Dutch gov’t officially asks EC to remove visa-free regime with Albania

Dutch gov’t officially asks EC to remove visa-free regime with Albania

TIRANA, May 30 – The Netherlands’ parliament officially presented to the European Commission on Friday a request to return the visa regime for Albanians. 105 Dutch MPs from the five main political parties – VVD, CDA, PVV, SP and CU

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Pristina’s ‘Hapësira’ rebirths society from underground

Pristina’s ‘Hapësira’ rebirths society from underground

By Sidonja Manushi Pristina is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to many of its native musicians making international headlines, its steadily growing underground techno scene strongly testifies to that. “It’s not an aesthetically beautiful city,” a Spanish

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Italian police crackdown on Albanian-Italian narco-trafficking group

Italian police crackdown on Albanian-Italian narco-trafficking group

TIRANA, May 31 – Italian police said on Friday they crackdown on an Italian-Albanian network suspected of trafficking large amounts of marijuana from Albania to Italy. According to the Italian police, four Albanians and one Italian were arrested in Florence,

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Editorial: Twice recommended, destination and travel speed still unclear

Editorial: Twice recommended, destination and travel speed still unclear

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The European Commission as expected recommended unconditionally the opening of accession negotiations with both the Republic of Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia. It has been the consistent position of this paper to support the opening

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Polish FM: “One third of world’s population suffers some form of religious persecution”

Polish FM: “One third of world’s population suffers some form of religious persecution”

By Jacek Czaputowicz   Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, It is my great honor to address the General Assembly under agenda item 74 to introduce the draft resolution on the establishment of the International Day on Commemorating the Victims of Acts

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Strengthening Religious education should be at the core of anti-radicalization efforts, AIIS report concludes

Strengthening Religious education should be at the core of anti-radicalization efforts, AIIS report concludes

TIRANA, May 30 – “Investing in strengthening religious education to meet contemporary demands is an investment in the future,” was one of the important conclusions presented during an event that the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) organized with the

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Justice reform and vetting: for the citizens, with the citizens

Justice reform and vetting: for the citizens, with the citizens

By Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director for the Western Balkans at the European Commission and Chair of the International Monitoring Operation (IMO).   The EU and the US are fully committed to continue supporting the reform of the judiciary in Albania,

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Head of Council of Albanian Ambassadors: “Both sides should think of country’s best interests”

Head of Council of Albanian Ambassadors: “Both sides should think of country’s best interests”

By Besnik Mustafaj In fact, one year is a very little time for the life of an organization. It is also very little for the professional life for each one in our Council. Nonetheless, this first year has been quite

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“Street Art” to transform Patos

“Street Art” to transform Patos

TIRANA, May 30- The traditional elements of the town Patos will be displayed in the wall paintings of ten artists from all over the world. The oil wells, olive groves and greenery of the area will be shown in the

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An exhibition from little artists

An exhibition from little artists

TIRANA, May 29- An exhibition titled “Akuarium” was opened yesterday at the Tirana Youth Center within the framework of June 1, known as the International Children’s Day. This exhibition of about 100 paintings comes as one of the first activities

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