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Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 99-11-06

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From: The Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) Home Page at <http://www.telpress.it/ata>

Albanian Telegraphic Agency

CONTENTS

  • [01] Albanian Foreign Minister critisizes unilateral attitude towards Kosovo
  • [02] Minister of Order denounces authors of articles involving police in murders of Thursday
  • [03] Press Review
  • [04] Exchange-rates in Tirane
  • [05] Matches of 7th week of 61th National championship
  • [06] The primer of Albanian business development is the primer of Albania's development - Meidani
  • [07] Social benefits for unemployed to increase 20%
  • [08] President and Prime Minister discuss cooperation
  • [09] Premier Meta meets with SP leaders
  • [10] Socialist Party open to dialogue with opposition
  • [11] Internal control of banks independent from administration structures
  • [12] State pyramid to have institutional direction - PM Meta
  • [13] German Government allocates 60 thousand marks on reconstruction of Kepi i Rodonit Church
  • [14] GTZ delivers 1.5 million DM for professional teaching offices in Albania
  • [15] Delays of construction operations in Kapshtica-Korca road
  • [16] CEI demands opening of Agency for reconstruction of Kosova soon
  • [17] Albanian Foreign Minister voices will of Albanian government to cooperate with Pact's partners

  • [01] Albanian Foreign Minister critisizes unilateral attitude towards Kosovo

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA) - Albanian Foreign Minister Paskal Milo critisized on Friday in Prague, where the Summit of the Central European Initiative Contries is being held, the recent unilateral attitude on several avenging acts ocurred in Kosovo.

    "War in Kosovo is over, but we still can not talk of complete peace and stability in this country", said Milo.

    Milo referring to his official visit in Kosovo mentioned the important role of the international community for restoring normal life in Kosovo. He also stressed the readiness of Kosovo citizens to estabish local government and social life in cooperation with authorities.

    He went on to emphasize the exising problems in Kosovo, mentioning the 200 000 homeless who run the risk of becoming refugees again winter coming.

    The Albanian minister pointed out the efforts of international community and those of the Albanian political forces who face the obstacle preventing the creation of a multiethnic, multireligious and multicultural Kosovo, due to Miloshevic.

    The central European Initiative Countries Summit started proceedings on Friday. The meeting of the Foreign ministers of this Initiative was held on the first day. The events occurred in the region and perspectives of the future viewed from the Stability Pact objectives were in the focus of the meeting. The Summit continues proceedings. /led/gs/

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    [02] Minister of Order denounces authors of articles involving police in murders of Thursday

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA) - Albanian Minister of Public Order Spartak Poci demands prosecution of authors of the articles that involve police in the murders of two individuals in Tropoja and another one in Gjirokastra.

    Poci has sued the authors of the articles "Police kills ex commissar of Tropoja" and "Police kills a young man in Gjirokastra", published by "Democratic Renaissance" newspaper, at Tirane Prosecutor's Office and demanded penal prosecution for them. Poci sued the chief editor of "Albania" newspaper for the article "Police kills assassins of Azem Hajdari" as well, sources from the Ministry of Order told ATA on Saturday.

    On Thursday evening unidentified individuals murdered the former police chief of Tropoja, Fatmir Haklaj, in Bujan village of this district, in the fourth attempt on his life. The other victim was Sami Kernaja while Jaho Salihi former police officer, accused of the murder of deputy Azem Hajdari by the Democratic Party, was seriously wounded. /led/so/A.A/

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    [03] Press Review

    TIRANE, Nov. 6 (ATA) - By U.Bajrami: Follow some of the main headlines of Albanian dailies on Saturday:

    Koha Jone, independent daily

    -"Clinton: Meta - an intelligent Premier". The American President Bill Clinton send a congratulation message to Ilir Meta for being elected to the post of Albanian Premier and hailed the peaceful transition in government. - "Meta government received the Parliament's the vote of confidence, no one against". The political program as well as the composition of the Council of Ministers leaded by Meta, received the vote of confidence on Friday. - "Berisha demands meg-exclusion". The Democratic Party expelled on Friday from this party the deputies Ferdinand Xhaferri, Genc Pollo, Tritan Shehu, Ylli Vejsiu, Aleksander Meksi and Leonard Demi, because according to an official announcement of the DP headquarter "they have violated in a flagrant way the political decision of DP on boycott of the session during which Meta government was to receive the vote of confidence". -"Albanian has politically made progress". Interview with the representative of the Council of Europe Reyhard Akant.

