Venice Commission opposes ‘anti-libel package’

Venice Commission opposes ‘anti-libel package’

TIRANA, June 5 – The ‘anti-libel package’ of the Albanian government has been opposed by the Venice Commission. In the draft opinion published today, the Commission stated that the law is not ready for implementation, as there is uncertainty about

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Municipal finances: report shows increase during 2019

Municipal finances: report shows increase during 2019

TIRANA, June 5 – Co-PLAN – Institute for Habitat Development – presented the ‘Local Public Finances Report 2019’ on Friday, funded by LëvizAlbania – a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. A main finding from the

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Thousands march against sexual violence in Tirana

Thousands march against sexual violence in Tirana

TIRANA, June 5 – Thousands of citizens took the streets of Tirana in protest against sexual violence yesterday, demanding justice for the 15-year old girl who was raped by a 65-year old school guard and three boys. Young women and

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Turkey to open borders with Albania on June 22

Turkey to open borders with Albania on June 22

TIRANA, June 5 – Turkey will open its borders to Albania on June 22nd. According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Turkey will gradually open the borders primarily with Turkish Cyprus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Qatar and Greece on June 10. Five days

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Parliament approves €600 mill Eurobond

Parliament approves €600 mill Eurobond

The Albanian Parliament approved the issuance of a 600 million Eurobond in its latest plenary session. During the plenary session on Thursday, the Minister of Finance, Anila Denaj said that the issuance of Eurobond in 2020 is foreseen in the

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PM Rama introduces Skavica Hydro power plant project

PM Rama introduces Skavica Hydro power plant project

TIRANA, June 4 – Prime Minister Edi Rama has announced the construction of the Hydro power plant of Skavica, which is to be fully funded by the government. Located near along the Drini River, the Skavica hydro power plant would

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13 new COVID-19 cases in Albania

13 new COVID-19 cases in Albania

TIRANA, June 4 – Thirteen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 1197 in Albania. A total of 11 new cases were identified in Tirana, one in Kruja and

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U.S. announces $5.5 mill to establish U.S.-Albanian Transparency Academy

U.S. announces $5.5 mill to establish U.S.-Albanian Transparency Academy

TIRANA, June 4 – The U.S. has announced an addition $5.5 million amount to Albania in order to establish the U.S.-Albanian Transparency Academy (USATA). In an official statement, the U.S. Embassy in Tirana states that “USATA will increase the transparency

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U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim leading Electoral Reform negotiations

U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim leading Electoral Reform negotiations

TIRANA, June 4 – The U.S. Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim has announced that an agreement by the parties has been reached as regards the electoral reform, making significant progress. After another lengthy meeting with the Political Council on Wednesday

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Gov’t and opposition united towards EU Integration

Gov’t and opposition united towards EU Integration

TIRANA, June 3 – Albanian opposition leader Lulzim Basha is expected to participate in the National Council for EU Integration Meeting which will be held on June 9. According to the agenda of the meeting, as seen exclusively by Tirana

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