Albanian population may decrease to only 512 thousand by 2100, according to UN prospects

Albanian population may decrease to only 512 thousand by 2100, according to UN prospects

TIRANA, Jan. 14 -According to the United Nations World Population Prospects 2019 report, the Albanian population is expected to decrease to only 512 thousand by 2100 in the worst-case scenario. Even in the best case scenario, based on the 2018

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Tender contract on rental of operational vehicles renewed by OSHEE

Tender contract on rental of operational vehicles renewed by OSHEE

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – The Electricity Power Distribution System Operator (OSHEE) has reopened the tender process on the rental of operational vehicles for an amount of about 3.8 million euros. The Public Procurement Agency, wherein the procedure was initiated, stated

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Kruja court releases life-sentenced prisoner

Kruja court releases life-sentenced prisoner

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – The Court of Kruja decided on Tuesday, after a process that lasted several months, to release from prison Endrit Dokle, otherwise known as the head of the Durres gang, who was serving a life sentence.  The

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Another Turkish citizen caught fleeing Albania faces court

Another Turkish citizen caught fleeing Albania faces court

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – Another Turkish national arrested by Albanian authorities after attempting to travel to Canada on a fake visa, began facing court proceedings on Tuesday.  He was arrested on the same day as his compatriot Harun Celik, who

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Court drops charges against opposition leader for lack of evidence

Court drops charges against opposition leader for lack of evidence

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – The court of Tirana dismissed on Monday for lack of evidence the case of document falsification against the leader of the opposition Democratic Party Lulzim Basha and two other former officials near him. The charge of

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OSCE supports President in protecting media freedom

OSCE supports President in protecting media freedom

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) representative for the Press Harlem Desir said on Monday that he is ready to work with Albanian authorities to improve the media law, especially the provisions related to

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Kosovo-Albania future: the many ‘but-s’ that follow the idea of unification

Kosovo-Albania future: the many ‘but-s’ that follow the idea of unification

By Sidonja Manushi TIRANA, Jan. 13 – As political relations between Albania and Kosovo, tied historically by a common language, culture and national identity, are becoming more and more complex, the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society and the Open Society

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WizzAir announces 5 new Tirana – Italy flight routes

WizzAir announces 5 new Tirana – Italy flight routes

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – ‘Wizz Air’, one of the biggest low-cost airline companies operating in Albania and Central Eastern Europe, recently announced five new routes from Tirana to Italy which will commence by the end of March this year. The

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President returns anti-libel law to parliament

President returns anti-libel law to parliament

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – Albanian President Ilir Meta returned to the Parliament the latest amendments to the two laws “on audiovisual media” and “on electronic communications”. Regarding the first law, Meta considers that it contradicts the basic constitutional principles of building

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AIIS and HSS public opinion on foreign policy: Albania’s relations with Serbia, Kosovo and N. Macedonia.

AIIS and HSS public opinion on foreign policy: Albania’s relations with Serbia, Kosovo and N. Macedonia.

This year the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) with the support of Hans Seidel Stiftung (HSS) carried out a national survey to measure and analyze the perceptions of Albanian citizens about the relation with key countries in the region:

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