Pre-communist era paintings discovered

Pre-communist era paintings discovered

TIRANA, Jan. 23- Prior to the communist regime in Albania, the government and intellectuals of the ‘30s were trying to establish an High Academy for Fine Arts with an enhanced enthusiasm. These undertaken steps were published at scientific and literary

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Newly-imposed ban drastically cuts gambling in Albania

Newly-imposed ban drastically cuts gambling in Albania

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Jan. 28 – Legal changes have turned Albania from a gambling paradise to one of the countries applying one of Europe’s harshest legislation on games of chance, but facts on the ground show gambling continues although

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New Chinese ambassador takes office

New Chinese ambassador takes office

TIRANA, Jan. 26 – The new Chinese Ambassador to Albania Zhou Ding presented his credentials to President Ilir Meta on Thursday, Jan. 24. Ambassador Zhou will be replacing former Ambassador Yiang Yu, who took over the embassy in 2015. Meta

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Government raises taxation for books

Government raises taxation for books

TIRANA, Jan. 22- After shocking news from the Albanian State Institute of Statistics, INSTAT, that throughout 2017 one million Albanians haven’t had read at least one book, various theories were claimed by critics as to why this happened. During the

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UNDP engages youth in Shkoder

UNDP engages youth in Shkoder

UNDP Albania with the support of the British Embassy in Albania organized an activity in Shkoder for youth engagement, titled “Made in Shkodra.’’ The activity was inspired by the rising trend of brain-drain that Albania is suffering. Thus this activity

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Albania recognizes opposition leader as Venezuelan president

Albania recognizes opposition leader as Venezuelan president

TIRANA, Jan. 25 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci announced on Friday their recognition of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate president.  In a political conflict happening on the other side of

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Robert Pichler, the time-traveler

Robert Pichler, the time-traveler

TIRANA, Jan. 24- After 18 months of traveling throughout Albania, from northern Albania to Kadare’s Museal House in Gjirokaster, the “Back in time. Albania in the ‘90s” exhibition finally arrives to its final destination in Tirana. The exhibition is a

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Editorial: Lessons on how to escape political responsibility

Editorial: Lessons on how to escape political responsibility

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Examining the performance of the chief of the executive and his new cabinet members, by now it is clear that 2019 will be the year spent on designing mechanisms, choosing people and perfecting styles on how to

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RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu holds first round of visits under new post

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu holds first round of visits under new post

Majlinda Bregu, the new Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, held her first three official visits under her new post in January. On Jan. 9, Bregu met with Sefik Dzaferovic, one of the three members of Presidency of Bosnia

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UK-based WFD launches Tirana office under Western Balkan Initiative

UK-based WFD launches Tirana office under Western Balkan Initiative

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – The Westminster Foundation for Democracy, a UK government agency committed in strengthening democracy around the world, announced the opening of its Albania office on Wednesday in a ceremony held at the Rogner Hotel. The launch of

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