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Rama: Gjirokastra removed from UNESCO’s danger list

Gjirokastra has been removed from UNESCO’s danger list. It has become the focus of government’s attention in terms of cultural heritage. Prime Minister Edi Rama stated in Gjirokastra upon the inauguration ceremony of the Baazar Revival first stage completion that Gjirokastra has been removed from the list of UNESCO’s eminent danger. “Gjirokastra has become the center of attention of the ...

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Ministry of Finance: ALL 294 billion were collected in total for the period January to August

The Ministry of Finance published yesterday the 8-month fiscal indicators of this year underscoring that ALL 294 billion were collected in total for the period January to August, or ALL 9 billion more than the same period last year. While total expenditures amounted to ALL 289.7 billion, an increase of 1.9 % or about 5.54 billion ALL more compared to ...

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UN Population Division: 78.2% of the country’s population will be housed in urban areas in 2050

All Albanians will move from villages to cities in the future, completely abandoning the villages. The United Nations Population Division’s projections show that in 2050, around 78.2% of the country’s population will be housed in urban areas. While according to the census of 2011, 54% of the population lived in the city and 46% in the village. Before the 1990s, ...

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National Festival of Theatres: Reshat Arbana triumphs with his role at ”The Father”

The National Festival of Theatres delivered the prizes this Sunday, and the director of the National Theatre, Hervin Culi expressed the will to turn this event into an annual festival. 14 theatrical troops from Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro  presented their works for a week, and the prizes were given based on the jury composed of famous names of theatre, ...

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FYROM to decide on the new name, NATO and EU tomorrow

Tomorrow, citizens of FYROM will vote in a referendum which will decide on the country’s new name “Republic of North Macedonia”, which in turn, gives way to the country’s accession in the NATO and EU. 1.806.337 eligible voters will respond to the following question: “Are you in favour of the country’s accession in the NATO and EU by accepting the ...

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Rama to state officials: “Irresponsibility will cost you your job”.

Prime Minister Edi Rama made a strong appeal today to all state officials, in leadership positions or not, to be careful, because irresponsibility in the face of the concern of every citizen will cost them their job. Prime Minister Edi Rama from Korça said that during this time disciplinary measures were taken against 462 public administration employees who according to ...

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Meta, meeting with the UN Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres

During the proceedings of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, had a meeting with the UN Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres. President Meta assured Secretary General Guterres that Albania remains loyal to the fundamental principles of the Organization and supports the preventative diplomacy in the interests of peace, security, sustainable economic development ...

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Hahn : Albania on the right track to the EU

European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn praised the efforts of Albania about the reforms. At a joint press conference with Albanian Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj, Hahn said Albania is on the right track to the EU. “Albania has made progress in terms of justice reform and is on the right track to the EU,” said Hahn. However, Hahn stressed out ...

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Thaci: A historic moment has been created to reach an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci stressed that he has received full support from world leaders for reaching an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia as a precondition for a lasting peace in the Balkans. Thaci and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini have discussed the last phase of the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. “After Montenegro’s NATO membership, as well as the agreement ...

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The State Police intensifies relations with partner law enforcement agencies

The General Director of the State Police, Ardi Veliu, during the works of the Convention of the Police Directors of Europe that was held in Hague,  held a series of bilateral meetings with the delegations of the police representatives of the European countries and the US police. Director Veliu held meetings with the police delegations of US, Spain and France. ...

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