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German Minister of State for Europe promotes launch of accession negotiations with Albania

German Minister of State for Europe wants to open accession negotiations for Albania and Macedonia into the EU. The Federal Foreign Office promotes the launch of EU accession negotiations for Albania and Macedonia. “The opening of accession negotiations will be for the people, especially the young people in Albania and Macedonia, an encouraging sign for them,” the minister of Federal Foreign ...

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Eurostat: Prices in Albania grow faster than in the EU

The increase of prices in Albania continues to be above the average of 1.4% in EU member countries. This is confirmed by the Harmonized Price Index of the European Institute of Statistics, Eurostat. According to this index, the biggest increase of 3% has been registered by “Clothing and footwear” followed by “Leisure and culture” with 2,7%, “Food and non-alcoholic beverages” ...

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January-April 2018 exports underwent an increase of 17%

INSTAT released a report on import/export in Albania. The progressive data show that for the first quarter of the year, exports reached ALL 101 billion, 17% more compared to the same period a year earlier. Fossils continue to dominate Albanian exports, with 41% of the total; however, the main contribution in April was boosted by exports of raw materials to the ...

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Rama optimist about negotiations opening in June

Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed his optimism that our country will receive a positive response in June regarding the opening of Albania’s negotiations with the EU. At a conference held at Rinas airport, after returning from the Sofia Summit, Rama said that we had two important occasions in the meeting of leaders, even in the afternoon and the topic of ...

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Things You Can Only Buy in Albania

    Albania is a fast-emerging tourist destination. It is home to ancient sites, beautiful beaches, natural settings and old traditions. All these elements are often included in handmade souvenirs that you can buy only in the old bazaars or gift shops. While most of the souvenirs are standard tourist kitsch, such as lighters, mugs, and fridge magnets, here’s a ...

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PM Rama is taking part in the proceedings of the EU Summit

The European Union Summit with the Western Balkan countries convened in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, is taking part in the proceedings of the Summit. Rama was received by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov. Mr. Rama had also a meeting with the EC President Donald Tusk, the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the President of the ...

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Stork: Drastic decrease in cannabis cultivation

In the framework of the national plan against cannabis cultivation a meeting was held at the Security Academy led by the project team “SANCAS”, with the participation of the Deputy Interior Minister, representatives of the State Police, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the delegation of the EU in Albania. During the event, the Head of Operations Section 1, EU Delegation ...

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President Ilir Meta gathers the National Security Council

The National Council of Security gathered under the lead of the President of the Republic, Ilir Meta. The matters under discussions were the state of national security, the integrated control and management of the border, the fight against organized crime, terrorism and illegal emigration, civil emergencies, strategic infrastructure of ports and airports and the cybernetic defense. Pm Edi Rama informed ...

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The ”Pyramid” will turn into a multi-functional center for the youth

  The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, presented the project for the revitalization and transformation of the Pyramid of Tirana, into a large multifunctional center for the youth. Mayor Veliaj declared that this project will completely change the current building, putting it in service of innovation, technology, art and culture, not only in Albania, but to the entire region. Present ...

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Governor of BoA, Gent Sejko : Albanian economy is on the right track

Albania’s banks are expected to restart lending to the corporate sector, as government attempts to lower non-performing loans and reform the judicial system continue to improve the business environment and raise hopes of a future inside the EU reports TheBanker.com Like many countries in Southern Europe, Albania passed a difficult period caused from the global financial crisis of 2007 and ...

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