Shutdown of gambling centers and drought halve economic growth during the first six months

Shutdown of gambling centers and drought halve economic growth during the first six months

TIRANA, Sept. 30 – As expected, the growth rate of the economy was significantly slow in the first six months of the year considering that energy exports were responsible for almost half of last year’s growth. These exports were favored

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Albanian police sequester 137 kg of cocaine headed to Athens

Albanian police sequester 137 kg of cocaine headed to Athens

TIRANA, Sept. 28 – The Albanian Police and the Serious Crimes Prosecution announced on Friday an operation conducted in cooperation with Greek authorities and in coordination with the US Drug Enforcement Administration Office in Athens, which seized 137 kilograms of

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Editorial: A platform for the solution of the political crisis in Albania

Editorial: A platform for the solution of the political crisis in Albania

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The decision of the German Bundestag to authorize its government to vote in favor of opening accession negotiations with Albania in mid-October, upon fulfilment of certain conditions is in fact a thorough, serious and feasible platform for

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On the history of standard Albanian in the United States

On the history of standard Albanian in the United States

By Victor A. Friedman* Without question, the two most important symbolic linguistic events in the twentieth century connected with the creation of the modern Albanian standard were the Congress of Manastir in 1908 and the Orthographic Congress of 1972. Both

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Bundestag approves, solution of political crisis key to opening accession negotiations

Bundestag approves, solution of political crisis key to opening accession negotiations

TIRANA, Sept. 25 – The German Bundestag approved on Thursday night the conditions placed by the centre-right Christian Democratic CDU/CSU, which agreed on Tuesday to vote in favor of a conditional opening of accession talks with Albania.  Among the conditions

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New privacy terms for internet providers in Albania

New privacy terms for internet providers in Albania

TIRANA, Sept. 24- A new directive that essentially sets out the general rules of traffic management and the protection of users’ rights is expected to be enforced and implemented by Jan. 1, 2020. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has

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New banknotes to circulate soon

New banknotes to circulate soon

TIRANA, Sept. 25- The Bank of Albania had a stock of cash, thus it decided to create new cuts for the existing banknotes. But apart from looks the BoA has also updated the security elements in banknotes, to make them

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‘Adria Airways’ temporarily suspends flight operations to Tirana due to financial issues

‘Adria Airways’ temporarily suspends flight operations to Tirana due to financial issues

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – Airline company ‘Adria Airways,’ operating in Albania  through direct flights to Ljubljana and Frankfurt, announced before midnight on September 23 “the temporary halt of scheduled flights on September 24 and 25.” The airline has been facing

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Rare fungi growing in Albania valued at 3000 euros per kilogram

Rare fungi growing in Albania valued at 3000 euros per kilogram

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – A similar fungus to the French truffle has been discovered in Albania with a value of 3,000 euros per kilogram.  Moreover, this type of truffle is quoted within the stock market with prices ranging from 300

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China celebrates 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China

China celebrates 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China

TIRANA, Sept. 24 – The Chinese Embassy to Tirana celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday evening at the premises of the National History Museum in Tirana with an official reception. The

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