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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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Farmers to get excise duty free oil, online registration mandatory

Farmers to get excise duty free oil, online registration mandatory

The new scheme frees the farmers from taxes of circulation, carbon and environment, according to the Albanian PM, Rama.

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20 years of AmCham: optimistic perspective ahead despite difficult context

20 years of AmCham: optimistic perspective ahead despite difficult context

AmCham Head Jaco: Current business climate might be the key obstacle for reaching the full potential in the bilateral economic relations

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Russia warns Albania, Kosovo against creating “Greater Albania”

Russia warns Albania, Kosovo against creating “Greater Albania”

Russia has entered the most recent debate, following the spat of words between Albania and Serbia on the subject of “Greater Albania.”

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Japan to fund Technical Assistance for Improving Management of the Divjake-Karavasta Park

Japan to fund Technical Assistance for Improving Management of the Divjake-Karavasta Park

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed on October 8th 2020, the Record of Discussions (R/D) with Government of Albania, for implementing a Technical Cooperation (TC) Project titled: “Project for Capacity Building for Improving Ecosystem-Based Management on Divjake-Karavasta National Park”. The

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EC report on Albania – Credible or not?

EC report on Albania – Credible or not?

Commission reports are increasingly seen as political and biased. To a large extent, the EC has helped to build such a perception by highlighting findings in its reports which will not make WB governments uncomfortable. Of course, one cannot accuse the EC of deception.

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Albanian tourism to receive a 60 million euro boost from EBRD

Albanian tourism to receive a 60 million euro boost from EBRD

The EBRD has invested over €1.4 billion in 100 projects in Albania, while the EU is the largest donor in Albania overall.


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EC progress report gives green light for intergovernmental conference

EC progress report gives green light for intergovernmental conference

Independent experts decry report’s biased view of political developments in Albania

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EU launches 9 billion economic investment plan for the region

EU launches 9 billion economic investment plan for the region

Alongside presenting the enlargement package this year, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, mobilizing 9 billion euro directly and offering additional guarantees for further investment. The plan aims to spur the long-term

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Virus cases on the uptake yet new lockdown is very unlikely

Virus cases on the uptake yet new lockdown is very unlikely

TIRANA – Coronavirus new daily confirmed cases are decreasing in the country. But the government has made it clear that there is no risk of setting a new lockdown, apparently fearing economic ruin in the country. As of Wednesday there

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