Opposition officially heads towards local elections’ boycott

Opposition officially heads towards local elections’ boycott

TIRANA, Mar. 20 – The Central Election Commission announced on Tuesday that only the governing Socialist Party handed in its members list for the Local Electoral Administration Commissions within the March 18 deadline, while the opposition’s Democratic Party and Socialist

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Italy to join China’s “One Belt, One Road”

Italy to join China’s “One Belt, One Road”

TIRANA, March 20- President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will be visiting Rome on March 21, Voice of America reports. The purpose of the visitation is a discussion and an expectation of Italy to join the Chinese

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EP says Albania and the Balkans are losing ground in rule of law establishment

EP says Albania and the Balkans are losing ground in rule of law establishment

TIRANA, Mar. 20 – During a hearing on Tuesday to examine the progress made and persisting challenges current EU candidate countries face in fulfilling fundamental EU criteria, the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Civil Liberties, Justice, and

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President Meta: “Russian influence exists, but it’s not Albania’s biggest problem”

President Meta: “Russian influence exists, but it’s not Albania’s biggest problem”

TIRANA, March. 19 – Albanian President Ilir Meta also reacted to the latest leaked State Intelligence Service report from last week, which warned of efforts to increase Russian influence in the country during this last year. Asked whether he is

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Department of State: Albania lags behind in corruption, fighting impunity

Department of State: Albania lags behind in corruption, fighting impunity

TIRANA, Feb. 18 – The US Department of State published on Friday its annual report on the implementation of human rights in Albania where, once again during 2018, problems such as corruption, ballot-buying, the deadlock the judicial system is facing

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UK invests 10 million pounds on the future’s jobs in Balkans

UK invests 10 million pounds on the future’s jobs in Balkans

TIRANA, March 13- In the framework of the 30th birthday of the internet, the British Council has designed a three years education program to launch five Balkan countries. The program titled 21st Century Schools seeks to provide pupils aged 10-15

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EU agency in collaboration with Albania over drug monitoring

EU agency in collaboration with Albania over drug monitoring

TIRANA, March 14- The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and Albania signed a Working Arrangement in Vienna on March 13, which will allow more active collaboration in monitoring the drug phenomenon in the future. The agreement

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Following the money: where is the construction boom being financed from?

Following the money: where is the construction boom being financed from?

TIRANA, March 11- Tirana is already experiencing a construction boom, and is expected to suffer more construction sites this 2019. For 2018 are given 388 permissions with a construction area of 940 thousand square meters. According to the Albanian Institute

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Eurostat releases 2018 asylum seekers data

Eurostat releases 2018 asylum seekers data

TIRANA, March 14- Following relevancy from last issue’s story on Albania’s comprising the second biggest group of emigrants to receive a EU passport in 2017, the European Institute of Statistics, Eurostat, released new data on the numbers of first-time asylum

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An artistic video to help understand Albania

An artistic video to help understand Albania

TIRANA, March 14- During March 8 and 9 of 2019, 13 Albanian video-artists presented their works to the Austrian public at the Belvedere 21 museum in Vienna a multimedia art festival titled “Déjeuner avec Marubi,” to introduce themselves to the

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