A new era for the territory, sustainable development and innovation

Posted: 20 January 2016

Speech of Prime Minister Rama at the donors’ conference  “Smart City, Go Tirana”, organized by the Municipality of Tirana: I actually have to give an explanation for what I told Ms Ambassador, who would speak on behalf of the European Union, a...


National Territorial Plan, a challenge that transcends the importance of a mandate

Posted: 13 January 2016

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the National Planning Conference at the local level: I thank and welcome wholeheartedly the foreign experts that are here today. Following a wisely and qualitatively good process organized by the Ministry of Urban...


A historic milestone – the 10-year Moratorium on forests

Posted: 11 January 2016

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the presentation of the 10-year Moratorium on forests: I will start this speech by quoting a great poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau who said: “What is the purpose of having a beautiful house if it is bu...


Together, not only virtually

Posted: 31 December 2015

Hello, It is a real pleasure to meet each other I believe, but it is even more my pleasure to meet for real some of my virtual friends. You are part of the large community of Facebook and Twitter, and today we are here together because you have been ...


“Bleta e Artë 2015” (Golden Bee 2015) assesses the most successful entrepreneurs of the year

Posted: 28 December 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama delivered in the third edition of the awards “Golden Bee” for the most successful entrepreneurs of the year:   First of all, I feel very privileged to be here with the representatives of the companie...


Supporting culture

Posted: 20 December 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the National Library: British writer Bernard Newman said that “No matter how perfect a book, it cannot represent thoroughly and in a satisfacto...


Albania and Europe, 25 years after the fall of communism

Posted: 8 December 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the International Conference “Albania and Europe, 25 years after the fall of communism”: I think it was a very wise choice of the organizers’ to put us in front such a topic as it is written in the b...


Debt reduction, tax reduction, increased employment and economic growth

Posted: 4 December 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at today’s parliamentary session: It happens every year, on a regular basis, that when the budget draft needs to be discussed, the prime minister says how good the new budget draft is, and how good it is compar...


Albania as important link in the European energy corridor

Posted: 19 November 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at Atlantic Council Summit on Energy and Economy held in Istanbul: Honourable President, Dear friends, Once Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said: “Mankind is a single body and each nation is a part of that body.” Unsustai...


A first-time flood prevention program

Posted: 17 November 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama in the presentation of the “EU Floods Recovery Programme’’, in Novoselë, Vlorë: A year has not passed yet since, together with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, with MPs of the area and the b...


The operation against informality is giving encouraging results +-

Posted: 9 November 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the meeting on the fight against informality with representatives of the chambers of commerce and business associations in the country:  Hello! Allow me to point out two introductory issues. The successful conclu...


Albanian economy and growth challenges

Posted: 30 October 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the annual conference of the Bank of Albania “Do crisis change economic foundations in Eastern European countries?” organized in collaboration with the Centre for East European Studies at the Oxford Un...


Results of a year of legitimacy in energy

Posted: 20 October 2015

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s talk about the results achieved in a year since the action against theft in the energy sector started: I want to start my speech today with the same sentence I concluded it a year ago here in this room. It is a famous quot...


The creation of an integrated energy market increases stability and enhances the strength of the region

Posted: 16 October 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the 13th Ministerial Council of the Energy Community in Tirana: Thank you for being here in Tirana, after Albania’s successful presidency in the Energy Community, about which the Commission stated in 2011 that:...


We must preserve, remember and appreciate our national history

Posted: 15 October 2015

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the interpellation required by MP Vangjel Dule: Dear Vangjel! You called me here to the interpellation wrong, but it is my duty to give account to this Assembly and to each of its honorable members, even when they...


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