Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution gets 15 candidates

Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution gets 15 candidates

TIRANA, July 16 – The Albanian High Prosecutor’s Office published on Tuesday the list of the first 15 prosecutors who are candidates to be members of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office, otherwise known as SPAK.  After a trial lasting more

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Police crackdown on another Greek-Albanian drug trafficking network

Police crackdown on another Greek-Albanian drug trafficking network

TIRANA, July 16 – Greek police said on Monday they cracked down on Greek-Albanian networks transporting large quantities of marijuana from the Albanian border to Greek territory. According to official Greek police sources, the first case was recorded in the

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Lezha police sequester property tied to criminal activities

Lezha police sequester property tied to criminal activities

TIRANA, July 15 – Four luxury cars of the most expensive brands were sequestered by Lezha police on Sunday, while working on finding and sequestering four more.  The cars are allegedly owned by an Albanian citizen, extradited to Italy for

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US State Department: “Corruption, lack of transparency continue to hamper business development”

US State Department: “Corruption, lack of transparency continue to hamper business development”

TIRANA, July 13 – The US Department of State published a report on the business climate in the world for 2019 on Thursday, saying for Albania that foreign investors cite corruption, especially in the judiciary, lack of transparency in public

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Alleged Russian ISIS-related terrorist arrested in Albania

Alleged Russian ISIS-related terrorist arrested in Albania

TIRANA, July 14 – A Russian citizen was arrested in Albania on Friday under claims he was conducting terrorist activities.  The citizen, identified as R.M., is 34 years old and believed to be part of ISIS since 2013. In 2015,

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OSCE says anti-defamation law should protect, not threaten, media freedom

OSCE says anti-defamation law should protect, not threaten, media freedom

TIRANA, July 12 – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe assessed on Thursday afternoon that there has been significant improvements in the “anti-defamation” package presented by the Albanian government, but stressed that new legislation should respect international standards

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Folk Ensemble receives international assessments

Folk Ensemble receives international assessments

TIRANA, July 11- The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet (TOB) Archive and the National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble archive is rich in various material activities that have been developed over the years. Decades ago Albanian artists have received

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Ballerina Adela Mucollari performs in Rome competition

Ballerina Adela Mucollari performs in Rome competition

TIRANA, July 11- Adela Muçollari who is the first ballerina of the Opera and Ballet Theater, will represent Albania in the prestigious jury of “Premio Danza 2019” in Rome in its 17th edition this year. One of the most important

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Julius Caesar takes the theatre outdoors

Julius Caesar takes the theatre outdoors

TIRANA, July 11- Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar will premiere on July 13 at the National Theatre’s square. The play is directed by Croatian director Ivica Buljan and produced by the National Experimental Theater “Kujtim Spahivogli.” “Julius Caesar” is one of the

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Kosovo Embassy exhibits “Albanian Wildlife”

Kosovo Embassy exhibits “Albanian Wildlife”

TIRANA, July 11- About 20 photos taken by Albanian artists for the “Albanian Wildlife” exhibition are displayed in the outer premises of the Embassy of Kosovo in Tirana, which will remain open until July 12. The natural world of wild

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