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UN Security Council to discuss on Kosovo today

The regular meeting of the UN Security Council on Kosovo is due to be held today in New York. This meeting will discuss the report of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres regarding the political developments in Kosovo for the period from January 17 to April 15. In the quarterly report on Kosovo, Guterres has expressed his support about the ...

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Festival of Colors comes for the first time in Tirana

The ‘’Festival of Colors ‘’ comes to Tirana. The famous Indian traditional festival ‘’Holi’’ that marks the end of winter and the coming of spring, was organized in Tirana, in cooperation with the municipality of Tirana and other associations. This is the first year for Tirana, that holds such festival. Concerts, shows, entertainment and most of all , colors, were ...

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Albania SuperLiga, results and standings

34th week of the Albanian football championship With only two weeks to go, for the conclusion of the Albanian football championship , and the verdicts are not yet made for the second team which will drop into a lower category. With the title problem settled for Skenderbeu, which leads 10 points ahead of Kukesi, the only mystery to be solved ...

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Euros’ depreciation will have temporary effects, says BoA

Official statement: “The rapid strengthening of the currency value in the period March-April 2018 seemed to have been impacted by transitional shocks. In general, their effects are temporary and they do not have a permanent effect on the economy” A shock, the effects of which will be temporary. This is how the Bank of Albania considered the fluctuations registered in ...

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Downward trend of criminality in Jan-April 2018

The downward trend of criminality, rank Albania at regional average levels, while the government’s goal is to reach the European average. 18 murders were recorded in January-April 2018 out of 126 recorded in 2012. Meanwhile in 2013 there were recorded 107 murders; 98 murders in 2014; in 2015 there were recorded 54 murders; 71 murders in 2016 and 50 murders ...

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“Home Confinement” to former Interior Minister Tahiri

The Court of Grave Crimes gave “home confinement “to former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri. The decision to place him under house detention comes a few days after Tahiri resigned as an independent MP and agreed to be investigated as a free citizen for allegations of drug trafficking involving the group of traffickers “Habilaj”. The prosecution demanded an indefinite term of imprisonment ...

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Filip Shiroka, Albanian renown classical poet

Filip Shiroka (1859-1935) is a classical Rilindja poet whose verse was first to become known in later years. He was born and raised in Shkodra and educated there by the Franciscans. Among his teachers was poet Leonardo De Martino (1830-1923), whose influence is omnipresent in Shiroka’s verse. His earliest verse publication,All’Albania, all’armi, all’armi! (To Albania, to arms, to arms!), was a ...

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Rama to meet President Macron on Tuesday

President Macron hosts Prime Minister Rama on Tuesday at Elysee Palace. The head of the French state has responded positively to the personal letter of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, regarding the unblocking of France’s stand on the integration process, on the threshold of the June verdict. As he said earlier this week, Prime Minister Rama insists on meeting with ...

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Delays and obstacles in Kosovo’s army establishment

Four years ago, government of Kosovo decided to transform Kosovo Security Force (FSK) into Armed Forces with five thousand active members and three thousand in reserve. The creation of armed forces would require a special bill to be approved and the necessary constitutional amendments to take place. However, the constitutional amendments would need two third of the votes in parliament ...

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Kuko: Community Policing and Community Cooperation contribute to safety and security

Deputy Interior Minister Romina Kuko took part in the OSCE’s International Counter-Terrorism Conference taking place in Rome, attended by 100 delegations from 60 countries and important organizations. Mrs. Kuko stated that Albania has undertaken a number of domestic and international measures, to deal with violent extremism in the fight against terrorism. In her speech, she highlighted that “From a strategic ...

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