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Cakaj attends NATO Ministerial in US. Bilateral meetings with senior US representatives

Acting Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj kicked off an official visit in the US to attend the NATO Ministerial and have a series of bilateral meetings with senior US representatives. Cakaj had a meeting with Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Co-operation and Congressman Lee Zeldin. During these meetings, senior US ...

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Soreca: Political parties should not waste time, but set down at the negotiating table and find a common solution

EU Ambassador to Albania, Luigi Soreca, says it is time for the parties to sit at the negotiating table to resolve the political crisis. Soreca was interviewed by journalist Lutfi Dervishi. He highlighted that the political parties should not waste time but set down at the negotiating table, because it is important that local elections take place on the date ...

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Albania keeps luring foreign investors

Foreign investors’ interest on Albania has been increased, a fact evidenced by the latest official data served by the Bank of Albania, according to which, foreign direct investments in the country have been increasing in the last year compared to the previous year. In concrete terms, it is about 1 billion Euros that foreigners have invested in years on Albanian ...

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City of Shkodra with its own touristic brand

  Sometime soon, Shkodra will have its own touristic brand. The Regional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans funded by the European Union and implemented by the Albanian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is working to finalize the brand of Shkodra municipality, which will be beautiful  surprise on the eve  of the tourist season. This ...

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The race for the new Chief Prosecutor of Albania officially launched

The High Council of the Prosecutor’s Office officially announced this Monday, launching the race for the new Chief Prosecutor of Albania, post that since December 2017 has been temporarily held by Arta Marku. Candidates will have 30 days to apply. In a media release, the High Prosecutorial Council(HPC) has defined the criteria for the applicants who must have no less ...

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A Balkan Region without Roaming tariffs

People in the Balkans, businessman’s, travelers, students, youngsters, all are in favor for lowering the tariffs of roaming in the region- the people are waiting to see it as a big benefit for them personally and their businesses. The Council for Regional Cooperation asked the people from the 6 capitals of the region that what it means to talk with ...

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Trade relations with Kosovo are driven by political decisions

Trade relations between Albania and Kosovo in the past few years have always been dictated by political decisions. While in principle, everyone claims that they want the best of economic relations between the two countries, figures have not always sustained this, except for cases when politics have favoured them. So, a 100% tax hike on Serbian imports was needed to ...

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Rapporteur for Albania in the Bundestag: We see Albania in the EU, but the situation in the country won’t help

Katrin Staffler, rapporteur for Albania in the Bundestag, says that in principle “we see Albania in the EU”. The CSU Member of the Parliament, who from the beginning of the year is the new CDU / CSU rapporteur at the Bundestag EU Commission in an interview for Deutche Welle, also states that reforms in Albania have reached a stalemate due ...

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US Embassy in Tirana: Albania a reliable friend and strong alley

The US Embassy in Tirana delivered a message on the 10th anniversary of Albania’s membership in NATO. In a status on the Facebook page, the embassy recalls the words of former US President George W. Bush in his visit to Albania, while assuring that Albania can rely on the United States as the United States can rely on Albania. “Albania ...

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Starting from 1 April, all pensions will increase by 2.8%

Starting from April 1, full-time old-age pensions, invalidity pensions, and family pensions will increase  by 2.8%. The decision approved  at the government meeting stipulates that from this  indexation will affect the pensions starting from April 1 onwards provided that the date of the beginning of the pension is 31 March this year. According to this decision, there will be growth ...

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