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Albanian parliament kicks off its autumn session today

The Albanian parliament kicks off its autumn session today, on 3 September. This session comes at a time when the majority-opposition relations, despite the summer holidays, have been tense. This is due to some developments during this period, as well as to some events that occurred during the previous sessions. The most important thing seems to be the law on ...

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Nikolla: Special education to children with special needs

The Minister of Education, Lindita Nikolla, in a meeting with parents and pupils in Vlora, where the book packages were distributed free, stressed that this new school year, in Vlora as well as in every town and village, begins with another novelty, a special education to students with special needs. The Minister of Education noted that there are 700 teachers ...

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Vlahutin: Albania is working hard for its deserved place in the EU

  The mandate of the Ambassador of the European Union to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, has ended today. Through a post on Twitter, Vlahutin has written that she will always be grateful for the privilege she had to work for Albania. “Today is the last day of my mandate as EU ambassador to Albania. I will always be grateful for the ...

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Rama: Projects in Vlora will carry on

Prime Minister Edi Rama and some ministers of his cabinet held a meeting in Vlora focusing on this year’s tourist season. Mr Rama declared that the problem of wastewater drainage and a number of water and sanitation interventions across the south will come to an end, underscoring that the project will start in autumn this year, and will bring about ...

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Bushati in Dubrovnik:Future generation perspective, the challenge of the region

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati is participating in the Dubrovnik Forum on “Strengthening Sustainability – the Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Balkans”. The forum takes place under the auspices of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, attended by regional prime ministers and foreign ministers, European Union officials, as well as personalities of international politics. In his speech, Minister ...

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Rama meeting with mayors and prefects about tourism

Prime Minister Edi Rama held today a meeting with mayors and prefects about tourism. During the meeting, Rama assessed this tourist season as the most successful, and stressed that nearly half a billion have been introduced into the economy by tourism. “This is a year that can be considered as quite significant, and is a complete reflection of what has ...

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Archaeological sites and forts keep luring many local and foreign tourists

Albania is very rich in natural beauty, such as beautiful mountain landscapes and stunning coastlines, which we find often in the most prestigious guides and magazines in the world.But apart from this, a special place is taken by cultural tourism, where many museums and forts across Albania are attracting an ever-increasing number of local and foreign visitors alike.During 2018, archaeological ...

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International Film Festival “DEA OPEN AIR” kicks off on September 2

The fifth edition of the International Film Festival “DEA OPEN AIR” kicks off on September 2 in the coastal city of Saranda. Limani cinema is scheduled to host the official opening ceremony of this edition. The number of applicants for DEA OPEN AIR has increased from year to year. This year’s edition also confirms the same upward trend.The Films to ...

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Kosovo: State leaders hold consultations about the dialogue with Serbia

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj and parliamentary speaker, Kadri Veseli held a meeting on Thursday with the country’s president, Hashim Thaci. This meeting discussed the final phase of the talks for the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. After the meeting, the prime minister of the country said that he has discussed with the president about the process ...

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LIBE Committee recommends visa liberalization for Kosovo

With 30 votes in favour, 10 votes against and two abstains, Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs–LIBE, has recommended the liberalisation of visas for citizens of Kosovo. In order for the liberalisation to take place, the recommendation should also receive the green light by other instances of the European Union. MEP and rapporteur for Kosovo in the European ...

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