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IMF Deputy Managing Director: Justice Reform prerequisite to unblock Albania’s Economic Potential

“As the European and global economy is undergoing a recovery phase, this is the best moment for the Albanian government, not to be self-satisfied but accelerate the reforms.” That is the statement issued by Tao Zheng, IMF Deputy ManagingAi??Director , who is on a visit to Tirana this week. This is the first visit of a senior IMF official since ...

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EC Commissioner Avramopoulos today in Tirana on emigration, security and border control issues

The EC Commissioner for Migration Issues, Dimtris Avramopoulos, is expected to be in Tirana today.Ai??The Commissioner for Migration and Internal Affairs will stay two days in our country, holding meetings with senior state officials. The EU’s top official is expected to meet with Prime Minister Edi Rama, Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj.Ai??The focus of the discussions ...

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Klosi unveils strategy that boosts tourism

Minister of Tourism and Environment, Blendi Klosi, presented today the Strategy for the Development of Tourism 2018-2020. According to him, this document sets out the way in which the development of tourism in the country will go and that the tourism industry will become the main branch of income in the economy. The strategy has already started to be consulted ...

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Kosovo: LDK demands fresh parliamentary elections

The head of LDKai??i??s parliamentary group, Avdullah Hoti has declared today that the damage that this government has done to the country in such a short period of time is unprecedented. ai???In the first four months of his government in office, Haradinaj has broken all records in damaging state institutions. Now, sanctions are being envisaged against Kosovo. Hardinaj has not ...

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Schedule set for Albanian skiers in”Pyeongchang 2018″

Although this is the 23rd edition of the Winter Games, ai???PyeongchangAi??2018″ is the 4th Olympics Albania is participating. Just like four years ago in Sochi, even in the Korean Olympics, the Albanian delegation consists of two skiers Suela Mehilli and Erjon Tola. Both skiers will compete in alpine ski discipline, in the giant slalom race and in the slalom race.Ai??Speaking ...

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Albanian strawberries the most demanded in the market

Strawberries have begun to take their place in the fruit market all over Albania. They come directly from the lands of Albanian farms. Thanks to their natural quality, Albanian strawberries are the best-selling fruit in the European markets as well. Lushnja, Fier, Divjaka farms are the top producing places. Fresh strawberriesai??i?? production in Albania started only a few years ago. ...

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Ermal Meta singer-songwriter grabs the first prize in Sanremo 2018

Albanian singer-songwriter Ermal Meta and Italian Fabrizio Moro were crowned the winners of the 2018 Sanremo Song Festival, one of the most important music events in Italy. The duo grabbed the first prize with the song “Non mi avete fato niente” a hymn against terrorism. The poetry of the song was written by Meta and Moro after the tragic assassination ...

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EU ambassador Vlahutin meeting with Interior Minister Xhafaj

EU Ambassador to Tirana, Romana Vlahutin, had a meeting today with the Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj. The meeting was held in the interior ministry premises, while the core issue under discussion between the two officials is still unknown. Xhafaj and Vlahutin hold this meeting after some police actions carried out in Shkodra, Elbasan, as part of the “Force of Law” ...

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Albania looks to clear out bad apples from police force

Albania’s government is looking to clear out the bad apples among its police force. A draft law that the government approved Wednesday calls for the vetting of Albania’s 13,000 police officers. Deputy Interior Minister Julian Hodaj said that authorities want to look at the officers’ professional and personal backgrounds in order “to fire some individuals … elements involved in crime, ...

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Parliament approved candidate list for High Council of Prosecution and High Judicial Council

Albanian parliament approved a list of the selected candidates to be appointed to the High Council of Prosecution and the High Judicial Council, new bodies part of the justice reform. That was the third round of voting on the candidate list for the two new justice bodies and in case of failure to receive two thirds of votes, the candidates ...

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