Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

By ZHOU DING October 1stmarks the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our embassy is not able to hold our National Day reception as usual. However, this

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A real independent agenda for the new justice

A real independent agenda for the new justice

The expectations of Albanian citizens from the justice reform even now after a few years of its implementation remain very high.

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In times like this, corruption can mean life or death

In times like this, corruption can mean life or death

The following remarks were given by Ambassador Yuri Kim at the High Level Conference “Strengthening Integrity and Fighting Corruption: Latest Achievements”

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EC report on Albania – Credible or not?

EC report on Albania – Credible or not?

Commission reports are increasingly seen as political and biased. To a large extent, the EC has helped to build such a perception by highlighting findings in its reports which will not make WB governments uncomfortable. Of course, one cannot accuse the EC of deception.

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Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

The European Commission’s Progress Report 2020 on Albania and that of the other countries of our region was anticipated with some curiosity, although after so many years it is becoming harder to look forward to it. However the new methodology

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A New narrative from Montenegro

A New narrative from Montenegro

If Serb clerico-nationalism, Putin and Vučić triumph, what would be the implications for Albanians and the region?

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Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

ALBERT RAKIPI The Governments of Albania and Kosovo have signed eleven new bilateral agreements during the joint meeting held in Tirana on the 2nd of October 2020. The new agreements aim to strengthen economic cooperation in the infrastructure, health and

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UCK at trial: How a specialist chamber is wrongfully gnawing at the legitimacy of the Kosovo state

UCK at trial: How a specialist chamber is wrongfully gnawing at the legitimacy of the Kosovo state

A saying is circulating among observers of the saga of the Kosovo war tribunal, or as formally named the Specialist Chambers: there are now more former UCK commanders called as defendants or witnesses than there were Nazis condemned in Nuremberg.

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The Matryoshka dolls of the decaying education system

The Matryoshka dolls of the decaying education system

On the first day of the start of the school year, months after the doors of all education institutions had shut due to the pandemics, the former education minister broadcast her well-wishing traditional message to the public only to receive

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Out of the White House: a medley of engagements, worth of salutation but not of celebration

Out of the White House: a medley of engagements, worth of salutation but not of celebration

The WH signature fever exposes the hypocrisy and mediocrity in the Albanian capitals, as politicians foolishly rush to proclaim “historical achievement” over their social media accounts. If one followed the social media accounts of former statesmen and current ministers and MPs in Albania

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