Thousands protest against Socialist gov’t in Albania

Thousands protest against Socialist gov’t in Albania

TIRANA, April 14 – The opposition protest that took place on Saturday evening ended after four hours of tension between protesters and the police, with local media reporting the police used tear-gas against civilians once more. Addressing the supporters at

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“Terre des Enfants” exhibition in FAB Gallery

“Terre des Enfants” exhibition in FAB Gallery

TIRANA, Apr. 11- “Terre des Hommes” in collaboration with the University of Arts presents the work of photographer Malavika Sattler and the works of the University of Arts’ students in an exhibition which aims to reflect on how art can

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One in four self-employed businesses fail

One in four self-employed businesses fail

TIRANA, Apr. 9- The Social Insurance Institute (SII) has released some data for 2018 regarding the social security contributions from self-employed workers, which reflected the ongoing crisis the small business in Albania is suffering. According SII’s data, from 110,500 persons

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Göbeklitepe archeological site

Göbeklitepe archeological site

Göbeklitepe Archeological Site, located in Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 42nd meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in July 2018. This archeological site is the 18th object in Turkey to

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Anti-Chinese hysteria as the wrong response approach

TIRANA TIMES OP-ED The higher ranks of the Albanian Executive, from the Prime Minister himself to the Minister of interior Affairs and the Minister of Infrastructure down to the Albanian police chiefs seem to have found an incorrect and dangerous

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Editorial: Twice the crime, twice the terror: a day of reckoning for Albania and its security

Editorial: Twice the crime, twice the terror: a day of reckoning for Albania and its security

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL It is the most bitter of ironies that in the same time when Albania celebrates the 10th anniversary of NATO membership, a membership into the strongest, most efficient and prestigious security alliance in the world, the security

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The saga of foreign affairs fake drama persists

TIRANA TIMES OP-ED Another week, another important press conference with the presence of none less than the foreign affairs minister who has to communicate something of crucial importance to the Albanian public. He is urging the holders of diplomatic passport

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Economy in Brief

Economy in Brief

32 percent of workers didn’t pay social insurance for 2018 Data from the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) claimed that for 2018 1.3 million persons were employed in Albania. For this years, INSTAT said that only 778,111 persons did pay

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Economic situation worsens for German businesses

Economic situation worsens for German businesses

TIRANA, Apr. 10- The German Association of Industry and Trade in Albania (DIHA) recently released the results of a survey conducted with German businesses in our country during February-March 2019 regarding the business and investments climate here. The results showed

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President condemns police violence against residents seeking fair compensation

President condemns police violence against residents seeking fair compensation

TIRANA, April 9 – Albanian President Ilir Meta expressed on Tuesday concern over the demolition of several houses in the capital’s Bregu i Lumit (River Bank) area and over the physical rows between protesting residents and police forces since the

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