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Mayor Veliaj confirms running for re-election

Mayor Erion Veliaj invites all citizens to participate massively with their families in the meeting “The City We Want” which will have the next stop on March 23 in the capital. Veliaj confirmed his running for re-election in the direction of the Municipality of Tirana for another 4 years.  Candidatures will be officially disclosed at the Socialist Party Congress. Veliaj ...

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INSTAT:Women in Albania, although having the same position as men, get paid less than them

Women in Albania, although having the same position as men, generally get paid less than them. According to INSTAT data, in 2018, the average salary of women was 47.5 thousand lek, while male 53.2 thousand lek. In total, men were paid 10.7% more than females, slightly increasing the gender gap compared to the previous year, when this difference was 10.5%. ...

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Novrus Day Celebration in Albania

Novruz, the Persian New Year, is one of the many religious festivities celebrated in Albania. If you are wondering why, you should know that this small Balkan country is one of the most tolerant places in the world, so people of different religious can celebrate their holy days in harmony and peace. Celebrated worldwide by Iranians, Nowruz, which literally means ...

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 Filip Shiroka, a classical Rilindja poet

 Filip Shiroka (1859-1935) is a classical Rilindja poet whose verse was first to become known in later years. He was born and raised in Shkodra and educated there by the Franciscans. Among his teachers was poet Leonardo De Martino (1830-1923), whose influence is omnipresent in Shiroka’s verse. His earliest verse publication, “To Albania, to arms, to arms!”, was a rather ...

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Poland endorses Albania’s negotiations opening with EU

Foreign Policy Commissioner Mimi Kodheli, together with the accompanying delegation are paying an official visit to  Poland. On the second day of her visit she had a meeting with the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy and the National Defense Commission in the Lower House of Parliament ( Sejm). Albania’s integration into the European Union was the focus of all meetings, both in the ...

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The concessionary contract approved for the Airport of Kukes

  The Council of Ministers signed the contract for the concession of the rehabilitation, operation and transferring of the Airport of Kukes for 35 years. This was declared by the minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Belinda Balluku. Balluku declared that the duration of the concession contract will be 35 years and the duration of the works will be 24 months, ...

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Head of opposition Basha participates at the Assembly of European Popular Parties

The head of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha held a meeting in Brussels with the head of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The meeting was held on the framework of the Assembly of the European Popular parties in Brussels. ‘’ I expressed the gratitude for the support of our ally CDU in compiling our economic program for the modernization of the ...

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Ruҫi attends Adriatic-Ionian Initiative Conference”Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia advocates of negotiations opening with Albania

Assembly Speaker Gramoz Ruҫi participated in the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative Conference in Budva, Montenegro. He said that countries such as Italy, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia are advocates of the road to Albania to open negotiations for the European Union. “The blessing of nature is to respond to productive economies. Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, advocates of opening negotiations with Albania, “Ruci said. ...

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Meta’s sudden statement on political crisis,”Ready to hand over my mandate as President”

President Ilir Meta has made a sudden statement from Pogradec regarding the political crisis in the country.’The constitutional and institutional crisis is not new and I have already given reasons and arguments why we are in such a situation that not only have we no constitutional court and the judicial system is paralyzed but President’s efforts and concern to prevent ...

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US Embassy Facebook post”Albania 10 years in NATO”

Through a Facebook post, the US Embassy in Tirana has listed 10 important facts about Albania’s role in NATO.”While Albania celebrates 10 years of NATO membership, we want to highlight some important facts about the Alliance and the role of Albania within it. “10 Years in NATO, We are NATO” – writes in an attached video posting.”Albania leads the deployment ...

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