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Albanian-Chinese trade relations in increase

Chinese goods seem to have been the most “favorite” this year. These are INSTAT’s foreign trade data for January-August. If imports increased in this eight-month period, almost 50% of this increase comes from China. In total, according to INSTAT data, in January-August 2018, Albania imported ALL 415.9 billion of goods from abroad, while for the same period this year, the ...

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Agricultural exports upward trend

In the 8-month period of 2019, agricultural exports  increased by 13.4% compared to the 8-month period 2018. Prime Minister Edi Rama shared positive and extremely encouraging data on double-digit growth in agricultural exports. The increase in Albanian agricultural production and the level of exports is not accidental. The policies that have been pursued in support of agriculture and rural development ...

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Meta appeal to political parties to commence dialogue

President Ilir Meta received in a meeting the President of the Council of American Ambassadors, Timothy A. Chorba, who is visiting Albania at the invitation of the Council of Albanian Ambassadors. Focusing on the current political situation in the country, Meta emphasized the need for the parties to return to political dialogue, to resolve the unprecedented crisis where the country ...

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Ismail Kadare, winner of the Pak Kyongni Award in South Korea

The renowned Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare is the winner of the ‘’Pak Kyongni 2019’’ award in South Korea. “The works of Ismail Kadare make the readers think and strongly feel their relationship with certain events of history’’ said Kim Uchang, the chairman of the selective commission. The ceremony of the award will be held on 26 October 2019 at the ...

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FIFA classification – Albania remains at the same spot, Kosovo reaches historic ranking

With the win against Iceland last week, for the qualification round of Euro 2020, Albania still remains at the same position in the FIFA’s general ranking, published on FIFA’s official web. The Albanian national team ranks 64th with 1272 points, 10 more than the last month. But these are not enough to pass Qatar, that stands in front of Albania ...

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Tahiri found guilty of abuse of office. 3.4 years of probation service

 The Court of Serious Crimes decided to sentence former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri to 5 years imprisonment. He had previously agreed on a shortened judgment, hence the sentence was then converted to three years and four months of probation period. Tahiri is prohibited from exercising public functions during this period. The Serious Crimes Prosecutor’s Office had previously demanded 12 years in prison for former Interior ...

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”Albanian Effort 19” military practice carried out by Albanian Armed Forces

“Albanian Effort 19” gathered in Biza about 800 members from Albania, USA, United Kingdom, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia and Kosovo. In 7 days, military representatives from 12 Allied and Partner countries showed what is the source of the power of the largest military and political Alliance in the world, of which our country has been ...

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Albania-Kosovo and North Macedonia to facilitate customs procedures

General Director of Customs Arlind Gjokuta participated in the regional Economic Forum organized in Skopje by the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia, on “Facilitating trade through institutional cooperation between Albania, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia”. “The facilitation of customs procedures and tariffs will enable trade exchanges between our countries to increase and will help increase the competitiveness of businesses beyond the ...

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Mp of Socialist Party, Ulsi Manja met with the representatives of the Venice Commission

The Socialist Party MP, at the same time Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs, Public Administration and Human Rights, Ulsi Manja received  a delegation of the Venice Commission. During this meeting the draft law  “On the completion of transitional ownership processes in the Republic of Albania”, was discussed. Manja underlined that “internationally recognized legal opinions have become part of ...

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Tusk: Albania’s integration in the interest of all member states

Prime Minister Edi Rama and EC President Donald Tusk held a joint press conference at the conclusion of the meeting. Rama assessed the senior Brussels official as an EU enlargement lawyer, awarding him the Medal of Public Gratitude. For his part, Tusk called for the European Union to open negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. He stated that Albania’s integration ...

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