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UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

May. 22, 2024 09:21 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration, saying small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K. fell by over 90% in 2023 as the two countries fought people smuggling gangs, according to a Foreign Office...

Albania turns an old Soviet-era air base into a regional hub of NATO air operations

Mar. 04, 2024 10:56 AM EST

KUCOVE, Albania (AP) — NATO member Albania on Monday inaugurated a refurbished Soviet-era air base, the alliance's first in the Western Balkan region. The air base is named after the small town of Kucova, 85 kilometers (52 miles) south of the capital Tirana. ...

Western Balkans leaders pledge to speed up reforms for EU growth plan

Feb. 29, 2024 08:37 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The leaders of Western Balkan countries agreed Thursday to speed up regional cooperation to benefit more from a new European Union plan of financial aid that will help provide a faster road to membership. Brussels' plan calls for 6 billion euros (about $6.5...