Children exhibit paintings at the National History Museum

Children exhibit paintings at the National History Museum

TIRANA, June 16- Children from 114 countries around the world aged 5-16 years old, have displayed about 300 paintings in the “Colors for Peace” exhibition. The Sun, colorful flowers, pigeons, and full lighted homes are some of the most common

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President Meta to OSCE: “Elections on June 30 are invalid and illegal”

President Meta to OSCE: “Elections on June 30 are invalid and illegal”

TIRANA, June 20 – Albanian President Ilir Meta officially addressed the OSCE and ODIHR presences in Albania on Wednesday, stating the country will not be holding local elections on June 30 and if they are to be held, they will

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Decision to open negotiations with Albania, North Macedonia delayed to October

Decision to open negotiations with Albania, North Macedonia delayed to October

TIRANA, June 20 – The foreign ministers of the EU member states postponed the decision whether to open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia in October, agreeing to the text that will be proposed to the heads of states

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Exports decrease during the first five months

Exports decrease during the first five months

TIRANA, June 19- Albanian exported goods during the first five months of 2019 fell by 3.6 percent compared to the same period last year, reaching an overall value of 127 billion lek (1 billion euros). This was influenced by a

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New draft laws to combat money laundering

New draft laws to combat money laundering

TIRANA, June 18- Three draft-laws that are still at the stage of discussion in parliamentary committees intend to close the paths of informality, money laundering, and terrorist financing. They come as a reflection of claims made by Moneyval (Council of

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Apartment prices as construction increases in Tirana

Apartment prices as construction increases in Tirana

TIRANA, June 18- According to the Albanian Construction Portal there are 245 construction projects currently underway in Tirana, from 227 at the beginning of the year. In the first quarter of 2019, the Municipality of Tirana has issued permission for

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Weak financial culture still prevails among Albanians

Weak financial culture still prevails among Albanians

TIRANA, June 17- The Bank of Albania recently published the data from the second survey in measuring the level of financial culture of the population conducted during the summer of 2015.  The results obtained show that Albanians do not possess

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Tirana Prosecution fails to provide evidence for charges against opposition leader

Tirana Prosecution fails to provide evidence for charges against opposition leader

TIRANA, June 19 –  On Wednesday, the head of the opposition’s Democratic Party Lulzim Basha voluntarily appeared as a defendant before the Tirana Prosecution to be informed on the charges filed against him at the beginning of the week. Prosecutors

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Civil tension grows as opposition supporters clash with state police in several districts

Civil tension grows as opposition supporters clash with state police in several districts

TIRANA, June 19 – Opposition supporters physically clashed with state police in Kavaja on Wednesday evening, when they tried to forcefully enter the Commissions of Electoral Administration Zones (KZAZ), where the election materials were located. Police threw tear gas and

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Socialists officially seek President’s dismissal

Socialists officially seek President’s dismissal

TIRANA, June 18 – A group of 55 Socialist MPs urged the parliament on Monday to dismiss Albanian President Ilir Meta for canceling the date of local elections. They stated that the president’s act is in open contradiction with the

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