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In the mountainous region of Martanesh, north-east of the Albanian capital Tirana, dozens of abandoned Communist-era bunkers are being used by shepherds as summer huts for their sheep.
Shepherds who come from the Tirana and Elbasan areas have built sheepfolds around the bunkers to ensure a safe haven for their flocks, enabling them to graze in Martanesh's lush pastures.
RTS got those information from the Kosovo Police.
According to the decision of Border Police, the persons carrying personal IDs and photo document for children are allowed to enter Kosovo.
Border Police implemented this decision without providing consent from the Kosovo Interior Minister, circumventing the usual procedure of informing the public about the measure.
"The European narrative has been wounded," Veliaj, 39, told BIRN in an interview in July hours before he was sworn in for a second term as mayor of the Albanian capital.
"Telling Albania and other countries in the Western Balkans 'we'll consider next year, you still have some work to do' and once you fulfil that list, you see you are not being rewarded, is disappointing," he said.
Festim Lato, residing in Afferden, a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland, has his own private army. Various Dutch authorities were aware of this, but did not intervene, the Dutch Telegraaf reports based on sources and its own research.
Lato was the self-proclaimed President of Chameria, an unrecognized republic on the border of Albania and Greece.
Greece will not block the European Union membership ambitions of North Macedonia and Albania but it should be expected to demand certain concessions in return, analysts say.
The Commission has recommended opening accession negotiations with both states. It remains to be seen whether the Council will follow up on the recommendation in October.