European Commission to Kosovo: Form a Government

European Commission to Kosovo: Form a Government

The European Commission has asked Kosovo to form a government as quickly as possible and to continue the implementation of the reforms. In an interview with the newspaper Gazeta Observer, EU Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijančič said that Kosovo has no time to lose: We hope in the formation of the Kosovar government. Kosovo has no […]

Greece Contributes Two Planes to Combat Albanian Wildfires

Greece Contributes Two Planes to Combat Albanian Wildfires

According to a press release of the European Commission, Greece has contributed two airplanes to combat the wildfires that are blazing in the southern part of the country. The Greek assistance comes after Prime Minister Edi Rama admitted on his Facebook page, in a first response since the wildfires broke out days ago, that the state’s “capacities […]

European Commission Positive on Albanian Economic Growth, Despite Many Obstacles

European Commission Positive on Albanian Economic Growth, Despite Many Obstacles

A yearly European Commission (EC) report under the title 2017 Economic Reform Programmes of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo: The Commission’s Over and Country Assessments, published on June 6 is optimistic about economic growth in the Balkans, predicting and overall growth of the GDP over the […]

Corruption, Albania at the Bottom of Europe

Corruption, Albania at the Bottom of Europe

According Transparency International’s report “People and Corruption: Europe and Central Asia,” Albania is in the bottom three of European countries with the most corrupt political class. Transparency International is one of the most prominent global corruption watchdogs. The report presents a survey of 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia based on interviews with 60,000 citizens about […]