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Hahn: Albania running towards EU

Enlargement European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn in an interview with the German media “Welt” talked about the situation in the Balkans. In his speech, Hahn said that among the countries of the region apart from the conflicts, a competition has kicked off on who will progress faster towards the EU. “Member States argue that EU accession to the Western Balkans countries ...

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The economic growth of Albania to be 4.3% in 2019

The draft budget of 2019 continues to sustain the country’s economic growth, keeping up tax consolidation and bringing the reduction of the public debt. That was the statement issued by  Finance minister,  Ahmetaj during the presentation of the 2019 draft budget at the parliamentary economy committee. Domestic demand is expected to maintain the economic growth, such as private consumption and investments. Focusing on investments, Ahmetaj ...

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Infrastructure, all the road axis will be completed by 2021

Infrastructure is another important sector of economy that will benefit considerable funds from the state budget for the period 2019-2020. The minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj during the presentation of the draft budget of 2019 at the Economy Commission, declared that this sector will benefit 2,8% of the GDP and the financing of the infrastructure projects aims the ...

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Meta decreed local elections’ date, June 30, 2019

 President of the Republic Ilir Meta had a meeting today with the Speaker of the Albanian parliament Gramoz Ruçi. And apparently in the focus of the meeting were the local elections and more specifically their date.Mr. Meta introduced Speaker Ruçi with the consultations on the date of the upcoming local elections. President Meta decreed today the elections date for local ...

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Sander Lleshi designated as Deputy Minister of Interior

Prime Minister Edi Rama has appointed Interior Sander Lleshi as Deputy Minister of Interior. This decision of the majority comes after the rejection of the decree on the designation of Lleshi as Minister of Interior by President Ilir Meta. On Sunday, Mr. Rama had a tête-à-tête meeting with Mr. Meta, a meeting that seems to have been closed without. The ...

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World Weightlifting Championship: Calja only 6th, today the turn of Qerimaj and Godelli

Albania was represented with 5 sportsmen in the World Weightlifting Competition, being held in Turkmenistan, namely , Briken Calja and Arber Cercizi in the 73kg category, Erkand Qerimaj and Daniel Godelli in the 81kg category and Krenar Shoraj in the 89kg category. The triple European champion Briken Calja made a good race in the 73kg category but couldn’t reach the ...

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Albanian Superliga, results and standings

The 11th week of the Albanian SuperLiga played this weekend, giving these results: Partizani- Kamza 1-0 Skenderbeu – Kastrioti 1-0 Kukesi- Flamurtari 1-2 Teuta – Tirana 2-1 After 11 weeks, Skenderbeu heads the classification with 26 points, closely followed by Partizani in the second with 25 points. Kukesi and Laci share the third spot at the table with 19 points. ...

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”The History of Scanderbeg” to be published in Chinese

The international Albanology conference dedicated to the Albanian national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg  ,  the time he lived and the traces he left behind, is giving a huge contribution in the field of Albanology through different lectures from scholars all around the world. One of the  novelties for the scholars of Albanology, is the work of professor Ke Jing of ...

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PM Rama had a 90-minute meeting yesterday with President Meta

Prime Minister Edi Rama had a 90-minute meeting yesterday with President Ilir Meta. After the meeting, the first official statement came from the prime ministry. “At his request, the Prime Minister Rama had a meeting with the President of the Republic to discuss upon the statement issued by the latter on the proposal for the decree of General Sander Lleshi ...

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The main priority of 2019 budget remains debt reduction

The Ministry of Finance has finalized the state budget for 2019. According to the draft already approved by the Council of Ministers, expenditures are expected to top up to ALL 519.3 billion, an increase of 22 billion ALL compared to this year. For the second consecutive year, the government has prioritized capital investments, which account for about ALL 88.8 billion ...

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