EC says economic aid is insufficient

EC says economic aid is insufficient

TIRANA, July 16- The European Commission, referring to the World Bank, reported that the poverty rate in Albania amounted to 35.2 percent in 2018. The groups reported at higher risk of poverty are unemployed, people in rural areas, the elderly,

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Economic progress along EU criteria

Economic progress along EU criteria

TIRANA, July 17- The European Commission published its annual “Progress Towards Meeting the Economic Criteria for EU Accession” assessment on July 11, which aims to bring together into a single document the economic chapters of the European Commission’s country reports

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We study history so as to not repeat it

We study history so as to not repeat it

By Sidonja Manushi  What struck me as the most shocking news this week, although we are all still wandering around like headless chickens in the dusty aftermath of illegal elections, was the ruling Socialist Party’s intention to prevent a state

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French Ambassador publicly questions June 30 elections

French Ambassador publicly questions June 30 elections

TIRANA, July 17 – French Ambassador to Albania Christina Vasak questioned the direction Albania is taking and its migrating youth’s destination during France’s National Holiday celebration, becoming one of the first ambassadors to question the June 30 local elections. “Where

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Malaj: “Albania’s problems can only be solved through discussion”

Malaj: “Albania’s problems can only be solved through discussion”

TIRANA, July 17 – The Socialist majority in Albania began on Tuesday procedures to dismiss the member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania Arben Malaj due to “serious violations of ethics” in his public outings and pronouncements. Through

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Socialist majority seeks to dismiss Bank of Albania Supervisory Council member

Socialist majority seeks to dismiss Bank of Albania Supervisory Council member

TIRANA, July 16 – The Socialist majority in Albania began on Tuesday procedures to dismiss the member of the Supervisory Council of the Bank of Albania Arben Malaj due to “serious violations of ethics” in his public outings and pronouncements.

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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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