Opposition protests persist as country heads to crisis

Opposition protests persist as country heads to crisis

TIRANA, March 5 – Albania’s opposition protesters surrounded the parliament again on Tuesday to rally against the ruling majority. The opposition is demanding the departure of Prime Minister Edi Rama and the establishment of a caretaker government to facilitate early

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Editorial: Making Fools of Themselves: Experimenting in Fake Oppositions

Editorial: Making Fools of Themselves: Experimenting in Fake Oppositions

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL  In the beginning of the 90s, the crumbling communist regime foreseeing its fate made a last ridiculous attempt to salvage its wrecks by prompting the first fake opposition in Albania. They put the Women’s and Youth organizations

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Opposition MP called as a defendant on Xhafaj case

Opposition MP called as a defendant on Xhafaj case

TIRANA, March 6 – Former Democratic Party lawmaker Ervin Salianji was called by the Serious Crimes Prosecution Office on Friday as a defendant of the “Xhafaj-Babale” case that led the brother of former Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj to hand himself

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Albanians make up second biggest group to gain EU citizenships in 2017

Albanians make up second biggest group to gain EU citizenships in 2017

TIRANA, Mar. 7 – During 2017, 58,900 Albanians were granted EU citizenship, 97 percent of which coming from Greece or Italy, according to statistics published on Wednesday by Eurostat. Although the number of acquired citizenships did fall from the year

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Exporters Association says deadlock negatively affects new investments

Exporters Association says deadlock negatively affects new investments

TIRANA, March 5 – The Albanian Exporters Association confirmed in a statement that it is attentively following the political, economic and social situation of the country, the boycott of institutions and institutional political processes, as well as the real and

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Italian PM Conte pays official visit to Belgrade

Italian PM Conte pays official visit to Belgrade

TIRANA, March 6 – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was in Belgrade this Wednesday for a one-day visit to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his counterpart Ana Brnabic. This was Conte’s first visit to the Western Balkans since he took

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Prosecutor Fusha suddenly resigns after 32 years in office

Prosecutor Fusha suddenly resigns after 32 years in office

TIRANA, March 6 – Petrit Fusha, Prosecutor at the General Prosecutor’s Office has submitted a request for resignation from his post after 32 years of working for this institution. He said that after so many years in the profession, it

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Parliament to swear in four new SMI MPs, opposition calls another protest in response

Parliament to swear in four new SMI MPs, opposition calls another protest in response

TIRANA, March 5 – Albania’s Central Election Committee granted on Monday parliamentary mandates to four Socialist Movement for Integration lawmakers who refused to follow the majority of the opposition parties’ MPs in resigning their mandates to delegitimize the Socialist-led majority.

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AmCham urges Albania to set up online land map, stop attacks on US investors

AmCham urges Albania to set up online land map, stop attacks on US investors

TIRANA, March 4 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania says Albania should follow neighboring North Macedonia’s example in settling its long-standing issue of unclear property titles and stop political and media attacks on current US investors in the

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Albanian in the International Mother Tongue Day

Albanian in the International Mother Tongue Day

TIRANA, Feb. 22- UNESCO has assigned Feb. 21 as the International Mother Tongue Day, a day celebrated in all the countries worldwide. The aim of this day is the appreciation of the language as the the most important tool in

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