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100 villages part of the Integrated Rural Development Program

The Ministry of Agriculture has published the list of 100 villages all over Albania, which have become part of the Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) as contemporary agro-tourism models combining historical values, agricultural traditions and their wonderful environment. According to the official map of villages that will be included in the new government program, it turns out that Gjirokastra with ...

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Apostolova: Demarcation and Special Tribunal determine the future of Kosovo in the EU

The EU ambassador to Kosovo, Natalija Apostolova has said that Kosovo must urgently ratify the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro. According to Apostolova, Kosovo must not be held to ransom by particular individuals, because this agreement is in the best interest of the country. “Kosovo must show that it knows how to commit itself to embrace European values. Demarcation and ...

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Meta:Kosovo should find wise solutions that help the country get integrated into EU

The President of Albania, Ilir Meta, asked the Kosovo government and opposition to find wise solutions that help the country get integrated into EU. Mr. Meta had a meeting with Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, and pledging maximal support from Albania. Meta visited Kosovo on the 12th death anniversary of President Ibrahim Rugova, to reiterate the importance of commemorating his values and ...

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Albania’s public debt to be reduced to 63.4% until 2020

Albania’s public debt will be reduced to 63.4% until 2020. This is the projection made by experts of the ministry of Finance. Based on the 2018-2020 Medium Term Debt Strategy, this important macroeconomic indicator will be on the fall. However, it must be said that this figure is still high. Based on the document in question, this will be figure ...

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MIE unveils images of the new airport project in Vlora

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy unveiled the images of the new airport project in Vlora in Akerni Area. Last week, Albanian authorities announced that the consortium of the companies, Cengiz Construction, Kalyon Construction, and Kolin Construction submitted an official offer for Vlora Airport project. Minister of MIE Damian Gjiknuri said that the institution decided to create the working group ...

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Albanian Tourism – Tips for Your Visit

Albania offers wide opportunities for tourists to have fun and enjoy their vacations. Albania’s twentieth-century history has given it a unique place in the Balkan travel landscape. While Yugoslavia and Bulgaria were building seaside resorts to attract hard-currency tourists, Albania’s paranoid Communist regime made it almost impossible for foreigners to enter the country. Although the current authorities still don’t do ...

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Rama: ARMO privatization a criminal act

Prime Minister Edi Rama accompanied by Ministers Damian Gjiknuri and Arben Ahmetaj had an interpellation through a video conference with the oil refinery  workers of ARMO company highlighting that the privatization of ARMO company was a criminal act, while assuring the oil workers of this plant that the government is working to find out serious investors to make a major ...

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WB: Careful use of public funds

The World Bank recommends Albania to be careful with the use of public investment funds. During the presentation of the report on public expenditure estimates, World Bank representative Maryam Salim urged the strengthening of public finance management. The EU representative said safe finances were a condition set for Albania’s EU membership. Albania needs to be careful with the transparency of ...

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Majko with the Diaspora in Ukraine: Blood is thicker than water

After 300 years you have to come to Albania, to see from close your country of origin, which has become a favorite tourist destination. “That was the message delivered by the Minister of State for Diaspora Pandeli Majko to the village of Karakurt, in the Odessa region where more than half of the Albanians of Ukraine live.”Blood is thicker than ...

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Longtime Record Producer Joe Boyd On Albanian 'Saze' Music

By VICKI BARKER Record producer Joe Boyd recorded his new album with a group of southern Albanian singers and musicians. It’s a record of polyphonic Albanian music that reminds him of his rock ‘n’ roll youth. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Connoisseurs of ’60s music and beyond may know the name Joe Boyd as well as they do the name of BJ ...

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