Turkish Ambassador: “We cherish our common history and friendly relations with Albania”

Turkish Ambassador: “We cherish our common history and friendly relations with Albania”

At the end of the Great War, Turkey was forced upon unacceptable conditions to bring to an end to our sovereign and independent country. Under the leadership of Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades-in-arms, Turkish people showed an unprecedented

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Making the best out of a bad hand

Making the best out of a bad hand

By Mario Holzner* At the European Council meeting on 17th and 18th October it was concluded that: ‘The European Council will revert to the issue of enlargement before the EU-Western Balkans summit in Zagreb in May 2020.’ This implies that

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Tirana-Rome-Athens, the new diplomatic axis?

Tirana-Rome-Athens, the new diplomatic axis?

TIRANA, Oct. 30 – Prime Minister Edi Rama met with Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis under the 4th EU-Arab World Summit held in Athens, where they agreed to discuss a number of open-ended topics between the two countries, such as the

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Police seize assets of Shkodra criminal group arrested in Denmark

Police seize assets of Shkodra criminal group arrested in Denmark

TIRANA, Oct. 30 – Police announced on Tuesday the seizure of three million euros worth of wealth from an Albanian-origin criminal group arrested in Denmark in June during a joint operation extending to Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia

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Corruption perceptions among citizens remain unchanged, new survey finds

Corruption perceptions among citizens remain unchanged, new survey finds

TIRANA, Oct. 30 – Tirana’s Center for Economic Research again measured public perception of corruption for 2019, finding that 44.8 percent of citizens surveyed admitted to having been pressured and asked for a bribe by public officials to resolve a

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New appointed US Ambassador vows to encourage solution of political crisis

New appointed US Ambassador vows to encourage solution of political crisis

TIRANA, Oct. 30 – Yuri Kim, the new appointed US ambassador to Albania, spoke to the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington on Tuesday afternoon in a confirmation hearing. Kim, who was appointed by President Donald Trump in June this

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Banking system performed well during September 2019 as deposits and loans increased

Banking system performed well during September 2019 as deposits and loans increased

TIRANA, Oct. 30 – The banking system performed well in September as deposits increased and loans expanded significantly. According to the data provided by the Bank of Albania, the loan stock for businesses and individuals amounted to 4.5 million euros

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New Kosovo leader set to implement past agreements with Albania

New Kosovo leader set to implement past agreements with Albania

TIRANA, Oct. 28 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama stated that during a meeting with Kosovo’s Vetevendosje (Self-Determination Movement) Albin Kurti, who won the October 6 parliamentary elections, he will propose separate ministries for both Albania and Macedonia to improve

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Albanian Energy Regulator continues to reject pricing request by Elbasan incinerator

Albanian Energy Regulator continues to reject pricing request by Elbasan incinerator

TIRANA, Oct. 29 – The request made by the incinerator in Elbasan, currently operated by the ‘Albtek’ company, to set the price of its produced energy, was yet again refused by The Albanian Energy Regulator Authority (ERE). Moreover, ERE claimed

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New draft law makes Albania part of the financial offshore reporting system

New draft law makes Albania part of the financial offshore reporting system

TIRANA, Oct. 28 – A new draft law that will include Albania in the system of information exchange on offshore accounts, involving balance sheets of accounts and assets, is to be discussed in the Parliament during the following weeks. The

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