Greece MFA: Greece is a country that acts soberly, responsibly and peacefully
Replying to a journalists question regarding comments made by the Spokesperson of the turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias interview on Alpha Channel the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexandros Yennimatas statedTurkey systematically violates international law and continuously crosses red lines And when called back to order it complains and reacts as if it were detached from the reality Turkey itself has createdGreece is a country that acts soberly responsibly and peacefully And this is an element of its strength It insists on solving differences peacefully and through dialogue in a manner consistent with contemporary European political culture which Turkey ought to adopt What is more it must respec...
Kosovo and Montenegro sign a joint statement on Demarcation
Kosovo and Montenegro have signed a joint through which they encourage the ratification of the border agreement between the two countriesThe statement was signed by the president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and the president of Montenegro Filip VujanovicPresident Thaci said in a news conference that this statement encourages Parliament of Kosovo to ratify the agreementThis joint statement is based on the mutual trust and good will and also on the need to further advance our relations and strategic partnership between Kosovo and Montenegro but by respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of both countries Thaci saidPrime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj posted a message on Facebook where he praised the signing of this agreement balkaneucom...
Minister Bushati attends the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union
Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati invited by the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva attended the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers Gymnich which took place in SofiaIn this meeting Foreign Ministers of the candidate countries were also invited Discussions focused on common security challenges in Europe and cooperation in the field of defenceMinister Bushati pointed out the measures and achievements of Albania in preventing and combating violent extremism and underlined the continued support and full alignment of Albania with EU policy to address security challengesThe Minister reiterated the need for an increas...
Upd / Turkish training warplane crash - 2 pilots dead
From the first moment of the Turkish training warplane crash it had become known that it took place earlier on Friday morning in the province of IzmirAccording to an official statement on the incident issued by TurkeysGeneral Staff more specificallythe plane crashed in Cigli in the Izmir province and both pilots were killed Our training aircraft which left the CigliIzmir 2nd Main Jet Base Command today as part of a planned training flight crashed Two of our valiant soldiers were martyred the statement readBased on the information by the General Staff an investigation is underwayanda team conducting it is already on the scene but it is still early to determine the exact reasons that led to the crash The SF260D training aircraft took offfrom the2nd Main Jet Base ...
PM Zaev holds consultations with the Academy of Science and Art on the name dispute
As part of the debates and consultations which are taking place to find a solution on the issue of the name dispute with Greece FYROMs PM Zoran Zaev has held a meeting with the Academy of Science and ArtDuring this meeting academics have been briefed on the progress of negotiations and the package of proposals which are part of these negotiationsThe members of the academy and its former chairmen have said that their institution has a clear positioning documents and scientific evidence which could strengthen the arguments expressed during the process of negotiations it was said after the meetingAccording to the government consultations with this highly valued scientific institution will continueSo far the Academy of Science and Arts has not come out with a stan...
Radev on official visit to fYROMacedonia
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev paysFebruary 1617an official visit to fYROMacedonia upon an invitation of fYROMacedonian counterpart Gjorge IvanovThe two presidents will meeton Fridayand are set to meet with representatives of countries chambers of commerceon SaturdayThe position undertaken by fYROMacedonias leadership is a turning point that offers the country an opportunity for new perspective to which we in Bulgaria have been always open We should do our best for the people from both sides of the border from Bulgaria and fYROMacedonia to view each other as brothers President Radev said in an interview with BGNES Agency ahead of his visit to SkopjeWe have shown that apart from shared past we can also enjoy a common future The question is how we may materi...
Two pilots dead after Turkish training warplane crashed
According to reports by the Turkish DHA news agency a warplane of Turkey crashed near Izmir At the incident both its pilots are deadIt was a training aircraft which crashedinthe air force base inthe district ofCigli as DHA readsThe incident comes during a strenuous period for Turkey as since January 20 Ankara has been carrying out the Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria with the aim to safeguard its borders and create a safety corridor by pushing away Kurdish militias of Syria who had been established and were fighting in the Syrian enclave of AfrinTurkey considers the Kurdish fighters in Syria terrorists and a PKK offshootIBNA...
To be in Tillerson’s shoes
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwwwafpalBy Frrok ÇupiI would not want to be in Tillersons shoesRex Tillerson is the US Secretary of State He replaced Hillary Clinton while president Trump replaced president Obama When they won the elections they found a country on the brink of bankruptcy and earned the hate of the entire former ClintonObama administration In Southeast Europe the US kept the same officialsAccording to US officials working in Southeast Europe and in Albania theres no point in Mr Tillersons being a State SecretaryYesterday and today the US ambassador in Tirana Donald Lu issued a statement declaring that Mr Adriatik Lllalla former Albanian Attorney General has been denied entry in the United States o...
A deaf and mute society
This article has been written for Albanian Free Press newspaper andwwwafpalBy Plator NesturiAt the beginning of this year the opposition organized its protest in front of the government building and managed to gather a significant amount of people This protest followed a chaotic period within the right wing which had not yet come out of the shock of the defeat of several elections in a row Opposition making was only present in the parliamentary discourse and visual media and nothing more was being done to articulate criticism against Ramas governmentIn this aspect the fact that 2018 started with a massive protest gave the impression of a different kind of opposition both internally and also in the way it addressed the voters through a clear language and on concrete i...
Sergey Lavrov to visit Serbia
Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will officially visit Serbia and Slovenia on February 21 and 22 Maria Zakharova spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign affairs announced on ThursdayRussian foreign minister will visit Slovenia on February 21 according to the plans he is going to have meetings with the President and the Foreign minister of thecountry Zakharova said in MoscowLavrov and his Slovenian hosts will discuss the situation in the Balkans and bilateral political issues as well as trade and the economic cooperation the Russian official explainedAfter his stay in Slovenia Lavrov will visit Serbia in order to meet Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic and the Foreign minister Ivica Dacic During the visit officials of the two countries will mark the ...