Police arrest four over international airport robbery

Police arrest four over international airport robbery

TIRANA, April 22 – Almost two weeks after the robbery at the national “Mother Teresa” Airport, where Admir Murataj was killed and almost 10 million euros were robbed from an Austrian Airlines plane, police announced it has arrested four suspects

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Opposition announces new national anti-gov’t rally on May 11

Opposition announces new national anti-gov’t rally on May 11

TIRANA, April 22 – Media sources reported on Monday the opposition’s upcoming national anti-government – the fourth protest on a national scale – rally will be held on May 11, in the evening, as per the Democratic Party’s leader Lulzim

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Head of Appeals Prosecution to be re-evaluated after Public Commissioner’s complaint

Head of Appeals Prosecution to be re-evaluated after Public Commissioner’s complaint

TIRANA, April 21 – Head of Tirana’s Appeals Prosecution Dritan Peka will face the Independent Qualification Commission (IQC) under the vetting process once more, after his controversial re-assignment to duty on March 4. Public Commissioner Darjel Sina complained to the

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Albanian sword gifted to Khrushchev

Albanian sword gifted to Khrushchev

TIRANA, Apr. 18- Among the many photos exhibited at the “Marubi Dynasty: One Hundred Years of Albanian Photographic Studio” curated by Kim Knoppers at the Marubi Museum, was noticed a picture that serves as historical evidence. In the central picture

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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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