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Albania and the Soviet Union go to “War”

Foreign Policy

Tirana Observatory revisits one of the most controversial periods of Albanian history: the relations of Albania with the Soviet Union...

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EU’s New Enlargement: Plenty of Nothing for Albania

EU Integration

ENIKA ABAZI Enlargement in pandemic times The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is likely to accelerate geopolitical changes at all levels, and the...

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Reigniting European Integration in the Western Balkans: What can we expect?

EU Integration

The Western Balkans is arguably the world’s biggest case-study of internationally-led democratization. Yet despite the great attention...

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Kosovo: Crisis Uninterrupted

Politics

Kosovo’s government of hope fell apart in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. Elections or an LDK-led government will not resolve...

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The Opening of Accession Negotiations: A New Hope for Albania

EU Integration, Featured

European Union gives go-ahead to conditional opening of membership negotiations for Albania – More stringent checks from the EU...

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The EU Enlargement: Theory and Practice

EU Integration

Although one could argue that the EU enlargement process from the first round in 1973 with the UK, Ireland and Denmark to the last one with...

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Western Balkans are sliding into a new geopolitical season. Will the EU be ready to react?

EU Integration

PAOLO QUERCIA Where are the Western Balkans while the world is locking-down?...

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For an Influential Europe – The Croatian EU Presidency

EU Integration

Just six and a half years after its historic entry into the EU, Croatia faces another historical challenge in the first half of 2020 –...

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Kosovo and Albania – Deconstruction of the Idea of Unification

Featured, Foreign Policy

During the last two years, the idea of the unification of Kosovo and Albania was among the most prominent issues in the public discourses...

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New Methodology for Running EU Accession Negotiations

EU Integration

European Union failed to decide to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania in October 2019, despite the positive...

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