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Race for the Special Anti-Corruption Structure opened today

The High Prosecutor’s Office opens the race for setting up the Special Anti -Corruption Structure on January 7th, and opens the procedure for the appointment of six magistrate prosecutors who have graduated the Magistrates School and are expected to be appointed. The Special Anti -Corruption Structure prosecutors will have a 9-year mandate. Prosecutors in the Serious Crimes Prosecution Office are ...

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Government seeks to return the exchange rate of Euro to 130 ALL

The Government has approved the “Medium Term Management Strategy on Debt for the period 2019-2021” The document is published in the Official Gazette. The strategy states that “if public finances continue to follow the path of fiscal consolidation,” economic growth rates “will accelerate to 4.5 percent in 2021.” It also states that “the exchange rate of the domestic currency against ...

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World Bank: About 57, 616 thousand foreigners live in Albania

Not only Albanians seek to live outside. According to the data published by Our World in Data portal, there are about 57, 616 thousand foreigners living in Albania, based on World Bank data. 13 thousand out of them are provided with work permits.Since 2010, the number of foreigners in Albania has been increasing. In 2010, according to World Bank data, ...

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 Ruçi: Eliot Engel, the most prominent advocate of Albanians ‘affairs of Kosovo and Albania

Speaker of the Albanian Parliament, Gramoz Ruçi, sent a congratulatory message to Eliot Engel on the occasion of his election as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States of America. “The Albanian people has seen in your personality the most prominent advocate of Albanians ‘affairs of Kosovo and Albania for more than ...

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Local elections and this year’s changed political landscape

Albanians will vote on June 30 for mayors and members of municipal councils.The Socialist Party is expected to face two opposition forces, PD and SMI in these elections, which are considered both a test of popularity as well as a test of the power of electoral machinery for parliamentary elections scheduled for 2021. The Socialist Party won the elections of ...

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1.4 million ID-s of Albanian citizens expire

Year 2019 has just started and the Interior Ministry urges Albanian citizens to check the verification documents, as according to this department there are nearly one and a half million identity cards and biometric passports, expiring until June 2019, months when local elections are held in the Republic of Albania. Identity cards and biometric passports were produced with high security ...

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Budget increase for the Ministry of Justice to help reforms implementation

For 2019, the budget foreseen for the Ministry of Justice is in total 12 billion and 401 million and 756 thousand ALL. This budget, compared to the 2018 budget, has increased by 14%. This increase in 2019 is due to the need to implement the Justice Reform. A package that is financially supported rarely by the state budget where 1.5 ...

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UN Projections for 2050: 22% of Albanians will live in villages

In 1950, only 21% of Albanians lived in the city and the rest in the countryside, according to the United Nations system for the Urbanization Perspective. Living in the city was a “luxury” for many and displacement from rural to urban areas was very difficult. Agriculture contributed at that time to 70% of gross domestic product. In 1990, just before ...

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Saimir Pirgu, Tenor From the Dark Side of the Moon

Saimir Pirgu figures among the brightest stars in today’s international operatic firmament. “Exceptionally boyish, gently ardent and at ease in stratospheric flights” (Financial Times), the “sweet-voiced, energetic tenor” (New York Times) has been celebrated at every major international operatic venue, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Teatro alla Scala, the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal ...

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Men’s life expectancy has increased in Albania

Life expectancy between males and females in Albania has always been characterized by a gap where women live several years longer than men.But in recent years there has been a narrowing of the gap as it is seen that the life expectancy of men is beginning to increase, while women’s lives are lagging behind. The gender difference in life expectancy ...

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