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Parliament Speaker Ruci at the 10th Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Forum in Washington

  At the invitation of Congressman Robert Pittinger, Deputy Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illegal Financing in the US Congress, Albania’s Speaker of Parliament, Gramoz RuA�i, will attend the 10th Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Forum in Washington DC on the 7th of December 2017. During this visit, the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr. Gramoz RuA�i is accompanied by ...

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Asselborn: Luxembourg will propose the opening of Albania’s negotiations with the EU in 2018

a�?In 2018, we will propose the opening of EU negotiations with Albania, but it also depends on youa�?. That is the statement issued by Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister, Jean Asselborn during his visit in Tirana. A�At the meeting held with the Speaker of Parliament Gramoz Ruci, the diplomat from Luxembourg stressed that Albania should keep up with the undertaken reforms to ...

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Juncker message to Rama: EC expects continued co-operation with Albania for its EU membership

A� The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Prime Minister Edi Rama on the outcome of the parliamentary elections and believes that the country will have more benefits from cross-party co-operation. Mr. Juncker posted on social networks, a letter addressed to the head of the SP.The result of these elections shows that Albanian citizens have given you a clear mandate ...

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Fleckenstein: No additional conditions for Albania, negotiations can be opened in the first half of 2018

The rapporteur for Albania in the European Parliament, Knut Fleckenstein, stressed out that his message during his visit to Albania was that there were no additional conditions for Albania regarding the opening of negotiations with the EU. “That is the message I forwarded to Albania as a rapporteur of the European Parliament,” Mr Fleckenstein wrote in the social network Facebook. ...

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RAMA: We can not make reforms without the EU support

The 18th edition of the Western Balkans Policy Summit entitled “The Western Balkans at a Crossroad: New Challenges, Changing Dynamics”, organized by “Friends of Europe”, with the support of the European Commission, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, was held in Brussels. The conference addressed issues ...

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Floods, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro offer assistance

Kosovo was the first one to offer its support for Albania due to the difficult situation of the recent days caused by the floods.Montenegro has also expressed its readiness to assist Albania in coping with the situation. a�?The government of Montenegro will offer its help for Albania to cope with the situation of floods. Natural disasters do not choose a ...

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Intensive snowfalls in northern Albania

Northern Albania is covered by snow drifts, the intensity of which is increasing. In Kukes Municipality, the layers of snow go up to 20 cm. The national and rural roads are passable , but for Caje and LojmeA� villages which remain still blocked. The Albanian Road Authority is monitoring the situation andA� salt has been thrown in those road axes ...

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EU delegation in Albania: Solidarity towards all flood affected

  The European Union Delegation in Albania stated today that it is closely monitoring the flood situation in Albania with the European Emergency Response Center to assist the flood damaged victims. The EU Delegation expresses solidarity and willingness to help citizens affected by bad weather. In the posting on Twitter by the EU Delegation, it is said that: The EU ...

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Energy situation improved at Drini cascade after rainfalls

The hydro-energetic situation in Drin has improved after the recent precipitations. A�The Energy Corporation (KESH) reported that the energy reserve has been increased, 116 GW/h more than on November 28th, when rainfall started. The water level at Fierza hydro-power plant has reached to 273.16, that is 5 meters higher than before the rainfalls, as the water keeps flowing with 1000 ...

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Bushati: Albania’s chances to start accession negotiations by 2018

A�Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said for the Voice of America that Albaniaa��s chances to start accession negotiations by 2018. A�a�?We expect 2018 to be a determinant year as regards to Albaniaa��s European perspective, and the decision of EU member countries for Albaniaa��s accessiona�? Bushati says that Albania has been focused on the implementation of the key priorities: a�?The judiciary ...

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