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NATO Allies and partners help Albania cope with flood disaster.

NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO's Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. ...

- NATO - INT

Kenneth Muguna inches closer to Tirana move.

The 2016 MVP will link up with former K'Ogalo coach Ze Maria.

- Daily Nation - KE

Albania Woos Luxury Hotel Brands with Tax Breaks.

Albania is planning to try to lure five-star hotel brands with tax breaks, including scrapping profit and property taxes, to increase its appeal for the higher-end of the tourist trade. With travel and tourism accounting for 8.4 percent of gross domestic product in 2016, rising demand to visit the country between Montenegro ...

- Voice of America - US

Kosovo: Albanians accused of attacking Serbian police freed.

The Basic Court in Gjilane in Kosovo has set free nine men accused of attacking the Serbian police checkpoint in Dobrosin in 2012, wounding one officer. Tanjug said this on Thursday, citing the Pristina-based Albanian language daily Gazeta Express as reporting that the court found "no evidence that they carried out the ...

- B92 - SK

Serbia and Bulgaria agree to reduce roaming charges.

Bulgaria and Serbia are set to sign an agreement on reducing roaming charges, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov said after a meeting with his Serbian counterpart. Borisov and Ana Brnabic met in Sofia on Thursday on the sidelines of an international conference dedicated to stronger regional integration in the Balkans, attended also ...

- B92 - SK

Trenching completed on 2/3 of TAP route in Greece, Albania.

- Today.Az - AZ

Albania's Parties Feud Over New Chief Prosecutor.

As the Albanian General Prosecutor's five-year term ends, the ruling and opposition parties are still haggling over the appointent of a temporary replacement.

- Balkan Insight - UK

PM Boyko Borissov Will Open a Forum to Support Regional Integration in the Western Balkans.

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and World Bank Chief Executive Officer will open a forum today that launches an initiative to support regional integration in the Western Balkans, reported BGNES. At a conference in the National Palace of Culture at the invitation of the Bulgarian Prime Minister will be Kosovo President Hashim ...

- Novinite - BG

Floods in Albania.

Following severe floods in central and southern parts of the Republic of Albania, the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre received a request for assistance on 4 December 2017.

- NATO - INT

Kosovo court acquits 9 accused of terror attack in Serbia.

PRISTINA, Kosovo — A Kosovo court has acquitted a group of nine Albanian men accused of a 2012 terror attack against a border post in southern Serbia.The court in Pristina, the capital, decided Wednesday to acquit the nine...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bulgaria with Help for the Flood-stricken Albania.

Aid of about BGN 70 000 provides Bulgaria to the flood-hit Albania, the Ministry of Interior announced. From the EU's support for tackling the disaster, our country first reacted with an immediate delivery of what is most needed for people to deal with such situations, the report said. The Director of the General ...

- Novinite - BG

EU must 'marry' Western Balkans quickly to avoid new risks - Albania PM

The Western Balkans countries are in a much better shape than they were in the 1990s but the European Union should open accession talks with them as soon possible or risk seeing them wooed by Russia, China or radical Islam, the prime minister of Albania told an event in Brussels on Tuesday .

- EurActive - UK

EU 'closely monitoring Serbia's south'

Head of the European Union Delegation in Serbia Sem Fabrizi said in Bujanovac on Monday that the Union was very closely monitoring Serbia's south. Beta reported that Fabrizi also said it was very important to implement the Seven Point Plan, which the Serbian government passed in June, 2013, at the proposal of the Albanian ...

- B92 - SK

Islamic State calls on Albanian supporters to launch attacks

The terrorist organization Islamic State has called on its Albanian supporters to launch attacks during the upcoming holidays. RTS is reporting this citing Pristina-based media, who said that "the call to launch attacks was sent in the Albanian language via Islamic State communication channels."

- B92 - SK

EU outshines Russia in Western Balkans

Russia cannot compete with the EU for attractiveness in the Western Balkans, but can play an 'obstructive' role, Albania's foreign minister said.

- EU Observer - EU

EU outshines Russia in Western Balkans

Russia cannot compete with the EU for attractiveness in the Western Balkans, but it can play an 'obstructive' role, Albania has said.

- EU Observer - EU

Albania Braces for Fifth Day of Severe Floods

With more than 4,700 households suffering flood damage, Albania's government is mulling ways to get homes and businesses insured against such natural disasters, to cut future compensation costs. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Albania 2018: Preparing for a breakthrough

Albania looks to the EU to show that it recognises its potential as a partner, by starting accession negotiations in the spring of 2018. Ditmir Bushati explains why the next six months, under Bulgaria's presidency, will be of crucial importance.

- EurActive - UK

Albanian patrol boat concludes navy's first NATO tour

The Albanian Navy's ALS ORIKU patrol boat on Wednesday wrapped up a full year of operations with NATO's Standing Maritime Group 2 , marking a major milestone in the Albanian Navy's first ever NATO deployment. Joining NATO's Aegean mission in November 2016, the ALS ORIKU monitored and patrolled the waters between Turkey and ...

- NATO - INT

Sheltering Albania's Gay Youth from Virulent Homophobia

The psychologist at the LGBT youth shelter waited for me in a small side street in the city center of Tirana, Albania's capital. No one knows our exact address, we want to avoid arson and havoc,' she told me. Expand LGBT Program Advocacy Director Boris Dittrich with the psychologist and the social workers from an LGBT ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Sheltering Albania's Gay Youth from Virulant Homophobia

The psychologist at the LGBT youth shelter waited for me in a small side street in the city center of Tirana, Albania's capital. No one knows our exact address, we want to avoid arson and havoc,' she told me. Expand LGBT Program Advocacy Director Boris Dittrish with the psychologist and the social workers from an LGBT ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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