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Merkel stressed that the countries of South-eastern Europe, SEE, have an ally in Germany as they continue on their path to membership of the European Union.
The Chancellor, widely seen as Europe’s most powerful leader, was attending the Brdo-Brijuni summit, which gathers political leaders from all the states of former Yugoslavia plus Albania.
Albania's Minister for the Economy, Arben Ahmetaj, told a parliamentary commission on Tuesday that the country could no longer afford to pay for new motorways on its own and would turn to the private sector for investment.
"Because of the financial situation that we have inherited we have found it impossible to provide this service,” he told parliament on Tuesday.
President meets with Albanian counterpart during summit
DUBROVNIK -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić met on Tuesday with his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani while attending a regional gathering in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Nikolić congratulated Nishani on Albania's recently acquired status of EU membership candidate.
The leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia are attending the two-day Summit 100 in Cavtat from Monday along with many of the most prominent CEOs, entrepreneurs and economists from south-eastern Europe.
According to the documents published by the Democratic Party, Ndoka was convicted in the Italian capital Rome and sentenced to seven years in prison, then sent back to Albania in May 2002 to serve his sentence closer to home.
BELGRADE - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit Serbia on Sunday, and the main topics of her talks with Serbia's officials will be the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the implementation of the Brussels accord.
Nuland will talk with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in Belgrade on Suday, the president's press service announced.