1. Let's hope Albania overtakes Serbia and that Serbs vote against membership in the EU. I will certainly be voting against. The Western alliance has failed to bring any kind of lasting stability to the region. They just made a complete mess, as they have in many other parts of the world.
    (Zoran, 9 February 2018 10:48)

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  2. But it won't.
    (Navi, 9 February 2018 12:28)

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  3. Who ever said this, from your mouth to God's ears.

    However, who wants to have a nations of goat herders and gangsters. When I travelled through Europe in 2015 I came across a German couple in Uzice, Serbia, who were initially keen to drive from Frankfurt down to through Montenegro and across to Greece. They approached their local motoring association about their plan. They were advised not to travel through Albania because it was dangerous. If they persisted then to fill their petrol tank in Montenegro and not to until the Greek border, but if they had to sleep they were to stay in one of the resorts or if sleeping in the car at one of the resortsí car parks.

    They were told if they stayed overnight on the side of the road they or their car would never be seen again.

    AKA itís another BS story Lol.
    (sj, 9 February 2018 12:39)

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  4. (sj, 9 February 2018 12:39)

    Have you been in Albania?
    It is not 1990s anymore and the country though not perfect is much better.
    All the serious travel sites recommend to go to Albania and in some of them Albania is in top 10 of must visit countries.
    If not go travel the country and spent some days vacationing there.
    Travel opens your mind and it looks like you havenít travel outside Australia or wherever u live.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018 13:03)

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  5. Have you been in Albania?
    It is not 1990s anymore and the country though not perfect is much better.
    All the serious travel sites recommend to go to Albania and in some of them Albania is in top 10 of must visit countries.
    If not go travel the country and spent some days vacationing there.
    Travel opens your mind and it looks like you havenít travel outside Australia or wherever u live.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018

    That is correct Teodor , if you stay in touristy areas of Albania, But in other parts, it is not safe .
    I have be been to Albania, especially for silver ))
    A lot of Albania is like Serbia in the early 2000's .
    Will Pristina is like Serbia in the 1990's.
    (Sasa from near Jagodina, 9 February 2018 14:24)

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  6. "Albania could overtake Serbia on path to EU membership"

    Only if they cheat by giving their donkeys steroids or viagra to gain another leg.
    (little wilmosh, 9 February 2018 15:53)

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  7. As I look at the list of EU member states I can easily identify 9 who are Serbiaís mortal enemies: Germany, Austria, Hungary, UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and Croatia. If Albania, Moslem Bosnia, and FYROM are added, that will make 12 enemies of Serbia in the EU.
    Try as I might, I canít find more than 4 EU states which can be considered friendly to Serbia: Cyprus, Greece, Czech Republic and Spain.
    What do Serbiaís leaders think will happen if they put Serbia at the mercy of these 12 cutthroat nations?
    I live in the UK and voted to leave the EU. I did so for a number of reasons, but at no time did I ever fear other EU states. If I was living in Serbia I would fear the hateful-12 and I would buy a gun and prepare for the next invasion. I would never agree to join their club.
    (Michael Thomas, 9 February 2018 15:55)

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  8. (Sasa from near Jagodina, 9 February 2018 14:24)

    Cmon,
    There are more than 30 thousand retired Italians who
    live in Albania,outside of turisty areas and they have no problems living and none of them has been in danger.

    KorÁa,Elbasan or other parts of Albania are not in turisty areas and the crime rate is extremely low.

    The same with Gjirokastra and Berat.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018 16:06)

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  9. "Albania could overtake Serbia on path to EU membership" t

    First off, it depends on how fast Serbia will trade off Kosovo for the EU integration and second, if the are wiling to do so . Because if they are not willing , Serbia can be overtaken by Kosovo itself. hahaha
    (from Albania, 9 February 2018 16:32)

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  10. Little wilmosh

    Your country is poor and gypsy. You have nothing to brag about besides being showered with missles and robots during 1999.

