EC to assess public procurement of Albanian gov’t under possible SAA violations

EC to assess public procurement of Albanian gov’t under possible SAA violations

TIRANA, April 8 – The European Commission announced in a letter-response to the MEP Paul Rübig of the European People’s Party that it will conduct a general evaluation of publicly-debated, Rama government procurements and those with respect to the construction

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Franciscan Museum sets off with works of Lin Delija

Franciscan Museum sets off with works of Lin Delija

TIRANA, April 4- “When he arrived in 1992, he returned with the idea of opening an art academy and re-paint the frescoes of the great Shkodra church and could not do neither because he found no open door. So it’s

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VAT changes harm agriculture and dairy industry

VAT changes harm agriculture and dairy industry

TIRANA, Apr. 3- The changes in the VAT reimbursement scheme for agriculture and dairy industry has put the entire sector in a cramp. The lack of real and stable policies has made the farmers of one of the most agricultural

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World Bank warns an economic growth slowdown

World Bank warns an economic growth slowdown

TIRANA, Apr. 2- The World Bank made a presentation of its regular economic report on Balkans for Spring 2019 in Tirana on April 2. The report claims that the Western Balkans economies are projected to continue to expand in 2019-2020,

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Church icons of Vlora monk David Selenicasi

Church icons of Vlora monk David Selenicasi

TIRANA, April 3- The post-Byzantine church paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries in the Ottoman Balkans, only in the last 20 years began to attract more and more the interest of experts. Dr. Ioannis Vitaliotis from the Research Center

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Tax Agency is facing difficulties with businesses

Tax Agency is facing difficulties with businesses

TIRANA, Apr. 3- The Tax Agency has said that as of October 2018 the overall tax debts by businesses reached around 1 billion dollars. These data was issued by a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which claimed that

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Unjust work dismissals cost Albanian 102 million dollars

Unjust work dismissals cost Albanian 102 million dollars

TIRANA, April 4- Illegal work dismissals are still a pursued habit which continue to drag down the state budget. The Ministry of Finances has paid over 100 million dollars in this category in the past five years. The data was

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“A Crime Against Art”

“A Crime Against Art”

TIRANA, April 3- Zeta Gallery has screened a documentary by Hila Peleg titled “A Crime Against Art” last week. The film is based on Madrid’s trial of Anton Vidokle and Tirdad Zolghadr. “A Crime Against Art” is a film based

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EU police arrests more than 60 in series of operations against Albanian mafia

EU police arrests more than 60 in series of operations against Albanian mafia

TIRANA, April 7 –  A simultaneous operation between April 3-5, carried out in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Italy and which saw the involvement of some 600 law enforcement officers, led to the arrest of 64 members of an Albanian-speaking

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Head of opposition: “Political crisis is real, opposition won’t return to parliament”

Head of opposition: “Political crisis is real, opposition won’t return to parliament”

TIRANA, April 5 – In an interview for German media Deutsche Welle on Thursday, head of the opposition’s Democratic Party Lulzim Basha said the united opposition will not be returning back to the parliament and that the political crisis is

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