Two earthquakes rock Albania, also felt in the region

Two earthquakes rock Albania, also felt in the region

TIRANA, Aug. 11 – Two 5,1 and 5,4 magnitude earthquakes of the Richter scale hit Albania on Saturday, damaging a big number of buildings but causing no victims.  The Ministry of Defense reported the stronger quake hit at around 5.30 p.m.

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Border corrections are Balkan recipe for disaster, Washington Post writes

Border corrections are Balkan recipe for disaster, Washington Post writes

TIRANA, Aug. 11 – An opinion published at the globally renowned Washington Post on Thursday said that proposing new divisions in the region as a solution for the future of the Balkans in general, and the Euro-Atlantic integration of Serbia

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Justice Ministry seeks punishment for Vlora judge who issued soft punishment

Justice Ministry seeks punishment for Vlora judge who issued soft punishment

TIRANA, Aug 10 – In Albania, the Justice and Interior Ministry strongly opposed on Wednesday the decision of Vlora Judge Herila Çela to punish an individual arrested two times within a few months only with house arrest. The case refers

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National Youth Network: Unemployment drives 70 percent of youth abroad

National Youth Network: Unemployment drives 70 percent of youth abroad

TIRANA, Aug. 9 – The National Youth Network and the CRCA Center completed the National Youth Index, as part of the “Youth in Albania” study, in which the youth, which accounts for 35 percent of the country’s population, claims it

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IMO appeals decision to re-appoint Head of High Court to duty

IMO appeals decision to re-appoint Head of High Court to duty

TIRANA, Aug. 7 – Although the justice reform’s Independent Qualification Commission reconfirmed to duty the Head of the High Court Xhezair Zaganjori last week, the International Monitoring Operation, monitoring body composed of European and US experts, recommended to the Public

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Another Greek bank unit leaves Albania

Another Greek bank unit leaves Albania

TIRANA, Aug. 8 – Another Greek bank unit operating in Albania has changed hands, becoming the third Greek subsidiary to be taken over in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and Greece’s recession which severely hit the banking sector

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S&P keeps Albania’s rating unchanged ahead of new €500 mln Eurobond

S&P keeps Albania’s rating unchanged ahead of new €500 mln Eurobond

TIRANA, Aug. 7 – U.S.-based Standard and Poor’s has reconfirmed Albania’s ‘B+/B’ long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings with a stable outlook in a rating that remains unchanged for the fourth consecutive year with not much impact on Albania’s upcoming

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NATO to build first Western Balkans airbase in Albania

NATO to build first Western Balkans airbase in Albania

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Saturday NATO is expected to locate its first airbase in the Western Balkans in Albania – a decision already approved by the North Atlantic Council. “With funds from the

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Kosovo President seeks “correction of borders,” sparking debate

Kosovo President seeks “correction of borders,” sparking debate

TIRANA, Aug. 6 – Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said he opposes the idea of ​​partitioning Kosovo along ethnic lines but is open to discuss the “correction” of borders during EU-mediated talks on normalizing relations between Kosovo and Serbia. In an

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Iranian-Canadian father, mujahedeen daughter clash over Albania-based MEK

Iranian-Canadian father, mujahedeen daughter clash over Albania-based MEK

TIRANA, Aug. 4 – An Iranian father and daughter have traded accusations against each other over Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e-Khalq, MEK, whom Albania has offered accommodation under a deal with the United States but whose members official Iran has banned

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