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Foreign Direct Investment Growth / AIDA: 10 Reasons to Invest in Albania

Foreign entrepreneurs seem to be increasingly turning their focus to Albania. In the year we just left behind, Foreign Direct Investment topped 1 billion euros, up 10% from 2018. Investment Development Agency, AIDA, gives 10 reasons why you should invest in Albania: -Geographic position; – free market access; – business-friendly environment; – one stop shop model; – diversified investment opportunities; ...

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Race for Director of the NBI; New Director of Albanian FBI to be trained in the USA

The race for the Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (BKH) opened yesterday. It was the Chairman of the Special Anti-Corruption Structure, Arben Kraja, who announced the opening of the race for the head of the National Bureau of Investigation. In a press release, Kraja demands that the director be a person of high integrity, professionally capable and motivated ...

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Yuri Kim,the new US ambassador to Albania

Yuri Kim is now officially the United States Ambassador to Albania. While sworn in as US ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim has addressed her commitment to this task as encouraging the country’s European integration processes. In three aspects of the country’s current expectations, namely political consensus, justice reform and the fight against corruption, Kim’s commitment has been first expressed as ...

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The Pyramid of Tirana to undergo transformation, agreement signed with Municipality of Tirana

Vodafone Albania, the Albanian American Development Foundation (AADF) and the Municipality of Tirana,  signed  a Memorandum of Understanding, as a first step of cooperation, for the revival and transformation of the Pyramid into the largest regional innovation center and digital education, for young people aged 12 to 24 years. The AADF and the Municipality of Tirana have undertaken the transformation ...

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EC President Michel: Important to give a clear signal of unanimity for enlargement of Albania

European Council President Charles Michel said it was necessary to give a clear signal of unanimity for enlargement to countries such as Albania and North Macedonia. Following his meeting with the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Peter Pellegrini, President of the European Council, Charles Michel said that, “another important topic that you should discuss next week, and we will continue the ...

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Rama: The media law that passed in parliament has 100% support of the OSCE

The media law that passed in parliament has 100% support of the OSCE team, ”said Prime Minister Edi Rama in Vienna today. At a joint press conference with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, at the conclusion of the OSCE Permanent Council session, Rama responded to media interest. Asked about about the discussions that followed the adoption of the media law, ...

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OSCE Secretary General Greminger: Albania is committed and a strong supportive partner

Prime Minister Edi Rama, now OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, held a press conference together with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, who said he welcomed our country’s presidency for this year and would work closely with Prime Minister Edi Rama and the delegation of Albania. “I welcome you Mr. Rama and I welcome the Albanian Presidency. I want to work closely with Prime ...

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President Meta: Albania on the side of USA and NATO against terrorism

In a time where the tensions between USA and Iran have arisen, since the killing of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, President of the Republic, Ilir Meta declared that Iran should respect the international agreement in the interest of peace. “The missiles launched towards the American military bases, are a provocative gesture with dangerous consequences for the region and its ...

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Fabrizio Bucci, the new ambassador of Italy in Albania

Fabrizio Bucci is Italy’s new ambassador to Tirana, who will replace Alberto Cutilo as the Italian  ambassador to Albania. The new Italian ambassador,  Bucci arrived in Tirana today and chose  to convey a message on this first day of work in Albania, stating that numerous activities and commitments  await in the months to come , in order to strengthen relations between ...

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Albania officially takes the chairmanship of OSCE for 2020

“A historic day for Albania begins, for the first time taking on an international role under the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).” This was stated by Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is in Vienna  where he will present Albania’s priorities to the OSCE Permanent Council. Albania officially assumes today the chairmanship of the Organization ...

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