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Call for bids for the modern slavery fund #Albania programme

Call for bids for the modern slavery fund #Albania programme

| August 12, 2019

The British Embassy Tirana invites project funding bids for the Modern Slavery Fund Albania Programme for the 2019-2021. Applications accepted until 6 September 2019. 947 Albanian nationals were referred to the UK’s National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in 2018, making Albania the second highest source country of potential victims to the UK. In October 2018 the […]

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#Mediterranean countries advance on  fighting illegal fishing in world’s most overfished sea

#Mediterranean countries advance on  fighting illegal fishing in world’s most overfished sea

| July 24, 2019

Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve transparency and […]

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US wants upcoming elections in #Albania to proceed peacefully  

US wants upcoming elections in #Albania to proceed peacefully  

| June 26, 2019

The US has warned that this weekend’s elections in Albania must be allowed to go ahead peacefully otherwise the country’s opposition will be classed as a “violent organization”. The unusually-strong warning comes just ahead of key local elections on Sunday, which will be boycotted by the opposition Democratic Party. Deputy Acting Chief of Mission of […]

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US warns of travel bans as constitutional crisis in #Albania worsens 

US warns of travel bans as constitutional crisis in #Albania worsens 

| June 10, 2019

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer (pictured) has threatened Albania’s opposition leaders with US entry bans. In the United States’ toughest wording yet, Palmer said: “Obstructing an electoral process potentially constitutes grounds for ineligibility for entering the United States.” His comments come with the current uneasy situation in Albania turning into a full-scale constitutional […]

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#EuropeanBorderAndCoastGuard – First agreement with a non EU country on border co-operation becomes operational

#EuropeanBorderAndCoastGuard – First agreement with a non EU country on border co-operation becomes operational

On 1 May, the agreement on border co-operation between the European Border and Coast Guard and Albania became operational. This is the first agreement on operational cooperation to be signed with a neighbouring non-EU country, and also the first such agreement with an EU partner from the Western Balkans, to enter force since the launch […]

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Completion of #TiranaBank sale

Completion of #TiranaBank sale

| March 4, 2019

Piraeus Bank S.A. (‘Piraeus’) announces that it has completed the sale of its shareholding (98.83%) in its Albanian subsidiary, Tirana Bank Sh.A., to Balfin Sh.p.k. and Komercijalna Banka AD, after receiving the required approvals from the competent regulatory authorities in Albania, including the Bank of Albania as well as from the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund. […]

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Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey among key opinions adopted by #VeniceCommission

| December 17, 2018

The final plenary session of the year for the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission included several high profile opinions, including for Albania, Hungary, Malta and Turkey.  The Venice Commission legal experts find that the power of the prime minister in Malta widely overshadows that of other government bodies, including the president, parliament, cabinet of ministers, […]

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