Aida Hajnaj nominated as Head of National Bureau of Ivestigation

Aida Hajnaj nominated as Head of National Bureau of Ivestigation

TIRANA, July 28 – Deputy Director of the Albanian State Police, Aida Hajnaj (Veizi)'s name was sent to the High Prosecution Council as nominee for head of the National Bureau of Investigation, a new agency envisaged by the Justice Reform.

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Albania ranked 2nd country in Europe with highest trust in U.S.

Albania ranked 2nd country in Europe with highest trust in U.S.

Albania is the second country in Europe exhibiting the highest support towards the US leadership in Europe. According to the latest Gallup poll, published last week, 67 percent of Albanians support the US leadership, 20 percent do not support it

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EC warns against adoption of fiscal amnesty

EC warns against adoption of fiscal amnesty

TIRANA, July 28 – The EU Commission has warned the Albanian Government about several issues that may arise from the adoption of the fiscal amnesty draft law, recommending that it is reconsidered before it is approved by the Parliament. Based

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Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Back to Limbo

Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Back to Limbo

JELICA MINIĆ Step by step, the idea and practice of the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has been gaining ground over the last decade. Despite obstructions, stagnation and backsliding, this dialogue has become a necessity and normality; some parts of

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Parliament approves motion to not impeach President Meta

Parliament approves motion to not impeach President Meta

TIRANA, July 27 – The Albanian Parliament approved a motion to not impeach President Meta with 78 votes in favor and 17 against, while eight abstained. The votes in favor of the motion were cast mainly by the ruling Socialist

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Another Tirana Appeals  judge resigns before vetting

Another Tirana Appeals judge resigns before vetting

TIRANA, July 27 – Alaudin Malaj, another Judge of Tirana Court of Appeals has chosen to avoid the vetting process, giving his resignation after a 27-year career. In his resignation letter, Malaj explains that he has worked for the justice

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Electoral reform: U.S. & EU call for consensus

Electoral reform: U.S. & EU call for consensus

TIRANA, July 27 – As clashes between the Socialist majority and the extra-parliamentary opposition continue, the U.S. and EU Ambassadors have emphasized that any changes to the electoral reform must be agreed by both parties. U.S. Ambassador to Albania, Yuri

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The Albanian OSCE Chairmanship 2020 or how the values and norms of the organization were trodden upon at the top

The Albanian OSCE Chairmanship 2020 or how the values and norms of the organization were trodden upon at the top

By Genc Pollo Last week the OSCE could not reach the required consensus to reappoint its Secretary General and the current heads of its three institutions: the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the High Commissioner on National

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Time to bring back rule of law in Albania's foreign service

Time to bring back rule of law in Albania's foreign service

News Analysis Debates regarding the candidacy of the new Albanian Ambassador to Athens, Luela Hajderaga, have dominated the meetings of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee during the past few days. The strongest opposition to the candidacy has come from former

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Socialist majority is changing the constitution

Socialist majority is changing the constitution

TIRANA, July 24 – Constitutional amendments regarding the electoral form in Albania are taking shape as the Socialist majority will hold three plenary sessions scheduled for next week, in which the parliament is expected to officially approve the changes. On

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