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Hahn: Reforms crucial for opening the accession negotiations

European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn visited Tirana Thursday evening. He had a meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama. Both interlocutors discussed about the progress of reforms related to EU integration and recent political developments in the region. According to a press release distributed by the European Union Delegation Office in Tirana “The Commissioner underlined that it is important to ...

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New ministers take their oath of office before President Meta

The 7 new government ministers took their oath of office before President Meta. The new ministers are Besa Shahini; Anila Denaj; Bledi Çuçi; Elva Margariti; Eduard Shalsi; Elisa Spiropali; Belinda Balluku and Erion Braçe.President Meta has not decreed yet the dismissal of the Foreign minister Ditmir Bushati.  EU ambassador to Tirana, Luigi Soreca congratulated the new ministers through a post ...

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Meta meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Stef Blok

President Ilir Meta demands maximum engagement and accountability of all the country’s institutions in the framework of the country’s EU integration process. The statements were made by the head of state in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Stef Blok. President Meta praised the deepening of cooperation between Albania and the Netherlands, ...

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Tom Nikolla one of the founders of the Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances passes away

Tom Nikolla one of the founders of the Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances passes away. Tom Nikolla is one of the most beloved singers for the public and with a significant contribution to the introduction of songs accompanied by ciftelia in the contemporary Albanian music. From an early age he was awarded an international prize for folk songs in ...

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Foreign Minister of Italy visits the National Historic Museum

The foreign minister of Italy Enzo Moavero Milanesi and the ambassador of Italy in Albania, Alberto Cutillo, paid a visit to the National Historic Museum, together with the director of this institution Dorian Koçi. The Italian diplomat and ambassador Cutillo were acquainted with the historical events of the Albanian people, in times of antiquity of Illyrian civilization until the fall ...

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Governor of Bank of Albania: Albania is experiencing a stable cyclic recovery

The Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko praised the stable recovery of the Albanian economy, an accelerated increase during the last three years, that made possible the balance of the local economy. He made these declaration during the Forum for the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, organized by ‘’Euromoney’’ in Vienna. Governor Sejko declared that the stance ...

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Parlament approves the changes of the governmental cabinet

The parliament voted yesterday in a extraordinary session, the new ministers of the cabinet of Pm Edi Rama. This session of the Assembly was gathered by the request of the Prime Minister in order to vote within the constitutional deadline all the decrees of the President for the changes of the ministers of the cabinet. The opposition requested dialogue before ...

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The Washington Post : Albania, age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on the cheap

Our country is being praised and recommended as the country of antique traditions, splendid beaches, culture and history, by the prestigious ‘’The Washington Post’’, in an article dedicated to Albania. Between the magic of a coastal city and antiquity, ‘’The Washington Post’’ underlines our hospitality, that has remained unchanged for years. A thrilling journey of two women, across Albania, that ...

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Academy of sciences, activities on the 100th death anniversary of Albanian founder Ismail Qemali

On the 100th death anniversary of Albanian founder Ismail Qemali, the Institute of Albanological Studies is expected to organize a series of activities including a plethora of scholars’ publications. Particular attention has been paid to Ismail Qemali on his 100 death anniversary. The Albanian Academy of Albanological Studies in cooperation with the Albanian Academy of Sciences under the auspices of Vlora ...

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Albania to apply ”one-stop-shop” model with Macedonia

The Interior Minister, Sander Lleshaj had a meeting in Pogradec, with his homologue of Macedonia, Oliver Spasovksi, aiming to deepen and further improve the border and police cooperation. ‘’I congratulated Mr. Spasovksi for the results at the parliament of Macedonia regarding the PRESPA Agreement, that paves the way of the integration of Macedonia in NATO and the European Union’’ – ...

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