Albania

thumbnailVideo of Greek army creates controversy in region
2014-08-28Greece's ambassador to Macedonia said actions on the video are not consistent with the views of the Greek government or its citizens.
thumbnailEU's Creative Europe programme promotes Balkan culture
2014-08-28The Union allocated 1.5 billion euros for cultural and media projects.
thumbnailISIL's focus on women criticised in Turkey and the Balkans
2014-08-22Citizens and experts urge states to react decisively against ISIL and its propaganda.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailAlbania and Macedonia inch closer to EU standards
2014-08-11The two countries continue reforms in the judiciary and other key EU accession areas.
thumbnailNew anti-smoking law in Albania creates controversy
2014-08-08Bloggers are divided whether the government can implement the law and protect public health.
thumbnailAlbania to make farming more EU compliant
2014-08-04An EU-funded study maps the state of agriculture in Albania and suggests areas where Union standards are needed most.
thumbnailIslamic community disavows terrorism, extremist organisations
2014-07-30Muslims increasingly perceive ISIL and Boko Haram as criminal rather than religious organisations.
thumbnailIslamic NGOs help the poor during Ramadan
2014-07-15Humanitarian organisations seek assistance from businesses to reach the disadvantaged.
thumbnailWith anti-drug operation in Lazarat, Albania signals readiness for EU membership
2014-07-14Police actions contribute to Albania obtaining EU member candidate status.
thumbnailNew programmes help Balkans work through corruption
2014-07-09Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
thumbnailEU asks the Balkans to fight energy sector corruption
2014-07-07A new report recommends reform of the justice system to tackle corruption in energy deals.
thumbnailSecurity experts from Belgrade, Pristina and Tirana work to improve co-operation
2014-07-04Open discussion on security issues and direct contacts among young opinion-makers of the three entities is crucial for regional progress, according to experts and youth.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailBalkan countries co-operating to stop weapons trafficking
2014-06-30New initiatives are in place to slow the flow of illegal weapons.
thumbnailAlbania excited to obtain EU candidate status
2014-06-27Albanians cheer the decision but say the country faces many challenges ahead.
thumbnailDrug bust shows Montenegro's efforts against organised crime, experts say
2014-06-24The recent seizure of 250 kilograms of cocaine in Bar shows that the country is serious about beating crime and corruption.
thumbnailExperts are confident Albania will obtain EU candidate status
2014-06-16The optimism is based on the recent European Commission recommendation for candidate membership status.
thumbnailTurkey hosts Balkan youth to boost interaction
2014-06-10A new initiative would tell Turkey's story to future leaders of Balkan countries.
thumbnailIMF disburses 3.4 billion euros to Greece
2014-06-04The fund said Athens does not need to impose new austerity measures this year. Also in business news: Bulgaria leads the region in Foreign Policy magazine's Baseline Profitability Index.
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Joint military exercise strengthens Balkan armiesJoint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies

Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.

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