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Tirana among the 3 finalists for the European award on transformation activity during 2018

Tirana was selected among the 3 finalists for the European award on transformatin activity during 2018. The Albanian capital was specifically appraised for the expansion of the green space around the city. Tirana was also praised for engaging citizens in the actions taken to transform the city. For the deputy mayor of Tirana, this award goes to all the citizens ...

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Meta: Albania is a unique model in the world for religious tolerance

On the International Day of Tolerance, Albanian President Ilir Meta stated in the plenary session of the Parliament on religious tolerance that Albania is a unique model in the world for religious tolerance. Meta also underscored the fact that Albania is a country that contributes to peace and stability in the region and with this end in view, he pledged ...

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EU ambassador Luigi Soreca: Albania and EU, closer than ever

‘’European Union and Albania have never been closer in their bilateral relations and the moment should be exploited maximally’’, declared the EU ambassador to Albania , Luigi Soreca , during a forum with young professionals involved in the process of integration , and discussed the challenges and prospective of the membership of the Western Balkan in EU. Accepting the progress ...

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Malta will support Albania’s candidacy in the OSCE and the UN Security Council

Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi had a meeting with his Maltese counterpart Anġlu Farrugia. The latter stated that this country will support Albania’s candidacy in the OSCE and the UN Security Council. Mr. Ruçi praised the excellent political relations and political dialogue at the highest levels between the two countries. “Malta is a friend of Albania and a strong supporter of ...

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Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn calls for political dialogue in Albania

  ”Membership in the EU is a common goal. Albania needs dialogue between parties. The government should create conditions and the opposition should not boycott it’’ – declared the Commissioner for Enlargement of EU, Johannes Hahn. After the 10th meeting of the Stabilization Association Council between Albania and the EU, Hahn called for political cooperation in Albania. ”One of the ...

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Minister of defense Xhacka : We should welcome Kosovo in the Adriatic Chart

  The Minister of Defense, Olta Xhacka requested the countries of the Adriatic Chart to welcome Kosovo in this convention. Talking in the ministerial meeting of the Adriatic Chart held in Budva, Montenegro, minister Xhacka declared that ‘’ before we ask NATO to open its gates, we should be willing to open the doors to each other, here in our ...

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Parliamentary cooperation – a vital function for the democratic system

‘’Following the Implementation of the Inter-institutional Mechanism Parliament- Government- Independent Institutions ‘’ was the topic of the meeting called by the head of the Albanian assembly, Gramoz Ruci. He stressed that parliamentary control should serves as a pillar of parlamentarism. Mr. Ruci declared that this mechanism , as an instrument of parliamentary control over the executive has a triple function. ...

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Delvina, one of the most southern towns of Albania

Delvina is a town and a municipality in Vlorë County, southern Albania, 16 kilometers (10 miles) northeast of Saranda. The total population is 7,598 (2011 census), in a total area of 182.90 square kilometers (70.62 square miles). The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 5,754. The town is built on a mountain slope. It has a mosque, a Catholic church, a ...

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EBRD: Albania should pursue reforms in key sectors

Albania should pursue reforms in key sectors, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on its Transition Report 2018-2019. According to the Bank, short-term the priorities are to further liberalize the market, enforce payment discipline in state-owned companies, and improve the regulatory framework to ensure cost-reflective tariff-setting. Another key priority is related to the transparency of infrastructure projects. ...

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INSTAT: Albanian birth rates decline as compared to death rates, a blow expected to be given to the economy

According to the recent report published by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) there has been a downward trend in the fertility rate across Albania during the third quarter of 2018. The death rate has surpassed the birth rate, resulting in fewer births. Under these circumstances the Albanian government will offer cash incentives in the coming year to parents in order ...

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