Netherlands Embassy in Tirana Albania

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Blog by Ambassador Van de Weerd

Courage is what it takes

IDAHOT, the yearly Day Against Homophobia has transformed into a full Week of Diversity in Albania. Catering to all tastes, participants can do a bike ride, go to exhibitions, watch and discuss films, receive prizes or even go to a fundraising LGBT Gala. The avalanche of events requires some agenda planning, that's for sure.

Brilliant Entrepreneur Program

Supporting Women entrepreneurs

16 Women entrepreneurs from the Western Balkans visited the Netherlands from 6 till 11 March for a trade mission. They received tailor-made training in talent development, including knowledge building, matchmaking and networking activities.


Speech by Ambassador van de Weerd

Whistleblowing Draft Law

The Parliamentary Committee for Legal Issues, Public Administration and Human Rights organized a hearing today on the draft Law “On Whistleblowers’ Protection”. In this meeting, ambassador Dewi van de Weerd was invited to give an introduction in support to Minister of State Cuci's presentation of this innovative draft law.


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May 13, 2016 High numbers of people from Western Balkan countries have taken advantage of the Dutch asylum system. Therefore the Netherlands has taken new measures.

May 10, 2016 At the EuTransit event ‪#‎qëndronëShqipëri‬, organised by minister Klajda Gjosha of EU integration on Euopre day May 9, ambassador Dewi van de Weerd gave a speech about how the Netherlands is supporting Albania in developing its agriculture and tourism sector. “Today’s motto is Stay in Albania, and I would like to urge you to make use of the opportunities here in Albania and indeed try to make it work”, said the ambassador. At the event many great examples of such opportunities could be found, such as a newly established goat farm and locally produced high quality cheese, honey and wine. Read the full speech below.