ODIHR report receives different interpretations by political forces

ODIHR report receives different interpretations by political forces

TIRANA, Sept. 6 – The final report of the ODIHR local elections observation mission brought mixed reactions among the political forces in Tirana. The opposition, at this moment resigned from parliament, and the Socialist-led government read the ODIHR report on

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Greece to block Albania’s opening of EU negotiations

Greece to block Albania’s opening of EU negotiations

TIRANA, Sept. 9 – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a strong message to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama’s government on the treatment of the Greek minority in Albania, warning that our country will not have Athens’ support for opening

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Arrest of firm owners due to workers’ deaths highlights unimproved working conditions

Arrest of firm owners due to workers’ deaths highlights unimproved working conditions

TIRANA, Sept. 8 – In Tirana, police detained the owner of a firm responsible for the deaths of two workers in mid-August on Sunday.  The number of workers who lost their lives while working in construction sites and manufacturing firms

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ODIHR, the state of politics in Albania

ODIHR, the state of politics in Albania

TIRANA, Sept. 5 – The OSCE/ODIHR stated in its final report that the June 30 local elections in Albania were held without much regard for the electorate’s interest.  The opposition decided not to participate, and the government appeared determined to

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Albania, poor investment promotions

Albania, poor investment promotions

TIRANA, Sept. 5- Albania performed weaker in promoting the country to foreign investors compared to the rest of the regional countries and also has the most vague strategies in this regard. The ratings were given during a World Bank survey

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Vehicle inspection concession contract extended

Vehicle inspection concession contract extended

TIRANA, Sept. 4- After months of silence, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE) acknowledged on Wednesday that it has decided to extend the term of the controversial concessionary compulsory vehicle control concession contract, a concession that costs Albanians millions

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Missing in Action: Albania’s voice nowhere near key events discussing integration

Missing in Action: Albania’s voice nowhere near key events discussing integration

TIRANA TIMES OP-ED The Bled Strategic Forum, a regional activity that gathers the “who is who” of regional politics and a variety of international actors who are relevant to the Western’s Balkans fate wrapped up its works this week. The

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Parliament to dismiss President

Parliament to dismiss President

TIRANA, Sept. 4 – In Albania, the parliamentary investigative commission set up to dismiss President Ilir Meta may call the latter at a hearing starting next week, while having already started work to dismiss him.  The Commission also clarified during

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Socialists overrun presidential decrees to pass debated road construction concessions

Socialists overrun presidential decrees to pass debated road construction concessions

TIRANA, Sept. 3 – The Socialists’ Economic Commission overturned on Tuesday four decrees by President Ilir Meta, who had over the past months passed the Law on the Privatization and Leasing of Commercial Companies and State Institutions of Special Enterprises

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EC claims Albania’s taxation as “gray”

EC claims Albania’s taxation as “gray”

TIRANA, Sept. 2- Albania and some Western Balkan countries were included in the gray list along with 36 other countries for the risk of tax fraud and evasion.  The European Commission is working to improve good tax governance globally in

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