Italian President: Serbia Has To Become EU Member

Italian President: Serbia Has To Become EU Member

During a meeting in Rome with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Italian President Sergio Mattarella declared: Serbia is a leader of regional stability, which is why your entry into the EU is very important. Italy is one of the closest trading partners of Serbia and one of the largest investors in the country. Besides President Mattarella, […]

MEP McAllister: No Enlargement till 2019

MEP McAllister: No Enlargement till 2019

One of the main negotiators of the pre-electoral deal between Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition Lulzim Basha, MEP David McAllister, reinforced the declarations of EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn that EU accession negotiations are only ongoing with Serbia and Montenegro, while the other Western Balkan countries still have a long way to go. In […]

EU & Western Balkan Countries Hold Summit in Trieste

EU & Western Balkan Countries Hold Summit in Trieste

Today, the EU and Western Balkan countries will hold a one-day summit in Trieste, Italy, dealing with three key areas of regional cooperation: connectivity, regional economic integration/private sector development, and people-to-people contacts. Besides heads of government, foreign ministers, and ministers of energy and transport of the 6 Western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, […]

Hahn: Focus on Reforms, Opening of Negotiation Depends on Progress

Hahn: Focus on Reforms, Opening of Negotiation Depends on Progress

In an interview with Gazeta Tema, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn spoke about the June 25 elections and the prospects of opening EU accession negotiations under the next Rama government. Commissioner Hahn asked Albanian politicians to collaborate on the continuation of the reforms, stating that “collaboration between parties will be fundamental for further steps of […]

Rama Threatens EU Again with “Other Alternatives”

Rama Threatens EU Again with “Other Alternatives”

Prime Minister Edi Rama has responded to the stricter language uttered by the EU and even EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin about the possible opening of the accession negotiations with Albania. Now that Prime Minister Rama has won a comfortable majority in Parliament to implement key reforms, the EU is expecting him to deliver. The Prime Minister, […]

Vlahutin Surrenders, Confirms the Five Key Priorities

Vlahutin Surrenders, Confirms the Five Key Priorities

After denying for half a year the reality of the five key priorities that have to be fulfilled in order to open EU accession negotiations with Albania, EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin has finally acknowledged in public what her colleagues in Brussels and Strasbourg have tried to communicate to Albania for months. Responding to a question […]

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