Albania international joins Spain’s Levante in surprise move

Albania international joins Spain’s Levante in surprise move

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – Albania’s best striker of the moment, Armando Sadiku, has been transferred to Levante in the Spanish top league in a surprise move following a lukewarm six-month spell with Poland’s reigning champions Legia Warsaw. The 26-year-old Albanian

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Albania-Kosovo customs union project halted indefinitely, Supreme State Audit finds

Albania-Kosovo customs union project halted indefinitely, Supreme State Audit finds

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Behind political rhetoric of the Albanian government stepping up its customs union project with neighboring Kosovo, the reality on the ground is quite different with a series of barriers preventing economic cooperation and a common market

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Experts worried over neglect to Albania’s gems as two sites make it to Europe’s most endangered

Experts worried over neglect to Albania’s gems as two sites make it to Europe’s most endangered

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Albanian heritage experts have hailed the shortlisting of Gjirokastra and the post-Byzantine churches among Europe 12 most endangered sites as a good opportunity that could see them escape the threat if they make it to the

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Gjirokastra, post-Byzantine churches shortlisted for Europe’s most endangered sites

Gjirokastra, post-Byzantine churches shortlisted for Europe’s most endangered sites

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – The UNESCO World Heritage site of Gjirokastra and the post-Byzantine churches of Voskopoja and Vithkuq in southern and south-eastern Albania have been shortlisted as 12 European heritage sites for the 2018 seven most endangered programme for

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Albania urged to identify priority sectors for regional economic area, future EU integration

Albania urged to identify priority sectors for regional economic area, future EU integration

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – As Western Balkan countries prepare to adopt measures for an EU-backed regional economic area, a test before their apparent eventual European Union integration, Albanian economy experts say the government should initiate a process of dialogue with

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Insurance market growth slows down for fourth year in a row

Insurance market growth slows down for fourth year in a row

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – Albania’s insurance market slowed down for a fourth year in a row in 2017 as it remained overwhelmingly non-life oriented and reliant on compulsory motor insurance accounting for two-thirds of the market income. A report by

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Albania’s euroisation needs to drop by 10% to avoid annual losses of €67 mln, IMF experts say

Albania’s euroisation needs to drop by 10% to avoid annual losses of €67 mln, IMF experts say

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – As Albania’s central bank prepares to apply de-euroisation measures in a bid to reduce the current high level of Euro-denominated loans and deposits in the country’s banking system, experts estimate Albania has to significantly reduce its

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Thousands rally to protest against government

Thousands rally to protest against government

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – The opposition’s protest rally  in Tirana this Saturday gathered thousands calling for the Rama government to resign over its alleged ties with organized crime and fostering of corruption. Most protesters arrived in Tirana from other municipalities.

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Tirana’s passion crimes, or its ego crimes in disguise

Tirana’s passion crimes, or its ego crimes in disguise

  By Sidonja Manushi As Albanian tradition goes, when a couple gives birth to a baby boy, the father tips the nurse to express his happiness for the birth of a male heritant. When the couple gives birth to a

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Editorial: The emptying of Albania

Editorial: The emptying of Albania

Data published this week reveals that the depopulation of Albania due to migration continues at a disturbing rate, with between 200,000 to 250,000 people leaving the country in 2017 alone. That’s equal to the entire city of Durres, the country’s

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