France has once again held firm against Albania and North Macedonia joining the EU, a dangerous stance with long-term consequences for the region.
The foundation’s decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature to the Austrian author has been widely condemned by literary bodies and authors over his past comments on the Bosnian genocide.
The predicted victory, with 98 percent of votes counted, opens the possibility for fundamental changes in Kosovo, which is suffering politically and economically, but there are bureaucratic challenges to overcome.
The epicentre of the 5.6-magnitude quake was near Durres, less than 40 km west of the capital Tirana.
Political apathy is increasing in Kosovo and political parties are trying to reach new constituencies. TRT World spoke to one new candidate who wants to make a difference.
Instead of taking on the role of fair mediator, Brussels has broken its own rules to accept the Republic of Cyprus into the EU and is now inflaming tensions with Turkey over natural resources.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the South East European Countries Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, where stability and security and cooperation among the Balkans were discussed.
US President Donald Trump has taken several aggressive actions that Iran has all but absorbed. Now, he's left with few options aside from a military strike, which he says he doesn't want. So what now?
Albanian President Ilir Meta moved to cancel the elections saying they would be undemocratic without the opposition, but the Prime Minister Edi Rama refused to do so.
Just 21.6 percent of the population turned out to vote in local elections, following claims the ruling Socialist Party rigged the 2017 general election.
Opposition, supported by the country's president, boycotted the local polls over its claims of government corruption but Prime Minister Edi Rama's government is pressing ahead.
Albania has managed to burnish its image thanks to media-savvy politicians but the reality is far more problematic.
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