Tirana 19 April 2017 Mr. Gjergj Murra hosted the Turkish Ambassador to Albania Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar, Head of The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), Mr. Eyup Yavuz Umutlu and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Halil Hyseni in the premises of the Western Balkans Fund Secretariat. Director Murra expressed WBF’s gratitude to

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Vienna, 13 April 2017 In the framework of sharing and exchanging information about WBF, its progress and the challenges ahead, Western Balkans Fund’s Executive Director Mr. Gjergj Murra had a meeting with the prominent Austrian politician, Mr. Erhard Busek on 13 April, in Vienna. During the Meeting, Mr. Busek was informed about the objectives, working

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9-13 April 2017 In the framework of the technical assistance program, the Western Balkans Fund Secretariat staff participated at the final round of the projects evaluation and selection process at the International Visegrad Fund premises in Bratislava on 9 -13 April 2017. The purpose of being invited as active participants of the evaluation and selection

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Pristina, 4 April 2017   On April 4 2017, Mr. Murra, Executive Director designate of WBF was in Pristina for a working visit. He had consultations with Mr. Albert Prenkaj, MFA General Director and with Mr. Fitim Gllareva, WBF National Coordinator. During the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, Mr. Enver Hoxhaj,

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  Pristina – On 30 March 2017, the National Parliament in Pristine ratified the Agreement on the Establishment of the Western Balkans Fund, becoming the last participant to conclude the internal procedures. The WBF Agreement to be effective soon!

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Tirana, 9-10 March 2017 On March 09-10, 2017, the meeting of the Western Balkans Fund Committee of National Coordinators (WBF CNC) took place at the WBF Secretariat premises, in Tirana. The meeting, attended by all WBF National Coordinators, was chaired by Dr. Gjergj Murra, Executive Director designate of WBF who welcomed the participants and underlined

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WBF Logo Competition – the Winners Tirana, 27 December 2016 The non-winning applications, judged as interesting, will be exposed in a roll-up banner during WBF activities throughout the Region. On October1’st 2016, the WBF Secretariat launched a Call with the object: “Preparation of the WBF Logo”. The Call deadline was on 31 October 2016. During

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On December 22-23, an informal Meeting of Western Balkans Fund Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) took place at the WBF Secretariat premises, in Tirana. The meeting was attended by all WBF CSO members, excepting Sarajevo and also by Mr. Gledis Gjipali, Executive Director of European Movement in Albania (EMA), Mr. Armand Skapi, Director, International Treaties

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4-15 December 2016 In the framework of the technical assistance program, the Western Balkans Fund Secretariat staff participated in a project evaluation and selection training at the International Visegrad Fund premises in Bratislava on 4 -15 December 2016. The purpose of the training was to raise the capacities of the WBF staff concerning grant giving

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Warsaw, 29 November 2016 The annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Western Balkans took place in Warsaw on November 29, 2016, under the Republic of Poland Presidency of the V4. The meeting was also attended by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and

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