    I truly enjoyed the fireworks though. I really hope we will experience another fireworks display in the future
    (Victory1999, 9 February 2018 16:56)

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  11. Yes yes that's all well and good but can Albania overtake Lower Midriff Absurdistania. Now there's a dark horse if I ever saw one.
    (Cava, 9 February 2018 18:29)

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  12. Well what bothers me more than this stupid EU press articles is not the date or which state will join EU first. Its the fact that we leave in this god forgoten area called Balcan and we all are lights away far from EU perspective or development. Speaking of Albanian as someone living in there we are probably in the worst state compare with other neighbours, maybe even with RK that has even more problems. That comes from many reasons such us worst communism past, less and less develpment in that area and more and more corruption in the so called democracy one. Albania will never join EU with the actual mentality its politicians have or even the society in its majority has too. Some areas are still medieval mentality, some are growing rich to fast with corruption and some are growing poor more and more. State isnt able anymore build or care for a "middle class" citizien which is the main cell of a developed democratic state sociate.
    That said even IF the EU decides to give us membership in a near future, I hope it doesnt happen when we're still unprepared and in the actual state. Sometimes is better to be 1st in a lower league and work hard to go on higher one rather than joining the top league and be 2nd class citizien.
    (Albanian & Serbs are both humans!, 9 February 2018 20:14)

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  13. You have nothing to brag about besides being showered with missles and robots during 1999.

    I truly enjoyed the fireworks though.
    (Victory1999, 9 February 2018 16:56)

    You were probably running around in diapers back then. You probably are still now :)

    By the way, robots? I didn't know NATO allied with Skynet and Transformers. You sure what you're talking about was the NATO bombardment or what you saw on cartoons on TV?
    (LOL, 9 February 2018 20:28)

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  14. Have you been in Albania?
    It is not 1990s anymore and the country though not perfect is much better.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018 13:03)

    I've been in Albania. It's still decades behind the rest of the Balkans.
    (Ivana, 9 February 2018 22:37)

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  15. Albania 🇦🇱 will overtake Serbia 🇷🇸 in

    Population

    Indigenous territories reunited

    Getting up keeping the women happy 😃

    It will take Serbs years to catch up ha ha ...

    Serbs are historical losers.
    (Azir, 9 February 2018 23:30)

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  16. EU is funny
    (ZoZoNaC, 9 February 2018 23:54)

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  17. @victory1999
    I do hope we will have fireworks in future, as for your country joining EU, I am sure most of EU canít wait to vote to give full membership to Muslim country.
    And same here in US , ordinary people loves you guys. they say letís give more visas to Muslim countryís, we need them in US.
    (Never EU, 10 February 2018 00:49)

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  18. Ther is no point of writing or listening from this sort of news from Serbia is 85 % fake or made up I rather trust wild dog than Serbian news
    (Aaron, 10 February 2018 01:16)

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  19. Michael Thomas why Bulgaria is enemy of Serbia ?
    (adrian_bucharest, 10 February 2018 11:43)

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  20. I've been in Albania. It's still decades behind the rest of the Balkans.
    (Ivana, 9 February 2018 22:37)

    #MeToo

    It is even behind Kosovo, at least around Korca
    (Ataman, 10 February 2018 14:06)

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  21. As I look at the list of EU member states I can easily identify 9 who are Serbiaís mortal enemies: Germany, Austria, Hungary, UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and Croatia.
    (Michael Thomas, 9 February 2018 15:55)

    Very simplified and I completely disagree regarding France (unofficially), Hungary (half-officially), Belgium (they don't even know where Serbia is) and Netherlands (everyone gets a "Dutch Treatment" there, not only Serbs).

    Bulgaria is a mixed thing. But they are ruled by Bulgarian (see Ukrainian) mafia.
    It's like saying, Ukraina is the worst enemy of Russia.

    Yes, except the millions of mixed families. But yes, Ukrainian mafia is a mortal enemy of Russian and Bulgarian one is the mortal enemy of both.

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    If Albania, Moslem Bosnia, and FYROM are added, that will make 12 enemies of Serbia in the EU.
    (Michael Thomas, 9 February 2018 15:55)

    No contest about Albania, Bosnia and FYROM is a question. Of course, the official Sarajevo and Skopje, yes.

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    Try as I might, I canít find more than 4 EU states which can be considered friendly to Serbia: Cyprus, Greece, Czech Republic and Spain.
    (Michael Thomas, 9 February 2018 15:55)

    Poland? Slovakia? To a large degree Romania?

    >>>At the mercy of these 12 cutthroat nations?
    Belgium, Hungary and NL as "cutthroat" sounds funny, sorry.


