Albania launches flag carrier in bid to offer cheaper ticket prices

Albania launches flag carrier in bid to offer cheaper ticket prices

TIRANA, Sept. 17 – Albania has launched its Air Albania national airline, a joint venture with Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, in a bid to offer lower ticket prices as part of a bigger project to open up new airports

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Start of academic year highlights deep gaps in Albania’s education system

Start of academic year highlights deep gaps in Albania’s education system

TIRANA, Sep. 17 – The new academic year began today in Albania, with approximately 480,000 new elementary and high-school students. The education ministry announced this year’s curricula is more relaxed and further away from old teaching methods. Around 32,000 children

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US Ambassador says war on drugs will only end when “big heads” are caught

US Ambassador says war on drugs will only end when “big heads” are caught

TIRANA, Sept. 16 – US ambassador to Albania Donald Lu said Friday night that the fight against marijuana cultivation and distribution in the country can not be considered complete without arresting the people organizing it. Ambassador Lu, who will be

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Greek foreign policy towards Kosovo and the region – implications for the Albanian-Greek relations

Greek foreign policy towards Kosovo and the region – implications for the Albanian-Greek relations

By Dr. Ledion Krisafi – Senior AIIS researcher Introduction Kosovo’s February 2008 declaration of independence was confronted with different reactions by different countries of the Balkans and the Southeastern Europe in general. These reactions depended on different factors. Geopolitical calculations,

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New long-distance hiking trail links Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia

New long-distance hiking trail links Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia

TIRANA, Sept. 14 – A new long-distance hiking trail connecting the mountains located in the borderline between Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia has been launched, giving a boost to adventure travel in the Western Balkans where regional cooperation and joint package

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Gov’t sways under EU advice to launch open call for new National Theatre building

Gov’t sways under EU advice to launch open call for new National Theatre building

TIRANA, Sept. 13 – The Albanian government confirmed it aims to change the new National Theatre bill by launching an open call for the area’s urban construction and development, after a letter by the European Commission suggested so on Tuesday.

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Editorial: The sad spectacle unfolds as TVs go dark

Editorial: The sad spectacle unfolds as TVs go dark

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The evening of the 10th of September as well as a few days after that one could observe a sad show outside of the shop doors of the companies that sell decoders and subscriptions to cable TV

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Visa free travel boosts Chinese tourists to Albania

Visa free travel boosts Chinese tourists to Albania

TIRANA, Sept. 13 – The visa free travel that Albania offered to Chinese tourists this year has had a positive impact on increasing the number of tourists from the world’s second largest economy and the largest source of outbound tourists.

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Advertising cut hits Albania traditional media income

Advertising cut hits Albania traditional media income

TIRANA, Sept. 13 – Albania’s traditional electronic and print media saw their income drop for a second year in a row in 2017 as main advertising revenue declined and online media continued to gain ground emerging as a serious competitor.

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Ignored veto divides president, majority over booming gambling industry

Ignored veto divides president, majority over booming gambling industry

TIRANA, Sept. 13 – The ruling Socialists ignored a presidential veto this week as they turned into law some legal changes which the president had previously turned down by arguing they eased the tax burden and failed to discourage a

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