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  • Students from Pogradec Meet America

    Students from Pogradec Meet America

    On June 15, students from “Gjergj Pekmezi” high school in Pogradec visited the Embassy for the Meet America program.

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  • U.S. Embassy Statement (June 14, 2016)

    U.S. Embassy Statement (June 14, 2016)

    The United States welcomes the approval of the draft constitutional amendments by the Albanian Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Reform. This is an important step in paving the way toward the full passage of a deep and meaningful reform of Albania’s justice system.

  • Remarks by President Barack Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando

    President Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando

    Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder -- a horrific massacre -- of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts.

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  • Ambassador Lu at the Corruption Perception Index

    Launch of the Corruption Perception Index

    One of the reasons I care so much about corruption and judicial reform is a story I heard about an Albanian woman and how a corrupt judge robbed her of her children. She married a man who beat her for many years. When she went to the Albanian court system looking for justice, she found only more suffering.

  • Charge D’Affaires Muniz at the Foreign Investors’ Association

    Charge Muniz at the Investors’ Association

    Many of our public remarks have been focused on rule of law and justice reform. Today I want to expand on those topics and speak more specifically about the critical relationship between rule of law and foreign investment.

  • Ambassador Lu Remarks, PCV Oath of Service Event

    Ambassador Lu Remarks, PCV Oath of Service Event

    When I say old Peace Corps volunteers, I am reminded just how many years ago it was when I was in your shoes waiting to be sworn in by my ambassador. Being in the Peace Corps is a little like being in love for the first time -- it's exhilarating, confusing, life-altering, and just a little bit scary.

  • Remarks by Ambassador Lu on Judicial Reform

    Remarks by Ambassador Lu on Judicial Reform

    If this reform fails, you, the members of this committee, will dishonor the people who elected you. And you will dishonor your relationship with the United States and the European Union. But, fortunately, we are not going to allow this to fail.

  • 2015 Human Rights Report - Albania

    2015 Human Rights Report - Albania

    The Republic of Albania is a parliamentary democracy. The constitution vests legislative authority in the unicameral parliament (the Assembly), which elects both the prime minister and the president.

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