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Soreca: Experts will monitor the costs of political parties and their candidates for the June 30th election campaign

European Union Ambassador Luigi Soreca welcomed the guidelines approved this Thursday by the CEC regarding party funding. In a post on social networks, Soreca writes that “the guidelines adopted today by the Central Election Commission create a pro-active follow-up to OSCE-ODIHR’s recommendations for financing political parties.” For Soreca, the adoption of these by-laws is a good first step in the ...

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EU urges Albania to strengthen the local administration through transparency and decentralization

The European Union urges Albania to strengthen the local administration through transparency and decentralization. On the verge of the June 30 local elections, but especially the annual report on Albania, the EU, through a statement Thursday for the eighth meeting held in Tirana for public administration, emphasizes its encouragement to improve the quality of policy planning, monitoring and implementation by ...

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Minister Cakaj praises youth support in Warsaw Summit

The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj called on the Foreign Ministers of the participating countries of the Berlin Process to pay attention to the challenges the youth have in Albania and in the Balkan region. Cakaj praised the Berlin Process, noting that it has increased significantly the cooperation between the countries of the region, and stressed ...

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Krenar Shoraj grabs bronze medal in European Weightlifting Championships

Another medal was grabbed in the European Weightlifting Championships that is taking place in Georgia. It is Krenar Shoraj, the athlete who raced in the 89 kg category. He was ranked third in clean and jerk and grabbed the bronze medal. Shoraj lifted 195 kilograms in the first test, and then tested 200 and 201 kilograms, but both these tests ...

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“EU Negotiations”, Italian Ambassador meets Ruci: Contribution to Albania will carry on

Speaker of the Parliament, Gramoz Ruçi held yesterday a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Albania, Alberto Cutillo, focusing on the cooperation and the integration process. “Italy has been and will remain the best advocate of Albania in the process of European integration and for this the Albanian people, the Assembly, the Government and the Albanian institutions are all grateful. ...

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Fleckenstein appeals to civil society to raise its voice and leave no stone unturned

The Rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament, Knut Fleckenstein, said yesterday that he was pleased that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer was in line with the stance expressed by the European Union. Present at the meeting of the National Council for European Integration in the Albanian Parliament, Fleckenstein stated among other things that Electoral Reform can be ...

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PM Edi Rama: Albania has fulfilled its obligations, negotiations should be opened in June

Pm Edi Rama declared from the Parliament that regarding the point of view of political unity for assessing the EU, Albania has been left behind, referring to the latest political situation. Pm Rama stressed that the progress report of EU will recommend the opening of the negotiations and that Albania has fulfilled all its obligations to open the membership talks. ...

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Elbasan Ethnographic Museum, Recounting the Culture and Tradition of a Town

In the center of the city of Elbasan, very close to Bezrapski Plane tree, there is a 200-year old house, which in 1986 returned into an Ethnographic Museum. From the architectural conception; this dwelling resembles to the Berat and Shkodra houses with veranda (cardak). The building consists of two floors, the first floor having a warehouse used to store farm ...

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“Mons Lucjan Avgustini” school inaugurated by the U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché James Hilton

The Municipality of Vau-Dejes inaugurated the reconstruction of the high school ‘’Mons Lucjan Avgustini’’. The Mayor of Vau-Dejes , Zef Hila expressed his gratitude for the U.S embassy in Albania, for the financing of this project and the offering of the best of conditions for the students of this school. The representative of the US embassy, James Hilton declared that ...

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Reform of the Public Administration, a key priority for Albania

The special group designated for the Reform in the Public Administration held the next meeting, where it gave an update regarding the main developments, concentrating on the implementation of the reform in the civil service, planning and coordinating of policies, offering of services and the local government. Deputy Pm, Erion Brace warned that every employee of the administration that cannot ...

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