In an interview for European Western Balkans, Yee addresses the political situation in the region and also rebuts Serbia’s claims that there is a plan for a “Greater Albania.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Sunday that the state of emergency in force since the failed military coup last summer would continue until the country achieved “welfare and peace.”
Breibart: US Pressure Ends Opposition Election Boycott in Albania, Stabilizing Socialist, Soros Ally PM
Hoyt Brian Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, met with Rama and opposition leaders this week and called for the opposition parties to end their boycott of the June 18 election, which threatened to throw the country – and Rama’s government – into turmoil. “The main focus of my message is that […]
In an analysis for the Financial Times, David Clark writes that Albania is entering an unpredictable state as the opposition continue to boycott the elections, while the country is turning into a narco-state and Prime Minister plays the nationalist card with unforeseen consequences in the region.
The Guardian reports that the Home Office ignored a 2011 decision of the court of appeal, erroneously marking Albania as a safe country for LGBT applicants, or victims of domestic violence and trafficking.
Euractiv reports on Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić raising the alarm about the “coordinated statements” of ethnically Albanian politicians that hint at the unification of Albania and Kosovo.
Neighborhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn told MEPs before the weekend that “some people” find it difficult to move from the government to the opposition.
Deutsche Welle reports on the effects of the recent threats of Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi that the two countries will unite should the EU not support EU accession.
The American Spectator reports that a Congressional Delegation from the United States is visiting several Balkan States this week to review the State Department’s policies as developed under the regime of previous US President Barack Obama.
Newsweek covers the recent events in Macedonia and the disarray of the US State Department to respond properly to the political crisis.