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The start of the implementation of the judicial reform in Albania will further reduce risks for foreign investors, Rama said. He also said that the government is drafting an incentives package for investments in agro-tourism based on the Italian model of the early 90s. Italy remained Albania's main trading ...
In March 2017, during the visit of Premier Li Keqiang to New Zealand, a senior Chinese diplomat favourably compared New Zealand-China relations to the closeness China had with Albania in the early 1960s. It was a startling and telling analogy, one which disconcerted New Zealand diplomats. In the Cold War years, ...

Tirana, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Albanian government and the Royal Dutch Shell, an international leading hydrocarbon company, signed here on Tuesday an oil exploration deal which foresees major investments in Block 4 in southern Albanian mountain of Shpirag, Berat. Under this deal, Shell plans ...
The negotiations for the delimitation of continental shelf, as they are known, were reopened last year between the left-wing government of Albania and the Greek authorities, along with talks on other unresolved issues between the two neighbouring countries. Albania signed an agreement with Greece in ...
Tirana, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Albania sees 2018 as a golden opportunity to achieve its objective towards its European Union membership while it expects a recommendation for opening of accession talks in April, Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati said Monday. "Albania expects the European ...
In a 2015 interview, Rama said that the joining of Kosovo and Albania was "inevitable and unquestionable." "The question is how it will happen," he told the Kosovo broadcaster Klan Kosova. "Will it happen in the context of the EU as a natural process and understood by all, or will it happen as a reaction to ...
The European Union has warned Albania against "interference" in neighboring countries and Serbian officials accused Tirana of wanting to build a "Greater Albania," after the Albanian prime minister said his country and Kosovo could one day have a single president. Addressing Kosovo's parliament to ...
TAP Project manager for Albania, Karl Roberts, stated: "TAP is a key project part of the Southern Gas Corridor, enabling the future gasification of the Western Balkans and bringing a new source of gas to Europe. The micro-tunnel will be constructed using state-of-the-art technology with minimal human ...
This new progress with the court case come at a time when Albania is under pressure from the EU to make steady progress in areas Brussels has specified as prerequisites before EU accession talks can be opened with the 3.5 million Western Balkan nation:- including the battle against corruption, reform of ...
Tirana, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Albanian authorities launched Wednesday the implementation of the PAMECA V project, part of European Union (EU) Mission to assisting Albania's state police, Ministry of Interior and Prosecution office. Albanian Minister of Interior Fatmir Xhafaj declared at a conference that ...
Albania is a frontrunner in the region, and the agreement will serve as a role model for similar arrangements we are negotiating with other partners in the Western Balkans. Closer cooperation between Albania and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will allow us to be quicker and more flexible ...
Under the agreement, European border agency Frontex can deploy to Albania in case of a sudden wave of migrants. "Albania now has an historical window of opportunity to firmly bind its future to the EU," Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said after the signing. "This agreement will allow for the future ...
Two years ago, aged 21, she was at the end of her university career in Albania. She had been dating a fellow student, "Peter", for several months, and was excited about an upcoming trip to see his family in Belgium. It would be the first time she would be leaving Albania, and the plan was to spend several ...
Focus on Europe. Albania's young IS fighters. Preachers of hate recruited over 100 young Albanians to fight for IS in Syria and Iraq. Around half have either been killed or disappeared. The clerics are now behind bars, but still advocate killing innocent civilians.
The order to assassinate Devis Kasmi, the 40-year-old Albanian drug dealer who was shot down in Tirana on January 29, is believed to have come from Albanian inmates at a Greek prison, sources told Kathimerini. A 41-year-old disgraced Greek police officer was arrested over the killing in Tirana on ...

