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Program of the second Diaspora Summit unveiled

The State Committee for the Diaspora held yesterday the next meeting where the Minister of State for Diaspora, Pandeli Majko presented the full program of the Second Diaspora Summit, which will take place February 28 – March 2. The meeting focused on the discussion panels of the Summit which will address the Diaspora’s core issues. The Summit Program foresees the ...

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90th birth anniversary of Xhamfize Keko

The 90th birth anniversary of the well-known Albanian cinema director Xhanfize Keko was commemorated this Thursday in Pristina. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosova in cooperation with the Albanian Embassy in Prishtina organized the premiere of the documentary film “Pelikula Time”, produced by the National Center of Cinematography and RTSH, dedicated to Albanian renowned film-director Xhanfize Keko. ...

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RCC Secretary General Bregu: ‘Roam Like at Home’ speak more, pay less

The second round of negotiations for the New Roaming Regional Agreement for the Balkans is approaching the day when the citizens of the region are going to speak without roaming. Addressing the participants at the meeting, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Majlinda Bregu stressed that it is in the interest of economies, citizens and politicians to finalize ...

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The 100% tax hike blocks dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia

Kosovo continues to face mounting pressure by the international community about the decision that it introduced in November last year to impose a 100% tax hike on goods coming from Serbia. Representatives from the Kosovo negotiating team in the talks with Serbia say that it’s unlikely that the two countries reach an agreement soon, while they supported the idea of ...

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90′ Albania, a retrospective exhibition an the National Historic Museum

The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, present in the exhibition ‘’ Retrospective, Albania in the 90’, curated by  the Austrian  photographer and anthropologist, Robert Pichler, declared that this exhibition is a childhood throwback. ‘’A throwback to our childhood, that was tough, a throwback to be considered as a mirror, to understand where we were and make a comparison of culture ...

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Belgian high official Roosemont: Albania, a safe country

Deputy Interior Minister Voda received Freddy Roosemont, Director-General of the Belgian Foreigners Office, in order to enhance and deepen cooperation to prevent and curtail the asylum seeker phenomena for the Albanian citizens in Belgium. The focus of the meeting was the issue of migration, illegal migration of Albanian citizens to EU countries, but mostly, of course, to the Belgian state. ...

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Meta to US Air Force Commander, General Tod Wolters: Kucova, a strategic investment for national and regional stability

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta received in a meeting the US Air Force Commander, General Tod Wolters. President Meta stressed that on the 10th anniversary of Albania’s NATO membership and 20 years after the Alliance’s military interference that ended the genocide in Kosovo and the region, Albania and Albanians will never forget and will remain grateful to the ...

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Bulgarian Foreign Minister Zaharieva: Bulgaria actively engaged with Albania’s European integration

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva had a meeting with Albania’s new Ambassador to Bulgaria Donika Hoxha. Zaharieva underlined the excellent relations between the two states and stated that political consultations are soon expected between the two ministries, focusing on Albania’s European integration. “They can be associated with a business forum, because trade, investment and tourism ...

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INSTAT: Albanians seem to be giving up on smoking,number of smokers decreased only by 7%

Albanians seem to be giving up on smoking. Figures are impressive, while the main factors are; anti-smoking measures, price increase and awareness of the diseases that smoking causes. Cigarette imports have fallen faster than the number of smokers over the past decade. Smoking and cigarettes have dropped from 43% in 2008 to 35% in 2018 in males aged 15-49, as ...

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Oil giant Shell planning to invest in Albania

The world oil giant, Shell, has extended the investment plan to Albania in the fourth block, specifically in the south of the country. To understand the underground resource potential of this block, the company is carrying out a physical study there, which has no negative impact on the environment. The representative of Shell Rohan D’Souza declared ,  “We are exploring. ...

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