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Today the IPA Monitoring Committee met in Tirana to discuss progress in the implementation of EU funding to Albania. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr Ditmir Bushati, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Michela Matuella, Head of Unit for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission.
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On this occasion, the European Union issued a joint statement declaring that ‘Our Union is a pioneer in tackling gender-based discrimination and we can be proud of the progress achieved: Europe is one of the safest and most equal places for women in the world.’