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M A X
ne: 15-10-2010, 10:22:10
Albanien - Das Wirtschaftswunder

Balkan News & Politics

In Zeiten der Krise,kann das mächstigste Land der Welt sich ein Beispiel an Albanien nehmen.Mit diesen Worten beginnt Steve Forbes,der Herausgeber der Zeitschrift der größten Volkswirtschaft der Welt,seinen Artikel für die beeindruckende wirtschaftliche Veränderung in Albanien.Ihm zufolge ist da...

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ne: 28-04-2010, 02:15:47
Macedonia's Gruevski weighs in on name dispute

Balkan News & Politics

SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said on Sunday (April 25th) that if "Republic of Northern Macedonia" is officially proposed as the name his country will use internationally -- to resolve its long-standing dispute with Greece -- it will be submitted to a referendum. He also sa...

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ne: 15-01-2010, 23:57:09
Montenegro establishes diplomatic ties with Kosovo

Balkan News & Politics

Montenegro says it has established diplomatic ties with Kosovo despite opposition from neighboring Serbia.The Foreign Ministry says Montenegro will soon send diplomats to its newly independent Balkan neighbor.Montenegro recognized Kosovo's independence in October 2008, but did not immediately es...

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ne: 14-01-2010, 02:09:52
Merkel says BiH is "long way" from EU membership

Balkan News & Politics

Merkel says BiH is "long way" from EU membership13/01/2010BERLIN, Germany -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday (January 12th) that Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a "long way" from EU membership. Speaking to journalists after talks with visiting BiH Presidency chairman Ze...

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ne: 07-01-2010, 00:17:03
Tadic believes Western Balkans may enter EU by 2014

Balkan News & Politics

Serbian President Boris Tadic said on Jan. 5 that membership in the European Union was the first priority of Serbia's government and foreign policy, and voiced the conviction that it was possible for all Western Balkan countries to become EU members in 2014."The policy of European integration is...

M A X
ne: 05-01-2010, 02:34:10
Serbia Files Genocide Suit Against Croatia

Balkan News & Politics

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia filed a lawsuit against Croatia at the International Court of Justice on Monday, accusing it of genocide during the 1991-1995 Balkan war, which killed or displaced thousands of people.Serbia was responding to a similar lawsuit that Croatia filed to the same Nether...

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ne: 05-01-2010, 02:33:02
Papandreou : Rapid integration of the West Balkans in the EU achievable

Balkan News & Politics

Greek Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorgos Papandreou said in Belgrade today that the year 2014 is a target year for all the West Balkan countries to join the European Union. At the ambassadorial conference in the Serbian capital, Papandreou said that the West Balkans must take ...

M A X
ne: 05-01-2010, 02:31:22
Facebook users on the rise in Southeast Europe

Balkan News & Politics

The number of Facebook users is rapidly growing in the Balkans, according to a study by Adriatalk.com. The social network is used by about 1.4 million people in Serbia ranking the country 18th in Europe. Croatia ranks 22nd with 940,740 members, Bosnia and Herzegovina is 26th with 566,060 users a...

M A X
ne: 05-01-2010, 02:28:42
Sofia marks 132 years since liberation from Ottoman rule

Balkan News & Politics

Sofia commemorates 132 years since its liberation from Ottoman rule on January 4 2010. The anniversary was held at the Sveta Nedelia Church in front of the Sheraton Hotel Balkan Sofia while memorial services were held and wreaths laid at the Tsar Osvoboditel Monument in the centre of Sofia.Ottom...

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ne: 04-01-2010, 00:57:33
Floods hit Balkans

Balkan News & Politics

Floods hit Balkans03/01/2010ANKARA, Turkey/BUCHAREST, Romania/TIRANA, Albania -- Strong winds and torrential rains blocked sea transport in some coastal parts of Turkey on Saturday (January 2nd). In the Marmara Sea, a total of 31 ships were forced to dock due to fierce winds, wh...

M A X
ne: 02-01-2010, 01:56:51
Turkey increases high level visits to Balkans states in 2009

Balkan News & Politics

There have been ideal relations between Turkey and Romania as described by statesmen from the two countries.In 2009, State Minister Zafer Caglayan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid formal visits to Romania.Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc was in Turkey to sign an inter-governmental agree...

M A X
ne: 31-12-2009, 00:54:10
The Balkans and the European Union

Balkan News & Politics

A somewhat more optimistic start to the new year in the western BalkansONLY a few months ago a deep gloom hung over the western Balkans. Both Croatia and Serbia had been stopped in their separate tracks towards the European Union. Foreign investment had dried up during the recession. There was e...

M A X
ne: 31-12-2009, 00:51:30
Vojvodina - A Serbian province wins greater self-governance

Balkan News & Politics

A Serbian province wins greater self-governanceSERBIAN nationalists are outraged over a new autonomy statute for Vojvodina, their northern province. Their country has in effect been shrinking for two decades, and this may be the thin end of a wedge leading to Vojvodina’s independence. After all,...

