Assistant Secretary Royce visits Albania and presents IVLP award

Assistant Secretary Royce visits Albania and presents IVLP award

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Marie Royce is currently visiting Albania, and will be here in meetings and events until 17, according to the State department announced on its website. While in Albania, Assistant Secretary

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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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A real independent agenda for the new justice

A real independent agenda for the new justice

The expectations of Albanian citizens from the justice reform even now after a few years of its implementation remain very high.

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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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20 years of Swiss-Albanian Cooperation: decentralization in focus

20 years of Swiss-Albanian Cooperation: decentralization in focus

At the occasion of the first day of the Democracy Week, the Embassy of Switzerland launched a publication on the best achievements and lessons learnt in working to further  decentralisation and strengthen local governance in the last 20 years. “I

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TAP to start commercial activities in November

TAP to start commercial activities in November

Connected to the Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) on the Greek border with Turkey, TAP extends throughout Northern Greece, Albania and the Adriatic Sea before reaching the shores of Italy.

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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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Mandatory masks everywhere to prevent virus spread ahead of winter

Mandatory masks everywhere to prevent virus spread ahead of winter

Remdesivir treatment to start in Covid hospitals

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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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