Safeguarding European values at home and promoting genuine EU integration of the Western Balkans

Safeguarding European values at home and promoting genuine EU integration of the Western Balkans

By Genc Pollo Albanian MP and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on European Integration. He is also an ex-Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education; Telecoms In the wake of the Zagreb Summit, the friends of the EU enlargement, whether

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The curtain falls

The curtain falls

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL In the middle of the pandemic situation, as the sun had still to go up in a sleepy Tirana, there were some people who had been up all night. The policemen and the employees of the local

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The opening of accession negotiations: A new hope for Albania

The opening of accession negotiations: A new hope for Albania

Dr. Tobias Rüttershoff, Director of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Albania European Union gives go-ahead to conditional opening of membership negotiations for Albania – More stringent checks from the EU Commission required. The EU aims to initiate accession negotiations with Albania and North-Macedonia. The EU Ministers

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Kosovo: Crisis Uninterrupted

Kosovo: Crisis Uninterrupted

Kosovo's government of hope fell apart in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. Elections or an LDK-led government will not resolve Kosovo's growing challenges. The crisis will continue for one more year and the leaders have no will to agree

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Ambassador Yuri Kim: I feel proud of Albania taking care of others

Ambassador Yuri Kim: I feel proud of Albania taking care of others

This interview from H.E Yuri Kim, Ambassador of the U.S.A in Albania was given to Ilva Tare and broadcast first on Euro news Albania  Tirana Times has edited it for length and clarity without altering any of the content. The title has been placed by Tirana Times editorial

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Cannabis to the rescue: the dark strange return of the legalization initiative

Cannabis to the rescue: the dark strange return of the legalization initiative

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, despite the early vulnerable signs of easing, might not seem the ideal context or timing in which to place the strange return of the legalizing of cannabis initiative but what do you know? It is just

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Wanted: A strategic vision to re-set of the economy

Wanted: A strategic vision to re-set of the economy

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL As the public health crisis of Covid-19 seems still far from receding, despite controlled numbers of hospitalizations and losses, the full blown effects of the economic damage are starting to set in. The projections for economic decline

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Genc Pollo:

Genc Pollo: "Albania – EU- Why we need to go back to the basics"

 Genc Pollo " Albania – EU:  Why we need  to go back to the basics "Our fifteen conditions are unprecedented in the last two decades"  Greta Shima from Tirana Times talks in an exclusive interview to the former Head of

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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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