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Cold snap hits Albania

Cold snap will hit most of Europe, including Albania. A very cold air mass will shift from Siberia to Russia extending beyond the Uralas over the weekend. According to the Meteoalb rainfall is expected tomorrow in most of the counties, while in Vlora and GjirokastAi??r precipitation will be intense. Meanwhile, snowdrift is expected at altitudes above 300 meters above sea ...

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BoA warns consumers on high risks of virtual currencies

The Bank of Albania has issued a warning of the European Supervisory Authority (ESA) on its official website to consumers regarding the high risk of virtual currencies assessing them as unregulated products, unsuitable for investments, savings or retirement planning. Virtual Coins are a digital representation of value that is neither issued by a central bank or a public authority, nor ...

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Bushati:Western Balkans to join EU within a decade

Albania and the other countries of the region will join the EU within a decade, that is the statement issued by the Albanian Foreign Minister, Ditmir Bushati in an interview for ai???Reutersai???. EU Commission presented the enlargement strategy for the six Western Balkan countries by early February, making an appeal to these countries to push ahead with the reforms highlighted ...

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Albania’s Chams want Greek apology for wartime expulsion

Albania’s Cham community, expelled from Greece after World War Two, asked Greece on Saturday to apologize for what they called a genocide against them and permit them to return to the area in northern Greece from which they were removed. Greece, which dismisses the Cham issue as non-existent, and neighbor Albania have started talks on a number of issues including ...

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EC President Juncker to visit Tirana on Sunday

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will arrive tomorrow in Tirana where there will be a series of meetings in view of the European agenda for enlargement with the Western Balkan countries. A military reception ceremony will be held in Tirana by Prime Minister Edi Rama. Then, a press conference will be held at 19:15 between Prime Minister Edi Rama and ...

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Kosovo: Lack of consensus for demarcation with Montenegro

Parliamentary parties in Kosovo have agreed today to postpone the extraordinary session for the ratification of the agreement concerning border demarcation with Montenegro for Wednesday at 10 am. At the start of the session, assembly speaker, Veseli said that if the ratification of the agreement fails, Kosovo will not benefit from the visa free travel regime. The head of the ...

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Kodheli condemns the attack against the US Embassy in Podgorica

The head of the parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs Mimi Kodheli condemned the attack against the US embassy in Montenegro calling it a terrorist attack. Mrs. Kodheli assessed the attack against the US embassy in Podgorica as an attack against the security in the region, the European values and democracy. ai???I strongly condemn the terrorist act against the US embassy ...

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Bushati, official visit in Ukraine

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati, held on Thursday an official visit to Kiev, where he met with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, and was received by First Vice Prime Minister Ai??and simultaneously Minister of EconomicAi?? Stepan Kubiv, and Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy. In his meeting with his counterpart, Klimkin, he expressed deep gratitude for the ...

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Balkans-EU transport network increase expected to bring funds to Albania

The progressive integration of transport networks between the EU and the 6 Western Balkan countries, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo will be made through the transport community, an institution that will coordinate regional projects and implement the European legislation on all types of transport, road, sea, railway and air transport.The headquarter will be located in Belgrade ...

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Ndre Mjeda Albanian classical poet

Classical poet Ndre Mjeda (1866-1937) bridges the gap between late nineteenth-century Rilindja culture and the dynamic literary creativity of the independence period. Mjeda was born on 20 November 1866 in Shkodra and, like so many other Gheg writers of the period, was educated by the Jesuits . Influential in his upbringing were Jesuit writer Anton Xanoni (1863-1915) and Franciscan poet ...

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