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Mp of Socialist Party, Ulsi Manja met with the representatives of the Venice Commission

The Socialist Party MP, at the same time Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs, Public Administration and Human Rights, Ulsi Manja received  a delegation of the Venice Commission. During this meeting the draft law  “On the completion of transitional ownership processes in the Republic of Albania”, was discussed. Manja underlined that “internationally recognized legal opinions have become part of ...

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Tusk: Albania’s integration in the interest of all member states

Prime Minister Edi Rama and EC President Donald Tusk held a joint press conference at the conclusion of the meeting. Rama assessed the senior Brussels official as an EU enlargement lawyer, awarding him the Medal of Public Gratitude. For his part, Tusk called for the European Union to open negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. He stated that Albania’s integration ...

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Christian Lang -HPC Chairman Ibrahimi;Justice reform an important precondition for Albania’s EU negotiations opening

Justice reform and the establishment of new institutions such as SPAK and BKH were the focus of the meeting that High Prosecuterial Council Chairman Gent Ibrahimi held today with the German official Christian Lange. Lange, Parliamentary Secretary of State at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection is paying a two-day official visit in Albania. “For 9 months, the ...

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Christian Lange: The internationals confirm the success of the reforms

Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruci received today German Secretary of State Christian Lange. In his speech, Lange stated that the German Bunderstag is lobbying for a ‘Yes’ to open Albania’s EU negotiations. The German secretary of state, among other things, said he was impressed by the justice reform, adding that success was also confirmed by internationals. “We are lobbying the ...

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Air Albania will soon begin to fly towards European destinations

The Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku, during the presentation of the project of the airport of Vlora, declared that the government is focused on the investments regarding the civil aviation and the airport of Vlora and Kukesi are a testimony for this. She also declared that ‘’Air Albania’’ will begin to fly on 30 September with the plane ...

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President of Council of Europe, Tusk to visit Tirana

The President of the Council of Europe, Donald Tusk is expected to visit Tirana today. According to the agenda, he will meet with Pm Edi Rama and the focus of the meeting will be the commitments of Albania before the countries of EU take a decision for opening the accession negotiations. Mr. Tusk has always been a supporter of the ...

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SPAK is on the last stage of its creation, says head of HCP, Ibrahimaj

The SPAK (Special Prosecution Against Crime and Corruption) is not composed yet by the High Prosecution Council, while the chairman of the latter, Gent Ibrahimi declared that as soon as the three remaining prosecutors are assessed by the college of appeal, SPAK will be ready . ‘’ We are on the last steps of a long process. We have analyzed ...

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Balla: No one should hold back the path of a profound reform of the electoral code of the Republic of Albania

SP parliamentary group chairman Taulant Balla said the government is ready to co-operate with the DP on the electoral reform. After concluding a meeting with the Secretary of State for Justice Christian Lange, Balla said no political force can hold electoral reform as hostage. “Our wish has been that electoral reform be carried out with the consent of a wide ...

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Meta: Politics should be united for the national interest and ask the EU to say YES to the opening of negotiations

In a statement to the media after attending the 77th anniversary ceremony of the Peza Conference, President Ilir Meta conveyed a message to the political forces in the country and the division of concrete responsibilities and duties so that Albania can receive a to the YES opening of  accession negotiations for the European Union. Unlike the skepticism that on October ...

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Albanian Helsinki Committee publishes findings on the vetting process

186 judges and prosecutors have undergone the vetting process from February 1, 2018 to July 31 this year. The Albanian Helsinki Committee has published findings on the vetting process from the moment it started; and, according to the monitoring that has been conducted so far, 60 judges and prosecutors have been dismissed, 37 others have resigned or retired, while the ...

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