Tag: Albania

Accession talks with #Albania and #NorthMacedonia sharpens focus on EU solidarity

Accession talks with #Albania and #NorthMacedonia sharpens focus on EU solidarity

| March 27, 2020

Whilst public policy news continues to be dominated by the social and economic effects of the Chinese Covid 19 virus – the Council has found time to make great progress  in respect of the enlargement of the EU to embrace the countries of Albania and North Macedonia – writes Dr. Vladimir Krulj EU Member states […]

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#EPP wishes #Albania and #NorthMacedonia progress in their reforms

#EPP wishes #Albania and #NorthMacedonia progress in their reforms

| March 24, 2020

“The enlargement policy must continue to promote European values, stability and prosperity beyond current EU borders. I wish both Albania and North Macedonia a continued and speedy advancement on the path of the reforms, bringing their economies closer to European standards, for the benefit of their citizens and of the whole region,” said Michael Gahler […]

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Commission reports on progress made by #Albania and #NorthMacedonia

Commission reports on progress made by #Albania and #NorthMacedonia

| March 3, 2020

On 2 March, the Commission presented updates on the progress made by Albania and North Macedonia in further addressing rule of law related reforms, in particular in the areas set by the Council in June 2018. Both countries have delivered further tangible and sustainable results and therefore the Commission’s recommendation to open accession negotiations with […]

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EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after earthquake in #Albania

EU and international donors pledge €1.15 billion for reconstruction after earthquake in #Albania

| February 18, 2020

Around 100 delegations from the European Union, its member states and partners, including international organisations and civil society gathered in Brussels today at the International Donors’ Conference to mobilise support for Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November 2019. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, hosting the event, said: “Today the […]

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EU hosts International Donors’ Conference for #Albania

EU hosts International Donors’ Conference for #Albania

| February 17, 2020

The European Union is hosting the International Donors’ Conference today (17 February) in Brussels to support the reconstruction efforts in Albania after the earthquake that struck the country on 26 November 2019. Hosted by the Commission, the Conference will gather the EU and its Member States, the Western Balkan partners, representatives from other countries, as […]

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#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

| January 29, 2020

Earlier this month, the Greek capital was rocked when two men were murdered in cold blood at a popular Athens restaurant in front of their wives and children. The victims, Stevan Stamatović and Igor Dedović, were believed to be members of the infamous Montenegrin drug-smuggling Skaljari clan, with the hit allegedly ordered by their rivals, […]

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Commissioner #Várhelyi travels to #NorthMacedonia and #Albania for his first mission to #WesternBalkans

Commissioner #Várhelyi travels to #NorthMacedonia and #Albania for his first mission to #WesternBalkans

| January 16, 2020

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi is in North Macedonia and to Albania from 15-16 January to stress the Commission’s commitment to the EU accession perspective of the two countries. Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Várhelyi said: “By travelling on my first visit as a Commissioner to the Western Balkans, to North Macedonia and Albania, I want […]

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