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Government approves vetting bill: 13 000 police officers to be vetted

The government approved the bill “On the Vetting of the State Police, the Guard of the Republic and the Internal Affairs Service and Complaints”. The process will be subject to about 13,000 employees. The draft law sets out the principles, criteria and periodic evaluation procedures, standards, organization and functioning of evaluation bodies for the employees of the State Police, the ...

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Estonia backs Albania’s accession into EU

Estonia backs the opening of Albania’s accession negotiations with the EU as soon as possible, following the recommendation of the European Commission. That is the statement issued by Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser in a meeting with Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati. According to the press release, the Albanian chief diplomat is conducting a working ...

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Armand Duka re-elected as President of the Albanian Football Association

Armand Duka will continue to be the President of the Albanian Football Association for another mandate. He won the fifth consecutive mandate as the head of the most important football institution in the country, by beating in two rounds the other two candidates, Bashkim Fino and Shpetim Hala. The first round held in the premises of ai???Adriatic ai???ai??i?? hotelAi?? failed ...

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KLosi: Direct flights to Tel Aviv in April

From the 13th of April this year direct flights from Albania to Tel Aviv will launch twice a week. The news was announced by Albanian Tourism Minister Blendi Klosi after a meeting he had with Israeli counterpart Yariv Levin on the official visit to Tel Aviv at the invitation of his Israeli counterpart. Minister Klosi stated that the number of ...

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Bushati meeting with Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati is paying an official visit to Lithuania in the framework of a Baltic States regional tour.Mr. Bushati had a meeting with the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius focusing on bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the importance to further boost economic development. Both interlocutors attached significance to the European ...

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Vlahutin hands over EC strategy to Meta

President Ilir Meta received in a meeting the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Tirana, Romana Vlahutim. Ambassador Vlahutin handed President Meta a new European Commission strategy, “A credible prospect of EU enlargement and deepening engagement in the Western Balkans,” as well as the Action Plan to support Western Balkans transformation. President Meta praised the intention to have an ever ...

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Spring important for Albania

“Albania has all the chances to move forward and to open up the negotiations with the European Union next month,” the European Union ambassador to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, told a press conference today. Following the publication of the new enlargement strategy in Strasbourg for the six Western Balkan countries, Vlahutin emphasized the indispensability of strengthening the rule of law by ...

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Mogherini: New Balkan strategy can be EU ai???turning pointai??i??

  A new strategy to bring Western Balkan countries into the European Union can be a turning point in the history of the bloc, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday. Speaking at the launch of the European Commission plan in Strasbourg, Mogherini said progress toward membership for six Western Balkan countries ai??i?? Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, ...

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Mogherini: We will share a common future within the EU

“We will share a common future within the EU”. This is the message given by the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, in the presentation of the Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans.”Western Balkan countries are geographically part of Europe. They share the same story with EU member states, cultural heritage, challenges and interests. Today, this is our message ...

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Gjiknuri visit in USA, meetings with senior officials of the Department of State

Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Mr. Damian Gjiknuri started a working visit to the United States of America. During his stay in Washington and New York, he will hold meetings with senior officials of the Department of State, the Department of Energy, as well as congressmen and representatives of well-known US companies in the field of energy. The first meeting ...

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