Balkan Crises Solved within 24 Hours

Balkan Crises Solved within 24 Hours

It seems that within the last 24 hours, the “solution” to the crises in the Balkan countries has been found. Following back-to-back meetings and international pressure – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee, EU Representative Federica Mogherini, Commissioner Johannes Hahn, European People’s Party Vice-President David McAllister, MEP Knut Fleckenstein, and EU and US ambassadors […]

Kosovo Elections, Haradinaj Candidate PM

Kosovo Elections, Haradinaj Candidate PM

Ramush Haradinaj will be the candidate for prime minister of the coalition between the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK), and the Initiative for Kosovo. Another coalition registered for the June 11 snap elections is the one between the party of former Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, the Democratic League […]

Ivanov Surrenders, Expected to Give Zaev Mandate Today

Ivanov Surrenders, Expected to Give Zaev Mandate Today

Macedonian President Gjorgje Ivanov is expected today to give SDSM leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a new government. Since the general elections of December 11, 2016, Macedonia has been in a deep political crisis, with President Ivanov consistently refusing to give former opposition leader Zaev a mandate to form a new government with […]

Macedonian Speaker Xhaferi Sets Deadline to President Ivanov

Macedonian Speaker Xhaferi Sets Deadline to President Ivanov

The recently elected Speaker of the Macedonian Parliament Telat Xhaferi has sent a second letter to President Gjorgje Ivanov asking him to give SDSM leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a majority government consisting of his social-democratic party and the Albanian minority parties within ten days. Although the office of President Ivanov has confirmed […]

Kosovo Snap Elections on June 11

Kosovo Snap Elections on June 11

After meeting with representatives of the different political parties, Kosovar President Hashim Thaçi decided to hold new parliamentary elections on June 11. The current government of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa fell yesterday after a motion of no confidence found the support of the majority of Parliament.

Kosovar Government Has Fallen

Kosovar Government Has Fallen

Yesterday the Parliament of Kosovo voted to dismiss the government of Isa Mustafa. According to Kosovar news agency Zëri, from the 115 deputies who were present, 78 votes in favor of the motion of no confidence, 34 against, while 3 abstained. The motion was also supported by the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), which is […]

Greater Albania: Serbia Hands in Four Demands for EU Ambassadors

Greater Albania: Serbia Hands in Four Demands for EU Ambassadors

According to the European Western Balkans newspaper, Serbian Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic and Serbian Government’s Chief of Office for Kosovo-Metohija, Marko Duric, submitted to the ambassadors of EU member states a non-paper on the co-ordinated attempts of Albanian leaders on the legitimization of the project for a Greater Albania. The document contains four questions. According to them, Belgrade […]

US Urges Macedonian Leaders to Form New Government

US Urges Macedonian Leaders to Form New Government

According to Reuters, the United States urged Macedonian leaders on Monday to end a political stalemate and allow the parliamentary majority made up of Social Democrats and parties representing ethnic Albanians to form a new government. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs of the US Hoyt Brian Yee during a visit in Macedonia […]

Italians in Albania Choose Renzi

Italians in Albania Choose Renzi

On April 30, in Italy and in other country, the leadership elections for the Italian Democratic Partu (PDI) were held to choose the National Secretary. Just like four years ago, the regional office of the PDI in Tirana opened a voting center in the headquarters of the Socialist Party. 1.8 million Italians took part in […]

Matteo Renzi Reelected as Head of Italian Democratic Party

Matteo Renzi Reelected as Head of Italian Democratic Party

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has been reelected as head of the Democratic Party during yesterday’s leadership elections. Renzi, 42 years old, won more than 70% of the votes of the approximately 2 million registered party members that voted. He beat his two competitors, Andrea Orlando, the current minister of justice, and Michele Emiliano, governor […]

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