UN body confirms gov’t is to pay €110 million in damages to Italian investors

UN body confirms gov’t is to pay €110 million in damages to Italian investors

TIRANA, July 25 – A tribunal of the International Center for Investigation Disputes (ICSID), a United Nations body, has ordered Albania to pay 110 million euros to a group of Italian investors formed by Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti along with

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Tensions rise as gov’t prepares to demolish National Theatre building

Tensions rise as gov’t prepares to demolish National Theatre building

TIRANA, July 24 – Strong moments of tension took place on Wednesday morning in front of the National Theater building in Tirana, where there was a clash between police forces and a group of artists and citizens protesting against the

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OSCE: “Media law amendments should be revised”

OSCE: “Media law amendments should be revised”

TIRANA, July 23 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir sent on Tuesday a legal analysis on the amendments of the “anti-defamation package” to the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.  “AMA (Albanian Media Authority) or any

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GP candidate qualifies under justice reform vetting

GP candidate qualifies under justice reform vetting

TIRANA, July 23 – Serious Crimes Prosecutor Olsian Cela, also one of the four candidates for the post of General Prosecutor, passed the vetting process under the country’s justice reform on Tuesday.  Çela had no problems with the reevaluation process

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Kosovo PM resigns after being called by the Hague’s International Criminal Court

Kosovo PM resigns after being called by the Hague’s International Criminal Court

TIRANA, July 20 – Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj resigned on Friday, after being called to be questioned at The Hague, by the International Criminal Court.  He said he is to appear in front of the court next week and

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Mayors Association asks blocked Constitutional Court to interpret local elections

Mayors Association asks blocked Constitutional Court to interpret local elections

TIRANA, July 19 – The Albanian Mayors Association sent to the Constitutional Court the request to interpret the legitimacy of the June 30th elections. The association’s speaker, Mayor of Shkodra Voltana Ademi, submitted the request on Thursday hoping this will

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Government approves two controversial road concessions amid criticism

Government approves two controversial road concessions amid criticism

TIRANA, July 19 – The Albanian parliament approved on Thursday evening only with the majority’s votes, during the session’s last seance, two controversial concession contracts under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) formula, for the Milot-Balldren road construction, 17,2 kilometers long

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Editorial: The prevailing chaos dragging the future underneath

Editorial: The prevailing chaos dragging the future underneath

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL    Under the scorching sun and the fooling disguise of life going on, the chaotic political, economic and social situation in Albania is deteriorating. There is a complete, deep and absurd disarray in the institutional interplay of

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Tirana, Durres courts reject elections

Tirana, Durres courts reject elections

TIRANA, July 18 – The Durrës court refused on Wednesday to certify the mandate of the Durrës mayor elected in the June 30 local elections. Judge Mimoza Margjeka called the Socialist candidate’s mandate irregular, because of the Democratic Conviction’s illegal

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Albania is in danger!

Albania is in danger!

By Prof. Sami Repishti* Today, Albania is in danger! Facing a self-inflicted conflict originating by the excessive partisanship of the two major political parties, Albania is calling: Please, help us before we destroy our own country! We should answer: YES!

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