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US Congressman: Albania PM like Eisenhower on building highways

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Eliot Engel and Sali Berisha
Albania's Durrës-Kukës Highway which will eventually interconnect with Kosovo's Merdare-Kukës Highway, is one of the most significant projects that will place Albania as a center of progress in the Balkan region. The emphasis was given by the U.S. House of Representative, Congressman Eliot Engel, who visited yesterday the construction of the Durrës-Kukës Highway.

FYROM border police arrests Self-Determination leader

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ImageToday at about 19:30 the Macedonian border police arrested the leader of VETËVENDOSJE! (Self-Determination) Albin Kurti.
 
Albin Kurti was arrested as he was crossing the Kosovo-FYR of Macedonia border at Hani i Elezit. Up until the time of writing this press release (now 22:30), Albin is still being held in the police building at the Macedonian border point. He has been subjected to questioning by the inspectors of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in FYR of Macedonia.

Albin Kurti went to participate in the observing of the three year anniversary of the movement ZGJOHU! from Skopje. Albin entered FYROM last year and during this year, and has never been obstructed before.
 
Self-Determination movement issued a statement condemning a such act.
 
"This action of the Macedonian state demonstrates the true face of the anti-Albanian Macedonian authorities, beginning with institutional discrimination against Albanians on a national basis, and up to the arrest and mistreatment of Albanians which shows that this repression has not ended. Actions such as these occur in order to discourage Albanians from problematizing the injustices exercised by the Macedonian state against Albanian identity, rights and culture. The state that arrested Albin is the same that stops Albanians in Macedonia from officially using the red and black flag and which denies them the official use of the Albanian language," says the VETËVENDOSJE! statement.

VETËVENDOSJE! demands the immediate release without condition of Albin Kurti.

Serbia shuts down 2 Valley Albanian radio stations, arrests the journalists

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ImageThe Government of Serbia has ordered the shutdown of two ethnic Albanian stations in Bujanovc in Presheva Valley. 
 
Public Prosecutor of Vranje in Serbia has ordered the Security Workers of Serbia to start investigation against former director of RTV Bujanovc, who during the period of May 23-26 of 2007 expressed the traditional manifestation of "Days of Commander Lleshi".

Albania applies for EU candidate status

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ImageThe Prime Minister Sali Berisha said that Albania will apply for the candidate status of the European Union today on April 28.

Albania and Croatia officially join NATO

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ImageAlbania and Croatia became NATO's newest members Wednesday in a historic expansion into the western Balkans region.

Anna Wiman

Anna Wiman
Freelance Writer and photographer

Elizabeth Gowing

Elizabeth Gowing
Co-Founder at The Ideas Partnership NGO

Henry H. Perritt Jr.

Henry H. Perritt Jr.
Professor of Law Chicago-Kent College

Drilon Gashi

Drilon Gashi
Comm. Counselor to the Prime Minister

Arlind V. Bytyqi

Arlind V. Bytyqi
Editor-in-chief
New Kosova Report
 

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