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Albania Agrees to Allow EU Police on its Territory to Handle Immigration

The European Union and Albania reached a deal Monday to allow European police to deploy on Albanian territory to handle immigration issues, which Brussels hopes can be a model for other countries in the Western Balkans.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU's Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship initialed the accord along with Albania's Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj. It still must be approved by EU member states.

"Albania is a front-runner in the region, and the agreement will serve as a role model for similar arrangements we are negotiating with other partners in...

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Published By: Africa.. - Monday, 12 February