Fires on agricultural lands, Xhaçka: Intentional, punishment and for landowners

The full speech of the Minister of Defense, Olta Xhaçka in the press release regarding the fires recorded in the last days:
Protection and reduction of CE factors (in this context and fires) is among the priorities of the country's governance. Ministry of Defence and the General Directorate of Civil Emergencies has organized the work with local government structures in order to take measures to cope with the situation of fires during the summer months. The novelty of the measures taken for this work organization, during this year was also the equipment of Cougar helicopters with buckets of water of a capacity of 2500 liters of water each, to extinguish the fires.

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Austria, Minister Xhaçka participates in Western Balkans Defense Ministerial: Albania Security Factor in the Region

Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka participated in the forum of the Western Balkans Defense Ministerial in the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting, held in Graz (Austria), was an initiative of the Austrian Defense Minister, Mario Kunasek, in the framework of activities organized by the Austrian government on defense priorities.

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"Albanian Lion 2018" gathers 1200 servicemen from 4 countries, Xhaçka: Kuçova Air Base, the only NATO base in the Western Balkans

1200 Albanian servicemen and others from Great Britain, Croatia and Kosovo had a drill today in "Mother Teresa" square as a demonstration of physical preparation as well as military means within the “Albanian Lion 2018” exercise. At the ceremony, Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka emphasized the importance of this training.

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80 sailors and 4 Albanian ships on the exercise “Albanian Lion 2018”

80 effectives and 4 ships of the Albanian Naval Force for more than a week have been engaged in the joint exercise "Albanian Lion 2018". The "Albanian Lion 2018" exercise, which is taking place in our country with the participation of the military forces from Great Britain, Croatia, Kosovo and Albania, is practicing various training elements, using the training zones of Naval Force.

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