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Bushati: Albania’s chances to start accession negotiations by 2018

A�Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati said for the Voice of America that Albaniaa��s chances to start accession negotiations by 2018. A�a�?We expect 2018 to be a determinant year as regards to Albaniaa��s European perspective, and the decision of EU member countries for Albaniaa��s accessiona�? Bushati says that Albania has been focused on the implementation of the key priorities: a�?The judiciary ...

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Albanian economy in Italy, over 250 thousand employees

  A�Albanians make the biggest foreign community of labor force in Italy.The Italian Insurance Institution reported that currently there are 250,000 AlbaniansA� who work legally in Italy, paying taxes and social insurance. According to the data provided by this institutions, Moroccans are listed second as regards to the number of employed people reaching to 225,000. Chinese citizens are listed third, ...

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Committee for Coordination and Management of Civil Emergencies : 3300 houses and 23 schools damaged

Advisor to Prime Minister Sander Lleshi made a briefing on the current situation, stressing out that so far, the most severe damage in terms of property is the destruction of about 3,000 houses and 23 schools. The Committee for Coordination and Management of Civil Emergencies headed by PM Rama had a meeting today took making an analysis of the floods ...

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Weather/The most vulnerable areas to flooding

Saturday is expected to have very intense rainfall in the southern part of the country at the Vjosa River Basin. According to Geosciences, the maximum precipitation exceeds 100 mm in 24 hours. This precipitation can cause flooding in the areas of land that flank the banks of large rivers, in addition to flooding of small rivers and urban floods depending ...

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Rama: Evacuation of the inhabitants in flood hazard areas

Prime Minister Edi Rama accompanied by Defense Minister Olta XhaA�ka, Agriculture Minister Niko Peleshi, Head of State Police Haki A�ako and Fier’s mayor Armando Subashi has been at the bridge of Mifoli in Fier, one of the severe flooded areas.Rama said that a further worsening of the situation is expected due to the bursting of Vjosa river banks. Mr Rama ...

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Flood situation deteriorates

Albania is under water. Yesterday was a very difficult night, but it seems that the worst is not over, while at least 315 people have been evacuated overnight. The situation has been worsened in the Municipality of Selenica. Vjosa river has burst its banks thus causing the inundation of vast areas. Vlora Emergency Headquarters is currently coordinating work with the ...

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State institutions on the highest alert over the emergency situation

The Civil Emergency and Crisis Coordination Committee close to the Prime Minister, undertook all the necessary measures that all state structures are in a state of high alert to cope with the situation created due to the heavy rainfalls that have hit Albania recently.The Civil Emergency and Crisis Coordination Committee at the level of the general secretaries of the ministries ...

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Bushati in Washington”Integration, a challenge for the Balkans region

The US and the EU consider it necessary to have a renewed policy to guarantee the Western Balkans’ progress in the Euro-Atlantic integration process, as according to them the prospect of this process is in jeopardy. This situation got the attention of a special conference in Washington, where over 100 regional decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic expressed the ...

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Heavy rainfalls hammer Albania

Albania has been hammered by heavy rain thus bringing a tough situation in several regions, raising fears of widespread flooding. Tirane-Durres highway has become impassable. Most of the heavy rainfall occurred during overnight. Police have been forced to divert traffic to secondary roads, making an appeal to drivers to show utmost care. Many of the area’s businesses have been damaged ...

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Vlahutin: Albanian women best asset in the country

The EU Delegation to Albania in cooperation with the Gender Alliance for Development Centre hosted an Open Day dialogue with civil society activists, women entrepreneurs and policy-makers to exchange views and plan concrete actions on the advancement of womena��s empowerment in Albania. Also, in attendance was the EU ambassador to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, who highly praised the role of women ...

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