Albania

Under half of emerging Europe economies to achieve full recovery in 2021

bne IntelliNews June 29, 2021

EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.

Murder and arson in Albania’s sun lounger wars

bne IntelliNews June 29, 2021

Interior minister promises police reform after four killed in turf wars over Albanian beaches.

Overwhelming majority in Western Balkans support regional co-operation

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

Latest Balkan Barometer shows 77% want regional -, and most value relations with the EU above those with China, Russia or Turkey.

PMs of Albania and North Macedonia lash out at EU over lack of accession progress

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 23, 2021

Bulgarian veto on start of accession talks with North Macedonia blocks both countries.

Bulgaria keeps veto on launch of EU accession talks with North Macedonia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 22, 2021

No progress towards EU membership for North Macedonia or Albania despite pressure on Bulgaria from fellow member states to drop veto.

Albania launches first wind power tender

bne IntelliNews June 21, 2021

Tirana is seeking to set up wind and solar generation to reduce reliance on hydropower.

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