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Analyses | | Marta Szpala

On 24 June, Albania’s Electoral College  announced that the local election would be held as planned on 30 June this year. It thus  supported the decision of the Central…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala, Ryszarda Formuszewicz

On 18th June the Council of the European Union again postponed the decision to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. Procedural questions…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala

On 15 September, the centre-left government led by Edi Rama won a vote of confidence in the Albanian parliament. The takeover of power by Rama’s coalition put an end to the political career of Sali Berisha, who had played a key role in…

Analyses | | Jan Muś, Jakub Groszkowski

On 7 February the Czech energy company CEZ entered into arbitration against Albania with regard to the fact that Albania revoked the distribution license of CEZ Shperndarje (76% of shares held by CEZ, 24% held by the Albanian state),…

Analyses | | Marta Szpala

The Albanian parliament adopted a new electoral code on 19 July. The adoption of new regulations in this area is one of the key conditions on which the EU has made granting candidate status to Albania dependent. The other requirements…

Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Marta Szpala
On 19 October the Chinese corporation China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group entered into an agreement for access to confidential information concerning the development of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. During that…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Marta Szpala
Judging from the experience of how the third energy package was adopted in EU member states, it will be extremely difficult for the Energy Community states to implement these regulations within such a short timeframe.
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On 23 May the Central Election Commission of Albania (CEC) announced that after a recount of votes in the election for the mayor of Tirana, the winner was the candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Albania (PD), Lulzim Basha. He…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
The clashes in Tirana are the culmination of the dispute between the ruling Democratic Party (PDSh) and the opposition party PSSh that has been ongoing since June 2009. Without the direct involvement of the international community…
OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala
Increasingly serious challenge for integrating the Balkan states is the EU's growing reluctance to enlarge any further. Among other measures, the EU states have blocked the formal acknowledgement of the integration progress, which has…