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EBRD provides 218 million Euros loan for debts restructuring

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development officially announced that the Albanian side has met all the conditions to make the loan agreement between this bank and Albanian Power Corporation effective. The agreement is worth 218 million Euros, and was signed on 30 June 2016 targeting the old debts restructuring. The news was confirmed by the Minister of Infrastructure and ...

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Albania-Iran Business Forum, cooperation opportunities

The Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Albania, will organize on 25 of April 2018, the Business Forum “Albania-Iran” in the premises of Tirana International Hotel. In this forum, which will be organized under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Gholamhossein Mohammadnia ...

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Graf:Swizerland supports professional education in Albania

The Swiss ambassador to Tirana, Christoph Graf stated that Swizerland will support professional education in Albania, highlighting the fact that in his country  2/3 of youngsters attend professional education. “In my country, everyone believes on professional education, because we all need IT experts, designers and tailors. Professional education is promising and it should meet the needs that employers have. Therefore, in Switzerland, it ...

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Orikum, the ancient delightful little town

Orikum is a town and a former municipality in the Vlorë County, southwestern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Vlorë. It was named after the ancient city Oricum, which was located 4 km west of modern Orikum. The population at the 2011 census was 5,503. The municipal unit consists of the town Orikum and the villages Dukat Fushë, Dukat, Tragjas and ...

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Albanians last on the list of successful asylum applications in the EU

Albanians need to think twice before seeking asylum in one of the European Union member countries, because this would penalize them in all other countries. Such fact is reflected by the latest figures published by European institutions regarding asylum seekers. So, according to the latest data issued by the European Institute of Statistics (Eurostat), Albanians are at the bottom of ...

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President of the European Council to visit Tirana

After the country obtained a positive recommendation to start negotiations for EU integration, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk will visit Albania as part of a Balkan tour. Mr. Tusk will start his visit to Albania on 24 April and then he will travel to Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYROM. Speaking in front of MEPs ...

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Borchardt: A full and timely reform indispensable to address OSCE / ODIHR recommendations

The Special Committee on Electoral Reform held its next meeting in the form of a technical working table, focusing on some of the election campaign issues. In his speech, the Head of Presence, Ambassador Bernd Borchardt, once again stressed the recommendation for a full and timely reform, which has to address all of the unfulfilled recommendations of the OSCE / ...

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Rama praises the state police, tanglible results

Prime Minister Edi Rama has participated in the civic forum for public safety in Fier. During his speech, the prime minister said police is undergoing a deep reform through the vetting process. Rama said everyone is aware that we have a stronger police and the results are tangible. “I believe people are aware of a stronger police but we have a low police ...

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Semaine de la Terre, actions pour nettoyer l’environnement

Les forces armées de l’Albanie ont rejoint l’action initiée par le ministère du Tourisme et de l’Environnement pour le nettoyage du territoire sous le slogan “garder la terre que nous voulons”. Dans une déclaration publiée par le ministère de la Défense a été annoncé que les unités des forces armées ainsi que les employés des institutions locales et centrales ont ...

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Le ministre albanais des Affaires étrangères rencontre des diplomates: le travail pour l’intégration européenne continue

Le ministre albanais des Affaires étrangères, Ditmir Bushati, a eu un petit-déjeuner de travail aujourd’hui avec les ambassadeurs des pays membres de l’UE accrédités à Tirana. Cet événement intervient deux jours après la publication de la recommandation de la Commission européenne pour l’ouverture des négociations avec l’Albanie. Bushati dit que les pays membres reconnaissent les réalisations de l’Albanie et que ...

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