Fischer: Albanian Politicians Too Concerned With Power

Interviewed by Tirana Times' ARDIT BEJKO Dr. Bernd J. Fischer is a professor of History at Indiana University, Fort Wayne. His areas of expertise include Balkan history and politics, focusing on Albania and Yugoslavia in the XX century. Fischer talks

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'The Garbage Mountain'

By ambassador of Denmark, Niels Severin Munk When the sun is high on the sky in warm summer weekends, the cool heights of Dajti Mountain and the drizzling shore of Durres are favourite places to retreat. Citizens of Tirana are

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Disaster For Georgia, A Lesson For Albania

By Frank Ledwidge Here is a question. The United States and the United Kingdom (with one twentieth the number of US troops) are the largest military contributors to the failing Iraq mission. What is the third largest? Its quite surprising

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Exclusive/ Head of WB in Albania Camille Nuamah

Exclusive/ Head of WB in Albania Camille Nuamah The report, an effective tool of motivating reforms Says World Bank official Why is the report titled "Doing Business 2009" and not "…..2008"? It has been a longstanding practice at the World

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We lost one of those individuals who make history

By Edi Rama Today, one of those men who are makers of history, passed away. Within a mere seven years Top Channel's Tani managed to accomplish on his own what takes countries like Albania seventy years to achieve. He lived

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Conflict and Security in the Wider Europe

By Janusz Bugajski The next few years will present important challenges for trans-Atlantic cohesion, European Union unity, and the determination of the West to stand up to an increasingly assertive and expansive Russia that is seeking a dominant role in

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Secrets And Lies: The roots of the 'organs' controversy

By Frank Ledwidge I know many of their families. Some of them, against all reason, believe that some day their son, husband or brother will return. They have heard the stories. There is a special camp, they were taken to

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'Corruption Is Not A Game; It Is A War'

U.S. Ambassador says corruption needs total fight TIRANA, May 7 – U.S. Ambassador John L. Withers II took part Wednesday at the launch of the 2008 Corruption Perception and Experience Survey conducted by IDRA and funded by USAID. Withers considered

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The Return to the Folds of the Natural Family

By EDI RAMA We have turned a leaf on a new chapter in our history. We are invited to return to our natural family. The Albanian people were extended historical support of the United States and its Euro-Atlantic allies, while

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NATO invitation – a momentous event for Albania, says minister

Foreign Minister Lulzim Basha stated at the 12 Annual Economist Government Roundtable "Driving the Global Agenda Through 2020" that the NATO invitation to Albania and the Kosovar indepepedence were the main events in this part of Europe that were increasing

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