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Venice Commission to discuss the Albanian Parliament addressed questions at March session

In March, the Venice Commission will discuss the 5 questions that the Albanian Parliament addressed to it as regards the appointment of members of the Constitutional Court. The news is announced by the Venice Commission itself through a letter sent to Parliament Speaker Ruci. Thomas Markert, the Commission’s Secretary in a letter to Ruci, writes that the Venice Commission will ...

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PM Rama commends the agreement reached on the electoral reform

Prime Minister Edi Rama has reacted after the political deal. He wrote that this reasonable return at the Dialogue Round-table on Election Reform, where all OSCE / ODHIR recommendations will be integrated into the Electoral Law should be commended. Full Post: “For more than a year lost in the path of conflict leading to the extreme, we should commend this ...

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US Embassy in Tirana hails the agreement reached on the electoral reform

The US Embassy in Tirana has reacted after today’s meeting between the majority and the opposition regarding the Electoral Reform. “We welcome the parties that agreed to work together on electoral reform, an important step to fully address the ODIHR recommendations. The reform will support an efficient and credible electoral processes and strengthen Albanian democracy. We hope that the parties ...

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OSCE Presence in Albania hails the agreement reached by political parties on the electoral reform

The OSCE Presence in Albania has assessed the political parties’ agreement on Electoral Reform as an important step towards timely reform, adding that it is ready to continue to contribute to this reform process. “The OSCE Presence in Albania welcomes today’s political agreement on the electoral reform. We see this agreement as an important first step towards a comprehensive and ...

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Albanian political forces reached an agreement to implement electoral reform by 15 March

The main political forces in Albania reached an agreement today to implement the electoral reform by 15 March. A group of 4 members, representing the three main parties Damian Gjiknuri, Rudina Hajdari, Oerd Bylykbashi and Petrit Vasili, agreed to adopt the electoral reform in a transparent, inclusive, consensual way among political parties. The reform agreed to be discussed and drafted ...

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Summit “Tourism for Solidarity and Sustainability” kicks off in Tirana

The “Tourism for Solidarity and Sustainability” summit is holding its proceedings in Tirana. The summit is attended by Prime Minister Edi Rama, Tourism Minister Blendi Klosi and the tourism ministers of Italy, Greece, Croatia and the entire region, expected to discuss the challenges and expectations of the tourism sector. Natural disasters create crises that put people in need of immediate ...

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Albania’s hopes for accession negotiations opening see sparks of revival

Hopes for opening accession negotiations come earlier this year from France, the new European Commission and the Croatian Presidency of the European Council, a strong supporter of Western Balkans membership in the European Union. Albania has high expectations from the EU-Western Ballkans Zagreb Summit, which will be held on May 6-7, regarded as the most important event of the Croatian ...

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OSCE willing to cooperate with the government to improve the legislation on Media

Harlem Désir , OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, received from the Office of the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta, explanatory documents on the reasons for the return to Parliament of the laws on Audiovisual Media and the Law on Electronic Communication in the Republic of Albania. OSCE representative confirms that he is ready to continue ...

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90% of the works of Trans Adriatic Pipeline are completed

PM Edi Rama said that 90% of the works of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have been completed. TAP is one of the biggest European projects for gas. The work completed includes the engineering part, the procurement procedures and construction. The entire pipeline has been completed and the compression stations in Greece and Albania have been installed. Meanwhile, the works ...

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Soreca on the 107th anniversary of State Police: “A safer Albania means a safer Europe”

The European Union Ambassador to Tirana, Luigi Soreca, was present at the 107th anniversary ceremony of the State Police, where the new RENEA Special Forces Unit was inaugurated. In his speech, Ambassador Soreca stated that the EU would continue to support the Albanian police, and in the next two years it will provide a fund of 19 million euros. Emphasizing ...

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