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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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EURO 2020- Albania plays the last chance in Turkey

Albania will play tonight an important match that will determine the fate of the European qualifiers. The Red&Blacks will play against Turkey at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, with the hope that a win will keep them in play for qualifying for the second European championship. At 20:45 local time, the team of Edi Reja will line up with these players: Strakosha ...

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Bulgaria’s Parliament conditional support for accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania

Bulgaria’s Parliament approved a Declaration giving full support to the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, but highlighting remarks on what Skopje should do until full membership. The declaration was approved with 129 votes “for” and just 4  “against” out of a total of 240. The Declaration states that “European integration should not be to the detriment ...

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Hahn: Opening EU membership talks with North Macedonia and rejecting Albania’s candidacy “would be a huge political mistake

European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn told the Italian news agency ANSA that opening EU membership talks with North Macedonia and rejecting Albania’s candidacy “would be a huge political mistake”. “I will do everything to avoid this,” the European Commissioner said in a statement to ANSA and other international media groups just a week before the EU leaders’ summit on ...

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Minister Cakaj and Tunisian counterpart discuss bilateral economic cooperation

The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj met with the foreign Minister of Tunisia, Khemaies Jhinaoui. One of the requests of Minsiter Cakaj for his homologue was the immediate recognition of Kosovo. Both ministers met in the framework of the Ministerial of the Regional Forum of the Mediterranean Union. ‘’Albania, as the header of the Contact Group ...

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Rama, Vučić and Zaev, constructive meeting in Novi Sad

The project for creating a ‘’mini’’ Schengen area in the Balkan region was discussed in Novi Sad, Serbia, between Pm Edi Rama, President of Serbia, Alexandar Vucic and Pm of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev. This projects aims to improve the regional trade connections and enabling the free circulation of goods, people, services and capital in the countries of Balkan region. ...

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Roberto Montella: Albania will move forward the agenda of OSCE

The General Secretary of the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE, Roberto Montella , received a delegation from the Assembly of Albania, in the framework of the preparations for receiving the presidency of OSCE in 2020.  Part of the discussions was the Electoral Reform, which is one of the conditions set for Albania in order to open the accession negotiations with the ...

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Civil Aviation Authority: Low cost flights saw the biggest increase in August

According to the Civil Aviation Authority, low cost flights saw the biggest increase in August through Wizz Air. The released report underlines that air traffic and passenger flow this year underwent a 13% increase over August compared to last year. Wizz Air has the highest growth in passenger traffic in August, with 167%, compared to the same period last year. ...

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World Bank: Economic growth for Albania 2.9% in 2019

Albania’s economic growth for 2019 is only 2.9 % from about 4.45% in 2018. The fall of energy production due to the decrease in rainfall is one of the main reasons listed by the World Bank having a great impact in this flagging of the Albanian economy. But According to the WB, although a slowdown in economic growth is projected, ...

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Hahn and Mogherini: Kosovo new government should be formed as soon as possible

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini have reacted to the process of Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections in Kosovo. Hahn and Mogherini have described the elections as peaceful, calling for a new government as soon as possible. “Peaceful elections were held on October 6 in Kosovo. The EU wants the new government to be formed ...

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