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CNSU updates list of countries with high epidemiological risk

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Thursday the list of countries with high epidemiological risk. According to CNSU, Serbia, Estonia, Albania, Tunisia, Mauritius, Jamaica, Lebanon, Palestine, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and Brunei Darussalam have entered the red zone.

Pahor holds bilateral meetings in Bled

Bled, 2 September – President Borut Pahor held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) on Thursday, including with High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schmidt. The pair talked about the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pahor’s office said.

Rama Appoints Albania’s First Mainly Female Cabinet

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has announced his new cabinet following the April 25 elections, creating a new record in the country by giving women 12 of the 16 posts in his team.

Balkan Countries on EU Waiting List form Own Mini-Schengen

Witnessing the leaders of Serbia, Albania, and North Macedonia share a moment of collective jubilation is not something that happens every day, especially in a region known for its past rifts and differences.

Former Afghan Official, Reaching Albania – ‘At Least We’re Alive’

"But we finally got here and now I feel happy and optimistic about our short stay here, until we get to the United States," he added.

Wearing jeans and a white shirt, Ahmad says he spent his whole life with the conflict in Afghanistan, but did not think about leaving and was happy with his job.

Albanians arm themselves, U.S. armored vehicles reached Kosovo and Metohija

At the ceremony of presenting these vehicles, which was also attended by the Prime Minister of Kosovo of self-proclaimed Kosovo, Albin Kurti, Osmani thanked the United States for the donation and said that the people of Kosovo will forever be grateful to the American people.

Afghan Refugees Fleeing Taliban Arrive in Albania

The refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan were flown in to Tirana airport on Friday morning, where they received medical check-ups before being sent onwards to the city of Durres.

Milanovic: I will not back down, I am asking Serbia...

"I don't intend to back down on that. We can't ask for war compensation from Serbia, but there are human souls, not bodies. They have that information and they will have to give it to us. We need to focus on the essentials, and those are missing persons. The team in Belgrade can give us the requested information if they want", Milanovic said in Kijevo, a place in Sibenik-Knin County.

Afghan Asylum Seekers - Bargaining Chip in Balkan Politics

Afghanistan is the hot news on everybody's foreign policy agenda right now and the ramifications of the debacle are being felt far and wide.

Take for example the Balkans, where there are three key impacts.

The first concerns Balkan countries providing housing to Afghans who collaborated with the US.

Albania Continues Road Project in Protected City, Ignoring UNESCO

Work is continuing on a bypass road in the UNESCO-protected city of Gjirokastra in southern Albania despite a call in July from the UN body for its urgent suspension to assess the risk to the renowned "stone city".

Tear Gas Attack Hits Goran Bregovic Concert in Albania

Police said on Monday that they have arrested a 21-year-old man for setting off tear gas at a concert by Bosnian-born musician Goran Bregovic and his band at a festival in the city of Korca which had been opposed by Albanian nationalists over his alleged role in the Kosovo conflict.

Bulgaria: 7 Million Vehicles Crossed Danube River Bridge at Vidin since Opening

Seven million vehicles have crossed the Vidin-Calafat bridge in the two directions between Bulgaria and Romania since the facility was commissioned in June 2013, Lyudmil Dimitrov, the new Executive Director of the joint Bulgarian-Romanian company which operates the bridge, said in a BTA interview.