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Rama is expecting a deeper victory than 2013. With or without SMI?

By   /  17/01/2017  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rama is expecting a deeper victory than 2013. With or without SMI?

The socialist leader, Edi Rama says that the victory in the June elections this year will be much deeper than in 2013. The PM says that the SP “is today not only bigger in terms of numbers, but also the party in which Albanians believe the most”. Rama made these declarations in the 25th anniversary […]

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New opening of the Albanian opposition

By   /  24/11/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on New opening of the Albanian opposition

The Albanian right wing is preparing for the parliamentary elections of 2017. The big defeat in 2013 and several defeats in local government elections in the three years following the general elections, have encouraged the leader of opposition to open the Democratic Party to those who want to be part of it. Mr. Basha is […]

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The speaker of parliament and his reconfirmation as head of the party is key to the governance

By   /  08/11/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on The speaker of parliament and his reconfirmation as head of the party is key to the governance

As it was expected, the speaker of parliament, Ilir Meta was reconfirmed as leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration party (SMI). This party was formed in 2004 as a faction of the Socialist Party. On Sunday, around 45 thousand Albanians, members of SMI, voted among the three names for the leadership of the party. […]

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IBNA ANALYSIS/The plans of the Albanian Speaker of Parliament for the Presidency and the left wing coalition

By   /  23/09/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Politics  /  Comments Off on IBNA ANALYSIS/The plans of the Albanian Speaker of Parliament for the Presidency and the left wing coalition

Tirana, 23 September 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Edison Kurani Speaker of Parliament of Albania, Ilir Meta talks about the relations within the left wing coalition that governs the country for more than three years. He also talks about the plans for the leadership of his party, Socialist Movement for Integration (SMI) and the […]

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The future of the governing coalition in Albania is unclear

By   /  27/05/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on The future of the governing coalition in Albania is unclear

Tirana, 27 May 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Neither Ilir Meta nor Edi Rama do know or reveal what will happen to the current coalition in 2017. Rama says that this is not the time to decide on the destiny of the coalition between SP and SMI. Rama’s declaration during an exclusive interview last night comes […]

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Speaker of Albanian Parliament doesn’t conceal his ambition to become a president

By   /  12/02/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speaker of Albanian Parliament doesn’t conceal his ambition to become a president

Tirana, 12 February 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency What has been discussed for so long in journalistic circles, seems to be taking shape through public declarations: the Speaker of Parliament and leader of the Socialist Movement for Integration, the second largest party of the left wing coalition, aspires to become the next president of the country. […]

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Political “marriage” of the Albanian government is safe, Prime Minister Rama says

By   /  28/01/2016  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Political “marriage” of the Albanian government is safe, Prime Minister Rama says

Tirana, 28 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama assures Albanian and foreign businesses that the coalition of the Socialist Party with the Socialist Movement for Integration “is a marriage which is working out quiet well”, stressing that the business must feel assured about this. Present on Wednesday evening in a […]

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SMI withdraws its support from an international inquiry on “CEZ affair”

By   /  24/11/2015  /  AL Energy, Albania, Energy, Headlines  /  Comments Off on SMI withdraws its support from an international inquiry on “CEZ affair”

Tirana, 24 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency Socialist Movement for Integration Party MPs have not backed the incentive of the Albanian opposition for the approval in parliament of a new bill which gives way to an international inquiry on what has been known for months as the CEZ affair. There are suspicions that the affair […]

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SMI forbids business people from taking public and political offices

By   /  17/11/2015  /  AL Business, Albania, Business, Headlines  /  Comments Off on SMI forbids business people from taking public and political offices

Tirana, 17 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency The second largest party of the governing majority in Albania, Socialist Movement for Integration, becomes the first and the only party that introduces a restriction for entrepreneurs who want to be political representatives and want to enter public posts. This means that as of now, no business person will […]

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Does Ilir Meta withdraw his request for cabinet reshuffle?

By   /  26/10/2015  /  AL Politics, Albania, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Does Ilir Meta withdraw his request for cabinet reshuffle?

Tirana, 26 October 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency The only phrase that the speaker of the Parliament of Albania, Ilir Meta, has recently repeated when he was asked by the media if changes are needed in the government, was: New impulses are needed in the government. The only sense that the media made out of this […]

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