M A X
ne: 31-12-2009, 00:50:25
Romania - From Ceausescu to the New Italy

Balkan News & Politics

The recent election in Romania, in which President Traian Basescu was re-elected with 50.3% of the vote, underlined why, 20 years after the fall of Ceausescu, Romania has become the new Italy.In both countries, politics are hard-fought, polarized, and periodically bizarre. The comedy and melodra...

M A X
ne: 30-12-2009, 01:58:10
Expedia tips Balkans and sports tourism for 2010

Balkan News & Politics

The Balkans are set to be the latest summer sun hot spots to benefit from the weak pound against the Euro, according to online retailer Expedia.co.uk.Countries such as Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia will join the more recent rising stars Turkey and Egypt as the pound shows no sign of revovering it...

M A X
ne: 30-12-2009, 01:57:28
IMF predicts Macedonia's economy will grow in 2010

Balkan News & Politics

Macedonia is on track to return to economic growth next year, the IMF said on Monday (December 28th), praising authorities for taking prudent fiscal and monetary steps in the face of global turmoil.The anticipated 1.3% contraction this year is expected to be followed by a GDP growth of 2% in 201...

M A X
ne: 29-12-2009, 00:25:48
Divers from Macedonia and Albania Decorate Christmas Tree

Balkan News & Politics

Divers from Macedonia and Albania Decorate Christmas Tree Submerged in Lake OhridThis year, about 30 divers from Macedonia and Albania decorated a Christmas three submerged in the waters of Lake Ohrid for the seventh time.The tree was placed at three metres below the lake’s surf...

M A X
ne: 29-12-2009, 00:24:25
Serbia – under the sign of EU integration and the Kosovo issue

Balkan News & Politics

For Serbia 2009 passed mainly under the sign of the foreign policy. Progress was achieved in terms of EU integration; diplomatic contacts were speeded up in relation to Kosovo independence; the country also managed to deepen the bilateral relations with Russia and China, mainly in an economic as...

M A X
ne: 29-12-2009, 00:23:11
Macedonia – No visas for the EU, but no date for talks either

Balkan News & Politics

The name dispute between Macedonia and Greece turned out to be the most serious obstacle for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic integration in 2009 as well. The EU foreign ministers failed to reach to a consensus on setting a date for opening EU membership talks with Macedonia, as the reason was again th...

M A X
ne: 28-12-2009, 01:33:25
Croats vote for president

Balkan News & Politics

Croats vote for president27/12/2009ZAGREB, Croatia -- Voters went to the polls Sunday (December 27th) to elect their next president amid a deepening economic crisis and fears of growing corruption. A dozen candidates are running to replace incumbent Stipe Mesic, whose second ter...

M A X
ne: 26-12-2009, 01:40:41
Sweden: Progress in Western Balkans important achievement

Balkan News & Politics

Sweden: Progress in Western Balkans important achievementThe progress made in the Western Balkan countries, including the visa liberalization for the citizens of Serbia, Montenegro and FYRMacedonia, ranks among the major achievements of Sweden's EU presidency, concluded the Council of Europe (Co...

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ne: 24-12-2009, 01:27:58
"Entire Balkans welcome in EU"

Balkan News & Politics

On Dec. 22, in Stockholm, Serbian President Boris Tadic submitted Serbia's candidacy for membership in the European Union.Tadic delivered the request to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country is chairing the EU until Jan. 1, 2010.At a proposal by the Council for European Integra...

M A X
ne: 29-11-2009, 04:07:38
Shared interests foster Belgrade-Tirana ties

Balkan News & Politics

A meeting last month on the sidelines of the Visegrad Four summit in Budapest highlighted a potentially significant trend-in-the-making: increasingly warm ties between Belgrade and Tirana.Albanian Foreign Minister Ilir Meta and his Serbian counterpart, Vuk Jeremic, took advantage of the occasion...

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ne: 17-10-2009, 21:16:54
Kali i Tiranës

Balkan News & Politics

Albert GjokaÇdo ditë e më shumë po zbulohet pjesa e nëndheshme e Marrëveshjes mes Shqipërisë dhe Greqisë për përcaktimin e vijës detare në Kanalin e Korfuzit. Ngutja e tejskajshme e Athinës ka të bëjë me projektin e gazsjellësit “South Stream”, i mbështetur fuqimisht nga Rusia dhe i konsideruar ...

M A X
ne: 07-10-2009, 02:05:17
Berisha: „Albanien will den Euro übernehmen“

Balkan News & Politics

Premier Berisha im Gespräch mit der "Presse" über ehrgeizige Pläne seiner neuen Regierung, die Krise und die Angst vor „Großalbanien“.„Die Presse“: Ihre neue Regierung ist seit drei Wochen im Amt. Was sind Ihre wichtigsten Vorhaben?Sali Berisha: Wir müssen jede nötige Reform dur...

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ne: 16-09-2009, 11:33:57
Slovenia urges EU to assist Bosnia, Albania

Balkan News & Politics

LJUBLJANA, BRUSSELS -- Slovenian Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar has called on EU members to help Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania meet the criteria for visa abolition.“That’s very important for Bosnia, for the stability of the state and the region,“ Žbogar told a meeting of EU foreign ministers in...



