Member states of the Council of Europe

The promises have been broken, and what Zaev and Rama are afraid of becomes realistic

Zoran Zaev, prime minister of North Macedonia, said in an interview that he feared a return to his ethnically divided country's "bad past", including a narrowly averted civil war in 2001. Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania, said in a separate interview that his country risked becoming "collateral damage" from the EU's divisions over enlargement, "Financial Times" reports.

Albanians prefer Italy and Greece

Greece was the second most popular destination behind Italy for Albanian migrants in search of jobs and a better standard of living between 2008 and 2018, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

During that 10-year period, 622,000 Albanian citizens received residence permits from EU countries, Eurostat said.

US ambassador in Turkey reportedly summoned over House votes on sanctions, Armenia

The US ambassador in Turkey was summoned on Wednesday after the House of Representatives voted to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and called for sanctions over Turkey's incursion in Syria, Anadolu news agency said.

Turkish ambassador: Drillships to remain in Cyprus until resources are shared

Turkey's drillships and seismic research vessels will not leave Cypriot waters unless Nicosia includes Turkish Cypriots in its decision-making concerning hydrocarbon exploration, the country's ambassador to Greece said in an interview with Kathimerini.

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