People march against gov’t seeking new elections

People march against gov’t seeking new elections

TIRANA, March 16 – The united opposition protested on Saturday again against the Rama’s government, which it accuses of winning the last elections through illegal ballot buying. The protest’s main demand is a caretaker government which can facilitate early elections.

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Eurostat claims a third of Albanians live only for food

Eurostat claims a third of Albanians live only for food

TIRANA, March 12- Data from the European Institute of Statistics, Eurostat, claim that citizens of Albania and Kosovo are the ones in Europe to spend more on food comparing to what their annual economic production. Eurostat has issued a report

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The mystery over Egypt’s Albanian father

The mystery over Egypt’s Albanian father

TIRANA, March 11- Balkan Insight (BIRN) investigative news outlet and its Albanian branch Reporter have published an article by Jack Davies on Muhammad Ali who casted the foundations of the modern Egyptian state. Ali was allegedly of Albanian heritage, but

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A talk on the transitory state of possible stories

A talk on the transitory state of possible stories

TIRANA, March 14- On behalf to the exhibition “The transitory state of possible stories” by artist Valentina Bonizzi hosted at Zeta Gallery, a talk between scholar Brunilda Pali, activist Diana Malaj, and curator Luisa Perlo, will be organized at the

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Raiffeisen Bank International also caught up in money laundering allegations

Raiffeisen Bank International also caught up in money laundering allegations

By Sonja Methoxha TIRANA, March 12- The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have made available a number of media reports alleging that several major European banks have been drawn into money-laundering activities centered on Russian origins. Several investigations

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FORUM: Is Russian influence real?

FORUM: Is Russian influence real?

FORUM   Tirana Times approached a number of prominent Albanian scholars and international relations and foreign affairs experts with the following question: “Recently here has been talk of growing Russian influence in Albania. What are your thoughts concerning this and

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Football fans risk imprisonment and life stadium bans under new gov’t law

Football fans risk imprisonment and life stadium bans under new gov’t law

TIRANA, Mar. 11 – The Albanian government proposed severe punishments, including imprisonment, to avoid violent episodes in football stadiums, such as the March 3 attack on the referee of the Superliga Kamza-Laci, who was violated not only by fans who

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Albania-Greece negotiations on pause due to deadlock

Albania-Greece negotiations on pause due to deadlock

TIRANA, Mar. 14 – The Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos said in a radio interview on Thursday that negotiations between Greece and Albania on a number of important issues have slowed down also due to Albania’s deadlock – something official

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Editorial: “Russians at the gate”

Editorial: “Russians at the gate”

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL It was supposed to be a closed doors, confidential briefing of the National Security Commission of the Parliament by the Intelligence Services. Yet the report delivered by Director Bendo very conveniently was leaked whole to the government

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Norwegian company to build floating solar panels in Banje

Norwegian company to build floating solar panels in Banje

TIRANA, March 13- Statkraft Albania has signed a contract with Norwegian company Ocean Sun AS for cultivating solar panels with a maximal capacity of 2 MW at the hydropower tank of Banje in Elbasan. The project will consist of four

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