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INSTAT: The Albanian economy marked the highest growth of the last 6 years

The Albanian economy marked the highest growth of the last 6 years in the first quarter of this year. According to INSTAT for the period January to March this year, the National Product underwent an increase of 4.45% as compared to the same period last year. This uptrend of the economic activity was mainly driven by the growth of the ...

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Xhafaj from Vlora: Zero tolerance to cannabis cultivation

The Interior Minister, Fatmir Xhafaj was in Vlora this Saturday, monitoring from close the security measures in this coastal city. He declared that there will be zero tolerance to cannabis this year. The city of Vlora has had very good results in this respect thanks to Vlora citizens themselves.  He underscored that the southern city needs more than ever an ...

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Vasak:The coming months will be crucial for Albania’s negotiations with the EU

On the occasion of France’s national day, a ceremony was held at the Brigade Palace premises attended by senior officials, ambassadors accredited in our country, representatives of Albanian business, art and culture as well as media directors. According to ATA, Christina Vasak, the ambassador of France in Tirana said that work has just started and the coming months will be ...

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EU – Albania Stabilisation and Association Agreement: 10th Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom and Security

The EU-Albanian Stabilisation and Association Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom and Security held its tenth meeting on 11-12 July in Tirana. The meeting was co-chaired for the EU by Ms. Michela Matuella, Head of Unit at the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, and for Albania by Mr. Gent Cakaj, Deputy Minister for Europe ...

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Hahn: EU will assist the process for the implementation of reforms

The government of Albania has a lot to do in order to deliver the necessary criteria for the opening of EU negotiations. This was confirmed by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama in a joint press conference with the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn. “We’re ready to start preparations for the opening of negotiations and deliver everything that was ...

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Bushati: NATO’s invitation to Skopje, important for the region

NATO’s invitation to Skopje to launch membership talks is important to our region and reconfirms the open door policy. The Alliance recognizes the strategic dimension of the Western Balkans. Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati, said in an interview with RTSH that “at this summit I think that with regard to our region it is important to emphasize the ...

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Rama-Tusk, committed to resolve past issues with the southern neighbour

From Brussels, Prime Minister Edi Rama came to a press conference with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. Rama said that the Council’s decision in June for Albania was positive. He said that Albania now has a date to open the negotiations formally. Further on Rama underscored that Albania is committed to resolving old problems with the neighbors as soon ...

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Alexander Moissi, a unique stage actor of Albanian origine

Alexander Moissi was an Austrian stage actor of Albanian origin was born in Trieste 2 April 1879. Spending his childhood in Trieste, Durrës and Graz, the 20-year-old Alexander settled with his mother and two sisters in Vienna. He kicked off vocal studies and applied for drama training at the k.k. Hofburgtheater, but was rejected due to his strong Italian accent and had to confine himself to non-speaking roles. It was his performance in ...

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Hahn: Support given to Albania thanks to the promising results of the vetting process

Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says we will carry on the preparations for the opening of Albania’s negotiations with the EU as envisaged for next year. At a joint conference with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Hahn said he would visit Tirana in the coming days to continue work on the opening of negotiations next year. While responding to the media’s ...

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Ruci calling on CEE Summit to engage Kosovo in regional initiatives, encouraging Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Albanian Parliament Speaker Gramoz Ruçi thanked the heads of the Central and Eastern European Parliaments for their support to their governments in the pro-stance of opening negotiations between Albania and the EU, and called for increased bilateral and multilateral cooperation during the Summit of Speakers of Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe held in Warsaw. He also demanded Kosovo’s involvement ...

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