    Gazeta Shqiptare, daily independent

    -"Clinton gives Meta the vote of confidence". In a message addressed to the Albanian Premier, the American ambassador Bill Clinton supported Meta publicaly". -"Pollo group - the exclusion ready". DP declared that the moderators who took part in Parliament during the plenary session of Meta- government vote of confidence have lost every hope to be re-candidated by this government as its representatives. -"Business: President helps us". The businessmen asked on Friday the President of the Republic Rexhep Meidani for more order, credits from banks, service passports to go freely abroad and fight against contraband and corruption.

    Shekulli, independent daily

    -"Meta: I will return the fraudulent schemes money back". Premier Ilir Meta gave explanations on Friday on the pyramidal investment schemes. According to him their renaissance will be halted while all the creditors will be reconpensated beginning from November. -"DP - Pollo represents only his business". The blue headquarter reacted negatively towards some DP deputies who took part in the plenary session of government vote of confidence. - "The enigmas of Tropoje event".

    Albania, independent daily

    -"DP will exclude the reformators" -"Meta: We will give the money of pyramidal schemes". -"Clinton to Meta: combat crime and corruption".

    Zeri i Popullit, daily paper of Albanian Socialist Party

    -"Clinton to Meta: Here is the vote of confidence message". -"The deputies, 109 votes for the Premier". -"Nano meets with Ekumenik Vartholomeu I".

    Rilindja Demokratike, daily paper of Albanian Democratic Party

    -"Here are the reasons why we do not accept Meta government". -"Nano humiliates the facade opposition".

    /A.A/

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    [04] Exchange-rates in Tirane

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA)-By E. Metaj, Following are the buying and selling rates of foreign currencies against the Lek on Tirane currency market.

    Currency exchange rates

    Buying Selling USD 134,5 134,7 DM 72,5 72,8 ITL (1000) 72, 9 73,2 GRD (100) 42,7 43,0

    /A.A/

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    [05] Matches of 7th week of 61th National championship

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA)- By A.Keko,

    Matches of the 7th week of the 61th National championship of soccer will be played on Saturday.

    Fixtures of the 7th week are:

    Apolonia - Elbasani

    Lushnja - Shqiponja

    Shkumbini - Dinamo

    Partizani - Tirana

    Tomori - Flamurtari

    Teuta - Vllaznia

    Bylis - Skenderbeu /led/so/

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    [06] The primer of Albanian business development is the primer of Albania's development - Meidani

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA) By Elton Metaj: - Albanian president Rexhep Meidani talked to Albanian businessmen for three hours on Friday in the meeting "More favourable conditions to urge business in Albania", organized by the Industry Chamber of Commerce in Tirane.

    The president in his speech put the stress mainly on the increase of the domestic product and switching from trade to production. "The primer of Albanian business development is the primer of Albania's development", said the head of the state.

    "Two key changes were and are necessary; the first, a forced shift from the sellers' market to that of buyers' through price liberalization, second the strengthening of budgetary measures through privatization and reducing government financial support up to avoiding various mechanisms, often artificial", stated Meidani.

    In his conversation with the businessmen, the president voiced that the privatization process should be excelerated, and Albanian private enterprises should be favoured on legal grounds. The Albanian businessmen spoke about the problems they encountered in their activity. Security, crediting , corruption and contraband were their most concerning problems.

    The head of the Industry Chamber of Commerce Luan Bregasi said that "there is much possibility for better business conditions". /led/gs/

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    [07] Social benefits for unemployed to increase 20%

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA)-By A.lila,

    Social benefits for the unemployed in Albania during the year 200O will increase by 20%.

    The government programme stipulates that in the year 2000 a relatively higher figure than the current one will benefit some 30 000 individuals, as result of the administrative reform and promotion of the privatisation process. /led/lm/

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    [08] President and Prime Minister discuss cooperation

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA)-By R. Xhuvani, Albanian President Rexhep Meidani met with the newly appointed Premier Ilir Meta on Saturday and focused on the cooperation between the two institutions in coping with the challenges of governing the Albanian state.

