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Meta decreed local elections’ date, June 30, 2019

 President of the Republic Ilir Meta had a meeting today with the Speaker of the Albanian parliament Gramoz Ruçi. And apparently in the focus of the meeting were the local elections and more specifically their date.Mr. Meta introduced Speaker Ruçi with the consultations on the date of the upcoming local elections. President Meta decreed today the elections date for local ...

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Sander Lleshi designated as Deputy Minister of Interior

Prime Minister Edi Rama has appointed Interior Sander Lleshi as Deputy Minister of Interior. This decision of the majority comes after the rejection of the decree on the designation of Lleshi as Minister of Interior by President Ilir Meta. On Sunday, Mr. Rama had a tête-à-tête meeting with Mr. Meta, a meeting that seems to have been closed without. The ...

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World Weightlifting Championship: Calja only 6th, today the turn of Qerimaj and Godelli

Albania was represented with 5 sportsmen in the World Weightlifting Competition, being held in Turkmenistan, namely , Briken Calja and Arber Cercizi in the 73kg category, Erkand Qerimaj and Daniel Godelli in the 81kg category and Krenar Shoraj in the 89kg category. The triple European champion Briken Calja made a good race in the 73kg category but couldn’t reach the ...

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Albanian Superliga, results and standings

The 11th week of the Albanian SuperLiga played this weekend, giving these results: Partizani- Kamza 1-0 Skenderbeu – Kastrioti 1-0 Kukesi- Flamurtari 1-2 Teuta – Tirana 2-1 After 11 weeks, Skenderbeu heads the classification with 26 points, closely followed by Partizani in the second with 25 points. Kukesi and Laci share the third spot at the table with 19 points. ...

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”The History of Scanderbeg” to be published in Chinese

The international Albanology conference dedicated to the Albanian national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg  ,  the time he lived and the traces he left behind, is giving a huge contribution in the field of Albanology through different lectures from scholars all around the world. One of the  novelties for the scholars of Albanology, is the work of professor Ke Jing of ...

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PM Rama had a 90-minute meeting yesterday with President Meta

Prime Minister Edi Rama had a 90-minute meeting yesterday with President Ilir Meta. After the meeting, the first official statement came from the prime ministry. “At his request, the Prime Minister Rama had a meeting with the President of the Republic to discuss upon the statement issued by the latter on the proposal for the decree of General Sander Lleshi ...

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The main priority of 2019 budget remains debt reduction

The Ministry of Finance has finalized the state budget for 2019. According to the draft already approved by the Council of Ministers, expenditures are expected to top up to ALL 519.3 billion, an increase of 22 billion ALL compared to this year. For the second consecutive year, the government has prioritized capital investments, which account for about ALL 88.8 billion ...

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Tanja Fajon addresses in harsh tones against the change of borders between Kosovo-Serbia

European Parliament Speaker Tanja Fajon warns that changing the borders between Kosovo and Serbia can destabilize the Balkans. In an interview for the Serbian daily Danas, the rapporteur of the European Parliament on the visa liberalization with Kosovo addressed in harsh tones even against Federica Mogherini. Fajon says any change of territory is always sensitive.” I do not favor this ...

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Albanian film-director Xhanfise Keko to be introduced to the Cinematech of Copenhagen

November 2018 marks a major event for the history of the Albanian cinematography. The Danish Film Institute, in collaboration with the SKA-NDAL film company and the support of the National Cinematography Center, has planned to introduce the well-known Albanian director Xhanfise Keko to the Cinematech of Copenhagen through a trilogy. This is the first tribute to be paid to an ...

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Security Council to convene about the situation in Kosovo

In the month of November, UN Security Council has scheduled a conference concerning the situation in Kosovo. During this conference, the special envoy and chief of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin will report on the current developments and the latest report of the General Secretariat. Serbia will participate with a high representative, while Kosovo will be represented by its ambassador in the ...

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