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Prime Minister Rama has endorsed a report into higher education, which he said was “a guarantee for higher education in Albania to move forward”.
According to Rama, work was already underway, ranking Albanian universities, both public and private, and those found to be lacking in academic standards will be closed.
Construction on the ‘Arben Xhaferi’ highway - named after a late Albanian politician in Macedonia - started on Thursday with a ceremony inaugurated by Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and state officials from Macedonia in Fushe Kosove/Kosovo Polje.
“Today is a special day for Kosovo, it is a blessed day,” Thaci said after symbolically beginning work on the 60-kilometre highway.
Police spokeswoman Laura Totraku announced on Tuesday that two brothers with a criminal background suspected of being connected to the murder had been arrested in the town of Fusha Kruja.
“The arrest of the two suspects was made after police gathered information on their links to the murder and their past criminal background,” Totraku said.
Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported on Monday that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksander Vucic is to offer veteran British politician Mandelson an advisory contract.
“He’s is one of the brightest guys I’ve ever met,” said Vucic, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the report published on Friday by the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption, the Albanian judiciary is weaker than other branches of government.
Balkan countries co-operating to stop weapons trafficking
New initiatives are in place to slow the flow of illegal weapons.
Balkan countries are co-operating to slow weapons trafficking as the region becomes a final destination for illegal weapons in addition to being a transit route to European and other markets, experts said.
BELGRADE - The key to stability in the Western Balkans is to promote Serbian-Albanian relations, and stability has been reached in Kosovo-Metohija, it was stated on Friday at a conference dubbed "Safety aspects of normalization of relations between Belgrade, Pristina and Tirana", which saw the presentation of the report on the integration of police in north Kosovo.