Albania hopes to raise up to €500 mln next October in new Eurobond

Albania hopes to raise up to €500 mln next October in new Eurobond

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Sept. 21 – Ruling majority MPs paved the way for Albania’s third Eurobond issue this week and expect the country to raise up to €500 million next October when it taps international markets. In a parliamentary

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Gov’t-opposition clash over National Theatre bill amendments

Gov’t-opposition clash over National Theatre bill amendments

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – Albania’s Socialist majority in the Parliamentary Committee of Productive Activities voted on Tuesday for amendments in the law for the building of a new National Theatre building, opening a competition for the realization of this project

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For the EU, the Western Balkans always a geopolitical competition issue

For the EU, the Western Balkans always a geopolitical competition issue

By Alba Cela Jan Claude Juncker has come a long way in these few years from the first time he took over the Commission and delivered a Bush-patterned ‘read my lips- no more enlargement’ statement. In the latest EU State

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Parliamentary boycott continues, as opposition holds meeting in Vlora

Parliamentary boycott continues, as opposition holds meeting in Vlora

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – As the country’s Socialist majority put on the vote President Ilir Meta’s decree on the new National Theatre building accompanied by a few amendments on Thursday in parliament, the opposition marked its fourth absence since the

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German foreign minister says 2019 won’t automatically open negotiations for Albania

German foreign minister says 2019 won’t automatically open negotiations for Albania

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that June 2019 doesn’t mean automatic opening of accession negotiations for Albania, during his meeting in Tirana with Albanian counterpart Ditmir Bushati. “On June this year a heuristic decision was

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Editorial: Three theaters: the fake tragedy, the farce comedy and the horror story

Editorial: Three theaters: the fake tragedy, the farce comedy and the horror story

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The controversial dispute for the demolition of the National Theatre and the building of a new modern one continues today in the Assembly of Albania. The hastily introduced law was returned by the President and needs to

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IMF: Albania receives only a tenth of region’s FDI

IMF: Albania receives only a tenth of region’s FDI

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – Albania has managed to attract only about a tenth of the inward foreign direct investment stock in the Western Balkans in an FDI race that is led by Serbia, the region’s largest economy. IMF research shows

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Cut in prices downgrades higher maize production

Cut in prices downgrades higher maize production

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – Corn production registered an almost record high in Albania this year boosted by favorable weather conditions, but farmers complain the cheaper prices they are being offered is making its cultivation little profitable. With harvesting already in

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Neranxi Culinary Institute marks 10th anniversary of foundation

Neranxi Culinary Institute marks 10th anniversary of foundation

TIRANA – “A cuisine chef does never arrive at the destination. He is always in a long search of perfection and novices. But it is a beautiful road never getting you bored,” the President of the ‘Neranxi Company’, Nikollaq Neranxi

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Albania to play warm-up game against Jordan ahead of Israel Nations League qualifier

Albania to play warm-up game against Jordan ahead of Israel Nations League qualifier

TIRANA, Sept. 10 – Albania will play a warm-up game home to Jordan before heading to Israel for the second-leg Nations League qualifier. The home friendly, scheduled for Oct. 10 is a key test before Albania takes on Israel four

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