German newspaper Der Spiegel publishes a multimedia reportage on the Vjosa river, the last free-flowing river in Albania and threatened by the hydropower plant planned by the Rama government.
Osservatorio Balcani-Caucaso sheds its light on the new Rama government.
In the Washington Times David L. Phillips writes that Serbia’s recognition would profit both countries.
At a conference of EU Ambassadors, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has stated that Turkey “is moving away in giant strides from Europe,” Politico reports.
In an interview in the Austrian newspaper Handelsblatt, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz calls for an acceleration of the EU integration process of the Western Balkans to keep Russia and Turkey at bay.
Balkan Insight reports that the EU has called upon Serbia and Macedonia to exercise “restraint” in the aftermath of Serbia’s sudden withdrawal of its embassy’s staff from Macedonia.
BalkanEU reports on a study by the National Water Council (KKU) on drinking water quality in the future, which is expected to decline due to drought and rising sea levels.
The Washington Examiner reports on the US–Iran relations in the light of the recent visits of high US officials to the MEK in Albania.
The Daily Mail reports that the Albanian mafia is gaining a stronger foothold in the UK and openly flaunt their wealth on social media.
Balkan Insight reports that both the Kosovar and Albanian government have protested against the extradition of Ismail Morina from Croatia to Serbia.