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Albania on the verge of accession negotiations opening

Albania is on the verge of accession negotiations opening with EU. The European Commission is expected to open the green light for the country’s EU membership negotiations on Tuesday, 17 April. The recommendation for the opening of the negotiations of Albania is expected to be unconditional, placing emphasis on the progress made at the beginning of the Vetting process as ...

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BoA: Economic sentiment indicator grew by 3.7 percentage points in the first quarter of the year

The economic sentiment indicator, which measures business and consumer confidence in the country’s economy, grew by 3.7 percentage points in the first quarter of the year. Referring to the Bank of Albania survey, the growth of confidence in the economy during the January-March period came mainly from businesses, while the perception of consumers for the economy has deteriorated. The findings ...

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WB: Kosovoai??i??s economy grew by 4.4% in 2017

Kosovoai??i??s economy grew by 4.4% in 2017. This growth was driven by public and private investments and by the growth of exports. This is stressed in the latest report of the World Bank, which has analyzed the economies of the countries of Southeast Europe. The report says that Kosovoai??i??s economic growth is expected to be 4.8% in the period 2018-2020.Marko ...

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The Academy of Sciences honors Albanian prominent writer Ismail Kadare with the Career Award

Ismail Kadare, the Albanian writer and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary literature, is honored with a prize from the Academy of Sciences. Kadare, also a member of the Academy of Sciences and many times a candidate for the Nobel Prize, has grabbed Career Prize. The writer was given this award as a sign of gratitude and appreciation ...

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US Ambassador Lu meeting with President Meta

US Ambassador Donald Lu held a meeting today in the Presidency with the head of state Ilir Meta. The meeting between them came after the news of former chief prosecutor Adriatik Llalla, who claimed that he was asked by Donald Lu, to arrest the then Speaker of the Parliament Ilir Meta, which was immediately denied by the US ambassador. But ...

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Kotzias meets Pacolli in Pristina

Greek Foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias, has held a meeting in Pristina today with his counterpart from Kosovo, Behgjet Pacolli.Ai??In contrast to the other visits held as part of the Balkan tour, the Greek diplomat did not deliver a joint press conference following the meeting with Pacolli. ai???We have a lot to talk and to doai???, Kotzias declared briefly. He said ...

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Gjonaj in Copenhagen: Committed to implement all the decisions of ECHR

Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj held a meeting with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Guido Raimondi during the proceedings of the High Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mrs Gjonaj assured Mr Guido Raimondi about the full engagement of the Albanian Government for the implementation of ECHR decisions. According ...

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Parliament session held amid growing tension

The parliament session was held today amid growing tension. The departure of the prime minister from the session was the opposition’s goal. With this end in view they threw flour, water and eggs at the Prime Minister over the arrests made after Kalimashi highway toll was burned down by the protesters. The session was interrupted a total of 5 times ...

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Minister Klosi: 2018 will be a successful year for tourism

For the first time, 84 touristic operators form 46 countries of the world gathered in Tirana, for purchasing touristic packages from the Albanian operators. Present at the inaugural Ai??ceremony was the Minister of TourismAi?? and Environment, Blendi Klosi. In his speech ,Minister Klosi declared that 2018 will see a great touristic development, because of the increase of the interest of ...

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Albania posts annual inflation of 2% in March

Albania posted annual inflation of 2% in March, after consumer prices rose by 2.1% y/y a month earlier, statistics office data showed on April 10. In line with the central bankai??i??s assessments, annual inflation is expected to hover around 2.2% in 2018 and converge to the central bank’s target in 2019. Previously, the Albanian central bank expected to reach the ...

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