Politics

INSTAT: Economy grew 4.35% in the nine-month period January-September 2018!

The Institute of Statistics reports that according to the preliminary estimates of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Albanian economy had an increase of 4.35% over this year compared with the same period of 2017. According to INSTAT, the main contribution to economic growth has been provided by trade, processing industry and power sector, as well as the group ...

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Lleshaj-Mustafa sign agreement on the establishment of joint border control

Minister of Interior Affairs, Sandër Lleshaj, was present at the Morina border crossing, where he signed together with Kosovo counterpart Ekrem Mustafa the agreement on the establishment of joint border control between the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Kosovo. “For me, it is a special pleasure to be on the eve of the new year, to be here ...

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Head of IOM Calavera: Time for Change in the Albanian Judiciary

The Director of the Western Balkans in the European Commission and the Head of the International Monitoring Mission (IOM), Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, pointed out that it is “Time for Change in the Albanian Judiciary”. According to her, members of the Independent Qualification Commission, who review the first-instance vetting cases, have reached their almost 100th decision in less than a year ...

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Rama reshuffles the cabinet

Prime Minister Edi Rama made an unexpected cabinet reshuffle. The most important changes turn out to be the ones in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economy, Finance and Transport. Rama’s cabinet remained unchanged even in his second term in office. According to political analysts Rama was obliged to make this reshuffling due to the recent students’ heated up protest. Minister ...

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Mayor Veliaj wishes a Merry Christmas and vows that 2019 will be a year of great deeds

The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj declared that these holidays are a moment of reflection for everyone, and assured that 2019 will be a year of great deeds. ‘’ I wish that these holidays reveal the best in us. When you think that how much we shout and fight each other, sometimes for useless things, but if at the end ...

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Lleshaj meeting with his Kosovo counterpart Ekrem Mustafa

The Interior Minister, Sander Lleshaj had a meeting in Tirana with his Kosovo counterpart Ekrem Mustafa, and the accompanying delegation. Both interlocutors focused on the borders reinforcement, and creation of facilities for the people crossing the border of both countries. The respective delegations also discussed about the boosting of the cooperation with police and coordinating the joint efforts in the ...

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Israeli PM Netanyahu welcomes the decision of official Tirana to expel two Iranian diplomats from Albania

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the decision of official Tirana to expel two Iranian diplomats from Albania after alleging involvement in the Israeli attack on the soccer match. “Important news from Albania today. The Prime Minister of Albania , Edi Rama expelled the Iranian Ambassador from Tirana. By doing so, Prime Minister Rama has sent a clear message to ...

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Rama gives final deadline for students’ demands full implementation

The Prime Minister has engaged several working groups, which are working on the document of a Pact for the University. Beyond the concrete response to the 8 points emerging from the student protest, the Pact for the University will be a commitment document to address general problems for the University as well as specific problems for each university – based ...

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Trump sends a letter of thanks to PM Rama on expelling Iran’s Ambassador

US President Donald Trump reacted after the expulsion of the Iranian Ambassador from Albania. He sent a letter of thanks to Prime Minister Edi Rama. Trump considers Albania as a great friend of the United States, while welcoming the growth of partnership between the two countries. Following is a letter from President Donald Trump. “Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Thank you ...

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EU ambassador Luigi Soreca met with chairwoman of foreign commission, Mimi Kodheli

The chairwoman of Foreign Affairs Commission, Mimi Kodheli received in a meeting in the premises of the Assembly of Albania, the chief of the European Delegation in Albania, Luigi Soreca, where they discussed about the requests of the protesting students. Kodheli declared that despite the prior theme about the continuation of the reforms in the country and the process of ...

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