Albania’s Mergim Mavraj makes it to surprise Bundesliga team

Albania’s Mergim Mavraj makes it to surprise Bundesliga team

TIRANA, Nov. 24 – Albanian international center-back Mergim Mavraj has made it to the surprise Bundesliga team this season with his Koln team ranking fourth in the German top league, in one of its best-ever positions that could secure the

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Activists arrested as protests against waste imports continue

Activists arrested as protests against waste imports continue

TIRANA, Nov. 23 – Activists of the Alliance Against Waste Imports and other members of civil society in Albania have launched fresh protests against a bill that would allow Albanian companies to import waste for recycling. “Two young protesters were

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Minister of Education hit with tomato sauce as part of protest against university reform

Minister of Education hit with tomato sauce as part of protest against university reform

TIRANA, Nov. 22 – Albanian Minister of Education Lindita Nikolla was attacked with tomato sauce earlier this week as she attended a conference on the International Day of Students. A video of the attack, filmed by the group of student

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Downtown bunker transformed into a museum

Downtown bunker transformed into a museum

TIRANA, Nov.20 – A former nuclear bunker for communist officials in downtown Tirana was given a new lease on life after it was turned into a museum to show visitors how thousands of people were persecuted during the rule of

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Hundreds attend diaspora summit held in Tirana

Hundreds attend diaspora summit held in Tirana

TIRANA, Nov. 20 – More than a thousand members of the Albanian diaspora, including pre- and post-communism migrants, living in 40 countries around the world, attended the first ever Diaspora Summit held in Tirana. The summit, themed as “Undivided for

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Rama dismisses claims of Greater Albania in Greek media interview

Rama dismisses claims of Greater Albania in Greek media interview

TIRANA, Nov. 23 – In a wide-ranging interview for a Greek television station, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has denied speculations that Albania is pursuing border changes and pushing forward the concept of “Greater Albania.” “We have Albania, Kosovo, Albanian

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Greek defense minister’s comments on Albania fuel spat

Greek defense minister’s comments on Albania fuel spat

TIRANA, Nov. 24 – The Minister for National Defense of Greece has fueled the diplomatic spat between Albania and Greece with comments that the Greek army is strong enough not to have anything to fear from Albania and Turkey. In

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Opposition seeks criminal prosecution of health minister

Opposition seeks criminal prosecution of health minister

TIRANA, Nov. 22 – Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party has filed criminal charges against Minister of Health Ilir Beqaj in regards to the concessionaire contract for the Healthcare Check Up, which according to the opposition has caused huge financial damages

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Medical association seeks clarity on controversial concession

Medical association seeks clarity on controversial concession

TIRANA, Nov. 21 – The Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists has signed a petition to demand more transparency on a new concession of medical laboratory services to private entities, the latest in a string of controversial public-private partnerships approved by

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Eight arrested over corruption at Shkodra university

Eight arrested over corruption at Shkodra university

TIRANA, Nov. 21 – Police in the region of Shkodra arrested eight professors, students and middlemen involved in corrupt affairs at the Luigj Gurakuqi University. The probe against the eight suspects began earlier this years, as prosecutors were tipped about

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