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Reeker:Kosovo does not cede anything by negotiating, but it risks everything by not negotiating

Philip Reeker, Adviser to the Commander of the US Military Forces in Europe, who is soon expected to take up the post of Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, is staying in Skopje, urging the Kosovo government to suspend taxes on Serbian goods as a condition to continue the talks and find a solution. “Kosovo does not cede anything by ...

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Minister Spiropali calls on the opposition regarding the vote of emigrants

The minister of State for the relations with the parliament, Elisa Spiropali, called on the opposition to discuss the right of the vote for the Albanian emigrants. The call from the majority comes after extreme political developments, and in the context of the second Summit of Diaspora that was held last week in Tirana. Concrete steps were taken for the ...

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After visiting Albania, MEP-s reached important conclusions

The delegation of 7 Members of the European Parliament who visited Albania and Macedonia five days ago has reached an important conclusion for the two aspiring countries to join the EU. EP Delegation led by MEP Tunne Kelam points out that Albania and North Macedonia have completed substantive reforms under harsh conditions and it is very important that EU countries, ...

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French ambassador in Albania praise the reforms and appealed for dialogue

The French ambassador in Tirana, Christina Vasak, during the opening of the French Spring, underlined that the natural place for political discussions is the Parliament. The ambassador declared that our country has undertaken bold reforms and it should continue in this direction in order to fulfill all the key reforms. ‘’The fact that a democracy like this in Albania, is ...

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Meta meets his Slovenian counterpart, Pahor

Albanian President Ilir Meta received his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor. After the meeting both interlocutor gave a joint press conference. Mr Pahor stated that the country he represents continues to support Albania’s EU membership, underscoring that Slovenia has been and continues to be a strong advocate in defense of Albanian interests. “It’s a pleasure to be in Tirana. The first ...

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President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, kicks off an official visit to Albania

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, kicks off an official visit to our country at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Albania Ilir Meta. After the meeting, both Presidents will hold a joint press conference in the presence of local and Slovenian journalists. During his visit, the President of Slovenia will host special meetings ...

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In the next 10 years, life expectancy for women will be 83.5 years for men 80

By the end of 2030 the average life expectancy for Albanian men would be 80 years and for women 83.5 years, according to the INSTAT’s projections published these days. In 2017, life expectancy at birth was 77.1 years for men and 80 years for women. This means that women live about 3 years longer than men. This distance is predicted ...

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“Highland unites us” wins local elections in Tuzi; Albanians kick off celebrations

Elections were held yesterday for the Mayor of Tuzi in Montenegro. That was a historic day for the Albanians living there. Albanian parties have received approximately 3700 votes, thus securing 16 mandates and a victory for Tuzi. This is a historic result since for the first time, last year, Tuzi was proclaimed Independent Commune, completely detached from Podgorica. Albanians in ...

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Albanian Cup in Weightlifting won by Shkodran weightlifter Qerimaj

The Albanian Cup in Weightlifting was held on Thursday at the “Asllan Rusi” Sports Palace in Tirana, an event that has rarely exalted the public in recent years. The unusual duel of the two elite weightlifters, Briken Calja and Erkand Qerimaj, who this time competed together in the 81 kg body weight, was quite emotional. That was a rivalry finally ...

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Shkodra celebrates “Carnival 2019”

For two days the city of Shkodra has celebrated the carnivals. This event occurs during the first days of March. School children and students wearing elaborated costumes and masks performed at the square in front of the municipality, creating a festive atmosphere. The most interesting part of the feast was the interpretation of witches at the square, through which the orators ...

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