Hoyt Brian Yee Tipped as US Ambassador in Macedonia

Hoyt Brian Yee Tipped as US Ambassador in Macedonia

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee has been tipped as the next US Ambassador in Macedonia, sources of Exit in Skopje confirm. With the recent appointment of Wess Mitchell as new Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs by the US Senate, the gap left by former […]

US State Dept: All Parties Need to Participate in Elections

US State Dept: All Parties Need to Participate in Elections

In its first official reaction to the Albanian political situation, the US State Department has stressed that the Albanian elections need to be held with the participation of all political parties. The press office Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, who is temporarily filing the position of Deputy Secretary of State, released a short […]

US State Dept: Albania Haven for Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking

US State Dept: Albania Haven for Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking

In its 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, the US Department of State has included Albania both as major money laundering and drug trafficking country. Drugs According to the report, Italian authorities seized 9.3 metric tons of marijuana from Albania in 2015, whereas 767.5 kg of heroin was captured, trafficked from Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania. In 2016, the […]

US State Dept: We Trust Lu

US State Dept: We Trust Lu

The US State Department supports the work of Ambassador Lu in Albania. The response of the US government comes at the heels of an opinion article originally published in The Huffington Post in which Luke Coffey, Director at the Foreign Policy Center of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, declared that Ambassador Lu intervened in internal […]

US Needs a Clear Policy in the Balkans

US Needs a Clear Policy in the Balkans

US Needs Clear Policy in the Balkans The new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a highly accomplished individual. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he presided over world’s largest oil and gas company with an annual revenue of almost $270 billion— or about the size of Pakistan’s total economy. Having worked and lived in places […]