Author Archives: RTI English

Telemundo Spanish media: Albania, the jewel of the Balkans

One of the most popular media in Spain, “Telemundo”, through an article invites the Spaniards to visit Albania, assessing it the “Balkan Jewel”.According to them, our country is one of the most amazing destinations in the world.“Tourists number last year increased by 20%. After 40 years of dictatorial pressure, one of the most brutal of the continent, the Republic of ...

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Hahn: Visa Liberalization of Kosovo requires time to approve legal provisions

The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn gave a press conference in Prishtina after the meetings he had with the Kosovo top authorities. Mr. Hahn stated that the European Union was disappointed by the decision of the government of Kosovo to impose custom duties. Mr. Hahn appreciated the efforts put by Kosovo through years, but he stressed out that at a ...

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Ahmetaj: 65 000 employees in all major sectors will have a pay rise

Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj, spoke yesterday about the 2019 state budget. He said that with the new budget there will be a pay rise in all major sectors and over 65 thousand employees will benefit from it. “The budget finances the justice reform and all other reforms that we have launched together and today we are yielding the ...

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Meta delivers message of congratulation on the 106th anniversary of the foundation of the Albanian Army

President Ilir Meta delivered a message of congratulation to all the military men on the 106th anniversary of the foundation of the Albanian Army. Through a post on ‘Facebook’, the head of the Albanian state expressed his appreciation for the Army’s contribution to humanitarian and peacekeeping operations. “On the occasion of the 106th anniversary of the founding of the Albanian ...

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Johannes Hahn to visit Kosovo on tax removal from goods imported from Serbia

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn is visiting Kosovo today. The decision of the Government of Kosovo to set the 100% tax on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be on the focus of the talks.  Kosovar media report that Hahn during this visit will meet with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli, Prime Minister ...

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Thaci: Time has come for an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia

Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaçi has just concluded a one week official visit to Washington, where he defended the need for an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, which, according to him, would bring peace for both countries and the region. During a discussion in the Atlantic Council, president Thaci said that time has come to leave the past behind. He said ...

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Luan Qerimi, Albanian well-known actor passed away at the age of 89

Luan Qerimi, Albanian well known actor passed away at the age of 89. Qerimi has been distinguished for the skillful performance of  the famous roles including “Arturo Ui”, “Othello”, “Kremlin Watches”, “The trap” or “Death of the Horse” still remaining alive in the minds of thousands of Albanian art lovers. Luan Qerimi was born in Lushnje, October 15, 1929 and ...

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Rama to meet Tsipras, there is no hatred between the two peoples

Prime Minister Edi Rama in an interview with Greek media has said he will soon have a meeting with his Greek counterpart Tsipras to eventually resolve old issues with Greece. Rama has assessed the Albanian-Greek relations as historic. Referring to the murder of Kaficas from Bularat, which was accompanied by strong statements from the two countries and the announcement of ...

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Fleckenstein: If negotiations will not be opened for Albania, then there would be negative consequences for the region

If in June 2019 the  membership negotiations will not be opened for Albania, then there would be not only negative consequences for the region, but European institutions themselves would lose credibility. That is the statement issued by the rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament, Knut Fleckenstein, who says that with the report he drafted on the progress of reforms ...

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Bushati in Budva: Western Balkan countries should agree and show political will to co-operate

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati, urged Western Balkan countries for reconciliation and political will, for more cooperation on removing barriers among them. Speaking at the meeting of Western Balkan Foreign Ministers (WB6), which took place on November 30 in the city of Budva, Montenegro, Mr. Bushati said that “We need to place more emphasis on reconciliation, which ...

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