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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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Business and consumer confidence in the economy fall

Citizens of this country have less confidence in the economy. Both consumers and businesses are proving to be less optimistic about the future of their finances. Such is the conclusion of the Bank of Albania in the Consumer and Business Confidence Report. “Confidence in the economy has seen a drop of 4% in the third quarter of this year”, the ...

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Foreign minister Bushati comments the technical details of the agreement with Greece for the first time ever

Albanian Foreign Minister, Ditmir Bushati has spoken for the first time on Monday evening about the technical details of the maritime agreement reached with neighboring Greece. Mr. Bushati published the maps that show the division of the sea border. Nevertheless, Bushati said that there’s still no official agreement, but that there aren’t any obstacles either for the agreement to be ...

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Mid’hat Frashëri’s remains brought to Albania

The remains of the prominent personality of Albanian culture and men of letters, Mid’hat Frashëri are brought to Albania. For the return of Mid’hat’s remains, chairman of the Congress of Manastir from the US to his birthplace, the Council of Ministers allocated a fund of 3,239,400 ALL for the organization of necessary inter-state burial procedures.Homages for Mid’hat Frashëri were held ...

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