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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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Former Italian PM, D’Alema awarded "Mother Teresa" medal by the President Meta

In a special ceremony held today, the President of Albania, Ilir Meta has awarded the former Prime Minister of Italy, Massimo D’Alema awarded the “Mother Teresa” medal. Mr. Meta expressed his recognition for Mr. D’Alema’s constant and extraordinary support in Albania’s process of Euro-Atlantic and European integration. “Every Albanian remembers Massimo D’Alema. He is one of the most prominent figures ...

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Albanian Foreign minister meets diplomats: Work for EU integration continues

The Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati  had a working breakfast today with the ambassadors of EU member countries accredited in Tirana. This event comes two days after the publication of the recommendation of the European Commission for the opening of negotiations with Albania. Bushati says that the member countries recognize Albania’s achievements and that the most important thing ...

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