    >>>I live in the UK and voted to leave the EU.
    I am sorry to hear that. I am not a fan of EU on many fronts, but BREXIT was a huge mistake.
    (Ataman, 10 February 2018 14:19)

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  22. Michael Thomas why Bulgaria is enemy of Serbia ?
    (adrian_bucharest, 10 February 2018 11:43)

    My opinion. Bulgaria (as mafia organization) is a major enemy of Serbia, FYROM, Ukraina and Russia. Because Bulgarian mafia is so much like the mafia in these above.
    And they are at war. The worst is the Russian-Ukrainian relationship because that mafia does disagree on all points. Bulgarian mafia completely controls Bulgaria.

    A large part of it are the than-jobless heavy sports people, same about actually all, even the Hungarian mafia. Look at Kubatov-gang for instance.

    Talking about Ukraine being enemy of Bulgaria, Russia or Hungary is pretty much a nonsense. But as far as Ukraine, I do not see the Hungarian Kubatov-gang (notice the Azeri family name!) being a great friend of their Serbian colleagues or the Klitschko-gang in Ukraine.

    Steer clear of them... and it's OK.

    I talked even with non-gang-organized black-red Ukrainians. They were just protesting against corruption, not against RU.

    As for private people... I have yet to see Macedonians or Bulgarians who are hostile to Russians. None.

    Once you approach the mafia - you are on your own, none is your friend. Police included.
    (Ataman, 10 February 2018 14:31)

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  23. Never Eu

    3 500 serbs lay six feet under thanks to Uck/Nato. Don't forget that 😀
    (Victory1999, 10 February 2018 14:53)

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  24. You (Victory1999) were probably running around in diapers back then. You probably are still now :) (LOL,¬†09. februar 2018 20:28) //////---…-- No, the troll, Danilo with all his monikers, was not in diapers back then. When he lived in Belgrade around 2012 he was in his 40s. He is a lonely rather pathetic middle age troll.
    (Roger7, 10 February 2018 15:15)

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  25. Good headline u have here, Albania is pretty much over taking Serbia in everything right now.

    Serbia you might commit suicide (itís in your blood to) if you guys go and look at Haradinajís Facebook page, him and Thaci are in the US this weekend and meeting with very high ranked US officials.

    And to top this off Greece is about to recognize Kosovo independence, it only makes sense. The poor confused greeks are Albanians distant cousins and have more in common with us than Slavs.
    (Mark, 10 February 2018 19:47)

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  26. The Western alliance has failed to bring any kind of lasting stability to the region. They just made a complete mess, as they have in many other parts of the world.
    (Zoran, 9 February 2018 10:48)

    You're not making any sense, dear, since no part of the world is aware of any mess made by any "Western alliance"!
    (icj1, 11 February 2018 04:50)

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  27. I am not a fan of EU on many fronts, but BREXIT was a huge mistake.
    (Ataman

    That's interesting.Not a fan of the EU but it's the least of the evils in this world.I am with Michael on that one but I'd like you to give us your reasons as to why you think Brexit was a huge mistake.
    (Leonidas, 11 February 2018 12:33)

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  28. Mark - assuming you are for real and now seriously, without jokes.
    Why so many Albanians think, the world rotates around them?

    It happens with me quite often that I meet someone at a meeting where many guests are present. We keep talking for a while, than it turns out, my conversation partner is from former USSR (like Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ukraine, etc) or from Hungary.

    Than we happily switch from English or German to Russian or Hungarian.

    With Albanians I will know within few seconds from them, they are from Albania or Kosovo and how great that place is.

    My kids in different gaming forums observed the same: "you will notice Albanian immediately or never".

    By "never" they mean that (very) few won't tell that until you ask directly.

    I mean, it's not a center of universe...
    (Ataman, 11 February 2018 12:51)

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  29. I would be surprised if Albania did not overtake Serbia. Albania is a beautiful country with genuine and friendly people and its economy has been booming. Millions of tourists visit Albania every year and love the country and its people.
    Serbia is a landlocked country full of hateful people where nobody wants to go visit.
    (European, 11 February 2018 17:50)

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  30. Is there a day in this site, where the word "Albania" doesn't appear ? VK
    (Vari teneqen, 12 February 2018 08:12)

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  31. Have you been in Albania?
    It is not 1990s anymore and the country though not perfect is much better.
    All the serious travel sites recommend to go to Albania and in some of them Albania is in top 10 of must visit countries.
    If not go travel the country and spent some days vacationing there.
    Travel opens your mind and it looks like you havenít travel outside Australia or wherever u live.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018 13:03)

    I went to both Albania and Kosovo in 2015. To prove this was not a wild story told by a couple of old people losing it, when I went to Berlin to visit old friends I asked them about it.

