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Meta reacts over Pavlopulos’ declarations

Albanian President Ilir Meta has reacted through the media to the statements of his Greek counterpart, Pavlopoulos, who considers it nonsensical to bring up the “Cham issue” for discussion at the time when Albania seeks European perspective. President Meta says these attitudes do not bring positive energy. According to the head of the Albanian state these statements are not in ...

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Situation in the north of Kosovo dominates the debates in the UN Security Council

The meeting of the UN Security Council has been dominated by debates on the murder of the Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic in Northern Mitrovica, Special Court and security in the region. The Serb Foreign minister, Ivica Dacic said that the situation in Kosovo is also a threat for the region, while the US ambassador in the United States, Vlora Ai??itaku, ...

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Rama:As long as the SP is ruling, there is no chance for the opposition to hinder the justice reform

The Assembly held discussions today on the motion about changing the attitude of the Albanian government as regards the vote of the UN resolution on Jerusalem in December last year. Ai?? Prime Minister Rama took the opportunity to declare his determination to continue the Justice Reform. According to him the opposition is seeking to hide behind the UN resolution against ...

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Korca, “Albanian Paris”

KorAi??a is one of the largest and most important cultural and economic centers of Albania, located in the southeastern part of the country. Ai??The total population is 75,994 in a total area of 805.99Ai??km2. The city is distinguished for its typical quarters, with low houses and villas, paved with cobblestones. KorAi??a is characterized by wide boulevards with many cafes where ...

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Government approves vetting bill: 13 000 police officers to be vetted

The government approved the bill “On the Vetting of the State Police, the Guard of the Republic and the Internal Affairs Service and Complaints”. The process will be subject to about 13,000 employees. The draft law sets out the principles, criteria and periodic evaluation procedures, standards, organization and functioning of evaluation bodies for the employees of the State Police, the ...

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Estonia backs Albania’s accession into EU

Estonia backs the opening of Albania’s accession negotiations with the EU as soon as possible, following the recommendation of the European Commission. That is the statement issued by Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser in a meeting with Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati. According to the press release, the Albanian chief diplomat is conducting a working ...

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Armand Duka re-elected as President of the Albanian Football Association

Armand Duka will continue to be the President of the Albanian Football Association for another mandate. He won the fifth consecutive mandate as the head of the most important football institution in the country, by beating in two rounds the other two candidates, Bashkim Fino and Shpetim Hala. The first round held in the premises of ai???Adriatic ai???ai??i?? hotelAi?? failed ...

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KLosi: Direct flights to Tel Aviv in April

From the 13th of April this year direct flights from Albania to Tel Aviv will launch twice a week. The news was announced by Albanian Tourism Minister Blendi Klosi after a meeting he had with Israeli counterpart Yariv Levin on the official visit to Tel Aviv at the invitation of his Israeli counterpart. Minister Klosi stated that the number of ...

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Bushati meeting with Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati is paying an official visit to Lithuania in the framework of a Baltic States regional tour.Mr. Bushati had a meeting with the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius focusing on bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the importance to further boost economic development. Both interlocutors attached significance to the European ...

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Vlahutin hands over EC strategy to Meta

President Ilir Meta received in a meeting the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Tirana, Romana Vlahutim. Ambassador Vlahutin handed President Meta a new European Commission strategy, “A credible prospect of EU enlargement and deepening engagement in the Western Balkans,” as well as the Action Plan to support Western Balkans transformation. President Meta praised the intention to have an ever ...

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