German and French Embassies to hold ‘Grand Illusion’ movie screening on anniversary of cooperation treaty

German and French Embassies to hold ‘Grand Illusion’ movie screening on anniversary of cooperation treaty

On the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the Treaty on Franco-German Cooperation, the Treaty of Elysee, the German and French Embassies will launch a screening of the movie ‘The Grand Illusion’, one of the masterpieces of cinema, directed by

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EC says it aims to open accession talks with Albania, N. Macedonia in March

EC says it aims to open accession talks with Albania, N. Macedonia in March

TIRANA, Jan. 16 – The European Commission aims to open accession talks with Albania and Northern Macedonia in March, according to local media reports.  While on an official visit in Tirana, Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said during a press conference

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Albanian PM files defamation lawsuit against Kosovo counterpart

Albanian PM files defamation lawsuit against Kosovo counterpart

TIRANA, Jan. 16 – The ‘Oath of Justice’, a program prepared by the Kosovo Institute of Justice, reported that Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has filed a lawsuit against outgoing Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, alleging he has defamed him

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Editorial: From Republic to neighborhood, a society in flight

Editorial: From Republic to neighborhood, a society in flight

TIRAMA TIMES EDITORIAL  Nowadays the massive flight of Albanians abroad does not need to be presented in numbers. People are feeling it every day with family members, neighbors, colleagues and peers taking up their luggage and moving away. However, for

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Foreign companies to participate in new oil market transaction

Foreign companies to participate in new oil market transaction

TIRANA, Jan. 17 – The Albanian oil market is being introduced to new foreign companies as the Albanian Competition Authority has opened calls for interested parties on a transaction that includes corporations from Hungary, the Netherlands and the Bermuda Islands.

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Majority and new opposition reach electoral reform agreement

Majority and new opposition reach electoral reform agreement

TIRANA, Jan. 15 – The country’s main political forces reached an agreement on Tuesday to carry out the electoral reform by March 15.  A group of four members representing the three main parties – Damian Gjiknuri, Rudina Hajdari, Oerd Bylykbashi

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Gov’t decares two more Iranian diplomats as ‘personae non gratae’

Gov’t decares two more Iranian diplomats as ‘personae non gratae’

TIRANA, Jan. 16 – Albanian authorities announced on Wednesday that they have ordered the expulsion from Albania of two Iranian diplomats who have been declared personae non gratae (unwanted persons). The decision was announced by Acting Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj

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Immigration and business climate pose threat to German businesses in Albania

Immigration and business climate pose threat to German businesses in Albania

TIRANA, Jan 15 – On Wednesday, the German Association of Industry and Trade in Albania (DIHA) organized the annual DIHA reception in the framework of cooperation between the businesses of the two countries, where concerns over the unfavorable business climate

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Prosecution arrests 31 persons for earthquake-damage related charges

Prosecution arrests 31 persons for earthquake-damage related charges

TIRANA, Jan. 15 – In Albania, the prosecution announced on Wednesday that there are at least 31 people, officials and former local officials, construction inspectors, architects, engineers and builders in some of the municipalities of Tirana, Farka and Kashar, or

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Austrian group initiates sustainable reforestation project in North Albania

Austrian group initiates sustainable reforestation project in North Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – Austrian company ‘Lenzing’ has initiated a project in Albania designed to promote sustainable forestry and improve local living conditions as part of its sustainability strategy, ‘Naturally positive’. The group plans to recultivate 20 hectares of degraded

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