Divorces in Albania have doubled in the past 20 years

Divorces in Albania have doubled in the past 20 years

TIRANA, March 26- The number of divorces in Albania has doubled since the late 1990s, a statistic that encourages the experts to come to the conclusion that the Albanian family is in crisis. Over 80 percent of claims filed in

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Balkans are suffering a labor force crisis

Balkans are suffering a labor force crisis

TIRANA, March 25- The Balkan countries are suffering from an absence of labor force due to emigration and population aging. Croatia for example is demanding labor force from its neighbouring countries, the Serbian government is looking forward to a long-term

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The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

TIRANA, March 27- “So far monogamy has the standard configuration of relationships and it is supposed that if you really love, you are not tempted by others. That is why often wise the issue of flirting or cheating can start

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Roaming tariffs to be removed among Balkan countries

Roaming tariffs to be removed among Balkan countries

TIRANA, March 27- Following suit from the news that Albania and Kosovo will be removing their roaming tariffs in May in accordance to EU requests, this move is expected to happen with the rest of the Balkan countries in a

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Euro drop still unjustified

Euro drop still unjustified

TIRANA, March 26- On Dec. 19, 2018, the euro was exchanged by 122.69 lek, reaching the lowest level since August 2008. While the average exchange rate for the whole year was 127.6 lek, 6.5 lek less versus the average of

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The beginnings of Marubi studio

The beginnings of Marubi studio

TIRANA, March 28- It was yard like many others, surrounded by walls, trees and bushes, and from where you could see the house’s door and window, the stairs and a handrail made of twigs. It was a yard also in

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Russian Cuisine Tasted in ‘Summer Day’ in Tirana

Russian Cuisine Tasted in ‘Summer Day’ in Tirana

By Genc Mlloja TIRANA – ‘The Summer Day’ has been celebrated in a different ways in some places in Tirana one of which was the launching of the book entitled “My Grandmother’s Recipes: The Russian Cuisine” on March 14 this

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The Albanian of Arbereshe on risk to disappear

The Albanian of Arbereshe on risk to disappear

TIRANA, March 24- The Albanian language of the Arbereshe in Italy is endangered to go extinct. It has been also added to the UN project for preserving 3000 rare languages, out of 7000 that there are in the world. The

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Economy in Brief

Economy in Brief

Low budget spending on social protection Comparing to EU countries the Albanian government collects and spends less public funds in ratio to its GDP. The highest difference is noticed in spendings for social protection (pensions, economic aid, and persons with

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Editorial: Make no mistake: the Crisis is exacerbating!

Editorial: Make no mistake: the Crisis is exacerbating!

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL There is an expression in Albanian “from rain to hail” that captures with some needed simplicity the development of the complex and problematic political situation nowadays.  The persistence of the majority of actors, both national and international,

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