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Sweden supports EU integration of Albania

”Sweden is a avid supporter Ai??of EU integration of Albania”Ai?? ai??i?? this was the declaration of the Executive Director of Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencyAi?? (Sida), Carin JAi??mtin , during the meeting she had with the Minister of Finance and Economy , Arben Ahmetaj. Mr. JAi??mtin stressed that the aim of the office of SIDA in Albania Ai??is to support ...

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Parliament in FYROM adopts the law on Albanian language

With 64 votes in favor and no votes against, Parliament of FYROM adopted today the law on languages, which advances the use of the Albanian language in central institutions and throughout the countryai??i??s territory. The parliamentary session was held in a tense situation, as VMRO-DPMNE MPs tried to block the voting. At a particular moment there was also a verbal ...

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Summer Day celebration in Albania

Summer Day was celebrated today in Albania. This is the largest pagan festival in the entire country. Summer Day represents the end of the winter season, the rejuvenation of the spirit of the Albanians, and the rebirth of nature. Most of festivities take place in Elbasan, but this festival is also celebrated in Tirana and other regions of Albania. Summer ...

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IPA Monitoring Committee meeting in Tirana on EU funding on Albania

The IPA Monitoring Committee had a meeting in Tirana to discuss the progress on the implementation of EU funding for Albania. The meeting was chaired by Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati and the Head of Unit for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Directorate General for European Neighborhood Policy and European Commission Enlargement Negotiations Michela ...

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Rama in Elbasan: Metallurgical plant to be transformed into industrial park

The Tirana – Elbasan road will be completed by the end of this year. That is the pledge Prime Minister Rama made after the monthly government meeting held in Elbasan on Tuesday. “The road construction will finish this year. Finally, Elbasani will be finally connected to Tirana. Elbasan is one of the cities that will benefit the most from the ...

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DP leader Basha meeting with Ambassador LU

US Ambassador Donald Lu had a meeting at noon with the Democratic Party Chairman Lulzim Basha at the Democratic Party headquarter in Tirana. The meeting focused on current political issues. Both interlocutors exchanged views on the implementation of the Justice Reform, the fight against crime and drugs. According to sources the most interesting topic of talks between American diplomat and ...

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Meta-Sjaasta: Direct flights from Oslo to Tirana

Direct flights between Oslo and Tirana during the summer season will significantly increase the number of tourists traveling from Norway to Albania during the summer season. This was said by the President of Albania, Ilir Meta during a meeting that he held with the Norwegian ambassador, Per Strand Sjaasta. During this meeting, Meta praised the excellent political relations between the ...

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Xhafaj with ambassadors: “Determined to move forward with the reforms”

Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj reacted after briefing for more than two hours with the ambassadors of the EU countries in Tirana. Xhafaj has provided details via a twitter post. The minister stated that he informed the ambassadors on the implementation of the priorities and measures for the consolidation of the rule of law. “The second meeting in 3 months with ...

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Employment assuming uptrend in industry and services

Employment grew by 4.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with the same period a year ago and 0.9% compared to the previous quarter. The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) released the Labor Force Survey for the 4th quarter of 2017. In annual terms, employment growth is attributed to the main sectors of the economy, such as services where employment ...

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Meta:”Made in Albania” products should be developed as brands in the regional market

“Made in Albania” products should be developed as brands in the regional market and beyondai???, that is the statement made by President of the Republic during the event “Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg in the Albanian economy”. Mr. Ai??Meta said that Albania is on the verge of the next station on its troubled journey to the European Union and the historic dimension ...

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