    One day after the government and its programme received the vote of confidence in Parliament Meidani wished Meta and his cabinet successes and praised the programme presented at Parliament.

    Meidani expressed the belief that the government will try hard to accomplish its commitments.

    "The programme gave a positive response to Albania's international commitments," said Meidani.

    "I am sure that the government run by you, as a government of continuation, in the future will powerfully manifest institutional, collegial, all-round democratisation spirit of the country's life," said Meidani.

    Meta thanked Meidani for the trust bestown on him and the cabinet he (Meta) proposed. /led/lm/

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    [09] Premier Meta meets with SP leaders

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA)- By Eva Londo, Right after receiving Parliament's vote of confidence Albanian Premier Ilir Meta on Saturday conducted his first meetings with President Meidani and the Socialist Party.

    "I decided to hold my second meeting with the Socialist Party to express my gratitude for the trust its structures bestowed on me, promoting me as Premier and firmly and unshakeably supporting this government", said Meta.

    SP chairman Fatos Nano (ex-Premier) stressed that this meeting should be followed by round tables, to signal cooperation with the parties of coalition for their participation in the governing. /led/so/lm/

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    [10] Socialist Party open to dialogue with opposition

    TIRANE, Nov 6 (ATA) -By Eva Londo, Albanian Premier Ilir Meta on Saturday declared he would be partisan of dialogue with the opposition.

    "I remain open to dialogue not only because of my convictions but also because of my constitutional obligations", said Meta at a meeting with Fatos Nano, chairman of the Socialist Party .

    On behalf of his party, Nano stated that they would offer to the opposition not only cooperation but also confrontation programmes of opposition alternatives, for Albania's progress towards a democratic stability. /led/so/lm/

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    [11] Internal control of banks independent from administration structures

    Tirana, November 6 (ata) - By Elton Metaj - Internal control of second level banks will be independent from the administration structures of the bank.

    Sources from the Central Bank reported ATA on Saturday that the internal control is thought as a system to control the implementation of the bank's policies in conformity with the law, the rules and usage of the procedures and competencies in bank aiming at increasing the efficiency of banking activities, avoiding the losses and making possible a high level of accuracy in financial and all range information.

    The internal control unit, which is placed in the internal control system, will depend on the Board Council and will report to it, as the decision makers and supervising body of the bank.

    The instruction is issued for the first time and it includes the recommended principles of Bazeli Committee on internal control of banks. /led/linda/

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    [12] State pyramid to have institutional direction - PM Meta

    TIRANE, Nov. 6 (ata) - By Eva Londo: PM Ilir Meta, along with the presentation of the objectives of his government in the Parliament in the last two days, has also presented these goals on Saturday before the representatives of his party.

    In the meeting that PM Meta had in the Socialist Party headquarters, he accepted he would be open to the monitoring of the program and the results of his cabinet in all the fields.

    "I will be open to render account before the parliament, SP and the public opinion and I will not allow abuses at all in the structure and levels of the state administration," said Meta.

    According to him, "the best way for the development and strengthening of the institutions is that of institutional direction of all the state pyramid, which means stability, transparency, elimination of arbitrariness in decision-making."

    He also promised close cooperation in the process for the drafting of laws with the parliamentary group, as a way for the creation of firm institutional bases.

    At the end, Mr Meta pledged he would merit to the end the faith SP had in him, he would make maximal contribution and work with full constitutional, political and moral sense of responsibility. /dast/xh/

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    [13] German Government allocates 60 thousand marks on reconstruction of Kepi i Rodonit Church

    Tirana, November 6 (ata) - By K.Shehu - German Government, through the German Embassy in Tirana, accorded a fund of 60 thousand marks for rehabilitation of Kepi i Rodonit Church, which belongs to paleo-christian period.

    Sources from the Monuments Institute on Saturday reported ATA that "this fund is accorded upon the request of this institution a year ago in German Embassy in Tirana".

    The fund offered by the part of German Government will be used next year, because, according to the specialists of the institute, "it is not possible to work during winter time in the area where the church is located due to technical difficulties".

