New Vlore international airport 

Posted: 5 March 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at event announcing winning company to build new international airport in the south-western city of Vlore: If I were to make an attempt to tell or write down how impatiently I have been waiting for this day to come...


Round of conversations goes on with Berat citizens

Posted: 26 February 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama at meeting with local residents in Berat as part of the round of conversations with the citizens:    Prime Minister Edi Rama: In order for us to go on with the work, press ahead with the ongoing projects and complete the...


ECONOMY ON FOCUS: Zero taxes, 30.000 lek minimum wage rate, double economic welfare payment

Posted: 23 February 2021

Weekly press conference focusing on economy: Prime Minister Edi Rama: On the today’s weekly forum on economy, we would wish to focus on three very important aspects, which I believe represent three main cornerstones for our third term in office an...


Economy on Focus – Progress in health system as solid basis to further deepen reform

Posted: 9 February 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama, the Minister of Health and Social Protection Ogerta Manastiriliu, at weekly news conference “Economy on Focus”:    Prime Minister Edi Rama: This is the day when the weekly open forum takes place. The today’s conf...


Time for civic responsibility amid surge in Covid-19 cases 

Posted: 8 February 2021

Time is high for civic responsibility in the wake of a surge in fresh infection cases:   Prime Minister Edi Rama: This is an unusual press conference and the reason has to do with the indispensability to convey a clear message to every citizen i...


Work underway to implement Tirana Pyramid revitalization project 

Posted: 4 February 2021

Work to execute Pyramid revitalization project kicked off today. A fantastic architectonic transformation concept by the Netherlands-based leading architecture and urban design studio MVRDV, designed to transform Tirana Pyramid into the largest centr...


Economy on focus: Reconstruction Programme

Posted: 2 February 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama, and the State Minister for Reconstruction Arben Ahmetaj at weekly press conference focusing on economy and the ongoing post-earthquake reconstruction programme:    Prime Minister Edi Rama: In this open weekly forum on ...


First shipment of COVID-19 vaccines under contract with Pfizer arrive

Posted: 1 February 2021

Press conference by Prime Minister Edi Rama ahead of arrival of first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine under contract with pharmaceutical company Pfizer:   Good evening everyone! We have invited today to do what you were rightly worried about, as we...


Agriculture and investments in the sector

Posted: 26 January 2021

Weekly press conference focusing on economy:    Good afternoon everyone! Thank you! The today’s conference is a weekly update on various aspects of the country’s economy and it will mainly focus on agricultural and rural development, invest...


Four protesters killed at January 21 peaceful rally awarded “Martyrs of Fatherland” title 

Posted: 21 January 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at ceremony declaring the four Jan 21 protest victims “Martyrs of the Fatherland”:   It’s been ten years since the January 21 tragedy and the government of the Republic of Albania has decided to awar...


A new chapter on path of strategic partnership with Turkey

Posted: 6 January 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama today paid an official visit to Ankara, Turkey, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Prime Minister Rama and the Albanian delegation were welcomed by President Erdoğan with state and military honors in front ...


Takeover ceremony of incoming Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Olta Xhaçka

Posted: 5 January 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at the takeover ceremony of the incoming Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Olta Xhaçka: Thank you very much Gent! Thank you definitely for your effort, readiness and dedication to accomplish this duty. Unfor...


500,000 Pfizer’s COVID vaccine doses secured

Posted: 1 January 2021

Statement by Prime Minister Edi Rama on provision of 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer:    On New Year’s Eve, Albania has formally secured the initial batch of 500,000 doses of the COVID-vaccine developed by the pharma...


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!

Posted: 31 December 2020

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s New Year’s message:    We are coming to the end of 2020 and like no other year in our lifetime; we are spending and celebrating the year-end holidays at home. Neither the Christmas Eve midnight mass, nor the mi...


Summary on an extraordinary year

Posted: 29 December 2020

Prime Minister Edi Rama at annual year-end press conference:    Good afternoon everyone! This is the traditional year-end news conference and, with your permission and my plea for patience, I would like to provide a brief overview, but, of cour...


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