Politics

New ministers take their oath of office before President Meta

The 7 new government ministers took their oath of office before President Meta. The new ministers are Besa Shahini; Anila Denaj; Bledi Çuçi; Elva Margariti; Eduard Shalsi; Elisa Spiropali; Belinda Balluku and Erion Braçe.President Meta has not decreed yet the dismissal of the Foreign minister Ditmir Bushati.  EU ambassador to Tirana, Luigi Soreca congratulated the new ministers through a post ...

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Meta meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Stef Blok

President Ilir Meta demands maximum engagement and accountability of all the country’s institutions in the framework of the country’s EU integration process. The statements were made by the head of state in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Stef Blok. President Meta praised the deepening of cooperation between Albania and the Netherlands, ...

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Foreign Minister of Italy visits the National Historic Museum

The foreign minister of Italy Enzo Moavero Milanesi and the ambassador of Italy in Albania, Alberto Cutillo, paid a visit to the National Historic Museum, together with the director of this institution Dorian Koçi. The Italian diplomat and ambassador Cutillo were acquainted with the historical events of the Albanian people, in times of antiquity of Illyrian civilization until the fall ...

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Parlament approves the changes of the governmental cabinet

The parliament voted yesterday in a extraordinary session, the new ministers of the cabinet of Pm Edi Rama. This session of the Assembly was gathered by the request of the Prime Minister in order to vote within the constitutional deadline all the decrees of the President for the changes of the ministers of the cabinet. The opposition requested dialogue before ...

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Albania to apply ”one-stop-shop” model with Macedonia

The Interior Minister, Sander Lleshaj had a meeting in Pogradec, with his homologue of Macedonia, Oliver Spasovksi, aiming to deepen and further improve the border and police cooperation. ‘’I congratulated Mr. Spasovksi for the results at the parliament of Macedonia regarding the PRESPA Agreement, that paves the way of the integration of Macedonia in NATO and the European Union’’ – ...

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Meta meets Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, boosting Italian investment in Albania necessary

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, received today the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi. President Meta praised the visit of Minister Milanesi to Albania as a sign of great attention that Italy attaches to relations with Albania and developments in the Western Balkans region. Specifically, President Meta praised the excellent and historic relations ...

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Soreca: The country must unite to achieve this historic goal of accession negotiations opening

EU ambassador Soreca gave an interview for Monitor Magazine.Asked about the possibility of kicking off the accession negotiations; Mr. Soreca stated:”The conclusions of the EU Council of Ministers last June have clearly identified the path to be followed to start membership negotiations. The European Commission will present its Annual Report in the spring of 2019, which will be reviewed by ...

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Newly appointed minister of Education, Besa Shahini talks about the protest of the students

The newly appointed minister of Education and Sports, Besa Shahini, in her first public appearance for the media, explained that 54 representatives of the ministry were sent to universities in order to inform the students regarding the decisions of the government. She underlined that the students should address all the secretaries of the universities and be informed regarding the decreased ...

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Soreca: Electoral reform part of the priorities Albania must meet to open negotiations

Although the electoral reform failed last year since the consensus failed, the EU and OSCE didn’t surrender. For this reason, ambassadors Luigi Soreca and Bern Borchard went to the office of the Democratic leader this Monday. The Democratic Party press office did not give details of the 1-hour meeting, but diplomats themselves disclosed the conversation with the Democratic leader. “I ...

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Rama “de jure” minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Edi Rama will also act as the “de jure” minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The announcement was made by the head of the Albanian government highlighting that he will hold this post until the disputes with the President are resolved by the Constitutional Court. The legal deadline for signing the dismissal of the Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati ...

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