Defender Europe 21 multinational military exercise underway in Durres

Posted: 4 May 2021

The US Army-led Defender-Europe 21 multinational military exercises kicked off at Albania’s main port of Durres on Tuesday with the largest landing of troops and military vehicles in the Adriatic and the Western Balkans since World War II. Under th...


Gold Medal ceremony of graduate student excellence

Posted: 23 April 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at ceremony of Gold Medal awarded to high school students for academic excellence:    Someone once came to Mozart and told him he wanted to write a symphony. “Why a symphony?”  Mozart replied. “Start b...


Memorial Regional Hospital opens doors in Fier

Posted: 21 April 2021

Newly-built Memorial Regional Hospital opened its doors in the south-western city of Fier, an investment adding a new care services centre to the Albanian Health system, but also an excellence and know-how centre. The 150-bed hospital offers six poly...


Contract for construction of Vlora International Airport signed with consortium 

Posted: 20 April 2021

The government of Albania today signed the contract for the construction of the Vlora International Airport with the winning consortium. The contract clears way for construction of one of the major projects of the Albanian Civil Aviation, designed to...


New tourist harbour opens new era for Durres 

Posted: 16 April 2021

Presentation ceremony of the new tourist port in Durres. Remarks by Prime Minister Edi Rama and Muhamed Alabar, founder of the Dubai-based Emaar Group, the project investor:   Prime Minister Edi Rama: Good evening everyone! An Albanian saying ha...


Meeting with coastal tourism operators in Durres 

Posted: 26 March 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at meeting with coastal tourism operators in Durres:   Hello everyone and thank you for attending this event! My respect for your work and willingness to keep working despite difficulties! I believe you can no...


First batch of 192,000 doses of Sinovac coronavirus vaccine arrive 

Posted: 25 March 2021

Press conference of Prime Minister Edi Rama at Rinas airport where first shipment of 192,000 doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived:    I am very happy to be here together today to mark a crucial moment in the fight against COVID-19 pand...


COD, drawings by painter Sali Shijaku exhibited for first time 

Posted: 23 March 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s opening remarks at exhibition at Centre for Openness and Dialogue, where drawings by painter Sali Shijaku are showcased for first time:    It is actually a very special context to open an exhibition that is neverthel...


Round of conversations with citizens in Lezhe

Posted: 7 March 2021

Round of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s conversations with the citizens in Lezhe:    –Answering to the question made by a citizens whether the Prime Minister had been informed by the public finance experts over the lack of a cohesion in distribu...


March 7, a milestone in 30-years of Albania-Italy history 

Posted: 6 March 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama remarks at meeting with the heads of the communes of Brindisi province:    Thank you each and every one of you here and for this exceptional welcome and many thanks also to the Mayor who took these measures. The sun is a...


Albanian emigration to Puglia region: 3 decades on 

Posted: 6 March 2021

Press statements by Prime Minister Edi Rama and Mayor of Bari Antonio Decaro:   I still keep suspecting whether I do really deserve all this and I can’t help but express my gratitude and wholeheartedly appreciation for extending me such a warm...


Italy –Albania, 30 years of friendship

Posted: 6 March 2021

Prime Minister Edi Rama’s remarks at Puglia Regional Council at ceremony marking 30th anniversary of Albanian immigration to Puglia:   Thank you! I don’t know whether I really deserve all this. I’m really surprised, it’s probably...


Albanians in Italy, exceptional contribution to all sectors of society 

Posted: 5 March 2021

Bari, Italy, statements to the press by Prime Minister Edi Rama, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio, and the President of the Puglia Region, Michele Emiliano:    President Emiliano: It is a great hon...


Over 400 nurses to join team of COVID-19 vaccinators 

Posted: 5 March 2021

A new team of more than 400 nurses are undergoing a training programme at the vaccination site at National Arena in Tirana before they join the team of the COVID-19 vaccinators deployed all over Albania as the country prepares to launch the populatio...


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...


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