Ahn Youngjip: 'More opportunities to enhance trade and investment between our two countries'

Ahn Youngjip: 'More opportunities to enhance trade and investment between our two countries'

By Rudina Hoxha “In the cold war era, Korea and Albania followed different paths and accordingly had no meaningful contacts. However, since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1991, Korea and Albania have rapidly become close friends and partners in

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Editorial: Corruption: The need to break this vicious cycle

Editorial: Corruption: The need to break this vicious cycle

A recent Transparency International report, “People and Corruption: Europe and Central Asia” unfortunately places Albania once again among the states with high corruption levels in Eastern Europe, demonstrating through the citizens’ responses extraordinary levels of involvement in bribery, very negative

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Albert Rakipi: Trump’s win is a signal Americans are angered by the political status quo

Albert Rakipi: Trump’s win is a signal Americans are angered by the political status quo

Interview with Albert Rakipi, the executive director of the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), with Deutsche Welle’s Ani Ruci in the local Albanian service. Mr. Rakipi, most politicians, analysts and citizens in Albania wanted and supported Hillary Clinton, considering

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A moratorium on public-private partnerships is currently indispensable

A moratorium on public-private partnerships is currently indispensable

By Zef Preà§i* For concession and for its various forms including recently the public-private partnership is spoken and written a lot, especially after 2000. As is already known, the concept of concession agreements is given in many definitions, but everyone

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EU calls for more transparency in use of public funds

EU calls for more transparency in use of public funds

TIRANA, Nov. 14 – The head of European Union Delegation has called on Albania to provide more accountability and transparency in the use of public funds. “Whoever is in the government is most responsible for the proper use, proper planning

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Accession talks with Albania are an important message for the Balkans, says Italian FM

Accession talks with Albania are an important message for the Balkans, says Italian FM

TIRANA, Nov. 14 – Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Monday accession talks with Albania will likely officially open in the month of December, following the approval of the European Commission’s recommendation by the European Council. Gentiloni met with Prime

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EU foreign ministers urge Albania to implement judicial reforms

EU foreign ministers urge Albania to implement judicial reforms

TIRANA, Nov. 15 – Foreign ministers of EU member states who are members of the Friends of Albania group convened in Brussels this week to discuss Albania’s further steps in the light of the European Commission decision to recommend the

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Global Terrorism Index: Albania ranked 92nd globally

Global Terrorism Index: Albania ranked 92nd globally

TIRANA, Nov.15 – Albania has been ranked 92nd in the world in terms of impact from terrorism for the year 2015, according to the latest edition of the Global Terrorism Index published on Wednesday. The report has also ranked Kosovo

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Diaspora summit to kick off in Tirana

Diaspora summit to kick off in Tirana

TIRANA, Nov 17 – The first Albanian Diaspora Summit will kick off this week at the Palace of Congresses in Tirana, to be held from 18 – 20 November 2016. The summit, organized in cooperation with the International Organization for

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Opposition seeks health minister's resignation

Opposition seeks health minister's resignation

TIRANA, Nov. 17 – Lawmakers pushed and shoved each other in the Albanian parliament Thursday as opposition MPs tried to prevent Health Minister Ilir Beqaj from speaking. They also called for his immediate resignation. Beqaj appeared in a phone recording

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