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ne: 28-06-2009, 00:21:30
Serbia has not changed in its policy towards Kosovo

Balkan News & Politics

(Excerpts from the article “Kosovo - the end game” by Sonja Biserko)Despite everything, the international community has since the end of the 1990s conducted a policy of appeasement towards Serbia, accepting with good grace its blackmailing and its use of faits accomplis. The whole region has suf...


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ne: 17-05-2009, 13:45:02
Südosteuropa: Was heißt hier schon Eigentümer?

Balkan News & Politics

Wien/Sarajewo. Ein Investor kauft in Montenegro Land. Für eine weitere Bettenburg. Da behauptet plötzlich jemand, das Grundstück gehöre ihm – und kann das per Urkunde und Gerichtsstempel belegen. Der Investor zahlt. Und schon wartet der nächste vermeintliche Alt-Eigentümer mit vermeintlich wasse...


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ne: 29-04-2009, 23:19:54
Bosnia, IMF to extend talks on deal until May 6

Balkan News & Politics

 By Daria Sito-SucicSARAJEVO, April 29 (Reuters) - Bosnia and an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission have agreed to extend talks on a stand-by deal until May 6 as they seek to lessen the impact of the global economic crisis on the Balkan country.The IMF mission had been due to finalise its...

M A X
ne: 28-04-2009, 00:46:08
European door starts to close as Albania comes knocking

Balkan News & Politics

The queue of countries knocking on the door of the European Union will get a little longer tomorrow when Albania formally submits its membership application. But the prospects of joining the 27-strong group have seldom been more complex, with some of the biggest member states turning their faces...

Shej
ne: 27-04-2009, 09:51:38
Montenegro Blocks Kosovo Exports

Balkan News & Politics

Montenegro Blocks Kosovo ExportsPristina | 24 April 2009 | Kosovo CustomsMontenegro has been blocking the entrance of Kosovo exports into the country, because of their customs stamps which read the 'Republic of Kosovo'. Even though Montenegro has recognized Kosovo’s independen...

M A X
ne: 27-04-2009, 09:22:50
Country profile: Kosovo

Balkan News & Politics

Country profile: KosovoFacts and statistics on Kosovo including history, population, politics, geography, economy, religion and climatePotted history of the country: Serbia considers Kosovo its birthplace, although Slavic and Albanian people have co-existed there since the 8th c...

Shej
ne: 24-04-2009, 10:33:31
Kosovo president asks UN to end its mission

Balkan News & Politics

Source: ReutersPRISTINA, April 22 (Reuters) - Kosovo has asked the United Nations to end its mission in the country as its presence is unnecessary one year after independence from Serbia, President Fatmir Sejdiu said on Wednesday.Officially, the United Nations remains in charge of Kosovo on the ...

Pergjigje nga: Shqiptarka, shejtania
Saudi Arabia Recognises Kosovo
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ne: 19-04-2009, 12:43:59
Country profile: Albania

Balkan News & Politics

Country profile: AlbaniaFacts and statistics on Albania including history, population, politics, geography, economy, religion and climatePotted histoy of the country: The Illyrians were the earliest known inhabitants. The area came under Roman control after a defeat in 165BC, an...

M A X
ne: 17-04-2009, 01:16:23
Kosovo: Myths and Reality

Balkan News & Politics

Travelling to a land that most of my fellow countrymen and women regard with suspicion.Two questions inevitably come together, in whichever order, when I tell people back home where I’m going. “What in the world are you doing there?” and “You’re not going to…?”. Hiding behind the second pronoun ...



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ne: 06-04-2009, 14:48:36
Albania and Croatia become West for Macedonia

Balkan News & Politics

Skopje. One year after the NATO summit in Bucharest Macedonia’s Alliance membership is moving away. A solution to the name dispute is not near and without it we cannot even think we will be part of the Alliance although we met all requirements, say Macedonian experts, cited by Vreme daily.The ab...

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ne: 12-03-2009, 00:55:44
"The Western Balkans in the EU in 2017"

Balkan News & Politics

Source: EMportalPeter Wins, General Manager of the Moody’s credit rating agency for Central Europe has announced that the Western Balkan countries could become EU members in 2017, while Croatia could be admitted in 2011 already."Croatia has positive prospects for the future rating since rating i...




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ne: 14-01-2009, 01:56:21
Macedonia Name Row Destabilises Balkans

Balkan News & Politics

The name dispute between Athens and Skopje is jeopardizing the efforts of the European Union and NATO to stabilize the Western Balkans, the International Crisis Group said in a report.Marking Macedonia as a “relative success story” after the 2001 armed conflict with ethnic Albanian insurgents, t...

M A X
ne: 08-01-2009, 23:12:32
Another earthquake hits the Balkans

Balkan News & Politics

A tremor with a magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale was detected at 2.05pm, with the epicentre being 230 km west/southwest of Sofia, beyond the Bulgarian border. There are no reported fatalities or structural damage as of yet, the Ministry of Emergency Situations has reported, as told by Dnevnik ...

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