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Albania, 5 months away from the final decision of accession negotiations

In June last year, Albania failed to open accession negotiations with the European Union. The Albanian government did not assess it as a rejection of the decision by the EU, but acknowledged that there were a number of conditions to be fulfilled until next year. The main topic was the advancement of the re-evaluation process of judges and prosecutors, the ...

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The orchestra of RTSH opens the concert season 2019

The orchestra of RTSH opened the concert season, a selected program with world class masterpieces, performing for the fans of classical music, with excellent cooperation of the orchestra with renowned names of the international stage, under the conduction of Oleg Arapi. Cordelia Hofer, the German pianist with a long and rich career of hundred concerts around the world , praised ...

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Rama: Online platform for the recruitment of excellent students

Prime Minister Edi Rama held a speech today presenting the online platform strike it lucky.al for hiring about one thousand excellent students in the public administration. The head of government said that this platform would not be a reality without students’ protest. This protest, according to him, paved the way to the recruitment of the best, overcoming the law. After ...

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IMF: Economic growth slows down through 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Albanian economy to grow by 3.7% in 2019, slowing down the pace compared to the previous year, due to lower energy output. Jan Kees Martijn, IMF Mission Chief for Albania, in his first interview with the media, after taking office in Albania, also draws attention to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) projects. He warns that ...

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The new name “Republic of North Macedonia” becomes official, parliament in Skopje votes in favor

With 81 votes in favour and not a single vote against, Parliament in Skopje approved today the constitutional amendments which stem from the Prespes agreement. This voting changes the country’s name to Republic of North Macedonia. In his address, PM Zoran Zaev said that this is a very important decision that parliament has taken. “Yes, it’s true that I’ve changed ...

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Kukes airport construction through concession, 8 mln Euros

Kukes airport will be built in Albania alongside Rinas international airport. The ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania concluded the process for the evaluation of bids and announced the winner for the construction of the airport of Kukes , that is Global Technical Mechanics l.t.d and Bami l.t.d. The total investment reaches to 8 million euro, assessed as the ...

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Kadri Roshi, the Albanian Aesop

Kadri Roshi was born on 4 January 1924 in Ballsh, Mallakaster, while his parents were originally from Libohova. His mother passed away when Kadri Roshi was only 2 years old, and he will remain orphan at the age of 12 when his father died. A famous lawyer, the father of Kadri was distinguished by his excellent abilities and the preparations ...

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Germany strongly supports visa liberalization for Kosovo

Michael Roth, Secretary of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet, said that Kosovo has fulfilled all the criteria for visa liberalization. He even said that Germany will lobby strongly for Kosovo in Brussels. “Kosovo has fulfilled the conditions of the European Union to give visa liberalization. Therefore, green light should be ...

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President Meta refused to decree Gent Cakaj in the duty of Foreign Affairs Minister

President Meta refused to decree Gent Cakaj in the duty of Foreign Affairs Minister. Meta sent this decree for revision to PM Rama. According to President Meta, Gent Caka does not fulfill the conditions for being Albania’s Foreign Affairs Minister, does not create trust, and does not provide the appropriate guarantees. Meta did not sign the decree for the dismissal ...

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WB: Albania’s economic growth will drop to 3.6 %

The Albanian economy is stepping into a slowdown phase, which can last for several years. The warning comes from the World Bank, in its latest report on the global economic outlook. According to the WB, starting from this year, Albania’s economic growth will drop to 3.6 %, from 4% it was estimated last year. This is a significant slowdown in ...

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