Trafficking of human beings is a social justice issue

Trafficking of human beings is a social justice issue

An op-ed by Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, Ambassador Vincenzo Del Monaco, published in Albanian Daily News newspaper on 14 April 2021 Trafficking in Human Beings is not a faded, historical memory: it is a social issue in

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Kim: The US is a staunch supporter of Albania’s  justice reform

Kim: The US is a staunch supporter of Albania’s justice reform

I am proud to be here today as the U.S. Ambassador to Albania, celebrating together with our Albanian colleagues, this historic occasion: the 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of U.S.-Albanian diplomatic relations. Anniversaries like this are an opportunity to think

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The Process or the Result? The need to revisit the Western Balkans EU integration process.

The Process or the Result? The need to revisit the Western Balkans EU integration process.

By Genc Pollo During the 2005 general election campaign, a senior opposition figure stated that in the event of his party winning, Albania would join the European Union within five to six years. The government of the time, more reserved

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Building an unshakeable bridge – Përparim KALO

Building an unshakeable bridge – Përparim KALO

TT: Honorable Judge Kalo. We were pleased to have you attend the conference organized by AIIS on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Albania. Given you have been involved in

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America and Albania: From Arch Adversaries to Strategic Partners

America and Albania: From Arch Adversaries to Strategic Partners

By Dr. Elez Biberaj, Director Eurasia Division, Voice of America While we today mark the 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of ties, the friendship between Albanians and Americans is much deeper. Thousands of Albanians emigrated to the United States in

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The Sputnik that came back to bite

The Sputnik that came back to bite

There is no vaccine for the serious problem of lack of maturity in foreign policy When the Russian embassy in Tirana a few weeks ago encouraged to the Albanian government to start negotiations with the Russian Investment Fund, mandated to

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Kosovo and Albania – Deconstruction of the Idea of Unification

Kosovo and Albania – Deconstruction of the Idea of Unification

By Lulzim Peci ABSTRACT After the liberation of Kosovo in 1999 and its declaration of independence in 2008, opportunities emerged for more intensive bilateral relations between Kosovo and  Albania. However, in despite of this newfound momentum for increased cooperation, the

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Football match lays bare Spain’s disastrous policy towards Kosovo

Football match lays bare Spain’s disastrous policy towards Kosovo

This article was initially published at Prishtina Insight and it was republished with permission. By Alejandro Esteso Pérez Madrid’s constant opposition to Kosovo on the international stage has produced little more than political embarrassment, and Spain must understand that diplomatic

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Bullies at the pulpit

Bullies at the pulpit

In an unprecedented, even for him, show of crass bullying the Prime Minister and leader of the Socialist Party undertook the unethical enterprise of demeaning, mocking and ridiculing the competing candidates of the opposition parties. This was done in online

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The agreement between the Albanian government and the UAE breach the Stabilization and Association Agreement

The agreement between the Albanian government and the UAE breach the Stabilization and Association Agreement

By Genc Pollo The Agreement for Economic Cooperation between Albania and the UAE was signed on 26 November 2020 in Abu Dhabi by PM and MFA Edi Rama and was incredibly swiftly ratified in Parliament seven days later; it breached

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