What is going on in Europe? section

This section shall include all the analytic articles that addresses cases on developments of the European legislation, which have their impact on Albanian businesses and citizens, as a result of Albania’s European Integration efforts.

Reflections on the impact of IT and AI based tools in judicial systems (2024) - Blerina Bulica

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The main object of the article is to analyze the impact that the use of information technology and artificial intelligence technologies in judicial systems have had on human rights and values. In this connection, the paper focuses on the potential risks in the context of the digitalization of judicial services providing suggestions to address and mitigate them.

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Transposition of the Water Framework Directive in Albania: Gaps and path forward

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Aiming to harmonize its water management legislation with the EU acquis, the Albanian Government transposed the European Union Water Framework Directive into its national legislation with the 2012 Law on Integrated Water Resource Management. The Law has been followed by implementing sub-legal acts and recently amended by Law 6/2018.

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The Next EU Enlargement “Wave” in the Western Balkans: The case of Albania

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The better part of the last two years has made a case for the return of the ‘Balkan question’ on top of the European Union’s agenda. The Western Balkans (WB) countries’ - Albania included – difficult road towards the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law for the scope of accession to the European Union (hereinafter the EU) has been constantly burdened with difficulties.

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The European Union’s Normative Role in the Dissolution of the Ex-Yugoslavia: An Underestimated Contribution

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The European Community/Union has been an important factor in the dissolution of the Ex-Yugoslavia, even though this affirmation has raised many critics and debates. This paper tries to re-evaluate this role in an actual perspective, after nearly quarter a century from the beginning of the conflict.

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The case of Facebook and recent developments in EU merger procedural rules

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On May 18, 2017 the European Commission addressed the case of Facebook (FB) regarding the infringements of merger procedural rules under EC Merger Rules (ECMR) for providing incorrect or misleading information. Facebook was fined with  110 million for breaching EU Merger procedural rules in providing incorrect or misleading information during the acquisition of Whatsapp.

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The future of the European monetary policies

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United Europe started a new era with the Maastricht Treaty, since the latter triggers the triumph of a numerous achievements both in the economic and political domain. The establishment of the monetary market and the preparations for introduction into the market of the common currency signals the maximum economic integration and refinement of the single market.

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Albania´s Progress on Rule of Law, Democracy and Fundamental rights - A Comparison Between the EU and Council of Europe’ Monitoring Instruments

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This article will deal with the progress of Albania´s accession to the European Union. Secondly, the Copenhagen principles to be complied with by candidate countries will be addressed, as far as several requirements regarding the state of the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights are demanded by the EU institutions in order to be accepted as a new member in the EU.

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Visa Suspension Mechanism as a last resort to protect the Schengen area

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Nirvana Deliu
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This article focuses on the visa policy of the Schengen area and more specifically on the EC Regulation 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas and those whose nationals are exempt from this requirement while crossing the external borders. This Regulation has faced many amendments, whether adding and removing countries from the lists or the amendment of mechanisms and other tools.

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