Thanks to the Slovak presidency for organizing this handover. I really like your logo and would like to wish you a lot of success. In fact we prepared our trio programme together, also with Malta. We did this to ensure continuity.
Due to Big Bajram, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tirana will be closed from July 2 until, and including, July 5.
In the framework of the Dutch Presidency of the European Council, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands invited Judge Egbert Myjer to Tirana. Mr. Myjer is a senior Dutch expert in Human Rights Law, former attorney-general and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, as well as former vice-dean of the Dutch Magistrates School.
On 6 – 9 June 2016 a delegation of Leiden Law School composed of Prof. Rick Lawson (Dean of Leiden Law School), Prof. Stefaan Van den Bogaert (Director of the Europa Institute, Leiden Law School) andDr. Darinka Piqani (Assistant Professor of EU law, Leiden Law School) visited Tirana.
15 Statement of European Union Delegation and Embassies of EU Member States in Tirana on judicial reform
The EU Delegation and EU ambassadors in Tirana urge Albania to now quickly adopt the judicial reform, thereby following the wish of the Albanian public. Read the statement by all EU Heads of Missions in Tirana
High numbers of people from Western Balkan countries have taken advantage of the Dutch asylum system. Therefore the Netherlands has taken new measures.
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.
Albania is a surprisingly interesting textile and leather production country for Dutch brands and buyers. Typical for Albania is the high quality, fast lead times and small, flexible orders. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Netherlands, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Tirana and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), has developed a CSR roadmap for companies that want to source sustainable and responsible garments and shoes.
I am pleased to participate in the activity of today where the new online platform “Pyetshtetin” (ask-the-state) will be launched. I take this opportunity to congratulate the Commissioner on the Right to Information and Data Protection for taking the initiative to create this online platform, which I checked and found is already operational. The tracing of requests will be crucial for the successful implementation of it.
The March of Female Politicians in Albania - an interesting glimpse of the journalist and artist Nirit Peled looking at the Albanian case from the Dutch perspective. A must read for all those who like us contribute every day on women empowerment and their involvement in decision making.