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Berisha Rallies Support to Regain Albanian Opposition Leadership

The former leader of Albania's main opposition Democratic Party, Sali Berisha, on Tuesday told supporters in the central town of Kavaja that he intends a return to the helm of the party he left in 2013, in a direct challenge to the current leader, Lulzim Basha.

"Albania and Kosovo to have joint embassies in Africa and Asia"

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, Olta Xhaka, stated after the meeting with the Kosovo Foreign Minister Donika Gerval that Albania and the so-called Kosovo will soon have joint diplomatic missions in Africa and Asia, Reporters reports.

US Names Wartime Serbia-Kosovo Negotiator as Belgrade Ambassador

US President Joe Biden has nominated retired diplomat Christopher Hill, a veteran of American involvement in the Balkans in the 1990s war years, as his country's new ambassador to Belgrade, the White House announced on Friday.

Hill, whose appointment must be confirmed by the US Senate, has previously been an ambassador in Albania, North Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and Iraq.

Fear and uncertainty among Serbs; United States: "We are worried"

At least 10 Serbs were injured during the police operation, two of whom were detained for hospital treatment. Sreko Sofronijevi was shot in the back and operated on. His condition is stable and he is in intensive care. Kosovo police point out that the action is directed against the alleged smuggling of goods.


Russia considers the statement of the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on the unification of Albania with Kosovo unacceptable and expects an appropriate reaction from the West on that occasion.
This was stated by the spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova.

Bulgaria and N. Macedonia at Loggerheads Again but Hope doesn't' Die

A no-confidence vote in the Romanian parliament overthrew the government of Prime Minister Florin Katsu, which took power in December 2020. The decision of the Social Democratic Party was supported by 281 MPs. The crisis in Romania began in September, when the coalition partner of the National Liberals - the USR-PLUS Alliance, stepped down from government.

Western Balkans' EU Bid Put into Question

As EU leaders gather for a summit on Wednesday on how to keep engaging with their Western Balkans neighbors, the bloc's once-successful enlargement policy faces an impasse, AP reported.

EU summit in Brdo on strategic sovereignty and relations with W Balkans

Ljubljana/Brussels – EU leaders will gather in Brdo pri Kranju on Tuesday for a strategic debate on the EU’s international role in the light of developments in Afghanistan, the AUKUS security partnership and relations with China. On Wednesday, the Slovenian EU presidency will host an EU-Western Balkans summit, but no significant developments are expected.

Femicide in Montenegro Sparks Outcry Over Official Negligence

Protests on murder in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro. Photo: Courtesy of TV BOIN

Gjokaj had been on the run since September 30, after he killed his 19-year-old wife and wounded her father in the mainly Albanian-populated towni.

Serbia’s Threat to Balkan Security Requires Coordinated Response

What remains unclear is what can be done about it. 

Joint declaration denouncing Serbia's irredentist aims

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic (C), Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (L) and North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (R) shake hands after the press conference. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC.