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Opposition held its 9th anti-government rally

The Albanian opposition held its 9th rally today. The protesters gathered at the main Boulevard in front of Prime Minister’s Office chanting “Go Rama Go”, throwing flares, firecrackers and other projectiles at police. DP leader Lulzim Basha was received with ovations by his supporters at the headquarters of the government. Inspired by the supporters, Mr. Basha said, “Nothing stops this ...

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US Acting Deputy Ambassador Koski: Albania’s legal system is changing, a better business climate awaits investors

“The United States is confident that justice reform will create a fair, transparent and predictable business climate that is best for your businesses and for all US companies inspired to invest in Albania” That is the statement issued by the US Acting Deputy Ambassador Dan Koski at the General Assembly of the American Chamber of Commerce. “Every year, Albania loses ...

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Pacolli: Germany affirmed its support for Kosovo’s visa liberalization

Kosovo’s Foreign Minister, Behgjet Pacolli was in Warsaw today where he had a meeting with German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas. “Great meeting in Warsaw with German FM, Heiko Maas on the strategic cooperation between Kosovo and Germany. Germany is Kosovo’s strongest European ally and it supports with all its mechanisms the visa liberalization for Kosovo and it continuous EU and ...

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Chinese PM Li Keqiang to Rama: China welcomes Albania’s agricultural products exports

During the meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama at the Eighth Leaders Summit of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) in Dubrovnik, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stated that China welcomes Albania’s agricultural products exports. He further expressed the rapprochement with regard to relations between the two countries. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ...

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Number of visitors have increased in National Parks

Archaeological parks in our country have awakened the interest of foreign and domestic tourists during the first three months of 2019. These parks in Albania have received an impressive number of visitors during January-March 2019 reaching a number of 19,881 visitors. There is an increase of 237% more visitors compared with the same period of 2016, year which received 5800 ...

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Soreca: Experts will monitor the costs of political parties and their candidates for the June 30th election campaign

European Union Ambassador Luigi Soreca welcomed the guidelines approved this Thursday by the CEC regarding party funding. In a post on social networks, Soreca writes that “the guidelines adopted today by the Central Election Commission create a pro-active follow-up to OSCE-ODIHR’s recommendations for financing political parties.” For Soreca, the adoption of these by-laws is a good first step in the ...

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EU urges Albania to strengthen the local administration through transparency and decentralization

The European Union urges Albania to strengthen the local administration through transparency and decentralization. On the verge of the June 30 local elections, but especially the annual report on Albania, the EU, through a statement Thursday for the eighth meeting held in Tirana for public administration, emphasizes its encouragement to improve the quality of policy planning, monitoring and implementation by ...

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Minister Cakaj praises youth support in Warsaw Summit

The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj called on the Foreign Ministers of the participating countries of the Berlin Process to pay attention to the challenges the youth have in Albania and in the Balkan region. Cakaj praised the Berlin Process, noting that it has increased significantly the cooperation between the countries of the region, and stressed ...

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Krenar Shoraj grabs bronze medal in European Weightlifting Championships

Another medal was grabbed in the European Weightlifting Championships that is taking place in Georgia. It is Krenar Shoraj, the athlete who raced in the 89 kg category. He was ranked third in clean and jerk and grabbed the bronze medal. Shoraj lifted 195 kilograms in the first test, and then tested 200 and 201 kilograms, but both these tests ...

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“EU Negotiations”, Italian Ambassador meets Ruci: Contribution to Albania will carry on

Speaker of the Parliament, Gramoz Ruçi held yesterday a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Albania, Alberto Cutillo, focusing on the cooperation and the integration process. “Italy has been and will remain the best advocate of Albania in the process of European integration and for this the Albanian people, the Assembly, the Government and the Albanian institutions are all grateful. ...

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