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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Tirana, Albania: Deshmoret e Kombit Boulevard, in the vicinity of the Prime Minister’s Office Zogu i Zi area Qyteti Studenti Selman Stermasi Stadium Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on February 16, 2019.  Demonstrators will reportedly gather at the ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

The right to peacefully assemble, petition the government, and protest for positive change are hallmarks of a free and healthy democratic society. It is a right exercised often in the United States. However, this right must be exercised peacefully. Violence against people or property is unacceptable. We call upon all involved in Saturday’s protest, and ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Moses-Ones at the Progress Achieved in the Fight Against Cannabis Event

Dear Minister Lleshaj, Director of Police Veliu, Ambassador Soreca, distinguished guests and participants; I would like to start today by thanking Minister Lleshi for the invitation to speak today on this very important topic. The war on illicit drugs is not just a campaign – it is a cause for democracy.  It is a show ...
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Anti-Corruption Legal Advisor Gjon Juncaj Interview on 31 Minutes

You are a prosecutor by profession and I think this period in Albania has been enough to understand the difficulties of Albanian prosecutors, the kind of work they do here. What do you think is their main obstacle, their main difficulty they face in their work? I know you have been assisting some prosecutors from ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

We congratulate the Albanian State Police and partner law enforcement agencies for the arrest of international drug trafficker Klement Balili.  This marks a major step for the Albanian people on the path towards enforced rule of law, and serves as demonstrable progress towards opening EU accession talks.  We look forward to a swift and thorough ...
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