    The reply was hotels in resorts were safe and so were any carparks in that area, but never pull over somewhere on a road to sleep and never deviate from a main road to go off track. Travel is safe if on an organised tour otherwise avoid it.

    You will find they are promoting tours and any foreigner that lives there is on the coast where the resorts are located. Albania is part of NATO and supports the west so what do you think they are going to say? Itís a crap hole donít go there?

    In total I have been to about 92 countries, so I think I have travelled a little more than you.
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  32. Have you been in Albania?
    It is not 1990s anymore and the country though not perfect is much better.
    All the serious travel sites recommend to go to Albania and in some of them Albania is in top 10 of must visit countries.
    If not go travel the country and spent some days vacationing there.
    Travel opens your mind and it looks like you havenít travel outside Australia or wherever u live.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018 13:03)

    I went to both Albania and Kosovo in 2015. To prove this was not a wild story told by a couple of old people losing it, when I went to Berlin to visit old friends I asked them about it.

    The reply was hotels in resorts were safe and so were any carparks in that area, but never pull over somewhere on a road to sleep and never deviate from a main road to go off track. Travel is safe if on an organised tour otherwise avoid it.

    You will find they are promoting tours and any foreigner that lives there is on the coast where the resorts are located. Albania is part of NATO and supports the west so what do you think they are going to say? Itís a crap hole donít go there?

    In total I have been to about 92 countries, so I think I have travelled a little more than you.
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  33. (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 9 February 2018 13:03)

    I went to both Albania and Kosovo in 2015. To prove this was not a wild story told by a couple of old people losing it, when I went to Berlin to visit old friends I asked them about it.

    The reply was hotels in resorts were safe and so were any carparks in that area, but never pull over somewhere on a road to sleep and never deviate from a main road to go off track. Travel is safe if on an organised tour otherwise avoid it.

    You will find they are promoting tours and any foreigner that lives there is on the coast where the resorts are located. Albania is part of NATO and supports the west so what do you think they are going to say? Itís a crap hole donít go there?

    In total I have been to about 92 countries, so I think I have travelled a little more than you.
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  34. That's interesting.Not a fan of the EU but it's the least of the evils in this world.I am with Michael on that one but I'd like you to give us your reasons as to why you think Brexit was a huge mistake.
    (Leonidas, 11 February 2018 12:33)

    Leonidas,

    BREXIT was largely a populistic move. In general, I do not favor desintegration because it destroys structures already set up.

    Indeed, the "benefit" of EU is that so far there is nothing better (yet).

    It is full of idiotic things - but BREXIT won't solve anything. Just the opposite. As a result of the upcoming negotiations UK will land up with everything bad they have - but have no ability to let it's voice heard.

    And about immigration. Let's see how they will fare without workforce from Poland, Hungary, Baltic republics. Maybe import more from Pakistan, inshallah?

    When last time a Polish or Ukrainian gastarbajter was involved in a terrorist act?
    (Ataman, 13 February 2018 10:43)

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  35. Ataman.
    Thank you for coming back on this.Brexit was indeed the first successful strike by populism in Europe against the corrupt political elites who sold a lie to their people back in 1975 that they were joining an economic area Ėnothing more nothing less.All UK political parties told the electorate the UK was the safest option.However,globalization left large tracts of poor industrial areas in the North and the Midlands with no visible future which voted leave whereas rich London voted in.
    Personally when someone talks to me about commissions and commissars he reminds me of the Soviet Union and this how I conceive the EU.They are both the same but they differ in their methods.The old Stalinists used to send the tanks to crash any dissent whereas the EU Bureaucrats use the banks to suffocate any country that try to raise its voice.The EU is nothing but a playground for conmen,failed politicians and thieves.You can see why the W Balkan clowns canít wait to join the gravy train before it goes off the rails for good
    Furtermore,I would never support an entity which is supported by the neo-liberal fascist G Soros who is very proud of his efforts to destroy Yugoslavia ďBuilding Open Society In W.BalkansĒ.
    (Leonidas, 13 February 2018 22:40)

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