Prensa Albania: entre la negociación con la UE y la crisis política

El origen de la actual crisis en Albania es político. La polarización se intensificó en primavera con las protestas de la oposición. Las elecciones locales el 13 de octubre de 2019 serán un salvoconducto en vistas de la decisión de la UE sobre la ampliación.

Prensa Islamic terrorism and the Balkans

On January 19, the EU ministers for Foreign Affairs met to approve a better coordination for the fight against terrorism. Cooperation in information, in the fight against arms trafficking, or to create a record of airline passengers, has become a priority for European leaders after the Paris attacks. This cooperation includes the Balkan States but has probably arrived too late for two main reasons: 1st) the Bosnian war (1992-1995) served to introduce in Europe the Arab volunteers – mujahideen (holy warriors) – who would later act as terrorists. Several of the fanatics who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, including Osama Bin Laden, had the Bosnian passport. 2nd) Bosnia and Kosovo are currently recruiting centres and, along with Macedonia and Albania, are used as a transit route to...

Prensa The Balkans in 2014

The Balkans of 2014 are certainly not those of 1914. While Ukraine and Syria’s crises make us reflect on possible similarities between the current Europe and that of the outbreak of World War I, the Balkans are much more reminiscent of the wars in former Yugoslavia (1991-1999), which implied the country’s destruction and break-up and the subsequent appearance of seven new States. Of these, two are already members of the European Union (Slovenia and Croatia); two have signed the Association Agreement with the EU (Montenegro and Serbia), and three are stuck with their internal problems (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo).

Prensa Albania: entre la negociación con la UE y la crisis política

10.07.2019. El origen de la actual crisis en Albania es político. La polarización se intensificó en primavera con las protestas de la oposición. Las elecciones locales el 13 de octubre de 2019 serán un salvoconducto en vistas de la decisión de la UE sobre la ampliación.

Prensa Islamic terrorism and the Balkans

01.23.2015. On January 19, the EU ministers for Foreign Affairs met to approve a better coordination for the fight against terrorism. Cooperation in information, in the fight against arms trafficking, or to create a record of airline passengers, has become a priority for European leaders after the Paris attacks. This cooperation includes the Balkan States but has probably arrived too late for two main reasons: 1st) the Bosnian war (1992-1995) served to introduce in Europe the Arab volunteers – mujahideen (holy warriors) – who would later act as terrorists. Several of the fanatics who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, including Osama Bin Laden, had the Bosnian passport. 2nd) Bosnia and Kosovo are currently recruiting centres and, along with Macedonia and Albania, are used as a transit route to...

Prensa The Balkans in 2014

04.23.2014. The Balkans of 2014 are certainly not those of 1914. While Ukraine and Syria’s crises make us reflect on possible similarities between the current Europe and that of the outbreak of World War I, the Balkans are much more reminiscent of the wars in former Yugoslavia (1991-1999), which implied the country’s destruction and break-up and the subsequent appearance of seven new States. Of these, two are already members of the European Union (Slovenia and Croatia); two have signed the Association Agreement with the EU (Montenegro and Serbia), and three are stuck with their internal problems (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo).