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Kosovo, EBRD sign 71mln euro loan for new highway

The Ministry of Finances is expected to sign today the loan of 71 million euro with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aimed at co-financing the construction of a 31 km highway section linking Pristina with Peja. Original post Here

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Haradinaj attends working dinner for Western Balkans Prime Ministers in Brussels

Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, will attend today a working dinner for the Western Balkan prime ministers, being hosted in Brussels by EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. Original post Here

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Dacic: Kosovo cannot join CoE, because it is not a state

Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, said that Kosovo cannot apply for membership in the Council of Europe, because “Kosovo is not a state.” Original post Here

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Haziri: There can be no visa liberalization in March

Deputy chairman of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), Lutfi Haziri, said he does not believe that Kosovo will be granted visa liberalization in March 2018 as stated by foreign minister, Behgjet Pacolli. Original post Here

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Mogherini to host Prime Ministers of Western Balkans for an informal meeting in Brussels

Federica Mogherini will host the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans partners for an informal meeting in Brussels. Original post Here

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EU delegation: Terrorism continues to pose a security threat to Kosovo, Western Balkans

European Union and Kosovo officials met in Pristina on 14-15 December 2017 to discuss security, counterterrorism and countering violent extremism, the EU Office in Kosovo announced. The EU delegation was led by Deputy Secretary General Pedro Serrano from the European External Action Service (EEAS), together with EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles …

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KLA Veterans launched petition against Kosovo war crimes court

Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) war veterans have launched a petition asking amending of the Law on Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecution Office, established to prosecute and try ex-KLA members on alleged war crimes. Original post Here

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Jevtic: Kosovo Serb children should learn Albanian language

Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo should build mutual trust, whereas Kosovo Serb children should learn Albanian in order to establish a better communication in the future, said Dalibor Jevtic, deputy prime minister of Kosovo. Original post Here

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Kosovo's bid for Council of Europe membership in January 2018, says DPM Hoxhaj

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister, Enver Hoxhaj, said during Government’s meeting on Friday that during this month or January 2018 at latest, Kosovo will submit its application for membership into the Council of Europe. Original post Here

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Veseli on official visit to Great Britain

Chairman of Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Kadri Veseli, has on Wednesday travelled to Great Britain where he will met high officials of Conservative Party. 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 …