Brian J. Williams: “It’s climate action time”

Brian J. Williams: “It’s climate action time”

It is entirely appropriate that this year, we are focusing on the environment.  Yesterday, while we were enjoying yet another stunningly warm autumn day, one of my friends remarked on the irony of it, the day before organizing our UN

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Albanian child rescued from Syrian refugee camp nightmare

Albanian child rescued from Syrian refugee camp nightmare

TIRANA, Nov. 6 – Alvin Berisha, the 11-year-old Albanian boy, has left the Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria and is now free in Damascus. His father, Afrim Berisha, confirmed that Alvin had left the Al Hol camp, where he was

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Young auditors: innovation ambassadors at ALSAI

Young auditors: innovation ambassadors at ALSAI

by Bujar Leskaj The Young ALSAI Scientific Conference has reached its second edition and aims to become a tradition for the institution, as well as a benchmark, forum and experience exchange platform, to encourage the generation of young auditors to

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Opposition seeks early elections under condition of electoral reform

Opposition seeks early elections under condition of electoral reform

TIRANA, Oct. 6 – The opposition has further increased called for early elections, as its leader Lulzim Basha is no longer saying he will not accept elections with Edi Rama as the country’s Prime Minister, but that an electoral reform

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Police sequester $14mln worth of assets related to criminal activity

Police sequester $14mln worth of assets related to criminal activity

TIRANA, Nov. 5 – Albanian police said on Monday that it seized assets worth about $14 million, allegedly obtained in criminal ways and linked to Albanian citizen Arian Shanaj, a Fier resident. The police operation came after a Fier court

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Socialist Vora mayor dismissed under decriminalization law

Socialist Vora mayor dismissed under decriminalization law

TIRANA, Nov. 2 – The Central Election Commission (KQZ) in Albania dismissed on Friday Vora Mayor Agim Kajmaku, after he failed to state in the decriminalization form that he had been arrested in Greece and that he had been prosecuted

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Protesters seek OSCE Ambassador’s resignation during ‘Media Development Forum’

Protesters seek OSCE Ambassador’s resignation during ‘Media Development Forum’

TIRANA, Nov. 3 – During the ‘Media Development Forum’ organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Europena Union on Friday, OSCE Ambassador Bernd Borchardt faced again protests by citizens who entered the hall, seeking his

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Durres prosecutors becomes target of assassination

Durres prosecutors becomes target of assassination

TIRANA, Nov. 2 – Durres Prosecutor Arjan Ndoja was the target of an assassination attempt on Friday evening.  The vehicle he was traveling in was the target of several automatic gun bullets as it was entering the city of Durres. 

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Editorial: Neighbors to the rescue: why focusing on bilateral relations might save the EU perspective

Editorial: Neighbors to the rescue: why focusing on bilateral relations might save the EU perspective

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL There is a flurry of high level meetings taking place between the Prime Ministers of the two countries that took a hard hit on their EU perspective after the refusal to open the accession negotiations, Albania and

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Valbona, the river between tourism and hydropower plants

Valbona, the river between tourism and hydropower plants

By Blerina Hoxha   Adinah and Benyamin, an Israeli couple, chose to visit the Albanian alps against the advice of their friends. “Our friends asked if we were insane for choosing to visit Albania,” Adinah said, whom we met on

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