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Fleckenstein appeals to civil society to raise its voice and leave no stone unturned

The Rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament, Knut Fleckenstein, said yesterday that he was pleased that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer was in line with the stance expressed by the European Union. Present at the meeting of the National Council for European Integration in the Albanian Parliament, Fleckenstein stated among other things that Electoral Reform can be ...

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PM Edi Rama: Albania has fulfilled its obligations, negotiations should be opened in June

Pm Edi Rama declared from the Parliament that regarding the point of view of political unity for assessing the EU, Albania has been left behind, referring to the latest political situation. Pm Rama stressed that the progress report of EU will recommend the opening of the negotiations and that Albania has fulfilled all its obligations to open the membership talks. ...

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Elbasan Ethnographic Museum, Recounting the Culture and Tradition of a Town

In the center of the city of Elbasan, very close to Bezrapski Plane tree, there is a 200-year old house, which in 1986 returned into an Ethnographic Museum. From the architectural conception; this dwelling resembles to the Berat and Shkodra houses with veranda (cardak). The building consists of two floors, the first floor having a warehouse used to store farm ...

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“Mons Lucjan Avgustini” school inaugurated by the U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché James Hilton

The Municipality of Vau-Dejes inaugurated the reconstruction of the high school ‘’Mons Lucjan Avgustini’’. The Mayor of Vau-Dejes , Zef Hila expressed his gratitude for the U.S embassy in Albania, for the financing of this project and the offering of the best of conditions for the students of this school. The representative of the US embassy, James Hilton declared that ...

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Reform of the Public Administration, a key priority for Albania

The special group designated for the Reform in the Public Administration held the next meeting, where it gave an update regarding the main developments, concentrating on the implementation of the reform in the civil service, planning and coordinating of policies, offering of services and the local government. Deputy Pm, Erion Brace warned that every employee of the administration that cannot ...

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After cash heist, Rinas Airport Security will be managed by military police

The military takes over the security of Rinas Airport after heavily armed men stole about 10 million Euros loaded onto Austrian Airlines plane on Tuesday afternoon leading to one robber shot dead in an exchange of fire with police. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka stated today afternoon that the Armed Forces will be located at “Mother Teresa” International Airport in Rinas. Specifically, ...

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Croatia’s Deputy Prime Minister: Croatia, the main advocate for the integration process of Albania

The Albanian delegation is participating in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly session, taking place from 8 to 12 April in Strasbourg. During the session, the delegation held a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia, Marija Pejčinovic Burič, at the same time one of the two official candidatures for the Secretary General of the ...

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Male Basketball: Durres reaches historical success, Goga Basket ranks first

Male basketball in Albania, with Vllaznia jeopardizing fall from the category can only be played in two major cities: Tirana and Durrës. Durrës with the two leading teams is currently marking success, thanks to the investments made in this city, which proves that without infrastructure and development model, no success can be claimed. “Goga Basket” inaugurated the new sports hall, ...

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Briken Calja grabs silver medal at the European Weightlifting Championship

Weightlifting- Briken Calja is crowned champion of Europe in snatch of the 73 kg weight in the European Championship that is being held in Georgia. At the first attempt he managed to lift 152kg and in the second attempt 156, failing that he last attempt with 160kg. As for clean and jerk, Briken Calja ranked second, with the Bulgarian weightlifter  ...

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Vienna Summit calls for the continuation of the enlargement process with the Western Balkan countries

The Conference of Presidents of Parliaments of the EU Member States at the conclusion of the Vienna Summit, 8-9 April 2009, calls for the continuation of the enlargement process with the Western Balkan countries through a significant progress and continuation of the other steps of membership for Albania and other countries in the region. Also, the leaders of the 28 ...

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