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Four EU Foreign Ministers make an appeal for the opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia.

Four Foreign Ministers of EU made an appeal for the opening of negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia. According to politioco.eu, Tomáš Petříček Czech Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó Hungarian Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputoëicz Polish Foreign Minister and Miroslav Lajčák Slovak Foreign Minister require the accession negotiations opening with Albania and North Macedonia. “Today, 16 years after the Thessaloniki summit, we ...

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Preliminary draft of CoE: Albania opens negotiations but here are the conditions it must meet

DRAFT COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON ENLARGEMENT AND STABILIZATION AND ASSOCIATION PROCESS OF ALBANIA The Council on 18 June 2019 took good note of the Commission’s recommendations to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, based on the Commission’s positive evaluation of the progress made and of the fulfillment of the conditions identified by the Council and agreed to revert the ...

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Tirana’s Marathon concluded its 4th edition, absolute domination of Kenyan athletes

The fourth edition of the Marathon of Tirana was dominated by the Kenyan runners, winning both categories of half marathon and 10K. Meanwhile, the Albanian renowned athlete, Luiza Gega won the women’s 10K category with the time 00:33:42 , breaking the national record. The winner of man’s half marathon (21, 0975 km) was Laban Cheruiyot from Kenya with the time ...

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Roth: WE must keep the pledges; Albania and North Macedonia deserve to be rewarded

The European Union must keep the promise of opening accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia after the two countries have fulfilled their required tasks and deserve to be rewarded, German State Minister for Europe Michael Roth said for the German “Welt am Sonntag” newspaper. “Rejection would seriously jeopardize the EU’s credibility, peace and stability in the Western Balkans. If ...

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Oak’s Lake, a new tourist destination

Oak’s Lake or otherwise known as the Lake of Lilies is located near the village of Lenie,  1105 meters above the sea level. This lake is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Gramsh area. Oak’s glacial lake is about 800 meters long and 400 meters wide. It’s a rich, vibrant world where water lilies  otherwise known as the ...

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Albania beaten by Turkey 1-0 in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers

Albania has lost in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers  against Turkey  1-0. The Albanian national team, who were only aiming for victory in this showdown, had many chances, but in the end the goal was scored by Cenk Tosun in the 90th minute. Right from the start, it turned out to be a highly contested match as the Romanian referee ...

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Prominent Chinese albanologists awarded order “Naim Frasheri” by President Meta

Prominent Chinese albanologists Zheng Enbo and Wang Hongqi were honored by Albanian President Ilir Meta with the high order “Naim Frashëri” during a ceremony at the Presidency premises in Tirana. The head of state, Meta, in his speech praised the Chinese albanologists for their contribution and permanent commitment to the spiritual heritage of the Albanian people. Albanologist Zheng Enbo, a ...

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The 4th Marathon of Tirana kicks off with the children’s”Fun Run”

The fourth edition of the Tirana Marathon concluded today the race for the children category. The ‘Fun Run’ event brought together all the 9-year schools of the capital and surrounding areas, setting a new record for attendance. The length of the race was 2km from Mother Teresa Square, while the finish was Scanderbeg Square. This edition also had its winners ...

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Western Balkan leaders’ Summit: “Balkan Schengen”, a project to be implemented by 2021

The summit of Western Balkan leaders Vucic, Rama and Zaev concluded yesterday morning with a press conference. The three leaders said that despite the divisions, the region must find common ground. Some concrete figures were said at the meeting, for a project to be implemented by 2021 for the “Balkan Schengen”. There are over 26 million hours of trucks waiting ...

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Cakaj: Albania keeps intensifying its diplomatic commitments and strengthen its role in the international arena

Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj attended the meeting of the Union’s Mediterranean Forum in Barcelona. The Forum focused on the consolidation of the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation into three main pillars: human resource development, overall social and political stability and further regional integration. The head of the Albanian diplomacy issued a statement on social network facebook reiterating that ...

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