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Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), 97-11-24

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

Albanian Telegraphic Agency

CONTENTS

  • [01] A MUSEUM OF ART TO BE ERECTED IN KORCE - Donation of an Albanian- American -
  • [02] PROJECTS OF A FOUNDATION TO LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBANIA
  • [03] POLICE CATCH THIEVES OF TIRANE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTRE
  • [04] WEEK OF ALBANIAN FILM BEGINS IN VLORE
  • [05] KOSOVA LIBERATION ARMY CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACKING PARLIAMENTARIAN QAMIL GASHI
  • [06] GAMES OF CHANCE, PROFITS ALSO FROM FISCAL EVASION
  • [07] TWO PERSONS, WANTED BY INTERPOL, DETAINED
  • [08] EDUCATION MINISTRY VOWS TO RESOLVE SCHOLARSHIP ISSUE
  • [09] SP RESOLUTE FOR STANDARD REFORMS, ASKING ALSO THE OPPOSITION CONSENSUS
  • [10] GOVERNMENT FAILS TO RESPECT RULES OF THE GAME - Republicans
  • [11] ALBANIAN GOVERNMENT APPROVES BILLS
  • [12] ALBANIA'S PARLIAMENT APPROVES WEEKLY AGENDA OF PROCEEDINGS
  • [13] ALBANIA, CZECH REPUBLIC ORIENTED TOWARDS EURO ATLANTIC STRUCTURES

  • [01] A MUSEUM OF ART TO BE ERECTED IN KORCE - Donation of an Albanian- American -

    KORCE, NOV 24 (ATA) - By B Fejzullahu: A museum of art will be constructed in the city of Korce, as a donation by the Albanian-American, Gjergj Dhimiter Bratko, inspector of culture in the town hall of Korce, Naum Terova told ATA.

    Bratko has donated 550 thousand dollars for the museum, which according to his will, will be set up in his birthplace. About 513 works of art from his collection such as paintings, sculpture, silhouettes, facts of art he had gathered from many countries of the world will be displayed in the museum.

    U.S. attorney, Laura Schlesingen has presently come to Korce for the transfer of the asset to Albania. She met with representatives of local government who gave her guarantees for her mission.

    Gjergj Dhimiter Bratko, born in Korce in 1913, emigrated in the U.S. and worked as a diplomat in many countries of the world. He died in 1990 in Boston and in 1992 the box with his ashes was buried in Korce, after his will. In 1996, the Korce municipal council conferred to him the title "Citizen of Honour." ssh/kled/xh/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [02] PROJECTS OF A FOUNDATION TO LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBANIA

    TIRANE, NOV 24 (ATA) - By S Sharrexhi: The projects that the Foundation for Employment, Self-employment and Professional Training close to the Ministry of Labour is working to improve the state of unemployment in Albania.

    "Our work started with ten projects which now have reached to over 182, " director of the Foundation, Avenir Kika told ATA. "Their application enables the training of 7 665 people, of whom over 6 020 have been employed."

    The Foundation which operates in 12 prefectures, works with the small business, mainly with private firms and non-budgetary enterprises of the productive sector.

    The agents of the Foundation in prefectures contact with businessmen who need labour force, offering them unemployed people who are registered in the labour offices in the districts. During the three-month training, these people are paid with 2 200 lek from the foundation and after this they have to be paid by the businessman, who, according to a contract, employs 75 per cent of the trained workers.

    "In more than 160 such projects 6 754 people have been trained so far, of whom 5 560 or 82 per cent of them have been employed," says Kika.

    Besides this, another direction of this Foundation is also institutional training which creates possibilities for the trainees to find jobs themselves. Through 22 projects realised so far, 911 unemployed have been trained, over 364 or 40 per cent of them have been employed.

    The activity of the Foundation, created in 1993 and financed by 2.2 million dollars by the World Bank, aims that within 5 years 12-15 thousand of unemployed be trained and 8 500 of them be employed. ssh/kled/xh/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [03] POLICE CATCH THIEVES OF TIRANE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTRE

    TIRANE, NOV 24 (ATA) - By S Sharrexhi: Five people were caught on Monday by Tirane police, because they had several times stolen materials from the Tirane University Hospital Centre, sources of Tirane police department report.

    Leke Xhoja, 31, Shpetim Bregu, 36, Lulzim Sula, 23 and Anita Arapi 28, the four residents of Tirane, are charged with stealing materials with which they supplied the pharmacist Gezim Doda in Tirane, who was also caught by police. ssh/kled/xh/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [04] WEEK OF ALBANIAN FILM BEGINS IN VLORE

    VLORE, NOV.24 (ATA)- By H. Koci, The week of the Albanian film on topic "Albanian Visual Retrospective Memory" began in the Vlore city yesterday, in the context of the 85th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

    The historic documentary film "I am Ismail Qemali", produced by Viktor Gjika, was shown in the city's theater last night.

