Internal party democracy in 2016- the challenge that grows with time

Internal party democracy in 2016- the challenge that grows with time

It is the year 2016- all the three major parties in Albania show clear signs of authoritarianism, centralization of power and unification around the leader’s positions. The space for debate is narrowed and the process is made more difficult, the

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One point in two matches, Partizani like 18 years ago

One point in two matches, Partizani like 18 years ago

Partizani, trained by Mark Iuliano, remains the only team in the Superior League not to score a goal in the first two matches, as it was defeated 2-0 at home from Laç and tied with Kukës (0-0). One has to

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Parties split on priorities for electoral reform

Parties split on priorities for electoral reform

TIRANA, Sept. 21 – All major political forces in Albania agree that electoral reform is necessary – but they disagree on what its priorities should be. Chairman of the Democratic Party Lulzim Basha, said the electoral reform must return power

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Ombudsman mulling lawsuit to stop Shkoza demolitions

Ombudsman mulling lawsuit to stop Shkoza demolitions

TIRANA, Sept. 21 – Albania’s Office of People’s Advocate said the authorities move to demolish 150 homes in Shkoza as part of an urban development project violates the government’s own rules, and it is mulling a lawsuit to stop them.

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Electricity imports widen trade gap

Electricity imports widen trade gap

TIRANA, Sept. 21 – High electricity imports following one of the worst droughts in decades broadened Albania’s trade gap in the first eight months of this year despite exports growing by double digits. A report published by state statistical institute,

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European scientists work to defend the Vjosa River from dam constructions

European scientists work to defend the Vjosa River from dam constructions

A group of 30 scientists from four countries conducted studies in April this year over the Vjosa River in the Poçemi hydropower area. They discovered 300 species living in the area, including two previously unknown species of wildlife, a new

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Tourism sector provides hope for economy

Tourism sector provides hope for economy

Tourist season might be over, but tourism is here to stay based on the numbers shared by the Bank of Albania, confirming a positive balance of 156 million Euros for this year’s first six months. In addition, the mounting interest

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Faced with stiff public opposition, Socialists backtrack on waste law

Faced with stiff public opposition, Socialists backtrack on waste law

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – Albania’s ruling Socialist Party says it will withdraw legislation aimed at importing waste to Albania in order to consult the public. The decision comes after the political opposition and civil society groups vowed to seek whatever

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One ton of cannabis found on Adriatic shore

One ton of cannabis found on Adriatic shore

TIRANA, Sept 20 – Authorities have seized a sailing boat with one ton of cannabis on board off the shore of Darezeze Beach in central Fier County. A joint operation of the Albanian and Italian law enforcements led to the

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Triplets die in tragic fire

Triplets die in tragic fire

DURRES, Sept. 20 – Three children burned in the room they were playing, medical-legal expertise confirms. The family of the children lived at Romanat village, in Durres. The children were 3 years old. The cause of the fire is not

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