Shan Pici, the photographer of the highlands

TIRANA, Dec. 25 – The Albanian northern highlands in the 1930s are being featured in a special exhibition by Shan Pici, one of the greatest Albanian photographers, a student of the Marubi dynasty based in the northern town of Shkodra.

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International artists compete in Onufri’s ‘Praise of Doubt’ edition

Artists like Driton Selmani (Kosovo, 1987), Endri Dani (Albania, 1987) and Irgin Sena (Albania, 1982, based in New York) are “half way”, between a desire to create and build for their own countries, and a sense of delusion over former

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Albania’s economy expected to face another tough year

Sluggish domestic consumption, poor private investments, underperforming government revenue, public debt having climbed to around 70 percent of the GDP, non-performing loans at around 25 percent are some of the key wounds of the Albanian economy By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA,

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Understanding diverging perceptions key to relationship, Albanian and Greek researchers say

ATHENS, Dec. 19 – Albanians and Greeks hold diverging perceptions of each-other and the neighborhood, but understanding these differences offers a way to develop a better relationship between the two countries, Albanian and Greek researchers said at a join event

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‘Christian’ Europe and ‘Muslim’ Albania

Europe seeks legal standards, willingness to fight against corruption, an educational system in accordance with the values that have made Europe what it is today. It does not ask for a certificate of baptism By Rev. Gjergj Meta For all

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Albanians celebrate Christmas

Shkodra archbishop urges Albanians to embrace life at a time when emigration and abortion are shrinking the Albanian population and making it older. TIRANA, Dec. 26 – Albanians marked Christmas with concerts, church gatherings and speeches by religious and political

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Charges filed against oil magnate

Rezart Thaci, family members and associates face charges of tax evasion, marking latest case in string of charges since new government took power TIRANA, Dec. 24 – Rezart Taci, the owner of the largest fuel distribution company in the country,

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Kamza mayor arrested, charged with abuse of post

TIRANA, Dec. 24 – In one of the highest-profile arrests of public officials to date, law enforcement authorities said they had arrested Kamza Mayor Xhelal Mziu, 46, under charges of rigging a public tender worth 80 million lek. Another official

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Counseling group against human trafficking founded

TIRANA, Dec. 23 – A counseling group in the fight against human trafficking was founded this week from the civic society and the public authorities. Human traffic remains a serious concern for the tiny Adriatic country. The counseling group will

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A moratorium against hunting likely

TIRANA, Dec. 24 – The government is preparing a moratorium of two years against all hunting in Albania in an effort to revive Albania’s natural game animals. There has been practically extinction-level hunting of many game animals in post-communist Albania.

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