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German Ambassador Zingraf: Germany’s intention is to say YES to the opening of negotiations with Albania

Albanian Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruci received in a meeting the new Ambassador of Germany, Peter Zingraf, on the occasion of starting the  his mandate in Albania. Speaker Ruci congratulated Ambassador Zingraf on his new post and expressed his confidence that the relations between the two countries will be further boosted during this mandate. “Germany is Europe’s economic and political locomotive. ...

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Employment positive trend 3,4%, the highest in the region

Employment has undergone a positive trend month by month. According to the Quarterly Labor Force Survey, released today by INSTAT, the country’s unemployment rate reaches its lowest historical level at 11.5%. The official unemployment rate decreased by 0.9 percentage points  as compared to the second quarter of 2018, while in the first quarter 2019, the official unemployment rate decreased by ...

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Minister of Finance Denaj meeting the EBRD representatives

Minister of Finance and Economy, Mrs. Anila Denaj held a meeting with the representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, chaired by Ms. Zsuzsanna Hargitai, Regional Director for the Western Balkans and Mr. Matteo Colangeli, EBRD Representative for Albania. During the meeting, they discussed about the European Bank’s 5-year Strategy for Reconstruction and Development in Albania, cooperation in ...

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German minister of State Maas in favor of opening EU negotiations with Albania

The German foreign ministry made public their latest stance regarding the situation of Albania and North Macedonia. The minister of state , Heiko Maas, in the framework of the agenda for Europe in matters of enlargement, the financial framework and Brexit, declared that Albania and North Macedonia have made real progress towards the European Union. He stated the fact that ...

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The largest greenhouse for seedling cultivation in the Western Balkans is found in Albania

The largest greenhouse for seedling cultivation in the Western Balkans is found in Albania. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bledi Cuci visited the “Lisar Seedlings” in Divjaka, where over 15 million seedlings are produced annually on an area of ​​3.6 hectares. This modern Dutch greenhouse glassware supplies seedlings not only to the domestic market but also to exports. The ...

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Albania defeat Iceland 4-2 in Euro 2020 qualifier

Albania scored its 3rd victory in 6 matches played for the European Qualifiers 2020 after beating Iceland 4-2 in Elbasan Areana. The first half started well for Albania, creating scoring opportunities with Manaj hitting the post after a corner kick. The Icelanders react with Sigurdsonn, who shoots from outside the box, putting in difficulty the Albanian keeper. It is Kastriot ...

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BoA: Remittances upward trend, Euro 186 million for the second quarter this year

The contribution of emigration to the Albanian economy has been increased this year. According to the Bank of Albania, the value of remittances for the second quarter amounted to Euro 186 million, up by four million Euros compared to a year earlier. For the first half of the year, the value of remittances sent to Albania was 336 million Euros, ...

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Eurostat: Clothes’ prices dropped in 2018, shoes’ prices increased

Eurostat has published prices for basic basket products comparing price levels across different EU countries. Clothes were cheaper for Albanians during 2018. Although the price level for clothing is almost the European average, during the year that we left behind they dropped slightly, from 97.1 to 96.5 of the European average. The contrary happened with the prices of shoes. According ...

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USA: Relations with Albania, immeasurable and unbreakable

During the ceremony of honoring the US Military Attaché Office and the Office of Military Cooperation in Tirana with the Medal of Appreciation, the United States of America declared that its relations with Albania have been immeasurable and unbreakable. This statement was publicly issued by the US Embassy in Albania. “The United States commends Albania and supports its continued efforts ...

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Prosecution for Serious Crimes demands 12 years in prison for former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri

The Serious Crimes Prosecutor’s Office  demanded on Tuesday 12 years in prison for former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri. In his pretence today, Tahiri is accused of “drug trafficking” in co-operation in the form of a structured criminal group, “committing criminal offenses by a criminal organization”, “structured criminal group”. Along with the former interior minister, are also accused Jaeld Cela, a ...

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