    Preparations, in the context of the Independence day, are as well underway. They are being carried out by a government commission headed by deputy Prime Minister Bashkim Fino. a.ke/kled/lm/sh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [05] KOSOVA LIBERATION ARMY CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACKING PARLIAMENTARIAN QAMIL GASHI

    PRISHTINE, NOV. 24 (ATA)-The Kosova Liberation Army (UÇK) through a communique claims responsibility for the armed attack against Serbia's parliamentarian Qamil Gashi, (Albanian from Kosova) on November 18.

    "He was seriously wounded in the attack and let this be another serious warning for him and all those who consciously pursue, uncover and risk the just cause of the struggle for freedom, independence and national integrity and who blindly serve the foreign occupier of our lands" the communique says.

    It calls on all Albanians, wherever they are, "to support the efforts of this organisation for liberation and national integrity". AG/pas/lm

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [06] GAMES OF CHANCE, PROFITS ALSO FROM FISCAL EVASION

    BERAT, NOV 24 9ATA) - By I Manka: The games of chance in all cities of Albania are considered today as the most profitable business. Now the expression of a bingo owner regarding this game that "Only I and those who do not play win in the bingo," is proverbial.

    Specialists of taxation say that the money the state takes from bingos are only cents in comparison with that which it must really get.

    As a result of the failure to get the taxes from the games of chance in the districts of Fier, Berat, Kucove, Lushnje, Skrapar and Elbasan the state loses every day from 2.5 - 4 million lek. Specialists say categorically they are against the present formula of taxation for the bingos. Owners of bingos who have made an initial investment from 4-10 thousand dollars, gain from clients 100-300 USD every day. In percentage, the winner in a bingo takes 10-30 per cent of the value that clients invest, 1-5 per cent goes for the state and the rest belongs to the owner of the bingo.

    None of the specialists or chiefs in the Ministry of Finances knows exactly how many tickets are sold in a bingo. An approximate figure is that from the printing press where the tickets are made, which do also hide the real figure of the issued tickets. For example, a bingo in Kucove sells every month 600 thousand to 1 million tickets and the cost of every ticket is 20 lek. Consequently, the owner of the bingo has a monthly income of 12- 20 million lek, and the profit is 7-12 million lek.

    "The selling of the tickets must be a monopoly of the state, as it happens everywhere in the world," specialists say. rf/pas/xh/

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [07] TWO PERSONS, WANTED BY INTERPOL, DETAINED

    SHKODER, NOV. 24 (ATA) - By M: Malja: The police forces of Shkoder detained on Saturday evening two persons from Shkoder, because they were declared wanted by Interpol, under the charges of murders, one in Germany and the other in Italy.

    The district prosecutor's office is waiting for the documents of these persons regarding the penal acts they have committed in these two countries. /a.ke/kei/mt/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [08] EDUCATION MINISTRY VOWS TO RESOLVE SCHOLARSHIP ISSUE

    TIRANA, NOV 24 (ATA) - By P Shuteriqi: Students of the secondary schools of the capital who stay in dormitories have been force to issue a petition to the Ministry of Education saying that they cannot afford increase of living cost, prices, scholarship and dormitory tariffs.

    "Our parents cannot afford an increase of living cost, therefore we ask you to intervene," the pupils of the Secondary School of Foreign Languages Asim Vokshi said in their petition.

    In a meeting with representatives of the dormitory students early on Monday, the officials of the Ministry of Education agreed that the former are right about their concern. The officials expressed their determination to resolve these problems within a short time.

    The officials also promised the same thing to the students of the secondary electric school that they are working to resolve their demands as soon as possible in conformity with the legislation in power.

    A decision of the Council of Ministers on October 20, 1997 said that a dormitory student will pay 4,100 leks per month from 2 550 Lek for food and lodging.

    A university student should also pay 5 600 leks per month from 3450 leks. rf/kei/ak/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [09] SP RESOLUTE FOR STANDARD REFORMS, ASKING ALSO THE OPPOSITION CONSENSUS

    TIRANA, NOV. 24 (ATA) - By Eva Allushi: The Socialist Party is resolute for standard reforms, also asking the consensus of the opposition, one of the SP leaders, Pandeli Majko, declared Monday.

    "We insist in overcoming the difficulties inherited from the near past," declared Majko, chairman of the delegation of Albanian Parliament in OSCE, during a meeting with the delegation of the Czech Republic in OSCE, headed by its chairman, Jiri Karas, who is on a visit in Albania.

