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Hahn after meeting Thaci: Fighting organised crime fastest way to visa liberalisation

EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said after meeting Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in Brussels that fighting organised crime is the best and fastest way to visa liberalisation for Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo, Serbia Presidents to meet today in Brussels

The EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will host today a meeting with Presidents Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Hashim Thaci of Kosovo. The high level meeting comes after Pristina-Belgrade technical talks held from 19-21 March that according to the EU officials no progress was achieved. Original post Here

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Specialist Prosecutor reflects on experience and challenges at SPO in valedictory talk

In a wide-ranging final public talk as Specialist Prosecutor, David Schwendiman discussed the origins of the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), the challenges he had faced as Specialist Prosecutor and the challenges that the organisation will face in the years to come, as well as what makes the investigation he has …

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Kosovo made progress in consolidating rule of law, says PM Haradinaj

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj says Kosovo has progressed in consolidating rule of law. He made the comments after meeting the Head of the EU Office in Kosovo Natliya Apostolova and the US Ambassador Greg Delawie to discuss rule of law situation in Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo Imam acquitted of inciting of terrorism

Kosovo imam Shefqet Krasniqi has been acquitted on Friday of charges that he had encouraged Kosovars to join radical Islamic groups in Syria and Iraq. Original post Here

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President Thaci: Kosovo has fulfilled all visa liberalisation criteria

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci is in Brussels when he met Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. Original post Here

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Kosovo to do more on visa liberalisation, says German Ambassador

German Ambassador to Pristina, Christian Heldt, has congratulated Kosovo leaders after the Parliament has ratified the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro saying that more needs to be done in order for Kosovars to enjoy visa free-regime. Original post Here

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Kosovo minister pledges fulfilling of the last benchmark on visa liberalisation

After Kosovo Parliament ratified on Wednesday the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro, Kosovo now has to fulfil the very last benchmark – fighting organised crime and corruption – in order for Kosovo citizens to enjoy visa free regime in the EU Schengen area. Original post Here

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Kosovo Feride Rushiti Receives Women of Courage Award

Feride Rushiti, executive director of the Kosovo Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT), has been awarded by the U.S. State Department with the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award. Original post Here

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Djuric’s Office reacts to Veseli after interview in T7: You are citizen of Serbia

The interview of the Kosovo Parliament Speaker Kadri Veseli given to T7 TV channel has made the head of Serbian Government Office for Kosovo Marko Djuric react. He said on Thursday that Kosovo will never be a state, nor will Presheva ever be a part of it. Original post Here

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More than 213,000 Albanians gained EU citizenship in past five years, EU data shows 

TIRANA, July 21, 2024 – People born in Albania are seeking and acquiring citizenships in EU member states at a level that is higher than any other country in the continent, and ranking third globally, data from a series of EU agencies shows.  In 2022 alone, about 50,000 Albanian citizens …

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EU agriculture funds for Albania suspended indefinitely following misuse investigation, ministry tells parliament 

TIRANA, July 21, 2024 – About 112 millions of euros aimed at helping Albanian farmers prepare for being part of the European Union have been suspended indefinitely due to prior misuse of the similar funds by Albanian government agencies, parliament learned this week.   The release of European funds under the …

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Arben Kaçorri, Ervis Martinaj’s brother-in-law arrested in Portugal

Arben Kaçorri, the brother-in-law of Ervis Martinaj, who was missing, is arrested in Lisbon. Portuguese media reports that he had been living for 11 years in a luxury mansion in Lisbon. Sentenced in Italy to almost 22 years in prison for murder, Kaçorri went unnoticed, never stopping his criminal activity. …

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A 45 year old, involved in the microcredit scandal kills himself

A serious event happen this Saturday morning in Tirana, where a 45-year-old man killed himself by jumping from the height of a building under construction. The victim is Olsi Ibro, who was involved in the microcredit scandal. Ibro has owned for a long period of time the company MCDA, which …

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The agreement for the immigrant-voting was reached

The dialogue group meeting for the diaspora vote ends. The representative of Reestablishment, Oerd Bylykbashi, has said that an agreement has been reached regarding the vote of immigrants, as only a few technical details remain. He emphasized that anyone from the Albanian emigrants living outside Albania has the right to …

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Accused for abuse of duty, Court accepts Vangjush Dako request for summary trial

The Special Court has accepted the request for summary judgment for the former mayor of Durres, Vangjush Dako, as well as for Fiqiri Farruk, Fatmir Ejupi and Adrian Bulku. While for Ferzilet Hajderi, Adnand Toccila, Diana Dedja, Bashkim Salillari and Hanza Reka, the request for ordinary trial and for the …

