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European Commission’s evaluation for the economic situation in Albania

By   /  16/02/2017  /  AL Finance, Albania, Finance, Headlines  /  Comments Off on European Commission’s evaluation for the economic situation in Albania

“The growing political insecurity relating to the June 2017 parliamentary elections may affect consumption and investments”, says the economic projection The European Commission has published the Winter economic projection for EU member countries and associate member countries. The summary on Albania stresses that “domestic demand remains the only ‘remedy’ of the country’s economy. The gradual […]

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VMRO-DPME addresses to the EU and USA

By   /  01/02/2017  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on VMRO-DPME addresses to the EU and USA

The largest Macedonian party, VMRO-DPMNE led by Nikola Gruevski, which failed to form a government in FYROM, has sent a public letter asking for clarifications from the US embassy in Skopje and the European Commission on their declarations following the expiry of the deadline for the creation of the government. VMRO-DPMNE has asked the European […]

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Uncertainty over return of creditors to Athens

By   /  05/01/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Uncertainty over return of creditors to Athens

A spokesperson for the European Commission told reporters on Thursday that the exact date Greece’s creditors will return to Athens to resume direct talks over the ongoing review of the bailout program is unknown. In the first press conference of 2017, European Commission spokesperson for Financial Services, Taxation and Customs, Vanessa Mock, said the Commission […]

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IMF comments on Greece cause strong reaction

By   /  13/12/2016  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on IMF comments on Greece cause strong reaction

Comments by director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, Poul Thomsen, and its economic counselor and director of research, Maurice Obstfeld, on the Greek program caused a strong response from the Greek government on Tuesday. An article co-authored by Thomsen and Obstfeld said the IMF should not be accused of demanding more austerity for […]

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The negotiations with the EU can only be launched by the right wing, says leader of the Albanian opposition

By   /  10/11/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on The negotiations with the EU can only be launched by the right wing, says leader of the Albanian opposition

Albania was granted today a conditional recommendation by the European Commission for the launch of EU accession talks. In the spring of 2018, the EU is expected to decide if it will accept this recommendation and if this happens, the second half of 2018 could mark the launch of negotiations, which includes a large number […]

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EC Progress Report on FYROM: Conditional recommendation for the start of negotiations

By   /  09/11/2016  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on EC Progress Report on FYROM: Conditional recommendation for the start of negotiations

The European Commission has published the new progress report for EU associate member countries. According to the Progress Report published by the European Commission, for the eighth time in a row, FYROM is issued a conditional recommendation for accession. The conditions relate to the holding of free and fair elections on 11 December and for […]

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European Commission recommends the launch of talks between Albania and the EU

By   /  09/11/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on European Commission recommends the launch of talks between Albania and the EU

The European Commission presented today the progress report for the EU associate member countries for 2016.  Albania is given a conditional recommendation for the launch of EU accession talks. The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn declared that Albania has made sustainable progress in delivering the five key priorities for launch of talks, following the approval […]

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European Commission demands Kosovo to overcome the political crisis

By   /  09/11/2016  /  Headlines, Kosovo, Politics, XK Politics  /  Comments Off on European Commission demands Kosovo to overcome the political crisis

The European Commission has demanded to Kosovo to overcome the political crisis and to carry out the urgent reforms. These evaluations are part of the European Commission Progress Report on Western Balkan countries and Turkey, which measures the progress of these countries in their path toward EU integration and defines their tasks to meet these […]

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Pessimism in Skopje ahead of the European Commission progress report

By   /  08/11/2016  /  F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, MK Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pessimism in Skopje ahead of the European Commission progress report

A day before the publication of the European Commission progress report on FYROM, there’s pessimism in Skopje about the outcome of the report due to the political crisis in the country. Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Arber Ademi says that there will be a conditional recommendation due to the political crisis in the country. […]

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Albania expects a positive recommendation for the launch of EU accession talks

By   /  18/10/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Albania expects a positive recommendation for the launch of EU accession talks

Tirana, 18 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Two and a half years after being granted the EU candidate status, Albania is expecting accession talks to be launched. The European Commission will publish the progress reports on the Balkan countries and on Turkey on 9 November. Information coming from the European Commission suggests that it will […]

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