Amnesty expected ahead of New Year

TIRANA, Dec. 25 – Prisoners who have completed the majority of their sentences and their families are hoping authorities will declare an amnesty for hundreds of prisoners ahead of the New Year, local media report. The Justice Ministry is preparing

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PM angry at characterization of Albania by EU’s right-wing, populist fringe

Albanian government says it remains committed to EU bid, reforms, but analysts worry some of the enthusiasm will be lost if Albanians see the EU as acting arbitrarily and not rewarding internal reforms TIRANA, Dec. 22 – In a major

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Roll up the sleeves

With hard work, respect for the rules and some luck, 2014 could turn into a very good year for Albania TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL As 2013 wraps up, and Albania gets ready to start 2014, there are challenges and opportunities for

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Political change, economic concerns, dashed EU hopes dominated 2013

TIRANA, Dec. 27 – The landslide election win that led to an uncontested rotation of power, growing concerns over the state of the economy and dashed hopes to get EU candidate status dominated Albania’s news in 2013 With decisive and

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Renowned actor passes away

TIRANA, Dec. 19 – Fatos Sela, one of Albania’s best known stage actors, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 65, leaving behind dozens of starring roles. He was buried on Thursday in a private ceremony after suffering from

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Tirana between the World Wars in an exhibition

TIRANA, Dec. 18 – Tirana just after the country’s independence and its history during the World Wars are being featured in an exhibition at the TEN multimedia centre in Tirana. The exhibition organized by the Municipality of Tirana features Tirana,

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Sislej Xhafa in Asymmetric Desir London exhibition

Asymmetric d괩r represents the artist’s continued ambition to lay bare the realities of psychological and political exploitations that are rife throughout contemporary society TIRANA, Dec. 18 – New York-based, Kosovo contemporary artist Sislej Xhafa has opened his first exhibition in

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Actor Artur Gorishti back as painter and writer

Artur Gorishti is an artist whose multifaceted production extends to film, painting and photography TIRANA, Dec. 17 – Canada-based Albanian actor and painter Artur Gorishti is back home this time with a special exhibition featuring some recent paintings and his

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Notes on Albania concert staged in London

LONDON, Dec. 16 – Some of Albania’s best internationally renowned classical singers and musicians came together in a concert at the Royal College of Music in London, promoting Albanian culture in the UK. The Notes on Albania held on December

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‘Mother Teresa is still alive’

TIRANA, Dec. 18 – On the 10th anniversary of the beatification of Mother Teresa, an exhibition has opened in Tirana to commemorate the world famous nun of Albanian origin. The exhibition named “Mother Teresa is still alive” at the National

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