Pension scheme is failing

Pension scheme is failing

TIRANA, Sept. 20- The current public pension systems will have to be completely reformed in a not too distant future, to avoid the defects that are emerging everywhere in the world. This is an insight from a World Bank in-depth

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Former Interior Minister found guilty of office abuse, cleared of organized crime charges

Former Interior Minister found guilty of office abuse, cleared of organized crime charges

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – The Serious Crimes Court decided to sentence on Thursday evening  former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri to five years in prison.  Since he had previously agreed on a shortened judgment, the sentence was then converted to three

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President shows documents proving arson against parliament

President shows documents proving arson against parliament

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – Albanian President Ilir Meta told the Special Investigative Commission established by the parliament to evaluate his dismissal legally that some individuals from Kosovo would try to set the parliament on fire after a protest called by

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Albania, N. Macedonia head for separation regarding opening of EU negotiations

Albania, N. Macedonia head for separation regarding opening of EU negotiations

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – Germany will likely decide to support the unconditional opening of talks with Northern Macedonia and the opening of talks with Albania after the latter fulfills a set of ten conditions, sources from Germany have claimed. For

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Opposition publishes documents allegedly proving Vau i Dejes Mayor’s criminal past

Opposition publishes documents allegedly proving Vau i Dejes Mayor’s criminal past

TIRANA, Sept. 18 – The opposition’s Democratic Party today released documents which, according to it, prove the new Socialist Party Vau i Dejes Mayor Mark Babani has been arrested and convicted in Sicily of car theft. During a news conference,

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Editorial: A solution rooted in legitimacy

Editorial: A solution rooted in legitimacy

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Democratic systems do not rule out crises. They have mechanisms to solve them. Every solution is based first and foremost in legitimacy since fair representation is at the core of the functionality of democracy. The situation in

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PM invites opposition to dialogue on electoral reform

PM invites opposition to dialogue on electoral reform

TIRANA, Sept. 18 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Wednesday invited opposition parties that have resigned the parliament to sit down together to discuss  the electoral reform.  In an open letter, he wrote that he is ready for unconditional

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Democracy, kidnapped by an illegitimate minority

Democracy, kidnapped by an illegitimate minority

By Ilir Meta  At the heart of democracy is the vote, the right of every citizen to be elected and to be elected, political pluralism. Democracy means that every citizen decides for their own future. That every citizen has confidence

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200 thousand students less enrolled in school for 2019, study finds

200 thousand students less enrolled in school for 2019, study finds

TIRANA, Sept. 17 – The Albanian population’s mass migration is directly affecting the education sector in the country, as every passing year schools are facing the challenge of reduced number of pupils and, consequently,the closing of many classes.  According to

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Albanians, among the most expelled from Germany

Albanians, among the most expelled from Germany

TIRANA, Sept. 12 – Albania is on the list of countries with the highest number of asylum seekers expelled from Germany, writes Deutsche Welle in the article ‘Albania among the first countries for expulsion from Germany.’ The article explains that

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