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Reaction of Dutch Embassy to Tirana: You Have to Do More
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Reaction of Dutch Embassy to Tirana: You Have to Do More

TIRANA, June 13 The Embassy of Netherlands in Tirana, gave an official announcement yesterday after the voting in the Dutch parliament for not starting the negotiations with Albania, adding that the Netherlands remain determined for the perspective of EU regarding the countries in the Western Balkans. The Dutch Embassy in its statement said that the...

Minister of Finances held meeting with EU Members of Parliament
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Minister of Finances held meeting with EU Members of Parliament

Tirana, Albania 23 May 2016 On Friday, May 20th, the Albanian Minister of Finances, Arben Ahmetaj, held a meeting with a group of EU Members of Parliament who visited Albania last week. The high officials discussed the financial support EU will provide for Albania for several sectors and the support for the successful implementation of...

EU: Albania, steady progress in 2015
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EU: Albania, steady progress in 2015

Tirana, December 15, 2015 The Albanian version of Voice of America has made public a the progress report compiled by the European Union for Albania  that is due to be approved on Monday by the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs. In the document, the EU states that Albania has made a steady progress in relation to...

The adherence to the EU stardards must be a priority of Albanian companies
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The adherence to the EU stardards must be a priority of Albanian companies

Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti and the Minister of EU Integration Klajda Gjosha, visited an olive oil production company in Tirana.  During their visit, the two Ministers underlined the importance of respecting the EU production standards from Albanian companies, since this is a condition set by the EU to become a state member. “Shkalla” factory...

The role that the winning of candidate status plays in Albania’s economy
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The role that the winning of candidate status plays in Albania’s economy

This is not an original article of invest-in-albania.org. This article is written by Idlir Gjata, published for the first time at Ekon.al and translated from Albanian to English by invest-in-albania.org.  You may read the original one by clicking here. The candidate status is only a political signal, an encouraging letter for the next steps in the long...

Albania won the candidate status, what comes next?
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Albania won the candidate status, what comes next?

On 23th of June, Stefan Fule, announced that Ministers from the European Union member states had agreed to grant Albania the EU candidate status, based on the recommendation of European Commission.  But what comes next?  After the winning of the candidate status of EU, Albania will benefit in various spheres. The official decision of EU,...

EU Commissioner Štefan Füle: Albania won the EU candidate status
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EU Commissioner Štefan Füle: Albania won the EU candidate status

After several attempts and the implementation of many reforms, Albania has finally become an European Union candidate state on June 24, 2014, aiming to become an EU member state in the upcoming years. Ministers from the EU Member States have agreed to grant the EU candidate status to Albania, as recommended by the European Commission....