Skenderbeu claim first group stage point to keep Europa League qualification hopes alive

Skenderbeu claim first group stage point to keep Europa League qualification hopes alive

TIRANA, Sept. 29 – Albania’s Skenderbeu claimed their first Europa League point as they were held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland’s Young Boys in their second group stage game to keep their knockout stage qualification hopes alive. In their first

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Rediscovering the Albanian mountains

Rediscovering the Albanian mountains

The Embassy of Austria in Tirana, in cooperation with the Albanian Alpinism Association, will organize a cultural event aimed at promoting Albanian tourism, on Friday, the 29th of September. The event, which will take place in Razëm of the Malësi

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Gjirokastra – an architectural treasure that needs to be protected

Gjirokastra – an architectural treasure that needs to be protected

Gjirokastër made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 2005, thanks to the city’s rare architectural character originating in the Ottoman period. Particularly noteworthy are the city’s two-story houses, developed in the 17th century, which still maintain their unique roofs

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Albanian Climbing Festival goes to Bovilla

Albanian Climbing Festival goes to Bovilla

The third annual Albanian Climbing Festival kicked off this Friday, September 22nd, for a weekend of climbing, partying and exploring nature. The festival, which was originally planned to take place in Skrapar, was moved to the Bovilla Reservoir, outside Tirana,

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A minute of eye contact a day, keeps the doctor away

A minute of eye contact a day, keeps the doctor away

TIRANA, Sept. 23 – The first eye contact experiment was held last weekend in the artificial lake area of Tirana, as part of a global event aimed to promote the strengthening of genuine human relations. The experiment, which took place during

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Editorial: Crime is winning

Editorial: Crime is winning

In a famous TV series entitled ‘Narcos’, a CIA operative converses with an agent of DEA, the primary agency engaged in the fight against narco- trafficking. The exasperated DEA agent complains that the other agency is not helping to win

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Shkoza demolitions deserve no compensation because homes are illegal, PM says

Shkoza demolitions deserve no compensation because homes are illegal, PM says

TIRANA, Sept. 25 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said this week that there was no merit to concerns about the 150 families whose homes are being demolished in a Tirana suburb to make way for an urban development project

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Family on vacation find 115,000 euros, hand it over to police

Family on vacation find 115,000 euros, hand it over to police

TIRANA, Sept. 27 – An Albanian family on vacation at the Llogara National Park found a bag with 115,000 euros in cash and turned it to police, the Albanian State Police said on its website. Police was able to connect

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Parties dig up position on electoral reform

Parties dig up position on electoral reform

TIRANA, Sept. 26 – Albania’s three largest parties have dug into their position on electoral reform with views that will make consensus difficult, according to political analysts. There have been calls for a roundtable to get the work started, but

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Socialists forced to vote down own waste law

Socialists forced to vote down own waste law

TIRANA, Sept. 28 – Lawmakers from Albania’s ruling Socialist Party have been forced to vote against a waste importation law the party supports in order to complete procedures to temporarily withdraw it from parliament for “more public consultations.” The Parliamentary

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