Political roadblocks ahead on Albania’s EU path

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest November 11, 2016

Albania’s Socialist-led government received just rewards for its reform efforts when the European Commission recommended the launch of EU accession negotiations, saying the candidate country has made steady progress on the priorities set.

European Commission recommends start of EU talks with Albania

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 9, 2016

Justice reforms help Tirana advance on EU accession path but more effort needed on tackling high-level corruption, EC says.

Nato members digest Trump win, express concerns

Nicholas Watson in Prague November 9, 2016

Unpredictability is never an asset in foreign or defence policy, so the election of the mercurial Donald Trump to the US presidency is already causing conniptions in European capitals, especially those of Central Europe.

CEE/CIS BANK SURVEY 2016: Foreign players look for niches after market bottoms out

Robert Anderson in Prague November 7, 2016

With tighter regulatory rules looming, life is not going to get any easier for the region’s banks.

Albanian threat to demolish Greek homes undermines EU accession bid

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 3, 2016

Spat erupts with Athens as Albania orders ethnic Greek families to evacuate homes to make way for Himare development project.

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