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US Embassy in Tirana: Ensure a free and transparent election process for magistrates in the High Prosecutorial Council and High Judicial Counci

The American Embassy in Tirana comes with a clear message about the judicial system in the country. Through a post on its official Facebook site, the embassy calls on Albanian judges and prosecutors to ensure a free and transparent election process for magistrates at the High Prosecution Council and the High Judicial Council that will be held this week, pointing ...

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Six prosecutors for the High Prosecutor’s Office are expected to be elected today

Prosecutors for the High Prosecutor’s Office are expected to be elected today. The call for this meeting comes after November 27th , when the Independent Qualification Commission has sent this institution a list of prosecutors who have successfully passed the vetting process. Six members of the High Prosecutor’s Office will be elected today. 11 candidates take part in the race ...

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Students giving vent to their anger in their 7th day protest

Students’ protest carries on. They blocked all university entrances from 07:00 am in the morning of Tuesday until 10:00 o’clock, something that implies a total boycott of Universities. Students marched to the Ministry of Education Headquarter, where the students have been protesting for a week. Tirana high school students joined the protest of students. Since the early hours in the ...

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EU urges government-opposition to reach a deal on Electoral Code. Soreca: It’s the right time

European Union Ambassador to Tirana, Luigi Soreca, during a visit to Berat in the framework of the UNESCO Winter Fair, has sought an agreement with the parties on the Electoral Code and the establishment of a new Justice Reform Institutions.”The government and the opposition must do the best for the country. We are entering a very important period, such as ...

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Superior Division teams played their 16th week

The Superior Division teams played their 16th week, and four teams came out victorious, while only the match of Teuta against Partizani ended in a draw. The ranking continues to become more interesting. Partizani heads with 35 points, the runner up Scanderbeu and Kukes with 30 points. Teuta ranked in the fourth place, with 29 points, and Laci in the ...

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2019 budget envisages an economic growth of 4.3% of GDP

The 2019 budget envisages an economic growth of 4.3% of Gross Domestic Product. Meanwhile, for 2019, an increase in employment with over 30,000 employees is predicted, while unemployment is projected to fall to 12%. Over the past 4 years, unemployment has marked a significant decrease. In 2014 unemployment was 17.9%, in 2015 it was 17.5%, in 2016 it was 15.6%, ...

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PM Rama invites students for dialogue at 11:00 on Monday

Prime Minister Edi Rama invited on Sunday all students for dialogue. Rama asked all the protesters through a status on social network to hold a discussion on Monday about their problems. Despite the fact that the students stick to their set conditions and are against the negotiations, PM Rama asked again for dialogue. He invited them for dialogue on Monday ...

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European Commission selects Tirana for “European Green Capital” award

Tirana has been selected by the European Commission alongside 9 other cities from all over Europe, including European Union countries, competing for the “European Green Capital for 2021”. Carmen Vella, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, spoke about this competition and expressed her satisfaction with the competing cities, while welcoming the efforts made by these cities ...

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The 8th of December, National Youth Day

Today is the National Youth Day of Albania. It is a day remembering the student’s protests in the early years of 1990 against dictatorial regime of Enver Hoxha. Students of universities marched along city streets, demanding the reformation of the political system. The march started on 8 December 1990, but the protest heated up by December 11, forcing the then ...

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Jeronim de Rada, Albanian outstanding poet of romanticism

Jeronim de Rada was an Albanian writer of Italo-Albanian literature.  De Rada and Demetrio Camarda were the two main initiators of the Albanian National Awakening in Italy during the second half of the 19th century. Being the son of a parish priest of Italo-Albanian Catholic Church in Macchia Albanese in the mountains of Cosenza, De Rada attended the college of Saint Adrian in San Demetrio Corone. Already imbued with a ...

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