Police continue marijuana raids, arrests

Police continue marijuana raids, arrests

TIRANA, Oct. 25 – Eleven suspects were arrested Monday in the framework of ongoing investigations and raids on illegal outdoor marijuana cultivation operations in the areas of Fier, Vlora, Mallakastra and Ksamil, Albania’s State Police said. In the four-day operation,

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Albania ranked 72nd in World Justice Project’s annual index

Albania ranked 72nd in World Justice Project’s annual index

TIRANA, Oct. 24 – Albania ranks 72nd among 113 countries in terms of how the rule of law is experienced by citizens, according to the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2016 released this week. The index is an

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Saranda judge sentenced to 4.5 years for corruption

Saranda judge sentenced to 4.5 years for corruption

TIRANA, Oct. 24 – A Saranda judge has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison, following a corruption scandal in which he was convicted of illegally demanding €80,000 to resolve a civil case in favor of one

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Albania improves business climate, but yet lags behind regional competitors

Albania improves business climate, but yet lags behind regional competitors

TIRANA, Oct. 26 – Albania climbed 32 steps to rank 58th among 190 global economies in the latest Doing Business report to score its best ever ranking, but yet lagged behind some of its key regional competitors offering lower taxes

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Spain-born former Barcelona defender could join Albania

Spain-born former Barcelona defender could join Albania

TIRANA, Oct. 24 – Spain-born defender of Albanian origin Ivan Balliu Campeny could be a perfect alternative for Albania’s struggling defence in their World Cup qualifiers after the departure of captain Lorik Cana from international football following Albania’s impressive first-ever

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Hugh G. Grant’s ‘I saw it all,’ now available in its entirety

Hugh G. Grant’s ‘I saw it all,’ now available in its entirety

The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) has just published Grant’s account of the Italian invasion in its entirety. By Ilir Ikonomi In the summer of 2010, while doing research at the U.S. National Archives in College Park, Maryland, I

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Le verre volé: Stroke!

Le verre volé: Stroke!

By Jerina Zaloshnja On the last Sunday of July, of the year 2000, my aunt had a brain stroke. When she was on her way to the bathroom her mind was suddenly engulfed by an unknown and strange feeling. Two minutes

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Main industries operating at 70 to 80% capacity, survey shows

Main industries operating at 70 to 80% capacity, survey shows

TIRANA, Oct. 19 – Business confidence registered a considerable recovery in the third quarter of the year, but the capacity utilization rate in the key industries remains far below its potential and even lower than its historical average in some

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PowerChina interested in Albania infrastructure projects

PowerChina interested in Albania infrastructure projects

TIRANA, Oct. 20 – One of China’s biggest construction companies, the Power Construction Corporation of China, is considering road and agriculture infrastructure investments in Albania as part of China’s increased presence in Albania where it is emerging as key trading

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A hundred state-owned properties go online for rent

A hundred state-owned properties go online for rent

TIRANA, Oct. 19 – Some 100 state-owned and private properties have been made available for rent online on the website of the Albanian Investment Development Agency, a government agency whose mission is to attract foreign direct investment, increase the competitiveness

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