Politics

Basha to Varhelyi: The opposition will contribute to meeting the 15 conditions set by the European Council

DP leader Lulzim Basha has announced that he has had a video conference with EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi where he focused on the 15 terms of negotiations and on helping to tackle the coronavirus. Basha says he has guaranteed the European Commissioner that the opposition will contribute to meeting the 15 conditions set by the European Council. The opposition ...

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Cakaj-Konjofca support the coalition of the Preshevo Valley political parties

Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj and Kosovo counterpart Glauk Konjufca issued a joint statement today in support of the coalition of Albanian political parties in the Preshevo Valley. “As foreign policy leaders of the Republic of Kosovo and Albania, we underline once again the importance of supporting the coalition of Albanian political parties in the Preshevo ...

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US ambassador Kim: Respect for the institutions and trust for the democratic processes

US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim has revealed details of talks she had with President Ilir Meta, Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition leader Lulzim Basha. Regarding the donors’ conference in Brussels, the ambassador says: we believe it reflects the solidarity, support and desire of the international community to assist the Albanian people in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts. “We also discussed ...

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USA to donate more for the reconstruction phase

The United States of America  will increase the amount donated to Brussels to help Albania recover after the November 26 earthquake. The news was provided by Prime Minister Edi Rama, who reacted after today’s meeting with US Ambassador Yuri Kim. He says the Transparency Academy is a requirement of the government itself, adding that launching its work makes reconstruction an ...

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Pm Rama: I requested the Transparency Academy from USA

“I have requested the Transparency Academy in the US,” Prime Minister Edi Rama declared. Rama answered questions about the US $ 5 million donation at the Donors’ Conference, part of which goes towards the establishment of the Transparency Academy. “The US is not known for generosity in other cases as well,” he said. They are very generous in giving other ...

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President Meta: I applaud the result of the Donor’s Conference

The Donor’s Conference for the reconstruction of Albania after the devastating earthquake of 26 November resulted in a help of 1.15 billion Euro. The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta applauded the donations of the countries for Albania. ‘’I don’t have any comment but only an applaud for the countries that supported Albania. I hope that the money goes where ...

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Von Der Leyen: We should pave the way for opening accession negotiations with Albania and N.Macedonia

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen said ahead of the meeting that Western Balkan countries are a priority for the commission. She underlined the commitment to integrate the Western Balkan countries into the EU as soon as possible, saying it is in our interest to have the Western Balkans as close as possible to the EU. Referring to the ...

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Venice Commission delegation lands in Tirana

A delegation of the Venice Commission will arrive in Tirana today to hear face-to-face with all parties involved in the matter of the establishment of the Constitutional Court. Today will start with a delegation meeting with Speaker of Parliament, Gramoz Ruci and will continue with meetings with the Inquiry Committee. At 12:00 the Commission will be hosted by President Ilir ...

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US ambassador Kim met with State Minister Elisa Spiropali

US Ambassador to Tirana Yuri Kim continues to insist on completing electoral reform in Albania. Ms. Kim held a meeting  with the Minister of State for Relations with Parliament Elisa Spiropali. ”During their meeting, US Ambassador Yuri Kim urged minister  Elisa Spiropali to use the current pace for the completion of  the electoral reform and underlined that Albanians were expecting ...

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The working group on the Electoral Reform met with representatives of ODIHR

Members of the round table on electoral reform held a meeting with representatives of the OSCE / ODIHR. The meeting was attended by two co-chairs of the Electoral Reform Commission, Mps Rudina Hajdari and Damian Gjiknuri, and two representatives of the opposition outside the parliament, Petrit Vasili and Oerd Bylykbashi. Co-chair of the Electoral Reform Commission, Damian Gjiknuri,  said after ...

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