Tag: rama
Macedonia 07.01.23 | 15:13

Edi Rama is convening a meeting of Albanian leaders from Macedonia in Tirana

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama summoned the leaders of the political parties in Macedonia to Tirana. Their meeting is scheduled for January 10th. The last time Rama staged something similar was in 2016, when he presided over the so-called Tirana Platform – it meant that Albanian parties in Macedonia...

Macedonia 27.11.22 | 18:21

Edi Rama lists bilingualism in Macedonia as a major achievement for the Albanian national cause

As the Parliaments of Albania and Kosovo are holding a joint session to mark the 110th anniversary of Albanian independence, Prime Minister Edi Rama hailed the great accomplishments for the Albanian nation in the region. In this, he included Macedonia, mainly the introduction of the Albanian language...

Macedonia 11.04.22 | 22:09

Edi Rama demands that Albania is separated from Macedonia if the EU veto remains in place in June

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama reiterated his position that Albania should be allowed to open its EU accession talks alone, independently of Macedonia, should we remain stuck by the Bulgarian veto at the European Council in June. Regarding the separation of Albania from Macedonia, the answer is positive:...

Macedonia 26.12.21 | 12:09

Live mic shows how Zaev’s successor Dimitar Kovacevski was mocked by Rama and Vucic

Audio from a live microphone shows an awkward moment during this week’s Open Balkan summit in Tirana, revealing how Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic disrespected Dimitar Kovacevski, Zaev’s successor as SDSM party leader. Zaev brought Kovacevski to the...

Macedonia 20.12.21 | 16:55

Because of security reasons, Rama moved the opening of the Open Balkan summit from Tirana to Elbasan

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama decided to move the initial part of the Open Balkan summit with Zoran Zaev and Aleksandar Vucic from Tirana to the city of Elbasan. The decision comes after the opposition Democratic Party announced protests in Tirana, as it considers the initiative to be a Serbian dominated. The...

Balkans 26.11.21 | 20:36

Albanian Prime Minister Rama says he would vote in favor of unification with Kosovo, adds that such referendum will be held “one day”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that he would support the unification of Albania and Kosovo if a referendum for this is called, but added that he doesn’t know when this would happen. If you ask me hypothetically, for a peaceful referendum on national unity, I would violate the law on secrecy...

Macedonia 13.11.21 | 21:47

Albania blames the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria for the loss of its EU prospects

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama blamed the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria for collaterally blocking Albania’s EU prospects. Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia, as it demands major concessions on issues of national identity and history, and because Macedonia and Albania are seen as part of...

Balkans 01.11.21 | 17:54

Rama and Vucic discussed what to do with their Open Balkan initiative after Zaev resigned

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that he spoke with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to discuss what comes next for their Open Balkan / Mini Schengen initiative, after Zoran Zaev announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Macedonia. Vucic, Rama and Zaev launched the initiative to further integrate...

Macedonia 16.08.21 | 20:16

Albania: Protesters criticized Prime Minister Rama for being part of the “Open Balkan” project

Protesters gathered in front of the Albanian Government to denounce Prime Minister Edi Rama for his promotion of the “Open Balkan” project – which would put Albania, Serbia and Macedonia in a even more integrated common market. The protesters carried pictures of Rama with Serbian President...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 09:28

Zaev, Vucic and Rama will adopt a new name for their Mini Schengen initiative

The leaders of Macedonia, Albania and Serbia will discuss a new name for their Mini Schengen initiative today. Zaev, Vucic and Rama are meeting in Skopje, to talk about opening the markets of the three countries, but also to change the clunky name of the initiative. Other countries were invited to join,...

Macedonia 27.07.21 | 22:28

Meeting of the three Mini Schengen countries in Skopje

The leaders of Albania and Serbia, Edi Rama and Aleksandar Vucic, will be in Skopje on Friday and Saturday, for a meeting of the Mini Schengen initiative. The controversial initiative, for which the involved parties insist will not become a “consolation prize” for the stalled EU membership...

World 09.06.21 | 18:49

Orban: Hungary supports Albania’s EU membership

Hungary is fully committed to supporting Albania’s European Union accession at the earliest possible time, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Budapest on Tuesday, after talks with PM Edi Rama, his Albanian counterpart, the V4 news agency reported. Albania is in a de-facto group with Macedonia, as...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 20:42

Zaev congratulates Edi Rama in Albanian

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev congratulated Edi Rama on his election win in a message in Macedonian, Albanian and English. Rama declared victory in a contested election. Congratulations to my dear friend Edi Rama on election victory. (North) Macedonia and Albania will continue forward even more bravely as...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 12:12

Rama: The Mini Schengen project will help remove the border between Albania and Kosovo

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama insisted that the Mini Schengen initiative will help remove the border between Albania and Kosovo. Kosovo has been resisting the proposal whose stated goal is to ease travel, education and movement of goods between the non-EU countries in the region, because it also includes...

Macedonia 23.03.21 | 13:35

Rama and Grubi urge Albanians to register in the Macedonian census

Zaev’s First Deputy Prime Minister Artan Grubi and the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama sent out a joint message to the ethnic Albanians in the diaspora to register as Macedonian citizens in the online census. Grubi and Rama posed together with the website where emigrants can register to the census. Albanian...

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...

Macedonia 17.01.21 | 12:00

Macedonia drops to last in the region in terms of vaccinations

Discussing the uneven start to coronavirus vaccination in the Balkans, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that Macedonia, which is now lagging behind Albania and hasn’t done even token vaccinations, was promised only 100 vaccines from Bulgaria – and didn’t even get that. Top Macedonian...

Macedonia 29.09.20 | 16:40

Edi Rama deletes photo of a site in Macedonia which he described as part of “Beautiful Albania”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama deleted a photo he posted of the canyon of Leshnica in Macedonia after outcry. Rama posted the photo with the inscription “Beautiful Albania”, probably thinking that it’s a picture from a site in Albania that bears the same name. The Leshnica he posted...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 15:50

Outrage after reports that Albania will open its border for Macedonian citizens, but only to those who are ethnic Albanians

A report from Albania, that the country will open its border to all ethnic Albanians from the region, caused outrage in Macedonia. According to the report, Prime Minister Edi Rama announced that the country will open the borders for Albanians from Kosovo and Macedonia, in an attempt to save its tourism...

Macedonia 01.02.20 | 18:15

Exit: Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama are looking to give healthcare contracts to company linked with disgraced Maltese former Prime Minister Muscat

Albanian media outlets are reporting that a controversial private healthcare provider from the US, who badly mismanaged hospitals in Malta, is attempting to enter the Macedonian and Albanian market through Zoran Zaev and Edi Rama. Pakistani businessman Shaukat Ali Ghafoor is reportedly meeting with Rama...

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