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Rama: Next year, the summit of the European Political Community will be held in Albania

Next year, Albania will host the Summit of the European Political Community. This is announced by Prime Minister Edi Rama, as he shared some images from the meeting that was held on Thursday in Great Britain. According to the head of the government, this shows the new position that the …

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Elderly found drowned at Koman lake

A lifeless body of an elderly man was found this Friday in Koman lake. The victim was later identified by police as the citizen K.GJ. 77-year-old who is suspected that drowned. The body was found by the residents of the area at 08:40 am. Although the reason of the death …

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Thumane, man arrested for drugs cultivation

A man 42-year-old was arrested this Friday morning in Thumana for drugs cultivations.  Police discovered near his house 248 cannabis plants. The arrested is the citizen A.M., who was immediately charged on accuse of drugs cultivation. The case was sent to Tirana Prosecution for following investigations. /abcnews.al […] Read More… …

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Huge windows blackout, no problem reported at Rinas airport

The decline of the Internet in the world has not affected the International Airport of Rinas. The Director of Civil Aviation, Maksim Ethemaj explained to ABC News that Tirana Airport has a dual system and flights from Tirana continue normally, but there may be delays for flights coming from other …

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More than 213,000 Albanians gained EU citizenship in past five years, EU data shows 

TIRANA, July 21, 2024 – People born in Albania are seeking and acquiring citizenships in EU member states at a level that is higher than any other country in the continent, and ranking third globally, data from a series of EU agencies shows.  In 2022 alone, about 50,000 Albanian citizens …

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EU agriculture funds for Albania suspended indefinitely following misuse investigation, ministry tells parliament 

TIRANA, July 21, 2024 – About 112 millions of euros aimed at helping Albanian farmers prepare for being part of the European Union have been suspended indefinitely due to prior misuse of the similar funds by Albanian government agencies, parliament learned this week.   The release of European funds under the …

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Arben Kaçorri, Ervis Martinaj’s brother-in-law arrested in Portugal

Arben Kaçorri, the brother-in-law of Ervis Martinaj, who was missing, is arrested in Lisbon. Portuguese media reports that he had been living for 11 years in a luxury mansion in Lisbon. Sentenced in Italy to almost 22 years in prison for murder, Kaçorri went unnoticed, never stopping his criminal activity. …

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A 45 year old, involved in the microcredit scandal kills himself

A serious event happen this Saturday morning in Tirana, where a 45-year-old man killed himself by jumping from the height of a building under construction. The victim is Olsi Ibro, who was involved in the microcredit scandal. Ibro has owned for a long period of time the company MCDA, which …

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The agreement for the immigrant-voting was reached

The dialogue group meeting for the diaspora vote ends. The representative of Reestablishment, Oerd Bylykbashi, has said that an agreement has been reached regarding the vote of immigrants, as only a few technical details remain. He emphasized that anyone from the Albanian emigrants living outside Albania has the right to …

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Accused for abuse of duty, Court accepts Vangjush Dako request for summary trial

The Special Court has accepted the request for summary judgment for the former mayor of Durres, Vangjush Dako, as well as for Fiqiri Farruk, Fatmir Ejupi and Adrian Bulku. While for Ferzilet Hajderi, Adnand Toccila, Diana Dedja, Bashkim Salillari and Hanza Reka, the request for ordinary trial and for the …

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Rama: Next year, the summit of the European Political Community will be held in Albania

Next year, Albania will host the Summit of the European Political Community. This is announced by Prime Minister Edi Rama, as he shared some images from the meeting that was held on Thursday in Great Britain. According to the head of the government, this shows the new position that the …

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Elderly found drowned at Koman lake

A lifeless body of an elderly man was found this Friday in Koman lake. The victim was later identified by police as the citizen K.GJ. 77-year-old who is suspected that drowned. The body was found by the residents of the area at 08:40 am. Although the reason of the death …

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Thumane, man arrested for drugs cultivation

A man 42-year-old was arrested this Friday morning in Thumana for drugs cultivations.  Police discovered near his house 248 cannabis plants. The arrested is the citizen A.M., who was immediately charged on accuse of drugs cultivation. The case was sent to Tirana Prosecution for following investigations. /abcnews.al […] Read More… …

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Huge windows blackout, no problem reported at Rinas airport

The decline of the Internet in the world has not affected the International Airport of Rinas. The Director of Civil Aviation, Maksim Ethemaj explained to ABC News that Tirana Airport has a dual system and flights from Tirana continue normally, but there may be delays for flights coming from other …