The bill “On powers and authorities of direction and command of the Armed Forces”

Colleagues MPs,

A year ago, a million Albanians said “yes” to the Alliance for European Albania. It can be still counted with hours the moment when Europe said “yes”, to Albania and Albanians. But in order that the road to EU membership might be as secure as it is fast, reforms are requested from us, reforms that make the state more functional, less abusive, serving the people. Reforms begin with laws; therefore, their improvement is on obligation of our government.

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Defence Minister Kodheli held meeting with the Defence Minister of Croatia

The Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held today a special meeting with the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Ante Kotromanović, who is in an official visit to our country. 
Minister Kodheli welcomed her Croatian counterpart in Tirana, and stressed, at the very beginning of the meeting, that bilateral cooperation between our two countries and cooperation in the framework of regional initiatives, Adriatic Charter and NATO might be considered as excellent.

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Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli official visit to France

The Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli is on an official visit to France. Mrs. Kodheli met today her counterpart, the French Minister of Defence, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian. Both officials discussed about issues of bilateral cooperation, about the international situation and the latest developments, as well as joint commitments in the framework of NATO and EU.

Discussing about bilateral cooperation, especially in Defence, both senior officials shared the view to further deepening of this cooperation. France makes a major contribution to the Armed Forces modernization and education of Albanian officers in the best French military schools. An example of the successful cooperation is the mission in Chad, where Albania was alongside French troops.

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Armed Forces personnel donate blood

On the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day and under the motto, “Donate blood. Save life!”, the military personnel of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and NCOs Academy donated today blood at the TRADOC’s Medical Centre. Among the military and civilian employees of the Armed Forces, who voluntarily donated blood, was the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo and directors of directorates in the General Staff. This human and civic action reconfirms our Armed Forces support to civil society and their permanent readiness to be always close to people in need.

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Speech of Defence Minister Kodheli in the Parliament on the bill for military career in the Armed Forces

The current legal framework derived from the Law no. 9171, is outrun. Many of you in this hall have voted this law 11 years ago and I just wanted to remind you that the merit of this law was the radical change in the ranks structure. Now, the hierarchical pyramid is back to normality, and it is based on a very clear system of career advancement. Thus, the current law mission has been the establishment of the career system based on professional criteria and correction of ranks structure.

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