Albanians are the region’s unhappiest, according to World Happiness Report

Albanians are the region’s unhappiest, according to World Happiness Report

TIRANA, Mar. 23 – Albania ranked last among Balkan countries on the 2018 World Happiness Report, written by a group of independent experts and produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The annual survey of 156 countries found

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How Albanians are invading Europe with asylum-seekers

How Albanians are invading Europe with asylum-seekers

TIRANA, March 19- On our last issue we wrote an article regarding data from Eurostat on the number of first-time asylum seekers in Europe for 2018, Albanians amounted to 19 thousand first time applicants. Using the data provided by the

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Apartments in Tirana are the most expensive in the region

Apartments in Tirana are the most expensive in the region

TIRANA, March 18- The luxury apartments in Tirana are reaching peak prices around the center areas as more luxurious construction sites are under development. The prices are quickly increasing and are reaching a price level at 4000 euros per square

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Reconstruction in Gjirokaster risk UNESCO expelling

Reconstruction in Gjirokaster risk UNESCO expelling

TIRANA, March 19- The “Neck of Bazaar” which is the museal complex in Gjirokaster for its historical and cultural values, is undergoing a full rehabilitation. But removing the pavement has brought some negative feedback from cultural heritage specialists who have

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Economy in Brief

Economy in Brief

17 percent of loans are informal The Bank of Albania conducted a survey during the first half of 2018 with 1200 Albanian families regarding loans. The data gathered showed that 17 percent of the debts families have borrowed are through

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“NATO at the age of 70, is facing many new challenges”

“NATO at the age of 70, is facing many new challenges”

By  Susanne Schütz On 4th April 2019, NATO will mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty. At the same time, Albania will celebrate 10 year of its membership in NATO – two important anniversaries which, indeed,

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“Our collective strength comes from our shared values”

“Our collective strength comes from our shared values”

Leyla Moses-Ones As I begin these remarks, I want to take you back to April 4, 1949, the day the United States formally tied its safety and security to that of Europe for the first time.  Before the signing ceremony,

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Albania’s internal political crisis intensifies

Albania’s internal political crisis intensifies

The united opposition protested on Saturday and again on Thursday against the Rama’s government, which it accuses of being closely tied with criminal networks in the country, of winning the last elections through illegal ballot buying and of corruption. The

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Editorial: 10 years of NATO: the membership that changed Albania’s path for the better course

Editorial: 10 years of NATO: the membership that changed Albania’s path for the better course

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL One could not overestimate and overvalue the importance, both symbolic and real, of Albania’s membership to NATO even if they tried. After five decades of the most aggressive and absurd isolationism practiced by the Stalinist regime of

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President Meta: “Ready to resign to solve political crisis”

President Meta: “Ready to resign to solve political crisis”

TIRANA, Mar. 20 – Albanian president Ilir Meta said on Wednesday he would be ready to resign from his post if it would help resolve the deadlock the country is facing, be it from the non-functioning Constitutional Court to the

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