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Naim Frasheri, an outstanding national poet and prominent patriot

Naim Frasheri was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Albania.He authored 22 works. Naim Frasheri was born in 1846 in Frasher, a village of 1500 residents in theVilayet of Janina. Naim spent his childhood in Frasher, ...

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Albania’s road to EU integration

Albania is expecting the decision of the European Commission regarding the opening of the negotiations with the EU. Tirana is optimistic Ai??regarding this matter, stressing thatai???ai??? we have fulfilled the recommendations of EU and now we are expecting an evaluation for the integration reforms. On 17 April, the European Commission will announce the new enlargement package of EU, for the ...

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VAT scheme, Ahmetaj: There has been no price increase so far

  Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj in a press release today informed citizens and small business about the purpose and the impact of small business involvement in the VAT scheme. Ahmetaj said that the opposition’s statements on price increases are fake. According to Minister Ahmetaj VAT has been and will remain in the final price of any formalized ...

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Traders close rolling shutters in protest against VAT scheme

Small business in Tirana, as warned, protested against the new VAT scheme. They refuse to pay Value Added Tax, a scheme in which they entered since April 1. It was a one- hour protest, held in not only Tirana but also in other cities in the country. Small businesses have closed the rolling shutters in protest against the inclusion in ...

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BoA report: Albanian economy grew by 3.8% in annual terms

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko presented to the Committee on Economy and Finance the Annual Report of the Bank of Albania for 2017. He emphasized that the year that we left behind has been a year of progress for the economy and for the Albanian financial system. According to INSTAT data: the Albanian economy grew by ...

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WB: Albanian women retirement age increased

The World Bank classified Albania among the first countries in the world where women retire at an old age. Albanian women retire at the age of 65.Albania ranked 22nd among the 174 countries surveyed. The World Bank Global Women’s Report shows that late women’s retirement is a characteristic of developed countries and is directly linked to longevity. It is noticed ...

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The Albanian Diaspora- a priority for Minister Majko

During his official visit in Switzerland, the Minister of State for Diaspora , Pandeli Majko , Ai??met with the Honorary Consul in Zurich, Anita Winter.Ai?? Winter has participated in the organizing of a series of activities, mainly focused on the help that the Albanians offered to the Jewish families. Present in the meeting were representatives of Albanian organizations that operate ...

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Vetting of the police has officially kicked off

Vetting of the police has officially kicked off. 11,000 law enforcement employees must submit the self-declaration forms within 30 days, while the Assessment Commission is expected to be established.Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Julian Hodaj, during an interview for ATA stated that the Law “On the Transitional and Periodic Evaluation of the employees of the State Police, the Guard of ...

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Kosovo marks the 10th anniversary of its constitution

Today, Kosovo marks the tenth anniversary of its Constitution. The most important legal document of the country entered in force on 15 June 2008. Several days ago, representatives of the institutions of Kosovo considered this day as one of the important days for the state of Kosovo. ai???After the proclamation of Independence, the approval of the Constitution is one of ...

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Weekly matches in First Division concluded

The weekly matches in the First Division concluded. Egnatia was defeated at home by Kastrioti with the score 1-2, while Erzeni played against Dinamo winning over it 1-0. Other two games of the First Division will be played tomorrow in the “Play Out” group, where Korab will host TAi??rbuni, while Vllaznia B plays opposite Burrel. Egnatia-Kastrioti 1-2 16 ‘UAi??ena / ...

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