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Launch of the accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania

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24.3.2020 – EU Ministers for European Affairs supported the launch of the accession negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania in a video conference. The foreign ministers of the Member States reached an agreement on Tuesday, March 24th, and the decision is yet to be approved by EU the heads of states and the government on [...]

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EU and Western Balkans strengthen cooperation on security

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5.10.2018 – Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos participated in the EU-Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Forum in Tirana, Albania, where he reaffirmed strong cooperation between the EU and Western Balkan partners on border management, counter-terrorism and organised crime. An important milestone was reached on border management with Albania [...]

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Border control agreement

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12.2.2018 – Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Fatmir Xhafaj, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Albania, initialled the draft status agreement for operational cooperation between the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and Albania.Once in force, the agreement will allow the Agency to provide assistance in the field of [...]

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Who is responsible for the violence in FYR Macedonia?

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Inter-ethnic tensions in Macedonia led to an outbreak of violence. In the clashes between the police and armed militia in the town of Kumanovo left 22 people dead. Kumanovo is an ethnically mixed town, near the border with Kosovo and Serbia. The tragic incident that authorities describe as a terrorist attack came only a day [...]

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