    The Church of Kepi i Rodonit is discovered two years ago by the head of Catholic Church Pater Zef Pellumbi.

    The archeological search performed by the specialists showed that the church is an ancient one, and perhaps it belongs to paleo-christian period. It is reconstructed and improved in Byzantium period, but it is rehabilitated again in Scanderbeg period.

    The Church of Kepi i Rodonit is distinguished for the mannual paintings on walls, and among them is an eagle, which is thought to belong to Scanderbeg period. /dast/linda/

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    [14] GTZ delivers 1.5 million DM for professional teaching offices in Albania

    TIRANE, Nov. 6 (ata) - By P Shuteriqi: The German company of technical cooperation (GTZ) envisages to open, with a fund of 1.5 million DM, teaching offices in some Albanian vocational schools.

    This company, present in Albania since 1992, has operated with success in the rehabilitation of many buildings of professional education in the context of mutual government agreements.

    The two stages of the application of the program of emergency assistance and cooperation were completed with success, while the third in planned to last 30 months.

    Continuation of the project GTZ, stressed to ATA the chief of the sector of professional education in the Ministry of Education and Science, Maksim Konini, is based on the work to provide the necessary material basis in schools creating in them some "teaching offices" in which the pupils can have practical classes according to contemporary concepts. /dast/xh/

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    [15] Delays of construction operations in Kapshtica-Korca road

    Tirana, November 6 (ata) - By M.Pupa - There are delays in construction operations in the road Kapshtice-Korce by the part of Macedonian company, on Saturday reported ATA sources from the General Road Directorate.

    The company asked for additional fund worth 70 million leks for the continuation of the construction operations.

    The laying of the road in 3 km is implemented till now in the road Kapshtice-Korce by the part of constructing Macedonian company Granit.

    The World Bank opened a fund of some 17 million dollars for this road segment, 36 km long and 11.5 km wide. The project foresees the continuation of the operations in the segment Korce-Pogradec-Qafe-Thane after the completion of Kapshtice-Korce-Bilisht one, for which the World Bank has foreseen to allocate a new fund.

    The construction of this road will connect the southeastern region of Albania with our neighbor country Greece and Corridor 8 and will facilitate people and goods circulation. /dast/linda/

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    [16] CEI demands opening of Agency for reconstruction of Kosova soon

    TIRANE, Nov. 6 (ata) - The Summit of the Central Europe Initiative (CEI) which is going on in Prague, adopted on Saturday a declaration which stressed the role of CEI in the context of the Stability Pact, the Information Department in the Foreign Ministry of Albania told ATA.

    According to this office, an important place in the document was given to the concern of the governments of CEI countries on Kosova.

    The document stressed the need of accelerated procedures for the establishment of the Agency for the Reconstruction of Kosova. The heads of the governments expressed their opinion on the situation in former Yugoslavia and stated that only if that country will have a total democratization and recognition of all international conditions for it, the process of its integration in the international community will be assisted.

    Present in the Summit was also the Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paskal Milo, who expressed in the meeting the stand of the Albanian government for the new realities created in the regionm following the end of the war in Kosova. /dast/xh/

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    [17] Albanian Foreign Minister voices will of Albanian government to cooperate with Pact's partners

    TIRANE, Nov. 6 (ata) - Albanian Foreign Minister Paskal Milo presented on Saturday in Prague where a Summit of the Central Europe Initiative is going on, some of the most important issues preoccupying the Albanian Government and its approach related to them, said to ATA the press department in the Albanian Foreign Ministry.

    Speaking of the situation in Southeast Europe, Mr Milo stressed that "the end of the conflict in Kosova opened a new page in the inter-regional relations and generated a process which aims at ensuring peace, stability and economic development in the region."

    He confirmed the willingness of the Albanian Government to continue the cooperation with the partners of the region, to secure peace, stability and economic development there.

    Speaking of the present situation in Kosova, Albanian Minister stressed the need for a faster and concrete action by the international community with the aim of overcoming the difficulties emerging there.

    "We consider the holding of the Donors' Conference for Kosova as an important contribution in the efforts to meet the challenges in this region, " stated Minister Milo. /dast/xh/

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