Author Archives: RTI English

EC report appreciates RTSH performance

Unlike the countries of the region, Albania has not received any criticism as regards the performance of the Public Television. In the report of the European Commission for Albania, published a few days ago, it is said that the legal framework is conducive to the exercise of freedom of expression. For the first time, a progress report estimates the Albanian ...

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Roth strongly backs up Albania’s negotiations opening with the EU

Germany’s Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth reacts again in support of Albania’s negotiations opening with the EU, for which only a few days ago the European Commission sent a positive unconditional recommendation to the Council. In a social Twitter message, Roth writes that for North Macedonia and Albania, we have to rely on facts. According to Michael Roth, ...

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A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the southeastern part of Albania

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the southeastern part of Albania, with its epicenter the rural areas of Korca, shaking many buildings especially old ones. Following the tremor, Emergency Headquarters convened this afternoon. It is reported that the damages caused by the earthquake turn out to be great. Flloq village was heavily damaged. According to experts, about 50 houses have been ...

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On June 1st, Tirana City Hall invites all the children to celebrate through activities and events catered for them

Today June 1st, Tirana will be transformed into a festive town, while cars will leave the place to the children to play and entertain on their day. On the occasion of June 1st, the Municipality of Tirana has organized a series of activities that start at 9:00 in the morning to continue until afternoon. The festive atmosphere will be felt ...

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Minister Cakaj: Albania has started lobbying before the decision of the European Commission

The acting minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj declare that the lobbying has started before the decision of the European Commission. ‘’ Our lobbying is not a matter of 3 weeks, we have started this activity way before, prior to the decision of the European Commission’’- declared Cakaj. Talking about the latest elections of the EU parliament, Cakaj ...

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EU Ambassador Soreca submits EC report to Parliament Speaker Ruci

Assembly Speaker Gramoz Ruçi received today the Ambassador of the European Union in Tirana, Luigi Soreca. The European Union Ambassador handed over the European Commission’s 2019 report to the Parliament Speaker Ruci with a positive recommendation for opening negotiations with Albania. In his speech, Soreca said Justice Reform and its processes have been one of the main pillars that have ...

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US Embassy in Tirana expresses support for Albania’s EU integration

The US Embassy in Tirana expresses support for Albania and its readiness to work with Albanian and EU partners to ensure EU integration. In a response following the positive recommendation by the European Commission for opening negotiations, the US Embassy notes that Albania continues to make ahead implementing reforms. ‘We welcome the European Commission’s recommendation for opening accession talks with ...

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Key findings of the 2019 European Commission Report on Albania

 The European Commission published today the country reports for the six Western Balkans states and Turkey. Here we present the key findings in the country report on Albania. As regards the political criteria, Albania has continued to make progress on its EU reform agenda throughout the reporting period. Strong polarization persisted in the political sphere. Parliamentary activities were affected by a prolonged ...

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OECD: Historical agreement to strengthen Albania’s fiscal treaties

Albania signed today the “Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” (BEPS), becoming the 88th jurisdiction that joins this convention, which consists of about 1530 bilateral fiscal treaties, the OECD writes on its official web site. Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy, Elton Haxhi, signed the Convention in the presence of Angel ...

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Mogherini for Albania :It’s now up to the EU to do its job

EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini said at the press conference after giving a positive recommendation for opening EC negotiations for Albania that the country has performed its tasks and that it is now the EU’s turn. “It has been a great job to evaluate the progress achieved to reach these reports. Over the last few years, the EU has invested ...

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