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Minister Ahmetaj: The Donor’s Conference manifested trust for the Albanian economy

In an interview for RTSH, the minister in charge for the reconstruction, Arben Ahmetaj says the 1.15 billion euros raised by the Donors’ Conference in Brussels is a sign of confidence in the Albanian economy and government. Mr. Ahmetaj dismisses opposition doubts that international borrowing infringes the country’s macroeconomic framework, while stressing that the management of funds will have transparency ...

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US ambassador Kim: Respect for the institutions and trust for the democratic processes

US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim has revealed details of talks she had with President Ilir Meta, Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition leader Lulzim Basha. Regarding the donors’ conference in Brussels, the ambassador says: we believe it reflects the solidarity, support and desire of the international community to assist the Albanian people in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts. “We also discussed ...

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USA to donate more for the reconstruction phase

The United States of America  will increase the amount donated to Brussels to help Albania recover after the November 26 earthquake. The news was provided by Prime Minister Edi Rama, who reacted after today’s meeting with US Ambassador Yuri Kim. He says the Transparency Academy is a requirement of the government itself, adding that launching its work makes reconstruction an ...

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“Skilled hands in Kuwait and Albania”Exhibition opened at the National Museum in Tirana

The National Museum, Tirana, hosts a photo exhibition focusing on women’s handicrafts on the topic “Skilled hands in Kuwait and Albania”, authored by Kuwaiti photographer Ebtisam Nasser Al-Houti, wife of Kuwaiti Ambassador to Albania Fayez Mishari Al-Jassim. According to the author, the main focus of this exhibition is to shed light on the cultural aspect of craft women in both ...

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Cakaj: Kosovo-Albania border should be removed and a joint political platform should be created

Albania’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj  stated that there should be no Kosovo-Albania  borders for the citizens of both countries, and a joint political platform should be created.   Mr. Cakaj issued this statement in a joint press conference with his Kosovo counterpart, Glauk Konjufca  in Pristina. “The border between the two countries should not exist at all, should ...

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New law to regulate marine tourist activity

The government has decided to regulate by special law what is called marine tourism, including all sailing or recreational vehicles used in the sector. In a draft law issued for consultation, the Ministry of Tourism and Environment underlines that “marine tourism activities” are activities carried out in inland waterways such as cruising, surfing, recreational diving, windsurfing, water skiing, wake board, ...

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Alexis Tsipras before the French Senate: Negotiations with Albania should be opened in March

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has analyzed the necessity of a pro-decision  to open negotiations with Albania, while stressing the importance of meeting the obligations of the Greek minority on the Albanian side. Alexis Tsipras’s speech focused on four crucial aspects as regards the European future of Albania and North Macedonia. “The EU cannot have a dynamic international geopolitical role ...

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Pm Rama: I requested the Transparency Academy from USA

“I have requested the Transparency Academy in the US,” Prime Minister Edi Rama declared. Rama answered questions about the US $ 5 million donation at the Donors’ Conference, part of which goes towards the establishment of the Transparency Academy. “The US is not known for generosity in other cases as well,” he said. They are very generous in giving other ...

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22 ships with 59,000 tonnes of cargo were processed in January

During January of this year, 22 merchant ships with approximately 59 thousand tons of different goods were processed at the General Cargo Terminal (also known as the Western Terminal). The Information Center at the Port Authority of Durres says that the boats docked at quays 1, 2, 4, and 5 of this terminal have mainly unloaded grain, tin sheets, iron, ...

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Olsian Cela receives prosecutors from Belgium, important topics under discussion

Attorney General Olsian Cela received in a formal meeting the delegation of the Office of the Federal Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Belgium, headed by Federal Prosecutor Frederick Van Leeuve. The delegation is on a three-day official visit to Albania, in the framework of the cooperation agreement between the two institutions signed in Brussels on 10.05.2011. During this meeting, the ...

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