Parliament elects two Constitutional Court members amid debate

Parliament elects two Constitutional Court members amid debate

TIRANA, Nov. 11 – The Albanian parliament voted today for two of the three members of the Constitutional Court the parliament itself is responsible for electing.  Elsa Toska and Fiona Papajorgji were elected by a majority of 105 votes. The

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September marked by lowest level of non-performing loans in the decade

September marked by lowest level of non-performing loans in the decade

TIRANA, Nov. 8 – Non-performing loans hit a record low of 10.6 percent during September, according to the Bank of Albania. This is the lowest it has been since a decade ago, as September 2014 was met with a rapid

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Citizens clash with police at Astir area, leaving several injured

Citizens clash with police at Astir area, leaving several injured

TIRANA, Nov. 11 – Strong clashes were registered in the early morning hours in Tirana’s Astir area, where the Territorial Defense Inspectorate (IKMT) had planned the start of demolition of several buildings affected by the new Ring Road construction project. 

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Opposition leader accused of document forging, eased of money laundering charges

Opposition leader accused of document forging, eased of money laundering charges

TIRANA, Nov. 11 – Two prosecutors from the Tirana Prosecutor’s Office demanded on Friday the trial of Democratic Party leader Lulzim Basha, former Secretary General Arben Ristani and Ilir Dervishi, for “falsification of marks, stamps and forms.” At the same

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Prosecution issues arrest order for Vora Mayor

Prosecution issues arrest order for Vora Mayor

TIRANA, Nov. 11 – The Tirana prosecutor’s office announced today that it is looking for former Vora mayor Agim Kajmaku, who has been placed under jail arrest in connection with the ongoing investigation towards allegations he committed the criminal offenses

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Tirana and Pristina clash as Kosovo remains excluded from ‘mini Schengen’

Tirana and Pristina clash as Kosovo remains excluded from ‘mini Schengen’

TIRANA, Nov. 11 – A meeting of Western Balkan leaders was held in Ohrid on Sunday, a follow-up to the October 10 meeting held in Novi Sad for the creation of a Balkan ‘mini Schengen’ between Albania, Serbia and Northern

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IMF and SSA report higher debt amount than Ministry of Finance

IMF and SSA report higher debt amount than Ministry of Finance

TIRANA, Nov. 3 – In its recent World Economic Outlook report, the International Monetary Fund did not acknowledge the official government debt data reported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy in Albania. The IMF reported that the 2018 public

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New digital system to be established for water supply assets’ management

New digital system to be established for water supply assets’ management

TIRANA, Nov. 1 – On Friday, the National Water and Sewerage Agency announced that a new digital system is in the works, with aims to improve the management of assets and to enable more transparency on the investments being made

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Editorial: What Macron should have said

Editorial: What Macron should have said

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The week that is wrapping up in Albania was an extreme showdown of the reasons why this country is not only far away from any sensible progress related to European integration but is backsliding at breakneck speed.

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Inter-religious Institute established in Albania- a pioneer idea to bring together all stakeholders of interreligious dialogue and cooperation

Inter-religious Institute established in Albania- a pioneer idea to bring together all stakeholders of interreligious dialogue and cooperation

TIRANA, Nov. 1 – The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) and the Interreligious Collaboration Centre Elbasan  (IRCCE) have recently just established the Institute for Religious Studies and Cooperation – the first of its kind in the country – to

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