim took to Twitter today to urge all sides to maximize their efforts as the time left until the end of 2020 is very limited. "Good to see progress toward functioning Const’l Ct by end

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EU Council fails to agree over negotiating framework for Albania and North Macedonia

EU Council fails to agree over negotiating framework for Albania and North Macedonia

Bulgaria vetoes North Macedonia on issues of national identity Albania and North Macedonia have stumbled again upon major impediments in their quest to go forth with the intergovernmental conferences which in turn would mark and the official start of EU

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Tune in, Nov 19, 10 am: The Western Balkans on their path to the EU

Tune in, Nov 19, 10 am: The Western Balkans on their path to the EU

European Fund for the Balkans, the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group and the Danish Foreign Policy Society are organizing a half-day conference about EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. Debates with panelists who will include Danish politicians, experts and representatives

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1970-2020: Sino-Italian Bond as an Example of Cooperation

1970-2020: Sino-Italian Bond as an Example of Cooperation

By Genc Mlloja In addition to the symbolism of the protocol ethics, commemoration of such historical events as the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy are occasions that create opportunities for political, intellectual circles

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Covid infections and hospitalizations in Albania reach new highs

Covid infections and hospitalizations in Albania reach new highs

Last week marked record highs in all pandemic related numbers including the number of deaths, cases, tests and hospitalizations in Albania. Official data show that between November 10-16, the coronavirus caused 60 casualties, up from the highest figure recorded two

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Successful year for EITI in Albania despite Covid-19 pandemics

Successful year for EITI in Albania despite Covid-19 pandemics

BY LEDION KRISAFI Despite the difficult situation with Covid-19 pandemic, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Albania (EITI) has realized its planned projects for 2020. This was declared by Mr Genci Tërpo, Director of EITI in Albania during a presentation

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EBRD Transition report: Governance in Albania deteriorated during the pandemics

EBRD Transition report: Governance in Albania deteriorated during the pandemics

The most recent transition report 2020-2021 from the EBRD entitled “ The state strikes back” notes a deterioration of good governance indicators in Albania amidst the pandemic. The title of the report reflects the growing demand worldwide for the state

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EU accession negotiations postponed until second half of 2021

EU accession negotiations postponed until second half of 2021

EU accession negotiations with Albania will most likely be postponed to the second part of next year as both the discussion between the foreign affairs ministers of the triple presidencies of the EU and an early draft document of the

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