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The Bells Ring for Everyone to Hear!

The Bells Ring for Everyone to Hear!

BY GENC MLLOJA As it happened in the meetings of the highest Chinese authorities with the top leaders of the European Union in late September and early October this year, China speaks with 'open letters' about human rights as on

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Thomas Simaku’s CD reaches Top Ten

Thomas Simaku’s CD reaches Top Ten

Released by Naxos Records in 2019, Thomas Simaku’s CD, Solos & Duos  has been chosen among the ten best CDs of the year, by critic James H. North in the prestigious Fanfare magazine in the USA. The list includes recordings

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Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

By ZHOU DING October 1stmarks the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our embassy is not able to hold our National Day reception as usual. However, this

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Kosovo diplomat asks probe on Serbia’s alleged hiding of mass graves

Kosovo diplomat asks probe on Serbia’s alleged hiding of mass graves

TIRANA, Albania – A former Kosovar diplomat urged Albania and other friendly countries to his homeland Kosovo, to launch an investigation at the Council of Europe on alleged mass graves which, according to him, Serbia tries to hide. Former Kosovar

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Oil refinery workers of Ballsh on hunger strike, protest to block national road

Oil refinery workers of Ballsh on hunger strike, protest to block national road

Ten of them have been on a hunger strike for 17 days with deteriorating conditions but set to continue despite poor health.

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Why the EU’s enlargement process is running out of steam

Why the EU’s enlargement process is running out of steam

On 6 October, the European Commission released its enlargement reports, tracking the progress of countries aiming to join the EU. Florian Bieber writes that while the reports were longer than ever, the details drown out the bigger picture. He argues the reporting process should be reformed to better outline priorities, highlight the causes of problems, and make concrete proposals for the next steps in the accession process.

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Tourism sector in dire straits: lower turnover and employment and not much hope for the future

Tourism sector in dire straits: lower turnover and employment and not much hope for the future

Industry survey shows 86% of businesses do not expect any activity in the remaining 2020 period

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GRECO report: partial progress done against corruption

GRECO report: partial progress done against corruption

The ‘Group of States against Corruption’ report recognizes the progress made by Albania in preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors, but still requires improvement and the implementation of pending reforms. The report also acknowledges that four of ten of its 2014 recommendations have been fulfilled, whereas the rest have been only partially put in place.

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Farmers to get excise duty free oil, online registration mandatory

Farmers to get excise duty free oil, online registration mandatory

The new scheme frees the farmers from taxes of circulation, carbon and environment, according to the Albanian PM, Rama.

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20 years of AmCham: optimistic perspective ahead despite difficult context

20 years of AmCham: optimistic perspective ahead despite difficult context

AmCham Head Jaco: Current business climate might be the key obstacle for reaching the full potential in the bilateral economic relations

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