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EU steps up pressure on #Albania opposition to take part in upcoming election

EU steps up pressure on #Albania opposition to take part in upcoming election

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The US ambassador to Albania says that the upcoming election in Albania could go ahead without the participation of the opposition Democratic party, writes Martin Banks. Donald Lu (pictured), ambassador since 2014, said it was “better” if the 18 June election had the participation of all political parties. But, in an interview, he added: “Also, […]

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#Turkey: ‘The EU must not allow itself to be blackmailed’

#Turkey: ‘The EU must not allow itself to be blackmailed’

The EU must not allow itself to be blackmailed by Turkey and the Council must be prepared with a credible alternative plan if the deal with Turkey collapses. That was the message from the S&D Group following comments by President Erdogan saying that a deal must be reached on visa liberalisation by Autumn, or Turkey […]

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‘Commission must provide more resources to help Western Balkan countries deal with refugee crisis’ says S&D Vice President

‘Commission must provide more resources to help Western Balkan countries deal with refugee crisis’ says S&D Vice President

Socialist and Democrat Group Vice President Knut Fleckenstein (pictured) in the European Parliament, has called on the European Commission to make more resources available to Western Balkan governments to help deal with the refugee crisis in a co-ordinated and humane way.  Speaking ahead of a summit of Western Balkan leaders in Vienna, Fleckenstein said: “The countries […]

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