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European Parliament president calls for judicial reform, stronger rule of law

European Parliament president calls for judicial reform, stronger rule of law

TIRANA, July 15 – Albania must commit to reforms that assure an independent, accountable and efficient judicial system and build up an efficient system of public administration, European Parliament President Martin Schulz has said in a speech to the Albanian

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Despite progress, prejudice for neighbours still exists in region’s media, experts say

Despite progress, prejudice for neighbours still exists in region’s media, experts say

TIRANA, July 13 – Although media coverage of the neighbouring countries and nationalities in the region is improving, some old stereotypes and hate speech are still prevalent, regional media experts said at a Tirana conference, which analyzed media coverage in

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Euro 2016 qualification dream closer than ever as Albania  climb to 10 points with one game in hand

Euro 2016 qualification dream closer than ever as Albania climb to 10 points with one game in hand

UEFA updated ranking Group I Teams P +/- Pts  Portugal 5 3 12  Denmark 5 4 10  Albania 4 5 10  Armenia 5 -4 1  Serbia * 5 -8 -2 * Serbia have had 3 points deducted (Source: UEFA) TIRANA, July

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In final decision, CAS awards Albania 0-3 victory for abandoned Belgrade match, upholds drone fine

In final decision, CAS awards Albania 0-3 victory for abandoned Belgrade match, upholds drone fine

TIRANA, July 10 – In a final decision, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has awarded Albania three points for last year's match against Serbia abandoned due to violence in Belgrade. The Switzerland-based CAS said in a statement that Serbia

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Merkel visits Tirana

Merkel visits Tirana

TIRANA, July 8 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Tirana at the start of a regional tour, meeting with the country's top officials and discussing economic cooperation at a business forum. In her one-day visit, Merkel is scheduled to

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Albanians mourn two Czech victims, police arrest confessed killer

Albanians mourn two Czech victims, police arrest confessed killer

TIRANA, July 5 – Hundreds of Albanians have held vigils in Shkodra and Tirana to honor two Czech visitors who were killed in rural northern Albania last week. Michal Svatoš, 27, and Anna Kosinová, 36, were visiting the mountainous Dukagjin

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Visegrad Group – A model for regional cooperation

Visegrad Group – A model for regional cooperation

By Bronislava Tomášová Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Tirana It is my hope that nobody in this room is surprised that the Czech Ambassador chose as a subject of her lecture a topic related to the Visegrad Group, an

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Greek crisis escalation won't affect Albania's banking system, central bank says

Greek crisis escalation won't affect Albania's banking system, central bank says

TIRANA, June 29 – As the Greek debt crisis escalates and a possible exit from the eurozone is closer than ever, Albania's central bank has assured a potential Greek default would not affect Albania or the country's banking system, where

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Socialists' Erion Veliaj elected Tirana mayor

Socialists' Erion Veliaj elected Tirana mayor

TIRANA, June 24 – Erion Veliaj of the governing Socialist Party has been elected Tirana’s new mayor by a comfortable margin in Sunday's election, official results show. Veliaj's victory in Tirana, where nearly one in three Albanians live, was the

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Eurostat: Albania's price levels for consumer goods and services among the region’s lowest

Eurostat: Albania's price levels for consumer goods and services among the region’s lowest

TIRANA, June 19 – Albania's price levels for consumer goods and services are among Europe's lowest although the country's GDP per capita and consumption stand far below the EU and regional average, according to a report published on Friday by

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