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Albania’s Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro, on August 16 said the Pope's forthcoming visit to Albania will generate enormous interest in the country.
“This is a big event that will bring Albania to the centre of attention of the international media,” Kumbaro told reporters.
“About 1,000 journalists are expected to cover the visit,” she added.
BELGRADE - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will pay an official visit to Serbia in September, which will be the first time an Albanian high official has come to Belgrade in the past 70 years, the Belgrade-based daily Danas reported.
As in many other countries, the "ice bucket challenge" has taken hold among celebrities and politicians in the Balkans.
Ahead of an important German-hosted meeting in Berlin on Thursday, the Prime Ministers of Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Montenegro met on Monday in Cavtat, Croatia, to discuss the planned construction of an Adriatic-Ionian highway.
The highway will connect Central and Western Europe with Greece through the Western Balkans, running down the coast.
Joint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies
Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.
Balkan militaries are participating in the Immediate Response 2014 military exercise headed by the US European Command (EUCOM) in Pocek, Slovenia.
Gorani decide against forming minority council
BELGRADE -- Serbia's Gorani population will not be forming their national minority council, the Gorani Civic Initiative decided on Wednesday.
The initiative is "the sole political and national organization of this autochthonous people in Serbia," Tanjug reported.
BELGRADE - Serbia's Gorani will not be forming their national minority council, the Gorani Civic Initiative - the sole political and national organisation of this autochthonous people in Serbia - decided on Wednesday.
Denaid Barçi, 30, and Xhemal Sela, 53, were among a group of seven miners working in the Gallery No 7, of Fushe Lopa mine.
The causes of the accident remained unknown. However, on Tuesday media reported that police had detained the owner of the company that ran the mine and the technical director.
UZICE - The 6th Licitar Heart international children's folklore festival has opened in Uzice, western Serbia, with a ceremony that involved its 850 participants.
The festival, which opened late Monday, features 27 folklore groups from 10 countries, which will be performing on nearby Mt Zlatibor, in Mokra Gora, Pozega, Bajina Basta, Visegrad and Republika Srpska until August 23.