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Bushati: Talks on track to resolve issues between countries.

The second day negotiations between Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, were closed. After the talks, Bushati has made a statement to the media confirming that the issues discussed were those that had already been made public, adding that, unlike what had been said in some media, there was nothing secret. What the Minister pointed out ...

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Bad weather pounces on Albania

Intensive snowfall has hit the north of the country, although there have been no problems in national or rural roads. Snow precipitation is expected to cause problems especially in the remote areas of KukAi??s, while measures have been taken to keep the national axes under control. According to Met office, on Sunday the temperatures will drop to 3 degrees Celsius. ...

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Two new EU programmes for clean water in Albania

Very recently, theAi??European delegation to Albania announced two new programmes for 2018 to be implemented in the state: wide water and sewerage, and water management and waste water management. AfterAi??the joint project in Lezha, thanks to which locals can now enjoy a 24-hour clean water supply, the EU, most probably in close partnership withAi??the Austrians and Germans is expected to ...

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Albania’s progress assessed in a meeting with EU officials

Ai??The 9th Subcommittee meeting on Trade, Industry, Customs and Taxation between the EU and Albania took place on 18 January in Brussels. Representatives from the European Commission and the Albanian authorities discussed the most recent developments in these areas. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Georg Ziegler, Deputy Head of Unit for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Directorate General ...

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EC: Albanian economy slows down in the third quarter

In its fourth quarter report on EU candidate countries and countries and potential candidate countries, the European Commission says that during this period, the Albanian economy has slowed down. According to this institution, economic growth during this period was 3.5%, as opposed to 4.1% in the first quarter of last year and 4% in the second quarter of last year.Experts ...

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Investigation and Intelligence Directorate for inspecting prosecutors set up

Interim Attorney General Arta Marku has set up the Investigation and Intelligence Directorate for inspecting prosecutors. This directorate will have as its scope the investigation and controlling the prosecutors whose work has been for a long time subject to criticism from the public, political and international factors.Ai??Chief Prosecutor Arta Marku has also decided to establish the Investigation Juvenile Division, a ...

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Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Immediate reaction to Russiaai??i??s Foreign Ministry misinterpretations

Albania’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs reacted after the statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry, which said that Rama’s statements on adopting the Albanian language in Macedonia provoke inter-ethnic relations. Through a reaction at the same time, Albania’s Foreign Ministry says that Albania remains concerned about the Western Balkans’ ethnic harmony, stability and prospect of Euro-Atlantic perspectives. The ...

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Donald Lu slaps down the opposition about General Prosecutor

Donald Lu has appeared again openly in support of Chief Prosecutor Arta Marku. US Ambassador to Tirana Donald Lu through a Facebook message has given another strong message for the election of the Interim General Prosecutor Arta Marku. “The Constitution and the Law on Prosecution are clear. The US Embassy supports the legal opinion that OPDAT and EURALIUS have given ...

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Stoltenberg: Concerned about developments in the Balkans

The UN Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg has condemned the killing of the Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, in Kosovo and has said that NATO will continue to help with the stability in the country. Mr. Stoltenberg issued these messages during his visit to FYROM. ai???Of course, there are several developments and aspects of the situation in the Balkan region, which are ...

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AFF offers ai???National Arenaai??? for Europa Super cup 2020

Albanian Football Federation has been running for the second time to host the Europa Supercup for 2020. It has offered the new stadium, the “National Arena”, which is expected to finish next year. This modern stadium, according to the chief of Albanian Football Federation projects, Kejdi Tomorri, meets all the conditions to host such an event of European dimensions.Albanian Football ...

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