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Albania asked to host destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal

The U.S. is turning to its tiny staunch ally to find a place where Syrian weapons can be destroyed, officials in Tirana have confirmed. WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania. A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur prisoners from Guantanamo Bay w ...

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Cost of Mismanagement Rises in Albania

Cost of Mismanagement Rises in Albania The annual report of the High State Audit office says poor management of state-owned companies cost Albania twice as much in 2012 as it did the previous year. The head of Albania's State Audit Office, Bujar Leskaj, told parliament on Tuesday that audits in 2012 brought to light €97.3 million worth of irregularities in collection of revenues and expenditures in both loc ...

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Qatar-Albania foreign ministries discuss bilateral ties

QNA/Doha A meeting on political consultations opened here yesterday between the Qatari ministry of foreign affairs and its Albanian counterpart. HE the Assistant Foreign Minister Ali bin Fahad al-Hajri presided over the Qatari side at the meeting while Deputy Foreign Minister Edith Harji headed the Albanian side. The Qatari-Albanian talks dealt with bilateral relations and a set of other regional and intern ...

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SARMa : The first EU project on Aggregates

SARMa : The first EU project on Aggregates G.Tiess / M.Allaraj (University of Leoben, Austria) Relevance of aggregates In times of increasing globalization aggregates also provide the basis for economic efficiency, development and growth. More than 3 billion tonnes of sand, gravel and crushed stone with a value more than 35 billions € are annually produced in Europe to meet the demands of construction indus ...

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Dritter toter Politiker vor Wahl in Albanien

Im Vorfeld der Parlamentswahl in Albanien am Sonntag in einer Woche ist ein weiterer Politiker getötet worden: Aleks Keka, ein Regionalchef der Christdemokraten (PDK), kam am Donnerstag bei der Stadt Shkodra mit seinem Range Rover von der Straße ab, nachdem ein Sprengsatz an seinem Wagen explodierte. Keka sei sofort tot gewesen meldeten Medien unter Berufung auf die Polizei; er sei verbrannt. PDK-Chef Nard ...

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Albanien will in die EU

Albanien hat offiziell seine Aufnahme in die EU beantragt. Der albanische Präsident Sali Berisha überreichte den Antrag dem tschechischen Ministerpräsidenten Mirek Topolanek, dessen Land gegenwärtig die rotierende EU-Ratspräsidentschaft innehat. "Ein Traum wird wahr", sagte Berisha. Dieser Schritt markiere die Rückkehr seines Landes in die europäische Familie. "Mein Land ist leidenschaftlich pro Europa." Ko ...

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Was wird aus Albanien? Die Wahlen sind in 2009 der Wendepunkt! Aber wohin!

Ministerpräsident Sali Berisha verliert in Albanien einen grossen Teil seiner Anhänger. Trotz der negativen Meinungsumfragen hält er sich fast den ganzen Monat April im Ausland auf und überlässt den heilklen Wahlkampf seinen Ministern, die weniger als er beliebt sind. * Vorbei die Zeiten als noch Zehntausende von Anhänger der Demoratischen Partei Albaniens ihrem charismatischen Führer Sali Berisha zujubelte ...

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Albania: ucciso leader democristiano

TIRANA, 18 GIU - Un dirigente del partito democristiano albanese (Pdk), Aleks Keka, e' rimasto ucciso nell'esplosione della sua auto, nel nord del paese. ''Keka - ha detto il segretario generale del Pdk, Nard Ndoka - aveva incontrato alcune persone nel bar centrale della cittadina di Malesia Madhe, a pochi chilometri da Scutari, e stava viaggiando in auto quando il mezzo e' stato fatto saltare in aria''. Il ...

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Three Balkan States Eye Visa-Free Travel

European Commission Vice-President Jacques Barrot confirmed the possibility that the EU might decide this year to grant a visa-free regime to three Western Balkans countries. Barrot reported to interior ministers in Luxembourg on the European Commission’s recent report on the advancement of each country in the region towards visa liberalisation. After the meeting, Barrot stated that EU member states had “th ...

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Albania Arrests Illegal Dumping Suspects

Three people have been arrested in the southern Albanian town of Vlora on suspicion of dumping large quantities of oil residue in the Adriatic Sea. According to local media reports early on Wednesday, large amounts of oil were pumped from tankers in a coastal area south of the town of Vlora, known as Soda’s Forest. Speaking at a ceremony for the inauguration of a new oil terminal, Prime Minister Sali Berish ...

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