Author Archives: RTI English

Council of Europe President Donald Tusk to visit Tirana on September 17

Council of Europe President Donald Tusk is visiting Tirana next week on September 17, where he is expected to hold meetings with Albania’s political leaders focusing on the issue of opening negotiations. Meanwhile, the European Union Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca assessed Tusk’s visit as very important. When there is only month left of the EU decision to open Albania’s negotiations ...

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Soreca: EU will continue to be Albania’s No. 1 partner and expects Albania to return to the family it has always been part of

The European Union Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca has called on the parties to sit down in dialogue to resolve the current political crisis by starting with something concrete such as the electoral reform. During the presentation of funds under the IPA 2 program, Soreca reiterated that 91% of Albanians want Albania to join the EU and that is why ...

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Foreign direct investment increased by 10 percent in the first six months of the year

Foreign direct investment increased by 10 percent in the first six months of the year as foreign-owned companies expanded their operations in Albania. Official data from the Bank of Albania show that for the first six months of this year, foreign companies invested over € 535 million in the Albanian economy, as com pared to € 486 million,  the last ...

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RTSH Orchestra opened the new concert season on Friday

Denis Shapovalov, one of the best cellists in the world coming to Tirana for the first time opened the concert season of the RTSH Orchestra. Russian famous  conductor Mstislav Rostropovic has assessed him as a great talent. This is due to his career with a range of performances in the most popular scenes and festivals in the world. The absolute ...

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Eno Koco, renown conductor of 44 year contribution in the RTSH Symphony Orchestra

Eno Kocho was born in Tirana, in the family of musical traditions, in 1943. He is the grandson of the Renaissance patriot Athanas Tashko (1863-1915), and the son of the prominent artist Tefta Tashko.  Eno Koco comes from Boboshtica of Korca. His father was a baritone, while his mother was a lyric soprano, a People’s Artist. At the age of ...

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New Slovenian ambassador presents the credential letters to President Meta

The new Slovenian ambassador to Albania, Peter Japelj, presented  the credential letters to the President of the Republic, Ilir Meta. In the meeting held on this occasion, both interlocutors praised the excellent relations between Albania and Slovenia. They also underlined the opportunities for increasing the economic and trade relations between the two countries. ‘’I had the pleasure to receive the ...

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Foreign Minister Cakaj receives the support of the Visegrad countries

The countries of Visegrad strongly support the EU integration of the Western Balkan Region. This stance was confirmed by Prague, where in the meeting held with the countries of the Western Balkan, where the heads of states and foreign ministers reiterated the commitment for paving the way of opening the negotiations with Albania. During the meeting it was discussed the ...

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Rama in Germany to request the German Parliament’s vote on Albania’s negotiations opening

Prime Minister Edi Rama held a meeting with the German Bundestag Committee on European Affairs some days ahead of October 18th, the date on which the decision to open Albania’s accession negotiations with the EU will be made. It was Rama himself who posted a photo with the Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj. Rama points out ...

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Until 2030, apartments in coastal cities to have green terraces to save energy

By 2030, those who own apartments in coastal cities will spend less on heating or cooling their homes, as they will be adapted to save energy. Through Local General Plans, Local Sectoral Plans and Detailed Local Plans and local regulations, Coastal Zone Municipalities (12 cities with access to the Adriatic and Ionian Sea), according to a UN Habitat-assisted action plan, ...

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Sejko: 200 and 5000 ALL banknotes will be issued with improved security elements

From September 30th this year, two new banknotes, respectively 200 and 5000 ALL banknotes will be issued. The new design according to Bank of Albania Governor Gent Sejko is updated and with improved security elements giving the Albanian Lek the look of a modern banknote. The new series of Albanian banknotes preserves the same theme as the existing banknotes, as a publicly ...

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