20 years of Poland in NATO

20 years of Poland in NATO

*This speech was held by the Polish Ambassador Karol Bachura at the AIIS conference: “20 Years of NATO, 10 Years of Albanian membership”  From 1989, long before NATO and EU membership our foreign policy pillar was an open door policy

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Croatia’s NATO membership: a strategic achievement

Croatia’s NATO membership: a strategic achievement

*This speech was held by the Croatian Ambassador to Tirana Sanja Bujas Juraga, at the AIIS conference: “70 Years of NATO, 10 Years of Albania’s Membership”  Nowadays it is much easier to talk about problems than about solutions in the

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The tempest in the teacup of Albanian diplomacy

The tempest in the teacup of Albanian diplomacy

The Albanian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj, charged with special delegated ministerial powers by the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edi Rama, whose second title has been forgotten too soon, stirred up debate again this week

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Foreign ministry announces dismissals over nepotism within institution

Foreign ministry announces dismissals over nepotism within institution

TIRANA, Mar. 28 – On Tuesday, Albania’s acting Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj announced he will dismiss a number of the ministry’s diplomatic service personnel over failing to meet the profession’s “minimal legal conditions.” “After this careful enterprise, I am today

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Case of former IM accused of drug trafficking goes to court

Case of former IM accused of drug trafficking goes to court

TIRANA, Mar. 28 – The Serious Crimes Court announced on Tuesday it will be sending the case of former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri to court under drug trafficking and participation in a structured criminal group charges, for which he stands

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Seventh opposition protest deepens deadlock

Seventh opposition protest deepens deadlock

TIRANA, Mar. 28 – The opposition’s seventh protest in the course of 40 days began with tensions in front of the parliament, where as in the previous cases hundreds of police forces had surrounded the entire area and all access

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AIIS: “Poland and Central Europe – 30 years after the Great Transformation”

AIIS: “Poland and Central Europe – 30 years after the Great Transformation”

TIRANA, Mar. 28 – On Thursday, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) organized the seminar “Poland and Central Europe – 30 years after the Great Transformation.” Dr. Paweł Kowal, former Secretary

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The first theatre show in Albania

The first theatre show in Albania

TIRANA, March 27- On the framework of the World Theatre Day in March 27, the National History Museum (NHM) has published a material regarding the artistic theatre beginnings in Albania. The first theatre how documented in our country is the

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Shell companies have acquired the most expensive concessions

Shell companies have acquired the most expensive concessions

TIRANA, March 26- Media outlet Exit.al has written a report on the three of the most expensive concessions winners being shell companies with unknown owners. Two of these concessions are in the medical field for the hemodialysis and medical laboratories,

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‘Bread, salt and heart’ through the eyes of a Kuwaiti lens

‘Bread, salt and heart’ through the eyes of a Kuwaiti lens

By Sidonja Manushi  On February 19, the National History Museum hosted for three days a special photo exhibition from a far-away artist who might have managed to capture the essence of being Albanian much better than some of the local

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