Tag: Albania
Macedonia 07.05.21 | 14:24

German official, Slovak MFA, Nikola Dimitrov speak out against decoupling Albania from Macedonia

German official Michael Roth and the Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok called for the opening of EU accession talks with both Macedonia and Albania. Their call comes amid increasing reports that Macedonia, blocked by Bulgaria, will be left behind while Albania begins accession talks alone. Germany...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 10:26

As Albania decouples and moves ahead of Macedonia, Foreign Minister Osmani is unlikely to act

Foreign Minsiter Bujar Osmani said that opening EU accession talks has become a moving target, as reports are coming that the EU may allow Albania to begin talks, while keeping Macedonia stuck. Discussing the burning issue of Albania possibly “decoupling” from Macedonia and opening accession...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 15:17

EU enlargement: Zaev hopes Macedonia will remain in group with Albania, wants to negotiate with Radev and the caretaker Government of Bulgaria

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev expressed hope that Macedonia will remain coupled with Albania when it comes to EU accession and that both countries will be allowed to advance in the process. The statement comes as he faces another major foreign policy humiliation – a year ago many in Macedonia were...

Balkans 05.05.21 | 22:27

Albania lifts quarantine requirements for travelers from Macedonia

The technical committee of experts in charge of dealing with the pandemic this afternoon revoked the decision for mandatory two-week quarantine for all persons entering Albania from Macedonia and Greece, MIA’s correspondent in Tirana reported.

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 10:28

EU enlargement: Growing possibility of Albania advancing while Macedonia remains stuck

Macedonia now faces a clear prospect of being left out in the EU accession process, while Albania, with which it is in a de-facto group, advances this summer. During his visit yesterday, EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi announced that the Commission is working on the issue, but it’s...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 22:36

The ombudsman in Albania demands reversal of the quarantine decision for Macedonian nationals

The ombudsman in Albania demanded that the quarantine decision for the citizens of Macedonia and Greece be reversed. The reason, as he stated, is the prevention of the constitutional right to vote of those emigrants who want to exercise this basic right in the general parliamentary elections, set be...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 10:39

Mickoski urges Macedonians in Albania to support Pandi Jani for member of Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski urged the Macedonian in Albania to vote at the coming general elections on Sunday in large numbers and to support the ethnic Macedonian candidate Pandi Jani. Jani is on the list of the LSI Socialist Movement for Integration party. I urge you all to come out and...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 15:41

Albania orders Macedonian visitors to quarantine for two weeks

Albania – one of the few countries Macedoanian citizens can still visit – ordered a 14 days quarantine for all visitors from Macedonia. The order will be in effect at least until May 3rd. Albania is currently enacting high volume vaccination of its citizens, while Macedonia is lagging behind....

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 13:25

Grubi goes to Albania to push for greater registration of Albanians in the census

Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi is in Tirana today to discuss the census in Macedonia. Albanian parties, politicians and organizations are all organized to inflate the Albanian share of the population in Macedonia by registering all available emigrants and dual citizens. Before this...

Macedonia 01.03.21 | 21:22

Edi Rama says that Albania will have to wait for Macedonia in the EU accession process

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that Albania will wait for Macedonia so that both countries can open EU accession talks at the same time. Macedonia and Albania are in a group of sorts and a number of EU member states oppose separating them in the EU accession process. Meanwhile, Bulgaria opposes...

Balkans 11.01.21 | 10:12

Albania to begin vaccinations as Macedonia lags behind its neighbors

Albania is the latest neighboring country that beat Macedonia to the begin its coronavirus vaccination process. Of all our neighbors, only Kosovo remains yet to begin the process. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that he has secured 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and that the use of the initial...

Macedonia 01.01.21 | 10:39

Albania: Macedonian citizen kills partner, her sister

Albanian police arrested a citizen of Macedonia, Perparim Ademi, for the murder of two women in Tirana. Ademi killed his partner Kristina Bardhi and her sister Zaneta Metani. The killings, perpetrated with a firearm, were reportedly carried out before two minors. Bardhi wanted to leave Ademi (59), which...

Macedonia 09.11.20 | 12:26

Macedonian Association “Ilinden”: We are Macedonians, there have never been Bulgarians in Albania

The Macedonian Association “Ilinden” -Tirana, reacts sharply to, as it says, the unfounded claims of the Association for Bulgarian-Albanian Friendship from Korca, for the existence of a Bulgarian minority in Albania, as a reaction to the position of “Ilinden” that in this country...

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 14:02

One of the victims in Vienna is an ethnic Albanian from Macedonia

Austrian media outlets are reporting that one of the victims in the Islamist attacks on Monday evening is Nexhip Vranezi, an ethnic Albanian from the village of Velesta near Struga in Macedonia. Vranezi (20) was shot dead while he was on a cigarette break. One of the at least five attackers was also...

Macedonia 02.11.20 | 11:15

The Dutch will allow opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, but may block Albania

With Bulgaria threatening to block the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, other member states who generally oppose EU enlargement are stepping out of the way. Albanian media outlets are reporting that the Netherlands will approve the opening of talks with Macedonia. But the Dutch intend to...

Macedonia 02.11.20 | 09:45

Macedonians in Albania condemn Zaharieva’s “Bulgarian roots” ultimatum

The Ilinden association from Tirana, which represents Macedonians in Albania, strongly condemned the statement from Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva that Macedonians must acknowledge they have “Bulgarian roots” before being allowed to open EU accession talks. Bulgaria threatens...

Macedonia 24.10.20 | 10:31

FM Osmani wants an Albanian to sit on the Macedonian – Bulgarian committee of historians

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that he wants to seat an ethnic Albanian historian to the Committee that is negotiating historic issues with Bulgaria. The Committee is currently deadlocked over issues such as the ethnicity of Goce Delcev, with Bulgaria announcing it will block Macedonia from opening...

Macedonia Economy 15.10.20 | 20:47

Under DUI management, Macedonian Railways focuses on building a link to Albania

An all Albanian meeting of representatives of the Macedonian and Albanian railways focused on building a railway link between the two countries. Macedonia set as priority building a railway link to Bulgaria, still bearing the bitter memories of the Greek and Serbian embargoes in the early 1990-ies which...

Economy 22.09.20 | 22:50

Railroad from Kicevo to Albania to be constructed

The Government reviewed and adopted Tuesday the report on the construction of railway section Kicevo-border with Albania in two stages and instructed the Ministry of Finance to submit a Request for expression of interest to international financial institutions and bilateral creditors to provide funds...

Balkans 06.09.20 | 09:16

Albania considers holding a referendum on the Greek expansion into its territorial waters

Albanian President Ilir Meta has raised the issue of holding a referendum after Greece unilaterally decided to expand its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from six to 12 miles. Meta met with civil society representatives to discuss the issue, and they announced they are calling for a referendum....

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