Albania

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.
thumbnailAlbania increases anti-drug trafficking measures
2014-06-02The government acts after an airplane carrying drugs crashed and reports surfaced of potential misuse of military airports by drug traffickers.
thumbnailCountries expecting fewer tourists from Russia
2014-05-21Bulgaria and Montenegro are expecting a drop in Russian tourists this summer. Also in business news: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will invest 500 million euros in Cyprus.
thumbnailBalkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions
2014-05-19Women also obtain greater responsibilities in missions abroad.
thumbnailBalkans create regional network to manage confiscated assets
2014-05-14EU officials said the network will deter criminal activity by showing it does not pay.
thumbnailMilitants use man's death as a recruiting tool for Syrian conflict
2014-05-14Militants in Syria are trying to use the deaths of foreign fighters as evidence that their cause has broad support, complicating other countries' efforts to keep their citizens from participating in the conflict.
thumbnailA debate on the future Kosovo army
2014-05-09Opinions are divided whether to transform the existing Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an army.
thumbnailCouncil of Europe resolution to foster minority rights, languages in Albania
2014-05-07A law on nationalities would help clarify Albania's policy, and other steps also are needed to address remaining discriminatory practices against minorities.
thumbnailCyprus relaxes banking restrictions
2014-05-07Cypriots can now cash cheques and have higher limits on transactions. Also in business news: Switzerland will grant 500 Croatian workers access to the country's labour market.
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