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A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was registered this morning in southern Albania, BTA reported.
The quake began at 7:25 a.m. and the epicentre was 49 kilometres north of the Greek settlement of Konitsa near Albania.
According to the Greek Institute of Geodynamics, the depth of the earthquake was 11.4 kilometres.
Matthew Holliday of the International Commission on Missing Persons speaks to media on Thursday. Photo: Gjergj Erebara/BIRN.
"Today I am pleased to announce that ICMP early this week submitted two DNA match reports at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Republic of Albania," Matthew Holliday, head of the Western Balkans Programme at the ICMP, told journalists.
Exemption from tuition fees for all students from the Bulgarian diaspora in Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, Northern Macedonia, Ukraine and Serbia, which have been adopted by acts of the Council of Ministers at Bulgarian public higher education institutions - this is a measure envisaged in a project of the Ministry of Education, which will change 4 laws since 2020, BNR reported.
„Just one week after the EU again cold-shouldered North Macedonia and Albania, the Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic traveled to Moscow to sign a free trade agreement with Russia's Eurasian Economic Union."
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Serbia wants EU membership but that it will build good relations with others on its European path. This happened after his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Khan in Brussels, MIA news reported. Vucic added that Serbia is a sovereign state and so it will be.
On the other hand, they expressed deep regrets about the European Council's failure to set a date for the opening the accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania.
The outgoing EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Mogherini, invited Vucic and other Western Balkans leaders to a farewell working dinner at the EU headquarters in Brussels, and on that occasion, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic thanked Mogherini for her efforts and support of Belgrade's European integrations, presenting her with a bouquet of white orchids.
This is carried out by the Plusinfo portal.
President Pendarovski explains that it will be on hold until the accession negotiations with the EU begin as a part of the Prespa Agreement that deals with internal and external communication and the use of the new state name.
Albania Premier Edi Rama speaking in Tirana on 24 October 2019. Photo: LSA
"In the courts of Kosovo, the gentleman should prove the allegation of about 10 billion euros that would have been divided between me, [Kosovo President] Hashim Thaci and [Serbian President Aleksandar] Vucic," Rama told the audience of Opinion TV show.