"Albania!" my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. "What have you done wrong?" The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country's prime minister, he'd ...
In Albania, thousands of opposition supporters have hit the streets of Tirana calling on the government to resign. They accuse Prime Minister Edi Rama's administration of corruption and links to organised crime. The huge anti-government rally saw opposition leaders and activists gather along the capital's ...
Tirana (Albania), January 19 (SeeNews) - The Energy Community Secretariat said it has opened a dispute settlement procedure against Albania for the lack of unbundling of the country's electricity distribution system operators. The procedure might lead to the suspension of certain rights if the regulatory ...
Albania's ruling socialist party is being criticised for its attempts to make issuing arrest warrants for MPs facing criminal charges much harder. ... Albania's ruling socialist Party has been criticised over a proposal that would oblige the prosecution to submit incriminating evidence to parliament before an MP ...
Tirana, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Albania and Greece police authorities discussed Wednesday to set up joint border crossing points which would begin in Kakavija (southern Albania) and later be applied in all the other points along the border with Greece. The talks were held during a meeting attended by Head ...
"We have taken note of a statement made on January 14 by Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama regarding the involvement of the ruling socialist party of Albania (SPA) in the creation of the Kosovo Liberation army (KLA) and in the battle for Kosovo in the neighboring Serbia, as well as the SPA's decisive ...
Albania has only one international airport that serves the nation's capital Tirana. The facility went through a controversial privatisation process in 2004 that included a much maligned exclusivity clause that didn't allow for the opening of another airport for the full 20-year duration of the contract.
Tirana, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Albania's foreign minister Ditmir Bushati and Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani voiced here Wednesday the need to further bolster cooperation in 2018. The two officials focused on the need to foster bilateral and regional cooperation, ...
ALS Butrinti departed Albania to join the SNMG2 mission in the Aegan sea on 16 January. (Albanian MoD)Albania's Naval Forces (Forca Detare, FD) has extended its participation in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) deployment in the Aegean Sea for an additional 12 months. For this ...
Instead, when the family was detained by police in the Muslim nation of Albania 75 years ago, it was the key to their survival. ... As with many other Jews who survived in Albania -- most of them refugees from neighboring Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Serbia -- the rescue of the Aladjems was "an open secret," ...
The intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, the work on the establishment of which is ongoing, should be a good basis for beginning negotiations on the creation of a free trade area between Ukraine and Albania," Klympush-Tsintsadze said. She also said that Ukraine was ...
Tirana, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Albania is on the brink of a flu epidemic with hospitals across the country registering around 11,000 patients affected by respiratory infections and flu in a week, the Institute of public health warned Monday. Artan Simaku, an expert from the institute, told reporters that the virus ...
It's a big job with massive significance for Albania and, potentially, other Balkan countries that might imitate the effort. The EU is requiring Albania to vet its 800 judges and prosecutors and remove those who are corrupt or incompetent, as a condition for the country's admission to the union. The EU is paying ...
illegal immigrants to be sent back to Albania after immigration raid on Gloucestershire car wash. police and immigration staff raided the hand car wash .... Two men are to be deported back to Albania after a raid on a Gloucestershire car wash. The two men, aged 23 and 35, were detained after police and ...
The country's first ever international music festival, Kala promises "open-air dancing, music and escapism" from June 20 to June 27. The festival is set on an undiscovered coastline that is only accessible by boat. The location claims to showcase the beauty of the Albanian Riviera. Some of London's ...
Tirana, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Albania is planning to revitalize old naval bases by opening them up to tourists, Albania's Defense Minister Olta Xhacka said Monday. She said authorities here are planning to open up more military units, some of which were secret military bases, in a bid to attract more tourists ...
Tirana (Albania), January 11 (SeeNews) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it is seeking consultancy services to develop a regulatory framework for solar power and the subsequent development of solar power projects in Albania. The EBRD is proceeding to provide ...
Trans Adriatic pipeline (TAP) project, which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, has accounted for the major part of foreign investments in Albania's energy sphere in the third quarter of 2017, according to the report released by the Bank of Albania. More than 90 percent of foreign ...
Tirana (Albania), January 11 (SeeNews) - Hotel operator Marriott International, owner of the Sheraton hotel brand, told SeeNews that it is no longer managing the Sheraton Tirana property as of December 31, 2017. "Marriott is ensuring a smooth transition for associates, clients and partners of the property ...
Tirana, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The official Tirana hailed Thursday Macedonia's parliament decision to adopt the law on use of languages which allows a wider use of Albanian language across Macedonia. The President of Albania Ilir Meta said that adoption of this law was an important act not only for ...
He made the statement during his visit to Shkoder for Orthodox Christmas last Sunday, and said that "Kosovo is Serbia." "Kosovo is Serbia, to you it is independent, to us it is not. To us Kosovo is a part of the territory of Serbia and there is no possibility of us accepting an alternative. It (Kosovo) was, it is, and ...
Tirana, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Albanian government allocated a reserve fund of about 36 million U.S. dollars to meet unexpected expenditures during the reform of the justice system from 2018-2020, the finance ministry informed Tuesday. State budget projections for the next three years published in the ...
Tirana (Reuters) - Albania sacked its national police chief on Monday in apparent response to rising international pressure to crack down on the cannabis trade, which rapidly expanded during his watch. With the European Union dangling the possibility of accession talks in mid-2018, Albania is stepping ...
Kosovo-born activist Alketa Xhafa will tour the country with her project, Even Walls Have Ears. The artist will collect first-hand recollections from those persecuted under Enver Hoxha's regime. Their quotes will be projected onto iconic Albanian landmarks -- transforming each wall from a defensive shield to ...
Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, Albanian, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released by the Department of Justice. A total of 1,073 women and 2,229 men were refused leave to land during 2016, according to the data released by the ...
Of the four species of vultures that used to exist in Albania, "only one, the Egyptian vulture, remains and its population has been extremely reduced," says Mirjan Topi, author of Albania's first bird guide. So too the dwindling number of golden eagles, a two-headed specimen of which features on the flag of ...
Anderson is the Associate Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre and he spent October to December in Tirana, Albania where he directed a production of "Twelfth Night." It was the first production of that play that the Mediterranean republic had seen since 1987. Anderson collaborated on the show with one-time ...
Albania's 2016 judicial reform has recently come into effect in a bid to build an independent judiciary, with 91 per cent of Albanians backing the measure. The country's politicians and judges have been dogged by corruption allegations. These high-level people - known as "big fishes" - are expected to see ...
Albania's opposition lawmakers throw smoke bombs inside the parliament during the election of a temporary prosecutor general, which they consider to be unconstitutional in Tirana, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Albanian police have clashed with opposition supporters trying to force their way into and disrupt a ...
Tirana, Albania (AP) - Albania says heavy rains all over the Adriatic country have flooded riverbanks and led to the death of an energy worker. A government statement Sunday said a power corporation employee died while repairing an electric line in northern Albania. Many roads have been temporarily ...
Today in the village, located at the far north of the municipality of Puka, in northern Albania, there are only four families left, plus some elderly people who come back during the summer months. "I don't think people really understood what democracy means, they just thought they could run away to the city".
As he prepared another large cannabis delivery for the Sicilian mafia one of Albania's smugglers made clear his condescending view of the Cosa Nostra. "We'll throw in a few Kalashnikovs," Moisi Habilaj said in a wiretapped conversation. "They will massacre each other, who gives a damn -- that's what ...


 

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