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PM Edi Rama: Chinese tourists will not need visas for the ”Balkan Schengen”

Pm of Albania, Edi Rama, participated in a ceremony on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the relations between Albania and China, praising Beijing as the second trade partner after EU. He declared that the cooperation between the two countries should increase, respecting the approach of each other. The head of the government declared that with the ‘’Balkan Schengen’’, ...

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Paris Peace Forum- President Meta met with French President Macron

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta is in France, participating at the Paris Peace Forum. This forum is an annual international meeting for all actors of global governance initiated by the French President Emmanuel Macron. ‘’A special pleasure to meet last night with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum! The cooperation ...

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Borchardt: There is still work to be done to have an impartial justice system

The OSCE ambassador to our country, Bernd Borchardt, says there is still work to be done to have an impartial justice system. “There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that we have an accurate justice system, there are initiatives that go hand in hand. The vetting process carries on, and I hope the Constitutional Court ...

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Merkel: EU should do more to open negotiations on Albania and North Macedonia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on an official visit in Rome where she once again underlined the danger of other actors’ influencing Russia in the Western Balkans. Merkel said the EU should do more to open negotiations on Albania and North Macedonia. “I am very pleased to share with Conten the same strategy towards the Western Balkan countries.We need to ...

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”The Bride and the Curfew” premieres at the Viennale, 41 years after its realization

Directed by Kristaq Mitro and Ibrahim Mucaj, the movie ‘’The Bride and the Curfew’’ had its international premiere at the Viennale. The film has been cited as one of the major European events and the photo from the film “The Bride and the Curfew” has been selected as the  image of the retrospective for the 80th anniversary of World War ...

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Meta visits the region of Puglia, praises the Arbëresh community

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, called on preserving and paying attention to the Arbëresh culture, because according to him, globalization is a serious threat for the cultural minorities of for small and modest peoples. In the framework of his initiative ‘’U’ jam Arbëresh’’, President Meta paid a visit to the Commune of Casalvecchio in the Puglia region. ‘’We ...

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Albanian Superliga, results and standings

The 20th week of the Albanian football championship played this weekend and here are the results : Flamurtari- Partizani   1-1 Laci – Kukesi   1–0 Bylis – Skenderbeu   2-3 Luftetari – Teuta   0-0 Tirana – Vllaznia 0-0 As for the classification, Partizani leads the table with 22 points, followed by Bylis in the second place with 20 and Laci in third ...

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Ruci calls on the EU countries to verify the reforms our country has undertaken

Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruci delivered a letter to his counterparts of EU countries that opposed the opening of negotiations for Albania. Ruci said we was not discouraged by the EC’s decision, which he described as unfair. The Speaker does not forget about the fact that Germany was in favor of opening negotiations, while addressing the President of the Bundestag Wolfgang ...

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French Ambassador Christine Vasac: The reforms must continue and have tangible results

  French Ambassador Christine Vasac during a visit to Korça was asked about the enlargement methodology France is using. Vasac said that Makron has made it clear, adding that France is not in principle against the further integration of Albania. “The idea is to take the initiative to find a new way of functioning for the EU, both for members ...

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‘Balkan Schengen’ benefits for the countries of the region and their citizens

Three Balkan leaders, Prime Minister of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia’s President decided at the Ohrid Summit to adopt an action plan to deepen regional co-operation regarding implementation of 4 European Union Freedoms in the Western Balkans – Freedom of the Movement of People; Goods; Services; Capital. Prime Minister Rama called this co-operation as the “Schengen of the Western Balkans” ...

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