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Export to EU countries upward trend

 Trade exchanges with EU countries in January-October accounted for 64.2% of all trade. The Institute of Statistics, INSTAT, released on Monday a report on foreign trade, according to which exports to EU countries account for 76.4% of total exports and imports from EU countries account for 58.5% of total imports. The main trading partners turn out to be Italy with ...

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German Foreign Ministry: EU must keep pledges, Albania& North Macedonia have met the conditions

On the eve of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday, the German government has reacted to France’s proposal for an EU enlargement strategy. Asked by the DW, the German Foreign Ministry said EU enlargement reform should not delay the opening of negotiations: “We recognize the French government’s suggestions for EU enlargement reform. We are open to ...

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Kocijancic has called for an urgent resolution of the Constitutional Court Impasse

European Union spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic says the 2016 constitution and legislation are clear as to the selection of members of the Constitutional Court, the role of the Nominee Appointments Council, and the unblocking mechanism after the 30-day deadline for the Assembly and the President to select from the first three candidates. In a press release for the media, Kocijancic says ...

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Bank of Albania predicts wage growth due to labor shortage pressures

Wages in the economy are expected to grow at a faster pace in the coming years due to structural changes in the labor market. The high demand for employment in some sectors as the workforce has stopped growing will create the conditions for wage increases in the coming years. The Bank of Albania predicts that, therefore, inflation over the medium ...

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Soreca called on political parties to set aside conflicts for the Constitutional Court and work to establish a credible institution

EU Ambassador to Albania Luigi Soreca called on political parties to set aside conflicts for the Constitutional Court and work to establish a credible institution. At the meeting of the Commission on Integration, which also announced the opening of the European School of Integration, Soreca also spoke about the electoral reform package and urged the parties to reach a consensus ...

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US Ambassador for International Religious Freedoms: Albania a role model for religious tolerance

US Ambassador for International Religious Freedoms, Sam Brownback attending the International Conference “Religion as an Instrument for Peace” singled out Albania as a model country for religious tolerance and expressed confidence that if religious and political parties cooperate with each other, Albania will to be the model that will lead the world in strengthening religious peace and tolerance. ‘Albania is ...

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Tirana Book Fair 2019 concludes its 22nd edition, Besnik Mustafaj wins Best Author

The Tirana 2019 Book Fair concluded its 22nd edition, awarding the best at writing and translating. Writer Besnik Mustafaj was awarded the best author for 2019 for his novel ‘’Demtuar gjate rruges’’, published by Toena publishing house. The award for the best translator went for Korab Hoxha, for the translation of the poetry and prose of the Russian author Marina ...

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EURO 2020- France wins 2-0 against Albania at the newly built stadium ”Air Albania”

Albania faced the two-time world champions of France, in the newly inaugurated stadium ‘’Air Albania’’, under an electrifying atmosphere from the fans. With France at the top of Group H and already qualified for the EURO 2020 and Albania without any pressure, the match begun with a high pace, when Tolisso scored a header after the volley of Griezman from ...

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Speaker Ruci: NATO’s perspective on security more advanced than that of EU

Speaker of Parliament, Gramoz Ruci, has again spoken about the European Union’s stance on enlargement with the Western Balkan countries. Present at the conference “NATO Security Challenges Versus Technology”, the Parliament Speaker emphasized that the North Atlantic Alliance’s perspective on security is more advanced than that of the European Union. “NATO’s security perspective is certainly much clearer and more advanced ...

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Soreca: EU is proud to support Albania in the economic development of its agricultural sector

EU Ambassador to Albania Luigi Soreca has visited the agricultural fair “Albania works the land” in Tirana, where farmers from all over the country have gathered to present Albania’s agricultural production assets. “We are also proud to see farmers who have benefited from IPARD funds and an EU-funded project that supports food safety in Albania. The EU is proud to ...

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