Opposition criticizes confirmation of judge who acquitted accused murderer

Opposition criticizes confirmation of judge who acquitted accused murderer

TIRANA, Aug. 1 – The opposition’s Democratic Party reacted on Wednesday following the Independent Qualification Commission’s decision to re-confirm the Serious Crimes judge Dritan Hallunaj, who in 2015 decided businessman Arben Frroku, accused of killing the police commissar Dritan Lamaj,

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Police vetting postponed due to unestablished commissions

Police vetting postponed due to unestablished commissions

TIRANA, Aug. 1 – The vetting process of the State Police, Guard of the Republic and Internal Affairs Service that was expected to begin in August will take at least one more month to start, sources from the Ministry of

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Independent experts back US report on Albania’s corrupt business climate

Independent experts back US report on Albania’s corrupt business climate

TIRANA, Aug. 1 – The opposition, government and independent economic experts have followed the State Department’s 2018 Investment Climate report rating Albania as a difficult place to do business according to foreign investors with opposing comments and sentiments. “Albania is

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President turns down legal changes allegedly easing gambling tax burden

President turns down legal changes allegedly easing gambling tax burden

The following is an updated version of the online article that appeared earlier on Wednesday, Aug.1  TIRANA, Aug. 1 –  Albania’s President has turned down some legal changes to the gambling tax by exercising his suspensive veto, arguing the proposed

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Orthodox Church sued over HPP damage to bridges

Orthodox Church sued over HPP damage to bridges

TIRANA, July 31 – The Albanian Orthodox Church has been sued by a local government unit over damage to local bridges while building and operating three hydropower plants in Elbasan region, central Albania. Reporter.al news agency, BIRN Albania’s online Albanian

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