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CoE report: Government-approved formula is effective on property compensation

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has come up with a resolution on the property issue in Albania. The CoE report confirms that the government-approved formula is effective. The Resolution states that Albania has achieved concrete results of high-level of political engagement to ensure the functioning of this mechanism. The Ministry of Justice also announces that compensation ...

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Gas supply: Albania signs a memorandum with FYROM

  Albania and FYROM are entering the final stage of the procurement process for the construction of the 400 kV interconnection line  and this example should also be followed in the gas field. This was confirmed today by the Albanian minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Damian Gjiknuri during the ceremony for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the ...

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Peleshi: Fisheries 55% export increase more than last year

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Niko Peleshi visited a fish processing plant “Mare Adriatik” in Bushat, Shkodra district. This giant investment, which operates with modern technology and has its beginnings during the years ’95 and today marks 500 workers producing for export to the EU. According to Minister Peleshi this sector is one of the most vanguard sectors in ...

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Albania ranks third in Europe for electricity production from renewable sources

Albania ranks third in Europe after Norway and Iceland for electricity production from renewable sources, with a percentage of 86 percent of total output in 2016, confirms Eurostat. Based on official statistics, this level is higher than the European Union average (EU), where the production of electricity from renewable sources contributed to 30 percent of total electricity consumption during 2016. ...

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Albania: Junior Eurovision National Final to Take Place on September 23rd

The show to select Albania’s next Junior Eurovision participant will take place on September 23rd. Albanian broadcaster RTSH has revealed that Junior Fest 2018 will take place this upcoming Sunday in the capital Tirana. The show will feature 16 young artists vying for the chance to represent their country in the upcoming contest in Minsk, however the participants names and ...

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The sixteen finalists for Junior Fest 2018 have been revealed

  Eurovision Albania has revealed the sixteen artists that will take place in Albania’s Junior Eurovision selection show Junior Fest 2018. The show will take place on Sunday 23rd September in the Albanian capital Tirana. Competing in the show is: Hera Hysi – “Melodi pranverore” (Spring melody) Emmi Rushiti – “Mbremje feste (Celebration night) Kristiana Veshaj – “Sot” (Today) Efi ...

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“Peace becomes harder than war”

On the International Day of Peace, president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi said that nations who have seen wars know the importance of peace. He said that understanding and cooperation are universal values. “Today, the entire world marks the International Day of Peace. Nations who have experienced war know the importance of peace. Kosovo has experienced both. We know that peace ...

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Rama for the first time on “border correction” with Serbia

A “hot” debate has erupted in Balkan politics since Kosovo President Hashim Thaci launched the proposal for “border correction” with Serbia.When this issue was interpreted as a proposal for border exchange, Thaci hastened to clarify that his proposal foresees the unification of Presevo with Kosovo.Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke for the first time about this issue. Prime Minister Edi Rama ...

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A special structure to be set up for weapons destruction in 2019

Within the first quarter of next year, a special structure for the collection of illegal weapons in the hands of citizens will be set up in our country. With this end in view, the EU organized a meeting in Tirana. “Abuse of weapons and their trafficking is a serious problem for the entire region.” That is the statement issued by ...

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Peshkopia town

Peshkopi is a town in Dibër County, northeastern Albania. After 2015, it became a subdivision of Dibër municipality. According to 2011 census, the population is 13,251.It is located 187 kilometers away from Tirana, the capital of Albania, and 20 kilometers from the Macedonian border. It is situated 651 meters (2,136 ft) above sea level. Peshkopi lies on the east of the Black Drini ...

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