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Rama: Students’ protest gave government a slap and to Albania, hope

Prime Minister Edi Rama stated today in the assembly that the student protest gave government a slap and hope to Albania. While students protest before the parliament, Rama reiterated the appeal for dialogue. Rama said that the government has the solution for the students, but its finalization is reached only through dialogue. The head of the government has set up ...

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Employment of young people increased by 2.3% in the third quarter of 2018

The number of employed people 15 and over nationwide has increased by 2.3% in the third quarter of 2018, compared to the same quarter a year earlier. INSTAT announced that, during this quarter, the employment rate for the population aged 15-64 is 59.7%. The annual growth rate of employment for the population of 15 years and over, from the third ...

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US Embassy, EU and OSCE hail the High Council of Prosecution and the High Judicial Council establishment

The Embassy of the United States of America, the EU and the OSCE welcomed the establishment of the High Council of Prosecution and the High Judicial Council. They congratulated the prosecutors and judges who took part in the vote on their resolute courage to change the history of Albania. “The establishment of the Councils marks a decisive step in the ...

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Bushati: Albania determined to carry out its commitments in the domain of security, fight against organized crime, illicit trafficking

Albanian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati took part in the high level meeting of the Franco-German initiative for the coordination of the fight against illicit traffics of Small and Light Weapons in Western Balkan countries. This initiative, which is part of the Berlin Process, aims at boosting security and controls in the region and Europe by improving ...

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Germany urges Kosovo to lift tax on Serb goods

The German Foreign Minister, Heiko Mass has called on Kosovo on Tuesday to cancel or at least suspend the 100% tax hike introduced on Serb goods. Speaking in Paris in an important meeting for the prevention of the proliferation of light weapons from Western Balkans, Maas said that he was sorry to see the withdrawal of the Serb minority from ...

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Public university students step up their rally

University students’ protest carries on even today in front of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Education Headquarters. This is students’ largest rally since the collapse of communism threatening the escalation of the protest unless their 8 point demands are met. Students from Korca, Gjirolkastra, Elbasani, Vlora have joined the daily protest. Meanwhile Prime Minister Rama welcomed the protesters to ...

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Ruçi-Miskovski, Albanians and Macedonians, together for the future of Macedonia

Albanian Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi, who is visiting neighboring Macedonia, met with Hristijan Mickoski, chairman of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE Party. Given that Albania and Macedonia are two neighboring and friendly countries, with stories and many common values, Mr. Ruçi said “We think that Macedonia needs strong and stable institutions, a strong government, but also a powerful opposition, monitoring the government ...

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High Prosecutorial Council to elect the Prosecutor General

295 prosecutors out of 305 remaining in the system after the vetting process voted for the next “government” to represent them. The winners are Kostaq Beluri, Arben Dollapaj, Bujar Sheshi, Antoneta Sevdari, Gentian Osmani and Besnik Cani. The six of them will join the five non-prosecutorial members elected earlier. In this way, the 11-member High Council of Prosecutor’s Office will ...

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Soreca: Judiciary government election marks a significant step for Albania’s EU path

Today and tomorrow, prosecutors and judges will elect the judiciary government that is High Prosecutorial Council and High Council of Justice respectively. The US Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, Leyla Moses–Ones said in her speech: “It’s your time to vote. Albania has been waiting for this moment for a long time. This process will be fair. I want you to know that the United States ...

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US Embassy in Tirana: Ensure a free and transparent election process for magistrates in the High Prosecutorial Council and High Judicial Counci

The American Embassy in Tirana comes with a clear message about the judicial system in the country. Through a post on its official Facebook site, the embassy calls on Albanian judges and prosecutors to ensure a free and transparent election process for magistrates at the High Prosecution Council and the High Judicial Council that will be held this week, pointing ...

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