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Western Balkans Summit to help the region resolve bilateral disputes and leave behind inherited issues from the past

The Western Balkans summit, the fifth organized under what is known as the Berlin process, kicks off on Tuesday in London. British Prime Minister Theresa May will host the heads of governments of the six Western Balkan countries, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia and will reiterate London’s early commitment to the region and European security. This ...

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”Opera Jeans”, the sound that filled Vlora’s coast

Pm Edi Rama posted on his Facebook page a video of the event ‘’Opera in Jeans’’ , which is being held in the city of Vlora, in ‘’Lungomare’’ promenade. The concert the troupe of Opera and Ballet Theatre comes as a novelty of the Calendar of 500 entertaining activities that will be organized during the coast this summer. ‘’Vlora, a ...

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“Albania: the spirit of times” exhibition to tour around Italy

 “Albania: the spirit of the times,” inaugurated on June 30 at the  Acre Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA), is conceived as a moving museum exhibition, with the starting point being Calabria, the Arbëresh epicenter in Southern Italy. The exhibition, curated by Artan Shabani, former head of the National Gallery of Arts, will showcase various artworks by Albanian artists working and ...

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National Cycling Championship: Winners and times

The national cycling championship concluded this Sunday the second day of the races, with the most difficult race of all, that of resistance. The same as the previous chronometer race, 53 cyclists participated  in the race, representing not only the Albanian teams, but even foreign teams. For the junior category, 15 cyclists participated in the 48 km long race, and ...

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Vlahutin: EU plans to expand funding in Vlora to over 50 million Euros

The water treatment plant in Vlora is a very important infrastructural work for the environment and tourism, which will be followed by a series of other investments.The statement was issued by Prime Minister Edi Rama during the inauguration of the water treatment plant in Vlora. He stressed that a number of other investments for water, sanitation and energy  will continue ...

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Ahmetaj: Strengthening of Lek, a negative impact on Albania’s budget

The strengthening of lek and the increase of the amount of refunds are the two main reasons which have led to fewer revenues to be collected by the government in the first six months of the year. Finance and Economy minister, Arben Ahmetaj said that as a result of the strengthening of lek, the government collected 3.6 billion lek less. ...

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Bushati: Albania on the right track to a fairer and healthier democracy

Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati in an interview for Euroactiv has spoken about the postponement of the opening of Albania’s negotiations with the EU. Among other things, Bushati said that Albania is not ready to join the EU since there is still much work to be done. According to Bushati we have to continue the reform program that strengthens the rule ...

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Albania-UK: Memorandum of Understanding targeting the improvement of criminal justice

The Albanian Government and the United Kingdom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding targeting the improvement of criminal justice by investigating and preventing illegal activities in the respective territories through the exchange of information on criminal records. The Memorandum was signed by Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj and Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj with the British Ambassador to Tirana Norman Duncan for ...

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Rama- Chinese PM Li Keqiang, agriculture, tourism and water infrastructure core issues

Prime Minister Edi Rama had a meeting with the Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in the framework of the 16 + 1 Initiative. The program of cooperation and projects in the sector of agriculture, tourism and water infrastructure were the core issues under discussion. “With Prime Minister Li Keqiang at the bilateral meeting in the framework of the 16 + 1 ...

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Rama: 28,324 more employees since May last year

Prime Minister Edi Rama, in a meeting with the Regional Employment Directorates stated that “all offices have accomplished the objectives, while some have moved ahead”. “Since May last year, we have 28,324 more employees. Over 14 thousand people have been employed through the Labor Office in this 6-month period “, the head of government said.”Those who want to verify these ...

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