The Presidential Puzzle

By Jerina Zaloshnja TIRANA, May 4 – Though there is less than a month till the election for the country's new president, the ruling government coalition and the opposition are far from a consensus for a presidential candidate. Prime Minister

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From Kosovo crisis to Albanian hiking: the impressions of a Danish ambassador in Albania

By By Alba ȥla The appointment of HE Ambassador Niels Severin Munk coincided with that of he Albanian Ambassador in Denmark, Aferdita Dalla, a former advisor of former Foreign Minister Mustafaj. This higher step that follows previous lower diplomatic representation

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Russia Benefits From Kosova

By Janusz Bugajski Russia's delaying tactics in United Nations Security Council decisions over Kosova are motivated by several strategic ambitions. The Putin regime is determined to raise Russia's stature as a major international player in competition with the United States,

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Scaring away real money and the fines law

By Alba 覬a There is a huge debate being carried out in Albania about the fines law proposed and approved by the Economy Commission that obliges businesses to pay the full amount of fines given by tax authorities prior to

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Presenting the other Iran

By Alba ȥla The diplomatic relationships between Iran and Albania started off in 1992 and saw a steady development in all fields. The Iranian presence through investments, diplomatic presence and the cultural foundation Saadi Shirazi is noticeable even now. Albania

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European Enlargement After Fifty Years

By Janusz Bugajski Fifty years after the birth of the European Union, the question of further enlargement remains uncertain. The EU is struggling with three fundamental questions: its depth, breadth, and clout. Regarding depth, the failure to pass the Constitutional

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Albanian Airlines: Towards both European destinations and standards

When Christian Heinzmann left his position at LuxAir, Belgian air company he knew he needed a change. Among the different job offers from worldwide companies he had to make a choice. Prior to accepting a leading position with Albanian Airlines,

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Historical turning points and the return of memory

By Piro Misha Some time ago Blendi Fevziu told me about the surprise he had felt when, while he was interviewing people in order to gather material for a TV program, he found out that a significant part of them

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The dream of 24 hours: new head, same challenge

There is no specific reason why one should even believe, let alone get enthusiastic by a political promise especially when made in an electoral context. Yet there is this one single statement that strikes right to the heart of every

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Belgrade Threatens Conflict

Serbia has only two cards left in the ongoing struggle over Kosova – Russia's resistance to independence and the threat of conflict. As Moscow's reaction remains uncertain, the prospect of conflict is becoming Serbia's primary argument in trying to delay

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