Globalization Wins Over Populism – Macron, France’s New President

Globalization Wins Over Populism – Macron, France’s New President

Emmanuel Macron, the center-left candidate, was elected yesterday France’s new president with 66 percent of the vote. His opponent, right-wing Marine Le Pen, despite aggressively attacking Macron during the campaign , yesterday after  the result was announced, congratulated him on his victory. Macron, 39, is France’s youngest president and the first outside the two traditional […]

Presidential Debate, Macron Wins Over Le Pen

Presidential Debate, Macron Wins Over Le Pen

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, the two presidential candidates for France’s presidency, met yesterday in televised debate. Four days before the vote, the candidates talked about their ideas about the economy, the European Union, immigration and terrorism. Macron and Le Pen, as throughout the campaign, held opposite views on topics. Far right candidate Le […]

Prince Philip Retires from Royal Duties

Prince Philip Retires from Royal Duties

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II’s UK spouse, will retire from royal duties early this fall. The news was announced today by the Royal Palace during an emergency meeting of the royal staff. “Prince Philip will attend pre-planned engagements in August, both individually and in accompanying the Queen, but afterwards, The Duke […]

Dutch Court Rules in Favor of Victims of Gas Drilling Earthquakes

In a groundbreaking court ruling, the Dutch Court in Assen has ruled that the Dutch Oil Company (NAM) is responsible for both material and immaterial damage caused by the earthquakes that have resulted from oil and gas drilling in the north-east of the Netherlands. According to press judge Biesma, “this is not only a matter […]

Americans Don’t Know How Much Albanians Love Them

Americans Don’t Know How Much Albanians Love Them

Albania is one of the most pro-American states in the world and considers the United States as its biggest ally, but it seems that Americans, on the other hand, have no special place for Albania. Or better, it may be said that Americans do not know whether Albania is friendly with them or not. An survey from last week, measuring […]

Germany’s Seven Conditions for Albania

Germany’s Seven Conditions for Albania

After visiting Prime Minister Edi Rama today in Tirana, chairperson of the EU Affairs Commission in the Bundestag, Gunther Krichbaum, has given a press conference in which he announced that the CDU/CSU parliamentary majority will vote against the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania, in spite of the recommendation of the European Commission (EC). According to Krichbaum, […]

EC Recommends Conditional Accession Negotiations

EC Recommends Conditional Accession Negotiations

Today the European Commission (EC) recommended the twenty-eight EU member states to open accession negotiations with Albania, which are, however, “strictly subject to credible and tangible progress in the implementation of the judicial reform, in particular the re-evaluation of judges and prosecutors (‘vetting’).” The EC writes that Albania has made progress on the five priorities set […]