2018 prospects: What to expect from the Albanian economy

2018 prospects: What to expect from the Albanian economy

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Dec. 26 – The Albanian economy is heading to 2018 amid a mixed picture of recovering but still below potential economic growth, mainly relying on some major-energy related foreign direct investment which are set to end

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Opposition angry at Albania’s UN vote on Jerusalem

Opposition angry at Albania’s UN vote on Jerusalem

TIRANA, Dec. 22 – The opposition also reacted to Albania voting against US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital yesterday, saying it goes against Albanians’ interests and that a vote against the U.S. is a vote against Kosovo. Adding to

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President Meta unhappy with Albania’s UN vote on Jerusalem, says he wasn’t consulted

President Meta unhappy with Albania’s UN vote on Jerusalem, says he wasn’t consulted

TIRANA, Dec. 22 – A day after Albania joined 128 other UN member states in approving a resolution rejecting U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,  a spokesperson for Albania’s President Ilir Meta said the President, who was not informed of

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Kosovo artist illuminates public spaces with tales of communism victims

Kosovo artist illuminates public spaces with tales of communism victims

TIRANA, Dec. 21 – Kosovo-born artist and activist Alketa Xhafa announced her latest art installation – Even Walls Have Ears – which will be exhibited at the National History Museum.  This project is brought by the AIDSSH and UNDP missions

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Shkodra celebrates famous actress’s birthday

Shkodra celebrates famous actress’s birthday

TIRANA, Dec. 20 – Tinka Kurti’s 85th birthday was celebrated on Sunday at the Migjeni Theatre of Shkodra. The actress, who has been honored with the Nation’s Honor title, first went on stage when she was just 15-years-old and has

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Shkëlqim Kokonozi’s ‘Transition’ works on display at Kalo Gallery

Shkëlqim Kokonozi’s ‘Transition’ works on display at Kalo Gallery

A solo exhibition with works from Albanian artist Shkëlqim Kokonozi will be available starting Thursday, on the 21st of December, at GALERIAKALO. The contemporary artworks will be available at the gallery until the 21st of January, 2018. Kokonozi’s abstract artwork

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Albanian, Belarus artists brought together in Double Feature exhibition

Albanian, Belarus artists brought together in Double Feature exhibition

An exhibition that will remain open until the end of the year at the Tirana Art Lab will feature the works of Albanian artist Ergin Zaloshnja and Belarus-born artist Marina Naprushkina. The art’s curator is the Albanian Adela Demetja. The

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Albanian Marshall Center professor promotes ‘In my opinion’ book

Albanian Marshall Center professor promotes ‘In my opinion’ book

TIRANA, Dec. 20 – Valbona Zeneli, Doctor of Political Science and Professor at the Marshall Centre, promoted her new book titled “In my Opinion” this Sunday. The book is a collection of 39 articles about security issues in the Balkans.

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AIIS report lists threats to rule of law in the region and ways to aid its establishment

AIIS report lists threats to rule of law in the region and ways to aid its establishment

TIRANA, Dec. 20 – A report published this week on the rule of law in the Western Balkans concluded that the establishment of rule of law in the region remains an increasingly difficult process. The report explored some of the

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Clashes in parliament as ruling Socialists swear in new chief prosecutor, opposition protests

Clashes in parliament as ruling Socialists swear in new chief prosecutor, opposition protests

TIRANA, Dec. 18 – Clashes took place inside and outside Albania’s parliament Monday as a new chief prosecutor was sworn in. In a vote along party lines, 69 ruling Socialist Party lawmakers approved Arta Marku as the new temporary general

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