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Bushati:Optimistic about the positive advancement of Albanian-Greek relations

Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati is optimistic about the positive advancement of Albanian-Greek relations since the Crete meeting. The abrogation of the war law with an act equivalent to the royal decree with which this law was issued, is assessed by Mr. Bushati as underway. “It is important that the law of war be abolished with an equivalent act from the ...

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EC: Albania must hold forth on irregular migration challenges

The Western Balkan countries and those of the European format as an Eastern Partnership have passed the first assessment test of accomplished standards as regards visa liberalization. Notwithstanding that they have traveled for years with a liberalized regime in the EU, EU member states are also demanding the Balkan countries, as opposed to the Eastern Partnership countries aiming at visa ...

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Tourism boosting economic development

A�Tourism is boosting the Albanian economy obviously.A�The recent figures provided by the Bank of Albania for the period JanuaryA�a�� September shows that revenues generated by this sector turned out to be a��1.3 billion, marking an increase of 13%. In the recent years, revenues from tourism have increased, while last year, they reached a record figure of a��1.5 billion.On the other ...

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Kosovoa��s integration path in the EU is irreversible

Kosovoa��s integration path in the EU is irreversible and Kosovo needs to be treated as any other country aspiring to become an EU member. This was said by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj during a meeting with the EU head of diplomacy, Federica Mogherini in Brussels. Haradinaj has expressed the commitment of his government to continue with the ...

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Germany supports Albania for the development of the region

Germany helps Albania with around 12.5m Euros. A 6m-Euro grant will be used to support regional economic development through the promotion of youth self-employment and youth investment support. While 6.5m Euros will be used for the rehabilitation of the University of Tirana dormitories in order to increase energy efficiency. The project is expected to be implemented by the Ministry of ...

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Icy weather sweeps over Albania

As floods have already eased up, Met office issues warning for snow and icy weather. The whole country is hammered by cold weather and in some areas the snow is on the way. The frosts have also brought the first problems in several road axes in the country.A�Police report problems in the QafA� Kashar-Rinas axis where ice presence has been ...

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EU in strong reaction: We condemn the violence in protest and the conduct of MPs

The European Union has strongly condemned violence during yesterday’s opposition protest as well as MPs’ behavior in the plenary session hall. Through a reaction to the media, the EU Delegation has sharply criticized the opposition’s behavior while urging MPs to show leadership and accountability to the people that have chosen them. The EU condemns violence in yesterday’s protests and the ...

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Rama: The opening of Albania’s accession negotiations to the EU is closer than ever

“The opening of Albania’s accession negotiations to the European Union is closer than ever”.A�That is theA�statementA� issued by PM Rama after the meeting he had in Brussels with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. This is the third meeting where Prime Minister Edi Rama and five other prime ministers of the Western Balkans developed with Mogherini. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, ...

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Opposition: Massive Protests to kick off!

The Albanian opposition took the decision to launch mass protests against the election of the Interim Prosecutor General. At the meeting held in the Democratic Party headquarters after protests held in front of the assembly, where the leaders of almost all opposition parties were present, it was concluded in unison that popular protests could halt Attorney General Institution capture by ...

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US Embassy: Violence unacceptable

The United States Embassy has strongly condemned the violence unfolded in front of the parliament by the opposition. Through a press release, the US Embassy says that “we support the right of citizens to protest peacefully, but public property damage, the throwing of smoke grenades in Parliament, and violence are unacceptable. We call on all parties to show restraint and ...

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