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At the last minute, Montenegro last month successfully paid off the first installment of a billion dollar loan owed to the Exim Bank of China, a loan that threatened to crush the country’s economy as its national debt reached 103% of GDP. Montenegro gave itself a bit of a breather last month, making the first …

The Commission presented its 4th report on the monitoring of the EU visa waiver regime with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as with Georgia , Moldova and Ukraine. The report focuses on the measures taken in 2020 to follow up on the recommendations of the 3rd report under the …

US Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim wrote a sort of open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama and Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha, reminding them that the US wants a partner in Albania “not a problem “. In one of her most measured comments, she called on “leaders to reflect and take courageous action.” She …

Hungary’s current high level of inflation is temporary and, as long as the central bank makes full use of the tools at its disposal, consumer prices could drop to around 3% next year, the finance minister said on Monday. Mihály Varga. Hungary’s annual inflation rate is the highest in the entire European Union, according to …

The Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Greens won a total of 72 seats in Holyrood with a record turnout for the Scottish Parliament election of 63%, 10% above the average for an election to the Scottish Parliament . Election victory is an urgent question for one union – the United Kingdom – but …

Presidents of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, Salomé Zurabishvili, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Maia Sandu, respectively, today signed in the presence of European Council President Charles Michel the Declaration of Trilateral Cooperation on European Integration, in which the heads of state pledge to work together for “the peaceful, democratic and prosperous European future” for the three nations. …

Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovi underlined that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pritina is the most important topic on Serbia’s path to the EU. Source: Tanjug Sunday July 18, 2021 | 12:19 Illustration: Depositphotos / dk_photos He said he was convinced that Belgrade would not have to give up Kosovo to become a member of the …

Andrew Marr questions Sadiq Khan about London crime Metropolitan Police have warned that London is “on track” to endure the worst year of teenage murders in more than a decade if youth violence continues at the current rate, increasing pressure on Mayor Sadiq Khan to let him act now. The UK’s largest police force said …

A binary concept of membership has become obsolete for a region which has been on the path to the EU for two decades already. A group of think tanks have now come up with a proposal to unpack the membership process and allow gradual membership in stages, write Milena Lazarevic and Michael Emerson. Milena Lazarevic …

By Dr Yatharth Kachiar and Priya Poojary, Montenegro, a NATO country on the outskirts of Europe in the Western Balkans, has become the latest victim of China’s ambition to gain global influence. It is also proving to be a critical test for the European Union to counter China’s growing weight in its strategic backyard. In …