Prime Minister Edi Rama met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. After the meeting, Prime Minister Rama and the EU High Representative Mogherini released a joint press statement:
I'm here to share with you and the citizens the good news that the government reforms continue to yield results in the eradication of corruption in Albania and, therefore, confidence of the citizens in the state institutions continues to increase.
On the eve of the holidays, the government will make available for retirees the largest fund in these 25 years, giving each and every one of the 643 thousand pensioners 60 thousand [old currency] ALL. That is the history of this traditional procedure the highest figure and also almost equal to the sum of the pension increase next year. In the history of this traditional procedure, this is the highest figure and almost equal to the figure of pension increase next year.
Prime Minister Edi Rama welcomed today the Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydlo, who is on an official visit to Tirana. The two prime ministers held a meeting in the spirit of friendship and excellent relations that exist between the two countries, and shared the common will to deepen economic cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
The Albanian government thanked the Japanese Government for the donation of 129 cars of the latest Japanese production (a 2016 Toyota production). This gift was made possible through the allocation of a generous grant of 500 million YEN or 4 million USD for the Albanian government, following the signature of a bilateral agreement with the Exchange of Notes on July 29, 2015.
This beautiful and challenging moment of getting the recommendation from the European Commission, imposes on everyone and on us as a government and as a majority, to reach out even more to every citizen, every community, every municipality, university, non-governmental organization and seek their collaboration in order to make Albania even more successful on the new path, filled with ambitions and new hardships that open the accession negotiations.
My opinion and my respect for him is related to the fact that he is making a real effort to move the gravity of power in Serbia towards the future. It is a country that has always had its gravity in the past. And this is something positive. Of course, seen with our eyes, based on our interests, our wounds, our past, this is something we would like to develop with a much stronger amplitude, but if we put ourselves in his shoes, this is something positive that must definitely be respected.