Workforce decline continues as more professionals leave country to find jobs abroad

Workforce decline continues as more professionals leave country to find jobs abroad

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – During 2019, over 61 percent of businesses faced a decline in the workforce, due to the rising number of employees moving abroad and over 43 percent of companies stated that they were in need of employees

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Italian police detain an Albanian among others in cocaine operation

Italian police detain an Albanian among others in cocaine operation

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – A considerable amount of cocaine was seized in Genoa, Italy on Monday, where four people were detained, among them an Albanian who was living illegally in the country. According to Italian media, the cocaine came from

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‘King Zog and the Struggle For Stability in Albania': A historical Albanian journey

‘King Zog and the Struggle For Stability in Albania': A historical Albanian journey

  By Bernd J. Fischer I am very pleased that Dr. Albert Rakipi, the director of the Albanian Institute for International Studies felt that a new English reprinting of my first book King Zog and the Struggle for Stability in

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Albanian and Croatian Ministers of Economy discuss future of economic cooperation between countries

Albanian and Croatian Ministers of Economy discuss future of economic cooperation between countries

TIRANA, Jan. 13 – The Minister of Finance and Economy in Albania, Anila Denaj, paid an official visit to Croatia on Monday, where she met the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in Croatia, Zdravko Marić, Minister of Economy,

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Albania in 2020

Albania in 2020

The year that is wrapping up was one of the most negative and unfortunate ones for Albania at least since 1997. A raging political crisis has left the citizens without due representation in the parliament, without a basic constitutional order

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Balkan Mini-Schengen: A Well Thought Regional Initiative or a Political Stunt?

Balkan Mini-Schengen: A Well Thought Regional Initiative or a Political Stunt?

By Agon Demjaha Introduction Although countries of the Western Balkans have made full integration into the European Union one of their key strategic priorities, mainly due to bloody wars that followed the disintegration of former Yugoslavia, the process of integration

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Albania officially takes over OSCE chairmanship

Albania officially takes over OSCE chairmanship

TIRANA, Jan. 9 – Albania officially took over the OSCE Presidency on Thursday – a post to run throughout the entire 2020.  This morning, Prime Minister and country’s Foreign Minister Edi Rama arrived in the office of the OSCE President

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Iran leader targets Albania amid growing US-Iran conflict

Iran leader targets Albania amid growing US-Iran conflict

TIRANA, Jan. 4 – Albania backed the US attack that led to the assassination of Iran’s most powerful general, Qassem Soleiman, on the first days of January 2020, leading Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei to mention the country as a

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Editorial: The Albanian government in Wonderland

Editorial: The Albanian government in Wonderland

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL As the year 2020 slowly rolls in, the Albanian reality and the Albanian government could not be more separated from each other, each operating in an exclusive dynamics with little tangential contact if any. Battered by a

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Albania deports first Gullenist supporter to Turkey, allegedly violating human rights

Albania deports first Gullenist supporter to Turkey, allegedly violating human rights

TIRANA, Jan. 3 – Albania ordered the first deportation of a member of the Gulen movement to Erdogan’s Turkey on Wednesday evening, January 1, 2020, raising concerns about violations of fundamental human rights.  State police said they deported Harun Celik,

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