Tirana University rector accuses gov’t of control over administrative body

Tirana University rector accuses gov’t of control over administrative body

TIRANA, April 21 – After being suspended as Rector of the University of Tirana and awaiting for President Ilir Meta’s final verdict to dismiss him, Mynyr Koni, invited in the TV show “The Unexposed” said the TU Administrative Board is

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Albania’s regress in media freedom highlights rift between gov’t and opposition

Albania’s regress in media freedom highlights rift between gov’t and opposition

TIRANA, April 21 – Albania drop by seven places in the 2019 ranking of “Reporters Without Borders” Media Freedom Index caused debate in Tirana’s political circles. Albania went from 75th in 2018 to 82nd this year. President Ilir Meta said

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US Embassy urges participation as opposition drops local elections with Rama as PM

US Embassy urges participation as opposition drops local elections with Rama as PM

TIRANA, April 21 – The US Embassy to Tirana said on Friday it urges any political representatives considering to run to register in the upcoming June 30 local elections. Responding to the Voice of America regarding its stand on the

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Albanian banks on a race and system changes during 2018

Albanian banks on a race and system changes during 2018

TIRANA, Apr. 13- The banking sector for 2018 seemed to hit another year of stagnation with slow growth in assets and idle lending, with weak deposits expansion, mostly impacted from Euro savings, and declined profits. Bankers often claim that the

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New WB project to lower trade costs and increase transport efficiency

New WB project to lower trade costs and increase transport efficiency

TIRANA, Apr. 20- A new Western Balkans Trade and Transport Facilitation Project will reduce both time and cost of trade across the Western Balkans. The 90 million dollar project, which is the phase one of a 140 million dollars multi-phase

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Albanian wages are the lowest in region

Albanian wages are the lowest in region

TIRANA, Apr. 18- The minimum wage in Albania is 211 euros, while in Macedonia 240 euros, according to Eurostat data referring to January 2019. But, in absolute terms, the minimum wage in Albania is as much as 89 percent of

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Specialists warn a cultural heritage devastation

Specialists warn a cultural heritage devastation

TIRANA, Apr. 18- According to specialists there are numerous damages in the field of cultural heritage in the country. Even today on the International Day of Cultural Monuments and Archeological Sites, they claim that the responsibility for these damages is

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Economic conditions impact selective abortion

Economic conditions impact selective abortion

TIRANA, Apr. 16- In Albania abortion was made legal in 1995 and since then it has marked significant drops. However, specialists claim that there are major concerns with selective abortion, or gender-based, when the woman is faced with hard choices.

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Albania to operate low-cost Tirana-Riyadh flights

Albania to operate low-cost Tirana-Riyadh flights

TIRANA, Apr. 19- The second biggest Saudi Arabian airline FLYNAS will start operating in Albania offering low-cost flights from Tirana to Riyadh. A memorandum was signed today between the Albanian Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Belinda Balluku and Bander Al-Mohanna

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Qatar and Albania sign a number of agreements

Qatar and Albania sign a number of agreements

TIRANA, Apr. 18- Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama was at Amiri Diwan on Tuesday where he held formal talks with the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The two countries signed

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