Editorial: The lessons of the painful past beg to be remembered

Editorial: The lessons of the painful past beg to be remembered

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL One of the key abilities for both individuals and countries to be mature and prosperous is to be able to learn from their past mistakes. Experience, no matter how painful or absurd, holds valuable lessons for the

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Investigations show farmers use extensive amounts of chemicals on products

Investigations show farmers use extensive amounts of chemicals on products

TIRANA, Apr. 25- A survey  from the investigative TV show “Fiks Fare” in Kuçovë and Berat, considered the biggest producers of fruit and vegetable in Albania, found that farmers use stimulants and hormones on fruits and vegetables so they can hit the

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Head of DP says new opposition party to join local elections is fake

Head of DP says new opposition party to join local elections is fake

TIRANA, April 24 – Former Democratic Party members and former members of its governing forums founded on Tuesday, on the last day of registration, the new Democratic Conviction (DC) party, which will participate in the upcoming, local June 30 elections.

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Greek police block cannabis and heroin allegedly trafficked by Albanian-Greek networks

Greek police block cannabis and heroin allegedly trafficked by Albanian-Greek networks

TIRANA, April 24 – Greek police said they blocked, through two large-scale operations in the Greek capital Athens large quantities of drugs belonging to Greek-Albanian drug-trafficking networks. Athens Safety Director Giorgos Kanellos said the Greek police arrested five people and

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Authorities arrest Albanian accused of terrorism in Italy

Authorities arrest Albanian accused of terrorism in Italy

TIRANA, April 23 – Albanian police announced on Tuesday that it arrested, in cooperation with Italian authorities, the 28-year-old Bledar Ibrahimi, internationally sought for terrorism. Ibrahimi, coming from Elbasan, was issued an arrest warrant by the Italian Prosecution for the

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EBRD to invest 1.1 billion euros in Western Balkans during 2019

EBRD to invest 1.1 billion euros in Western Balkans during 2019

TIRANA, Apr. 23- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aims to invest another 1.1 billion euros in the Western Balkans this year, with a focus on the private sector, connectivity and transition to green economy, as told by

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Austrian Airlines to resume money transportation

Austrian Airlines to resume money transportation

TIRANA, Apr. 24- Following the robbery of 6.5 million euros by an organized group on April 10 at the Tirana International Airport (TIA) from an Austrian Airlines plane which was ready to transport bank money in Vienna, the Austrian Airlines

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Turkish consortium withdraws from Vlora airport construction project

Turkish consortium withdraws from Vlora airport construction project

TIRANA, April 23 – The Turkish consortium of companies Cengis Construcion, Kalyon Construction and Kolin Construction withdrew from the concession that was to build the new Vlora airport, while the ministry of infrastructure announced on Tuesday an international competition to

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More Italian businesses invest in Albania

More Italian businesses invest in Albania

TIRANA, Apr. 23- Albania is profiting on foreign direct investments from Italian businesses as our neighbouring country has approached new measures to stop fiscal evasion through an electronic invoicing. Since Albania has lower labor costs, lower taxes and allows a

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Albanian candidate comes third in North Macedonia’s presidential elections

Albanian candidate comes third in North Macedonia’s presidential elections

TIRANA, April 23 – North Macedonia’s first round of presidential elections was held on Monday, where the two Macedonian candidates were qualified for the run-off, while the Albanian candidate Blerim Reka came third. Based on preliminary results, candidate Blerim Reka

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