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Meta and Rama react to the murder of Ivanovic

Albanian President Ilir Meta has condemned Oliver Ivanovic’s assassination, assessing it as a criminal act. Mr. Meta expressed the belief that the relevant authorities would soon disclose this criminal act and bring the perpetrators to justice. The head of the Albanian state encouraged both sides to assess the situation with calmness and prudence and in order for the important process ...

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Freedom House: “Democracy is in crisis”, Albania in stagnation

Ai??”Democracy is in crisis”. That is the conclusion drawn by the Freedom House, a non-governmental organization based in Washington that analyzes data on freedom around the world. From Freedom House’s rating to 195 countries around the world, only 88 countries are ranked as free, 58 are partially free and 49 are least free. According to this organization, Albania is ranked ...

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USA and EU demand an investigation over the murder of the Serb politician

The United States of America and the European Union have strongly condemned the murder of the Serb Civil Initiative Party in Kosovo, Oliver Ivanovic. The US ambassador, Greg Delawie has invited institutions of Kosovo to investigate this murder at once and with professionalism. ai???I condemn the violent murder of Oliver Ivanovic this morning and send the deepest condolences on behalf ...

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Commerce between Kosovo and EU towards full liberalization

Since signing the Stabilization and Association Agreement, Kosovo has relieved from customs charges 1044 out of 2564 agricultural products coming from the EU . This is stated by the report published by the ministry of Trade and Industry dubbed ai???Effects of the Association and Stabilization Agreement Kosovo-EU: Impact on Tradeai???, which states that 14 products have been nonnegotiable and have ...

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Wallstrom: Albania on the right track

Margot Wallstrom had a meeting with her Albanian counterpart, Ditmir Bushati, from whom the latter received Swedenai??i??s support for the countryai??i??s integration process. During this meeting, the two ministers focused on the excellent dynamics of the bilateral relations. While paying special attention to the process of Albaniaai??i??s integration into the European Union, they also shared the same views on the ...

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105th anniversary of Albanian State Police creation

January 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the State Police creation. This year, ceremonies have been held in Lezha town where from yesterday the government has moved to this city for the next meeting. Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj acknowledged that despite the fact that higher-ranking officers have been implicated and cooperated with criminal groups,Ai?? politics should not disparage the work ...

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Arta Marku shakes off the Prosecution with major changes

After coming to the helm of the General Prosecution, Arta Marku kicked off a restructuring process of the prosecution body targeting forging ahead with the fight against high-level corruption and powerful criminal groups. After making major changes in the high ranks of the General Prosecutor’s Office and district prosecutors, Marku has also has taken effective measures to punish prosecutors’ violations ...

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Albanian language becomes official in FYROM, decision hailed by Tirana

The voting by the Parliament of FYROM of the law which makes the Albanian language an official language in FYROM, has been hailed today by state leaders in Tirana. The President of Albania said that this is ai???an important act not only for Albanians, but also for the European future of Macedoniaai???. The head of the opposition, Lulzim Basha considered ...

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Anti-corruption, Cantone-Gjonaj meeting concluded with agreements

President of the Italian Anti-Corruption National Authority Raffaele Cantone is paying an official visit to Albania. Ai??He had a meeting with the minister of Justice Etilda Gjonaj. Albanian Ministry of Justice and the Italian Anti-Corruption National Authority will soon sign a memorandum of cooperation in the field of justice and the fight against corruption.Ai??During a statement issued to the media, ...

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New projects for developing rural areas

The Albanian government has shifted its aim to the development of the rural areas , and made it a priority in its second governing mandate. There are a lot of reasons for that to do so but the three most important ones are ai??i?? 45% of the Albanian population live in the rural areas ai??i?? agriculture contributesAi?? with 21% of ...

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