A “Mirror” for women to find themselves

A “Mirror” for women to find themselves

By Sonja Methoxha   A little girl spends her growing days listening to her grandfather’s tales in Gjirokaster about history and life. She is surrounded by images of strong women who influenced her to become a strong woman herself. She

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A weekend at Neranxi

A weekend at Neranxi

By Sonja Methoxha Countless colorful product pictures are hung on a long white corridor which leads to a large backyard. A black van which serves coffee, cold beverages and fast foods appears. The music in the background puts the cooks

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Economy in Brief

Economy in Brief

Currency exchange rate decline stops After the robbery of about 10 million euros last week at Tirana International Airport the currency exchanges experienced a drop due to the uncertainties regarding their transferring and as banks were not withdrawing foreign currencies

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“Albania’s NATO commitment is a commitment to the region”

“Albania’s NATO commitment is a commitment to the region”

By Ilir Meta  In the capacities of the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Albania, but especially as a witness and protagonist of my country’s nearly 30-year-old Euro-Atlantic journey, I would like to share with

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Opposition: “No local elections with Rama as PM”

Opposition: “No local elections with Rama as PM”

TIRANA, April 18 – The Albanian opposition officially announced on Thursday it will not participate in the upcoming local elections on June 30. The Democratic Party presidency approved a proposal by head of the DP Lulzim Basha according to which

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Albania drops seven places in Media Freedom Index

Albania drops seven places in Media Freedom Index

TIRANA, April 18 – Albania dropped seven places in the 2019 ranking of “Reporters Without Borders” Media Freedom Index, going from 75th in 2018 to 82nd this year. The “Reporters Without Borders” organization, based in Paris, assessed in its 2019

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Opposition accuses police of violence towards residents seeking fair compensation

Opposition accuses police of violence towards residents seeking fair compensation

TIRANA, April 18 – The opposition’s Democratic Party said on Tuesday through a media statement that the police physically violated the residents of the suburban ‘Bregu i Lumit’ (Riverbank) area in Tirana again this week. A photo distributed in the

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Editorial: For whom the bell tolls? The foreshadow of regress is already here

Editorial: For whom the bell tolls? The foreshadow of regress is already here

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL This week, the majority of the MPs in the Dutch parliament took a vote to ask to their government for the return of the visa regime with Albania. The dramatic development included several political parties in the

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Veton Surroi: “The new Kosovo-Serbia paradigm lies in a narrative of peace”

Veton Surroi: “The new Kosovo-Serbia paradigm lies in a narrative of peace”

TIRANA, April 18 – On Thursday, the Albanian Institute for International Studies, in cooperation with the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, organized the foreign policy forum titled “New Paradigm for Kosovo and Serbia,” where keynote speaker Veton Surroi said both

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President: “Brussels’ experts should evaluate justice reform progress”

President: “Brussels’ experts should evaluate justice reform progress”

TIRANA, April 17 – During an interview for the TV show “Opposite” broadcasted by the public broadcaster of Albania, President Ilir Meta said the European Commission should bring experts from Brussels to assess how successfully the justice reform has been

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