Albania signs EU 17.8 million grant

EU grant to support justice system, public administration reform, transport, employment, social inclusion, agriculture and rural development. TIRANA, Dec. 1 – The European Union and Tirana have signed an agreement of 17.8 million euros to support key reforms in Albania

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Albanian MP leads OSCE mission for Moldova elections

TIRANA, Dec. 1 – Arta Dade, an Albanian Socialist Party lawmaker, served as head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Delegation of observers for Moldova’s elections. Albania’s former foreign minister, she made the official statement on the results of the process.

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Interior minister seeks closer ties with Italy, region

TIRANA, Dec. 2 – Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri made a visit to nearby Italy, where he met with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano and also took part at the regional meeting with other colleagues to discuss strengthening cooperation to fight

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Albanians mark 70 years of WWII liberation, 102 years of independence

Nov. 29 culminated a month of activities relating to the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. TIRANA, Nov. 29 – Albania has celebrated Nov. 28 — the Independence Day, and Nov. 29 — its World War II liberation day,

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Lustration law introduced in parliament

The Democrats’ leader in parliament, Edi Paloka, said the move was another fake effort by the prime minister to attract attention from the serious and difficult economic situation in the country. TIRANA, Dec. 1 – Two lawmakers, Mesila Doda of

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Opposition Democrats elect new leadership

TIRANA, Dec. 1 – The main opposition Democratic Party of Tirana Mayor Lulzim Basha has elected new leaders for key party positions over the weekend. Arben Ristani will be Basha’s right hand as secretary general, while Edi Paloka, head of

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Is the opposition returning to parliament?

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Albania is headed toward an unlikely political crisis — one that could potentially leave parliament without any official opposition — as MPs from the Democratic Party risk losing their seats soon under the country’s laws, due to

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George Soros visits Tirana

Philanthropist scheduled to meet prime minister, opposition leader in short visit to Albania’s capital. TIRANA, Dec. 4 – Philanthropist George Soros made a brief visit to Tirana late this week and was expected to meet with Prime Minister Edi Rama

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