Pope Francis To Visit Albania, with Future Vatican Balkan Events in Preparation

August 30, 2014

By Matteo Albertini and Chris Deliso On September 21, just eighteen months after his election, Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Albania, populated by Catholics, Orthodox and Muslim believers. It will be the second Papal visit to Tirana; the first, by Pope John Paul II, occurred in 1993, a few years after democracy […]

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Macedonia’s EU Accession and Reform Goals: Interview with Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi

July 2, 2013 editor’s note: after four consecutive postponements of accession negotiations, and after being having realized progress in the key areas required for opening negotiations, Macedonia looked forward to the June European Council, when a decision was expected on granting the country a date to start talks. The European Commission’s Spring Report endorsed its October 2012 […]

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