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EBRD: ai??i??35 mln for Tirana-Rinas-Durres railway construction

The Albanian government has approved the grant agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for financing the rehabilitation project of the Tirana-Rinas-Durres railway line. The investment grant from the European Western Balkansai??i?? joint fund amounts to ai??i??35.4 million. The Railway Directorate is expected to open at the end of February a 100m-euro tender for the reconstruction of ...

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Juncker: Impressed by the undertaken reforms

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is paying an official visit to Tirana. Mr. Juncker had a meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama. Both interlocutors gave a press conference. EC President stated that he was impressed by the reforms undertaken by the Albanian government but did not come to Albania to give an exact date for launching talks with the ...

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Cold snap hits Albania

Cold snap will hit most of Europe, including Albania. A very cold air mass will shift from Siberia to Russia extending beyond the Uralas over the weekend. According to the Meteoalb rainfall is expected tomorrow in most of the counties, while in Vlora and GjirokastAi??r precipitation will be intense. Meanwhile, snowdrift is expected at altitudes above 300 meters above sea ...

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BoA warns consumers on high risks of virtual currencies

The Bank of Albania has issued a warning of the European Supervisory Authority (ESA) on its official website to consumers regarding the high risk of virtual currencies assessing them as unregulated products, unsuitable for investments, savings or retirement planning. Virtual Coins are a digital representation of value that is neither issued by a central bank or a public authority, nor ...

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Bushati:Western Balkans to join EU within a decade

Albania and the other countries of the region will join the EU within a decade, that is the statement issued by the Albanian Foreign Minister, Ditmir Bushati in an interview for ai???Reutersai???. EU Commission presented the enlargement strategy for the six Western Balkan countries by early February, making an appeal to these countries to push ahead with the reforms highlighted ...

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Albania’s Chams want Greek apology for wartime expulsion

Albania’s Cham community, expelled from Greece after World War Two, asked Greece on Saturday to apologize for what they called a genocide against them and permit them to return to the area in northern Greece from which they were removed. Greece, which dismisses the Cham issue as non-existent, and neighbor Albania have started talks on a number of issues including ...

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EC President Juncker to visit Tirana on Sunday

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will arrive tomorrow in Tirana where there will be a series of meetings in view of the European agenda for enlargement with the Western Balkan countries. A military reception ceremony will be held in Tirana by Prime Minister Edi Rama. Then, a press conference will be held at 19:15 between Prime Minister Edi Rama and ...

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Kosovo: Lack of consensus for demarcation with Montenegro

Parliamentary parties in Kosovo have agreed today to postpone the extraordinary session for the ratification of the agreement concerning border demarcation with Montenegro for Wednesday at 10 am. At the start of the session, assembly speaker, Veseli said that if the ratification of the agreement fails, Kosovo will not benefit from the visa free travel regime. The head of the ...

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Kodheli condemns the attack against the US Embassy in Podgorica

The head of the parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs Mimi Kodheli condemned the attack against the US embassy in Montenegro calling it a terrorist attack. Mrs. Kodheli assessed the attack against the US embassy in Podgorica as an attack against the security in the region, the European values and democracy. ai???I strongly condemn the terrorist act against the US embassy ...

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Bushati, official visit in Ukraine

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati, held on Thursday an official visit to Kiev, where he met with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, and was received by First Vice Prime Minister Ai??and simultaneously Minister of EconomicAi?? Stepan Kubiv, and Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy. In his meeting with his counterpart, Klimkin, he expressed deep gratitude for the ...

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