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Europe's week: EU accession talks begin & Brussels defends sanctions
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Do Western Balkan countries like Macron's idea for a two-tier Europe?
Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia and Montenegro all applied to join the EU more than a decade ago.
Watch: Airbase in Albania's former 'Stalin' town to be used by NATO
The base bad been used to store rusting Soviet and Chinese jets since the collapse of the USSR. It will soon host state-of-the-art NATO fighter jets.
As EU membership stalls, Balkan nations create their own mini-Schengen
From 2023 no one will stop you from Belgrade to Tirana, said Serbia's president, talking about plans for a "mini-Schengen" zone in the Balkans.
Could North Macedonia be the graveyard of the EU's ideals?
"If my mother tongue, the Macedonian language, is the reason we can’t move closer to the EU, then the EU is not really what we thought it was – a community of values."
Albania's EU dream is on hold. Its leaders may like it that way
It hasn't escaped attention in the Western Balkans that it is Muslim-majority states such as Albania and Kosovo that have struggled to find a welcome in Brussels.
North Macedonia's woes could hamper Albania's EU bid, says PM Edi Rama
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told Euronews that "internal problems" within the EU could delay his country's accession to the bloc.
How EU enlargement apathy could push Kosovo and Albania to join forces
If Albania and Kosovo both find the doors of Europe slammed shut, they may both conclude that a federation is the next best option.
Plans to build an airport in Albania threatens migrating bird flyways
The mayor of Vlora in Albania sees his region as the "future queen of the Mediterranean" and he's happy for infrastructural development to increase tourism. But plans to build an airport in an environmentally protected area are leaving bird experts horrified.
EU vaccine plan 'morally and politically unjustified', says Albania PM
"If you see how the European Union has conceived this process, for the moment it has decided to think only of itself," said Albania's PM Edi Rama.
Fresh clashes in Tirana over death of man shot by police during curfew
The clashes are becoming a flashpoint between the Socialist government and the centre-right opposition party who have demanded the prime minister's resignation.
First Kosovar Albanian arrested on war crimes charges
A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been arrested on charges including torture of detainees and the murder of one prisoner held at a compound in Kosovo during the conflict.
'The Western Balkans belong in the EU', says Ursula von der Leyen
"The EU is determined to further intensify its engagement at all levels to support the region's political, economic and social transformation," EU leaders said on Wednesday after a summit with Western Balkans countries.
COVID-19: Albania sends 30 doctors and nurses to Italy
The Albanian doctors, PM Edi Rama said, will go to Italy's Lombardy region "to help their Italian colleagues".
Brussels 'can open EU membership talks' with Albania & North Macedonia
After setbacks, the door is once again open for both Tirana and Skopje to begin talks that may lead to them joining the EU.
Albania president calls on people to topple the government
Albania's president has called on the people of his nation of nearly 3 million people to topple the left-wing government.
EU Commission presents new enlargement strategy amid divisions
The new strategy sets the stage for North Macedonia and Albania accession's battles - which Paris blocked last year.
Western Balkan leaders discuss regional cooperation
The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro met on Saturday to discuss how to deepen regional cooperation in the Western Balkans, including in their quest to join the European Union.
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'A picture I will never forget': Euronews Albania chief on Earthquake
Soldiers have been deployed to help rescue efforts as reports emerge people are using their mobile phones to call loved ones under rubble.
The Brief: The EPP elects Donald Tusk as the party's new president
Outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk was elected as the new president of the European People's Party with 491 votes in favor and 37 votes against.
'An historic error': North Macedonia & Albania bids to join EU blocked
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama told Euronews on Friday that his country is "collateral damage" in an intra-EU power struggle.
EU summit divided over Western Balkans
Divisions over the opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia to join the EU left the summit in a stalemate.
France rejects talks with Balkan hopefuls on EU membership
Amelie de Montchalin, France's European affairs minister called the current EU enlargement process "an endless soap opera".
The Brief from Brussels: EU expansion plans stall for the Balkans
France, the Netherlands and Denmark have gone cold on expanding the EU into the Western Balkans, despite EU recommendations to start the process for Albania and North Macedonia.
The Brief: Western Balkans - a test for the EU's expansion appetite
The EU said the western Balkan countries had delivered on reforms, but full EU membership remains a distant ambition.
Talks to join EU 'should start with North Macedonia & Albania'
EU membership negotiations should begin with Albania and North Macedonia, according to the bloc's foreign policy chief.
FYROM, Albania moving closer to EU accession talks
EU Commission gives green light, now needs OK from member states