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Kosovo & Albania aim at removing all barriers between the two countries


The meeting between the government of Kosovo and government of Albania is expected to bring a number of positive developments for businesses from both countries.

This was said on Monday following a meeting between Kosovo’s Minister of Industry, Bajram Hasani with the deputy Prime Minister of Albania, Senida Mesi.

Albania Red-Faced Over Soldiers Deserting in UK

Albania's Ministry of Defence said on Thursday that it has opened criminal proceedings against four officers who failed to return home from a training mission in the United Kingdom, apparently prferring to live in the UK as illegal immigrants than enjoy a career in the armed forces of Albania.

Podgorica to host international energy summit on Nov 15-17

PODGORICA - The International Summit and Exhibition Hydropower Balkans 2017 will on Wednesday open in Podgorica, Montenegro, where executives of energy companies, representatives of ministries and financial institutions, service providers and equipment suppliers will until November 17 discuss construction and reconstruction of hydroelectric power plants in the region.

Dragon lakes on the Greek mountains! (PHOTOS)

They lie scattered on Greek mountains, enveloped in myth about strange creatures and stories created by locals in the past. These blue gems decorate the green and sometimes white backdrop of alpine meadows, enhancing the beauty of Greek mountains. They are to be found on hard-to-reach mountain peaks mostly on the Pindus range, on the mountains of Epirus and W. Macedonia.

November 17 commemoration up in air amid anarchist occupation

Just two days before the annual protest march marking the anniversary of the November 17, 1973 student uprising that precipitated the fall of the Greek junta, some 70 self-styled anarchists, including several from Albania and Central European countries, occupied the building housing the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), which used to be the Athens Polytechnic, in the city center o

Albania Police Crack Scam to Grab Public Beaches

The pristine nature of an area on the Adriatic coast known as Spille beach in central Albania attracts many tourists each year.

But 10 state officials apparently visited the beach for more than sun and tourism.

Albania's police say the group hatched a scheme whereby locals were declared owners of the land - and immediately sold it on.

Albanian Music Artists Descend on 2017 MTV EMAs

This year's MTV Europe Music Awards, held in London's Wembley Arena on Sunday, included four internationally acclaimed artists with Albanian origin on its list of attendees, leading media in Kosovo to dub this the "Albanian edition" of the event.

Bulgarian Vice President Will be on a Working Visit to the Republic of Albania

On 14 and 15 November 2017, Vice President Iliana Yotova will be on a working visit to the Republic of Albania, reported BGNES.

In Tirana, Iliana Yotova will hold meetings with Albania's President Ilir Meta, Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi  and Prime Minister Edi Rama, the head of state's press service has said.

Albania Vows To Restore Resistance Fighters' Cemeteries

Albania has decided to restore its long abandoned 22 national cemeteries, which contain the bodies of thousands of people who lost their lives fighting Italian and German occupation forces during World War II.

“Skopje Diplomatic Club” proposes the renaming of Skopje’s airport from “Alexander the Great” to “Kyro Gligorov”

The renaming of Skopje’s airport from “Alexander the Great” to “Kiro Gligorov” (former Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia -FYROM- president) proposed diplomats in the country, an idea that seems to be accepted by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev despite the strong objections expressed by Nikola Gruevski’s main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE.

Balkans Need Legal Reforms to Boost Economies, IMF says

Balkan nations need to develop a legal framework for dealing with bad loans, speed up judicial reforms and improve bankruptcy and insolvency laws to improve their economic prospects, the International Monetary Fund said in report on Monday.

Kosovo Journalist Threatened During Protest journalist Taulant Osmani was threatened with physical attack and was verbally abused at a protest against the relocation of a Yugoslav-era monument in Gjilan.

Osmani was covering the protest, following his earlier reporting on the tense debate between Gjilan's residents, governance, and civil society regarding the monument's relocation.

Albania Arrests Top Judge Suspected of Bribery

An Albanian appeal court judge, a former member of High Council of Justice, was arrested on Thursday in Tirana on suspicion of taking bribes to ensure the release of a man jailed previously for 20 years for murder.

Judge Shkelqim Miri, 46, was under investigation after his ruling on the case before the Tirana appeal court aroused strong suspicions.