‘Equus’ play breaks taboos in Albanian theatre history with first nude scenes

‘Equus’ play breaks taboos in Albanian theatre history with first nude scenes

TIRANA, March 30 – Young Albanian actor Igli Zarka has broken taboos at the Albanian National Theatre with his debut role in British playwright’s “Equus” drama, appearing nude on stage as he performed the role of teenager in a show

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New York-based artists explore human forms in Tirana display

New York-based artists explore human forms in Tirana display

TIRANA, March 30 – More than a dozen contemporary New York-based artists including Albania-born Alkan Nallbani and Emil Bakalli will be featured in a collective Tirana show, exploring what they call “fractured body” and human forms. “This show is comprised

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Visitors invited to confess what they were doing when dictator died

Visitors invited to confess what they were doing when dictator died

TIRANA, March 30 – The death of Albania’s Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxha in April 1985 after ruling the country with an iron fist for about four decades since the end of World War was experienced as a national tragedy in

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WTTC: Albania’s tourism industry set to register one of Europe’s fastest growth

WTTC: Albania’s tourism industry set to register one of Europe’s fastest growth

TIRANA, March 30 – Albania’s emerging tourism industry is set to register one of the region’s highest growth in the next decade in terms of its contribution to GDP, employment, investment and exports, according to a report by London-based World

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State-run electricity operators post about €100 mln in profits

State-run electricity operators post about €100 mln in profits

TIRANA, March 30 – Grid losses in the country’s state-run electricity sector dropped to a record low of 28 percent in 2016 while all three distribution, transmission and production operators posted profits following a favourable hydro-situation and the ongoing payment

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Meat imports from Brazil blocked until tests show it’s safe

Meat imports from Brazil blocked until tests show it’s safe

TIRANA, March 30 – Albanian food authorities say they have blocked Brazilian meat imports to the country and have taken samples to test products over their safety after some of the world’s biggest importers of Brazilian meat imposed bans. The

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De Biasi under fire following national side’s fourth consecutive loss

De Biasi under fire following national side’s fourth consecutive loss

TIRANA, March 29 – Albania’s coach Gianni De Biasi has come under fire to prematurely end his Albania contract due to expire in late 2017 following the national sides fourth consecutive loss, including three World Cup qualifiers and a friendly,

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Italian call center law: Albanian companies cut first thousand jobs

Italian call center law: Albanian companies cut first thousand jobs

TIRANA, March 29 – At least 30 call center companies operating in Albania and employing about 3,000 people have suspended their activity in the country following some late 2016 legal changes in Italy making the supply of inbound and outbound

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Currency outside banks surging ahead of elections

Currency outside banks surging ahead of elections

TIRANA, March 29 – Currency outside banks has undergone a sharp increase in the past couple of years as deposit rates have plunged to historic low levels, giving rise to speculations about a rise in informal lending and money being

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Commercial banks turn to massive lending abroad as domestic credit struggles to recover

Commercial banks turn to massive lending abroad as domestic credit struggles to recover

TIRANA, March 29 – At a time when credit is showing sluggish signs of recovery after a one-year contraction, it is not domestic firms who have increased demand for new loans. The 16 overwhelmingly foreign-owned banks operating in Albania seem

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