Police crackdown on human traffic network, arrest 32 people

Police crackdown on human traffic network, arrest 32 people

TIRANA, Feb. 5 – An extensive Serious Crimes Prosecution and State Police operation led to the crackdown of a dubious criminal group that dealt with clandestine trafficking, enabling different people willing to pay to move to European Union states, as

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UN sustainable goals for development set off journey in Albania

UN sustainable goals for development set off journey in Albania

TIRANA, Feb. 1- The UN General Assembly decided on Sept. 2015 to establish a collection of 17 global goals, titled the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are projected in an “Agenda 2030,” a plan which seeks to have the goals

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15 navy officers dismissed after failing to guard military base

15 navy officers dismissed after failing to guard military base

TIRANA, Feb. 4 – The entire chain of command at the Pashaliman naval base has been discharged following a theft which occured due to administrative irresponsibility. Authorities discharged 15 officers, starting from the base commander and his deputy, punishing them

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Albania fails to get S&P rating upgrade for fifth year in row

Albania fails to get S&P rating upgrade for fifth year in row

TIRANA, Feb. 4 – U.S.-based Standard & 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 fifth consecutive year, with not much impact on Albania’s debt

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President calls for brand new Great Ring project due to corruption and lack of transparency

President calls for brand new Great Ring project due to corruption and lack of transparency

TIRANA, Feb. 4 – Albanian President Ilir Meta asked the government to launch a new project for the construction of the Great Ring road, done in full transparency and in consultation with the affected citizens, who have been protesting against

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Albanian prosecution begins investigations against Voice of America

Albanian prosecution begins investigations against Voice of America

TIRANA, Jan. 2 – In Albania, the Serious Crimes Prosecution announced today that it has began investigations into the publication of some of the interceptions of a criminal case that it is still under investigation. The Prosecution’s reaction came after

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An Institute of Thought seeking to improve society

An Institute of Thought seeking to improve society

By Sonja Methoxha  An interview with Dr. Ardian Muhaj Prof. Dr. Ardian Muhaj is the newly appointed director of the Albanian Institute of the Islamic Thought and Civilization (AIITC). The institute was opened by visionary Dr. Ramiz Zekaj in 1996.

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Unjust work dismissals in Albania cost state budge three administrations

Unjust work dismissals in Albania cost state budge three administrations

TIRANA, Feb. 2 – As data collected by the non-governmental portal “Open.Spending.Albania” revealed in mid January, Albanian taxpayers need to pay abundantly for the dismissal of state workers in unjust ways. Illegal work dismissals continue to drag down the state

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The Albanian heritage of saving Jews during the Holocaust

The Albanian heritage of saving Jews during the Holocaust

Sonja Methoxha   January 27 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day is a commemoration of the Holocaust genocide, in which Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered approximately six million European Jews during WWII. In addition to the

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Albania’s top four banks under probe over alleged abuse of dominant position

Albania’s top four banks under probe over alleged abuse of dominant position

TIRANA, Feb. 1 – Albania’s competition watchdog says it has launched an in-depth probe into the country’s four largest commercial banks to check whether high interest rates amid sluggish credit and high profit rates could be an abuse of their

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