Albania

thumbnailBalkan countries join forces in fight against crime
2014-04-11A new police centre joins BiH, Serbia and Montenegro to boost co-operation and regional security.
thumbnailEU supporting water treatment effort in Cyprus
2014-04-09A new water treatment plant will serve both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. In other business news: The European Commission may simplify the rules for Schengen visas in an effort to boost tourism, and air travel in the region is about to become easier.
thumbnailAdditional bailout funding on the way to Greece
2014-04-02Reforms allow Athens to tap into bailout money set aside by international lenders. In other business news: Improved economic conditions allow Cyprus to drop its ceiling on daily cash withdrawals.
thumbnailEU to take measures against dependency on Russian gas
2014-03-28The European Commission will present an energy plan in June.
thumbnailUkraine crisis spurs Balkan countries to co-operate
2014-03-26Regional countries sign agreements and plan joint projects to improve security and mutual trust.
thumbnailEuropean countries feel safer under NATO protective umbrella
2014-03-25Officials and regional security experts view the Alliance as crucial to the region's prosperity.
thumbnailRegion calls for diplomatic solution of Ukrainian crisis
2014-03-24Diplomacy is the only way out of the deadlock in Crimea, officials say.
thumbnailAlbania arrests alleged jihad recruiting group
2014-03-21Officials are trying to prevent imams and others from recruiting Muslims to fight in foreign conflicts.
thumbnailSoutheast Europe, Turkey criticise Russian moves in Ukraine
2014-03-20The annexation of Crimea has many worried about Russian ambition in Eastern Europe.
thumbnailFive Serbian cities make list of Europe's top 10
2014-03-19The cities were chosen based on categories including human resources and life and business environment. Also in business news: Cyprus appoints Georghadji as new central bank governor.
thumbnailEU rejects Crimea-Kosovo comparisons
2014-03-14Threats of genocide spurred Kosovo's separation, but no such threat lies in Crimea.
thumbnailUkraine crisis significant for Chinese investment in Europe
2014-03-14Beijing has made clear that it wants to retain good relations with the new, pro-Western coalition government in Kiev.
thumbnailBalkans, EU continue struggle for press freedom
2014-03-13Balkan countries remain a dangerous place for journalists, according to a recent report on media freedom.
thumbnailNATO and Serbia strive to strengthen co-operation in Kosovo
2014-03-10In hopes of smoothing the relations between Pristina and Belgrade in carrying out the Brussels agreement, KFOR and Serbian Army officials are discussing co-operation.
thumbnailMacedonians debate economic development and the environment
2014-03-07A decision to build a hydro-electric plant at Lukovo Pole has pitted environmentalists against proponents of renewable energy.
thumbnailWar crimes verdicts improve Kosovo-Serbia relations, experts say
2014-03-06The Belgrade court decisions on war crimes committed in Kosovo will help improve the relationship between Albanians and Serbs, experts and citizens said.
thumbnailArrests aid terrorism fight in Albania
2014-03-06The arrests of five suspects bring a long-desired relief from a terror group's actions.
thumbnailIMF to help Albania make reforms
2014-03-05A loan from the IMF will help Albania undertake economic reforms. Also in business news: Turkey wants to increase its 20 percent stake in the Trans-Anatolia Gas Pipeline project to 30 percent by April.
thumbnailKosovo, Albania sign employment deal
2014-02-27The bilateral agreement establishes a common labour market between the two countries.
thumbnailEU nudges western Balkans toward economic reform
2014-02-26Improving the financial climate will attract investment, the Union said. In other business news: Bulgaria and Macedonia seek more funding for Corridor 8.

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After years riddled with scandal, officials are taking steps to end corruption and crime in football.

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