Nishani’s dream for a second term will not come true, MP says

Nishani’s dream for a second term will not come true, MP says

TIRANA, Nov. 30 – Spartak Braho, an MP of the ruling Socialist-led coalition, said Wednesday that President Bujar Nishani’s dream of running for a second term will be unrealized. In a televised interview, Braho said that President Nishani has been

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Vetting bill lost in translation

Vetting bill lost in translation

TIRANA, Dec. 1 – Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party believes that the highly debated vetting bill sent for review at the Venice Commission has not been translated accurately. Therefore, it plans to ask the Constitutional Court to seek a new

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Judges oppose another law of the judiciary reform

Judges oppose another law of the judiciary reform

TIRANA, Nov. 29 – The Union and Association of Judges in Albania have joined forces to appeal the bill on the “Status of Judges and Prosecutors in Albania” that entered into force on Nov. 22. Representatives of the Union and

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Editorial: The sad recycling of a dream list for development

Editorial: The sad recycling of a dream list for development

The National Committee of Strategic Planning in the recently approved Sectorial Strategy for Transportation and its relevant Action Plan,  has issued a list of projects mainly in infrastructure that are priorities for Albania’s economic and social development. Line after line

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Hate speech in parliament disturbing, says AHC

Hate speech in parliament disturbing, says AHC

TIRANA, Dec. 1 – The Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC) urged members of Albanian Parliament to avoid hate speech in plenary sessions. According to the Albanian Helsinki Committee, hate speech in Albania has recently intensified and turned into a disturbing phenomenon

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Hold these suitcases please!

Hold these suitcases please!

By Jerina Zaloshnja At seven in the morning, on the third Tuesday in September of the year 2003, weighed down with some bags and all kinds of suitcases, I placed my foot on the threshold of our new apartment in

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Dutch experts help shape the link between agriculture and tourism in Qeparo

Dutch experts help shape the link between agriculture and tourism in Qeparo

TIRANA, Dec. 1 – Albania has great potential for small-scale agro-tourism with its amazing food, beautiful mountains, long Mediterranean coastline and fertile plains, but a lot remains to be done to develop tourism, say Dutch experts working on boosting the

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EU accession talks won’t start before elections, Merkel says

EU accession talks won’t start before elections, Merkel says

BERLIN, Nov. 28 – Five conditions that Albania must meet to continue EU accession negotiation talks still stand, and the negotiations would not open until after elections in Germany and Albania take place next year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated

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