    The permanent commission of the foreign policy held the same meeting with the Czech delegation in the premises of the People's Assembly.

    The chairman of the permanent commission of the foreign policy, Sabri Godo, focused on the stands of the Albanian state towards the position of Albanians who live in their territories in Kosova, Macedonia and Monte Negro. /a.ke/kei/mt/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [10] GOVERNMENT FAILS TO RESPECT RULES OF THE GAME - Republicans

    TIRANA, NOV. 24 (ATA) - By S. Çarçani: The law and the rules of the game, defined in the main constitutional provisions, are not being respected and due to this an autarchy of law and powers is dominating in Albania, leaders of the Republican Party (RP) told a news conference on Monday.

    "The violation of law from the government and its institutions concern us, because it clearly shows the tendency to monopolize the life in Albania," Fatmir Mediu, RP leader, said.

    The Republican Party, which is in opposition with the current government and in incompatibility with the largest opposition party, the Democratic Party, blamed the government of failing to take the necessary measures and being indifferent regarding the problem of aliens' traffic.

    "The government led by President Berisha was blamed for the March tragedy in the Otranto Channel," explained former Republican head Sabri Godo, while Nano government should be held responsible for the current exodus, whose indifference cannot be justified.

    Mediu voiced the support of the Republican Party for several stands of President Meidani regarding the review of some laws in Parliament, which according to him, violate the rights and freedoms of powers.

    He asked Meidani "directly and publicly to implement his constitutional competencies to guarantee and respect laws on scrutiny of figures of officials who are appointed at the state administration, SHIK and order bodies, and others."

    Asked by a journalist of Albania newspaper on a cooperation with DP and Union for Democracy, if the Council of Europe would consider necessary the early elections in Albania, Godo said that "RP is part of the united right, which represents the opposition, but the Council of Europe cannot demand early elections, which are destructive for the conditions Albania is facing now." /pas/mt/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [11] ALBANIAN GOVERNMENT APPROVES BILLS

    TIRANA, NOV 24 (ATA) - Albanian government, under the deputy prime minister Bashkim Fino, discussed on Monday a bill on ratifying a supplement agreement on a protocol of help and cooperation of armed forces between Albanian Defence Ministry and Greek National Defence Ministry.

    The bill approved by the government defines some modalities of help aiming at reorganising the Albanian armed forces by the Greek side, a government spokesman said.

    It also approved some draft decisions such as contribution of the Republic of Albania to increase general capital of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development which has a technical-banking character; paying pensions and extra sums to political persecuted; criteria to accept orphans and street children in social care institutions and necessary documentation. The latter has been arranged for the first time on a decision of the Council of Ministers. s.sh/ak/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [12] ALBANIA'S PARLIAMENT APPROVES WEEKLY AGENDA OF PROCEEDINGS

    TIRANA, NOV. 24 (ATA) - By A. Hasani: The Albanian parliament started its proceedings on Monday afternoon with the approval of the agenda.

    The presidency chairman, Skender Gjinushi, informed the deputies on the agenda of proceedings, which foresees the approval of a series of laws during this week.

    After the work in commissions and parliamentary groups, the Assembly will start proceedings in plenary session on Wednesday, with the examination of the draft-law "On Justice organization" and several amendments to the Codes of Penal and Civil Procedures," as well as an amendment to the law "On issuing passports and giving visas."

    The agenda foresees, along with the discussion of the draft-law "On the Bank of Albania," and amendments to the law "On land transaction, also the discussion of names to complete the commission for drafting the constitution.

    According to Gjinushi, only the parties of the Union for Democracy have not presented yet any name for their places in the commission, meanwhile that even the socialist group asked time to discuss its candidatures. /kei/mt/k

    Albanian Telegraphic Agency

    [13] ALBANIA, CZECH REPUBLIC ORIENTED TOWARDS EURO ATLANTIC STRUCTURES

    TIRANA, NOV 24 (ATA) - By Eva Allushi: Albania, in its efforts for economic development and integration into the Euro Atlantic structures, considers Czech Republic a forerunner towards the European Union and NATO, Maqo Lakrori, Albanian Secretary of State for Euro Atlantic Integration, said on Monday.

    Lakrori told a group of Czech deputies and senators, visiting Albania, that Czech Republic is a country with which relations should be promoted. "Possibilities for cooperation are enornmous."

    The Czech deputies and senators expressed the necessity to revive the old tradition of trade exchanges and economic cooperation between the two states under new conditions.

    "Czech firms were said to show interest in investing in Albania," they said. ake/kei/ak/k


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


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