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Fleckenstein: Opposition forces should provide an alternative both inside and outside the parliament

Rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament Knut Fleckenstein, commented on the decision of the Democratic Party to renounce the parliamentary mandates. The MEP is against this decision of the opposition by arguing that the opposition’s conduct has not changed in the last five years. He suggests that the opposition forces should provide an alternative both inside and outside the ...

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Brussels: Renunciation of mandates, a move against EU integration!

“The decision of the opposition to boycott parliament and renounce their current mandate are counterproductive and go against the country’s EU country’s reform efforts.”That is the statement issued by EC spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic when asked by ATA regarding the opposition’s decision to resign mandates. “Citizens’ right to engage in peaceful demonstrations is an essential element and essential value of any ...

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IMF and WB Constituency Meeting, Sejko: Albania carries on plans for problem loans reduction

The stimulating monetary policy pursued by the Bank of Albania has made a positive contribution to the promotion of the domestic economy. This statement was issued by the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Constituency and the World Bank Group (WB), held in Valletta, Malta. Senior IMF and WB representatives presented the ...

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Rama: I do not intend to resign or even lead the country to early elections

Following the proposal of the head of the Democratic Party for leaving the mandates, Prime Minister Edi Rama reacted for the first time. In an interview with Italian media Corriere Della Sera, the head of government says he does not intend to resign or even lead the country to early elections.The transitional government, early elections and a new parliament emerged ...

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Albanian Superliga, results and standings

The 23rd week of the Albanian Football Championship played this weekend, and the results rearranged the table of classification. The leaders of the championship, Partizani, suffered a defeat against Laci, 1-0 and now feels the presence of Teuta at the second place. The latter won the most important match of the week against Kukesi, overtaking them and consolidating the second ...

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Marubi dynasty, an added value of art and culture of Albania

The exhibition ‘’ Marubi Dinasty’’ , 100 years of the Albanian photographic studio’’, curated by Kim Knoppers opened its doors at the National Museum ‘’Marubi’’.  There are displayed for the public a series of images from the Marubi archive (1856- 1959), the same that were part of the exhibition that was opened in Amsterdam in 2016. This exhibition was considered ...

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Chinese ensemble performs at the University of Arts

A modern ballet from far China performed in Albania for the first time. The Ensemble of Songs and Dances from Guandgong , founded in 1949 is one of the best artistic groups of southern China, with a great reputation in the world. At the stage of the University of Arts, this ensemble brought the modern ballet ‘’Awakening’’, that in 4 ...

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Brussles: Appeal to all parties to do their utmost to avoid violence and disunity

The Delegation of the European Union has made an appeal to all parties to show self-restraint. Given the acts of opposition violence against the government headquarter, the EU states that the right of citizens to express themselves through peaceful protest is a core value of a modern European democracy. However, the European Union adds that damage to public property and the use ...

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US Embassy in Tirana condemns violence against Prime Minister’s Office

The United States Embassy has reacted today through social networks where it has commented on the attack on the Prime Minister’s Office. “We strongly condemn the violence and destruction that took place during today’s protests in Tirana. We uphold the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, but public property damage and violence are not acceptable. We encourage all parties to show ...

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Opposition launches protest in Tirana

The opposition has launched a protest before the Prime Ministry’s Office. The Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha, accompanied by former Prime Minister Sali Berisha and leader of Socialist Movement for Integration Monika Kryemadhi, are leading the protesters in front of the headquarters of the government. Following appeals for violence by opposition leaders during today’s protest against Rama’s government, numerous police ...

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