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Tirana Times print version suspended

Dear readers of Tirana Times It is with utmost regret that we announce the following: In these extraordinary situation of the COVID-19 crisis it has become impossible for us to bring to you the hardcopy version printed every Friday. All

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Close in resources, divided in ways: water quality in Tirana and Podgorica

Close in resources, divided in ways: water quality in Tirana and Podgorica

Albania’s abundant water resources are in stark contrast to the sparse efforts being made to manage and care for them, be it on an environmental and aesthetic level, or on the purely practical citizen needs that should be met under

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Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

From February 18 to February 20, with her unconditional love and passion for art, artist Ebtisam AlHouti brought to the Albanian public her second exhibition titled "Golden Hands" at the Tirana International Hotel premises. Ebtisam Al-Houti is a Kuwaiti artist

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Officials to take new measures against rising corruption in the country

Officials to take new measures against rising corruption in the country

TIRANA, Feb. 17 – According to Transparency International, the World Bank and some Albanian monitoring organizations, corruption in Albania has worsened.   State Supreme Audit accounts for several billion euros in damage to the state budget over the past eight

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On environment crime

By Robert Wilton   In the mountains of Albania, in the north, a block of wood is 30 euro. In the market, for the public, it is 60 euros. When there is profit there is crime, unless there is the

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Albania-Kosovo and the growing ‘Balkan mini-Schengen’ clash

TIRANA, Feb. 11 – Incoming Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s first official visit to Tirana did not soothe the clash between Pristina and Tirana, but instead brought forward the neighbors’ growing disagreements concerning the ‘Balkan mini-Schengen,’ an initiative first proposed

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AIIS ranked among world’s best think tanks for 2019

TIRANA, Feb. 5 – The Albanian Institute for International Studies was reconfirmed once more among the world’s best think tanks by the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index, proving that through its many conferences and publications it has become

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Chinese Ambassador: "Joining Hands Together to Win the Battle against the Outbreak of Coronavirus"

By H.E.Mr. Zhou Ding, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Albania At the beginning of 2020, an outbreak of novel coronavirus occurred in China. The Chinese government has taken the most comprehensive and rigorous prevention

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EC lays out its new accession process proposals

TIRANA, Feb. 6 – The European Commission presented on Wednesday the new methodology for membership talks in the framework of the enlargement process mainly due to France's insistence following a lack of a decision whether Albania and Northern Macedonia should

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Gov’t approves amid debate law to seize criminal assets

TIRANA, Feb. 1 – The government adopted on Friday a legal package called the Anti-KCK package (anti-Seize Whatever you Can), aimed at seizing the assets of organized crime convicts, participation in criminal and terrorist organizations, trafficking and other serious crimes.

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