Development prospects of an Albanian capital market

Development prospects of an Albanian capital market

TIRANA, June 10- The Ministry of Finance and Economy Mirela Denaj, has issued a draft bill on capital markets for consultation, opening the way for comments and finalizing new foundations for a market that is an important part of the

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Kosovo warns to set off second trade war

Kosovo warns to set off second trade war

TIRANA, June 10- A seemingly trade war has been warned by Kosovo against Albanian products exported to Kosovo. More specifically Kosovo has decided that if by July 1, 2019 the Albania government hasn’t abolished the provisional tariff measures on imports

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President provides reasons to cancel local elections, as majority starts proceedings to fire him

President provides reasons to cancel local elections, as majority starts proceedings to fire him

TIRANA, June 10 – Albanian President Ilir Meta gave a long explanation of the constitutional and legal reasons that led him to the decision to cancel June 30 as the local elections date, a move which he warned on Saturday

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Albanian President cancels administrative elections

Albanian President cancels administrative elections

TIRANA, June 8 – Albanian President Ilir Meta announced on Saturday his decision to postpone the June 30 local elections, shortly before the launch of the opposition’s eighth protest seeking the resignation of Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama and the

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PM warns removing President from office after latter cancels local elections date

PM warns removing President from office after latter cancels local elections date

TIRANA, June 9 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama reiterated on Sunday that the local elections will be held on June 30, despite the decision of President Ilir Meta to abolish the previously issued decree regarding the date of these elections.

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Political circles in Albania react to German-published wiretaps alleging govt-mafia ties

Political circles in Albania react to German-published wiretaps alleging govt-mafia ties

TIRANA, June 7 – Albanian President Ilir Meta said on Thursday evening that he is paying close attention to the publications of the German newspaper “Bild” containing telephone conversations during the 2017 parliamentary election campaign between several public officials in

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Opposition protests again seeking PM’s resignation

Opposition protests again seeking PM’s resignation

TIRANA, June 8 – Saturday’s opposition protest saw again clashes and moments of tension in front of the Albanian parliament. After the eighth national anti-government rally kicked off in front of the government’s headquarters, the protesters carried on in front

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Montenegrin police arrests three for trafficking Albanian-origin cannabis

Montenegrin police arrests three for trafficking Albanian-origin cannabis

TIRANA, June 7 – Three people from Podgorica were arrested on Thursday, charged with trafficking 285 kg of marijuana suspected of coming from Albania, the Montenegrin Police Directorate announced. Police said that “in the territory of the Tuz Municipality there

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German media publish wiretaps alleging ties between Socialist officials and criminals

German media publish wiretaps alleging ties between Socialist officials and criminals

TIRANA, June 5 – German newspaper Bild has published interceptions between the Mayor of Durrës Vangjush Dako and the leaders of the criminal gang Astrit Avdylaj, arrested for cocaine trafficking in October 2018. The leaked wiretaps are part of a

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Editorial: Organized crime at the heart of the political modus operandi

Editorial: Organized crime at the heart of the political modus operandi

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The communications interceptions published by the German media Bild shed light over an intricate network of links between organized crime and politics that function with clockwork precision. The flow of the decision making goes back and forth

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