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Meta in US Senate Defense Committee:Expansion of the European border in the Western Balkans, the only border change we need

Albanian President Ilir Meta held a speech at the US Senate Defense Committee, speaking about the challenges facing South East Europe (SEE) continually. The president said that in this agreement, the United States and the EU are guarantors for a final and fair decision. He said: “We are convinced that the final agreement between Kosovo and Serbia will produce peace, ...

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North Macedonia, member of NATO. Accession protocol signed

NATO member countries signed today in Brussels the “protocol of the accession of northern Macedonia” to the Western alliance, together with Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. During the discussion at the Atlantic Council on Macedonia’s NATO Membership under the Balkan Movement Initiative, Minister Dimitrov said: “This is a historic event; we are writing history creating a brighter future in a ...

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Today the 5th death anniversary of the Albanian best singer ever Vaçe Zela

Today is the 5th death anniversary of the Albanian best singer ever Vaçe Zela. Her voice fascinated a whole generation of artists. With its unique voice, Vaçe Zela for more than 40 years created an everlasting myth, entering into the heart of every Albanian. The singer of the Albanian scene, the astonishing voice of force and virtuosity, embodied that immortality. ...

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Agreement on common border crossing point Albania-Kosovo kicks off implementation

The official implementation of the agreement on a common border crossing point Albania-Kosovo kicked off today. At Morin Customs, the two countries’ police operate within the same station. Duplicate controls and delivery of documents to two counters have come to an end. Procedures are simplified by avoiding unnecessary rows for hours. Earlier this procedure was carried out during the tourist ...

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Speaker of Parliament Ruçi received by the President of Bundestag,Wolfgang Schauble

  The Speaker of the Parliament, Gramoz Ruçi and the head of the parliamentary group of the Socialist Party, Taulant Balla were received in a meeting in Germany, by the President of Bundestag, Wolfgang Schauble. During the meeting, both parties confirmed the support of Germany in the opening of the negotiations for Albania with the European Union. Speaker Ruci expressed ...

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Romanian Presidency of EU: Albania on the right track for the European Integration process

In the framework of the ministerial meeting of the Ministers of the Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the EU and candidate countries, that was held in Bucharest, the acting minister for Europe and foreign affairs of Albania, Gent Caka, held a series of bilateral meetings in Romania, a country that is holding the rotating presidency of the European ...

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Imports from far-flung Colombia to Albania increased 136%

Imports from far-flung Colombia to Albania have experienced a strong growth over the last three years. According to INSTAT data, in 2018, goods worth about ALL 2 billion were imported from Colombia, with an increase of 136% compared to the previous year, whereas by 2015 they were negligible. Although in absolute terms, the goods we import from Colombia are low, ...

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Freedom House: Albania and Kosovo rank among the partly free countries

The Freedom House, based in the United States, points out in its report released on Tuesday that democratic principles such as election integrity and migrant rights are weakening for the 13th year in a row. According to the organization that analyzed data from 195 countries, 86, or 44 percent, are ranked among the free countries, 59 or 30 percent are ...

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2019 index of economic freedom: Albania in the moderately free countries

Albania gained 13 positions in the Heritage Foundation’s economic freedom index for 2019. This index is one of the most prestigious in terms of economic freedom and analyzes 180 countries around the world. Our country is ranked among the countries with moderate economic freedom, with a score of 66.5 points. Albania’s good performance is underlined in the report, where it ...

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Minister of Interior Lleshaj on official visit in Turkey

The minister of Interior, Sander Lleshaj is conducting an official visit in Turkey, with the invitation of the Turkish interior minister, Süleyman Soylu. During the meeting at the Interior Ministry, Minister Süleyman Soylu praised the close cooperation between the two countries that according to him, is based on historical factors and the great presence of the Albanian factor in Turkey. ...

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