The world needs both China and the US

The world needs both China and the US

Exclusive interview with H.E Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Zhou Ding To combat both the pandemic and restore growth multilateralism must prevail Your Excellency, thank you for the opportunity to have your interview in Tirana Times.Q1: I would

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Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Intimidation has been the primary tool of the current administration and especially of Prime Minister Rama in trying to reinforce the measures necessary for the management of the Covid-19 crisis. Intimidation has been achieved through two types

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Editorial: Accession negotiations- don't pretend to ignore the long list of conditions!

Editorial: Accession negotiations- don't pretend to ignore the long list of conditions!

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The important decision of the Council of the EU to finally give the green light to Albania and North Macedonia regarding the opening of accession negotiations was received with some degree of nonchalance by the Albanian majority.

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New Methodology for running EU Accession Negotiations

New Methodology for running EU Accession Negotiations

Dr. Vladimir Medjak European Union failed to decide to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania in October 2019, despite the positive recommendation from the Commission. France was the most active against opening negotiations and it was backed with

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Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

By Albert Rakipi  The first visit to Tirana last week by Kosovo's new Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, once again exposed the tensions in the Albania-Kosovo relationship, and the existence of disagreements about fundamental issues of co-operation between the two countries,

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Strong-arming a small democracy is the act of a bully

Strong-arming a small democracy is the act of a bully

U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs "To say that the United States and Kosovo have a warm and close relationship would be understating the depth of our ties. The United States led the

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Solidarity triumphs

Solidarity triumphs

Karol BACHURA Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Tirana Within a short period of time, I once again admire the solidarity of Albanians in difficult times, at a time when no one is immune to nature, much like in

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News analysis: COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania

News analysis: COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania

In his frequent addresses via social media to the Albanian public on the Covid-19 crisis and measures, Prime Minister Edi Rama often claims that Albania is in this war alone and that this disaster has countries in the world each

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Editorial: Economic salvation cannot depend on banks

Editorial: Economic salvation cannot depend on banks

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL In the midst of the public health emergency of the Covid-19 the horror of a severe and crippling economic crisis is just a few days away, when at the end of this month many salaries will go

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One crisis now and another longer one yet to come

One crisis now and another longer one yet to come

It is natural and expectable to be engulfed in the rushed, almost panicky mood of the moment, trying to do the best to restrain the epidemic of the Covid-19. Of course containment measures are of paramount importance and a close

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