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Mayor tells journalists they will get fired for asking the wrong questions

Mayor tells journalists they will get fired for asking the wrong questions

TIRANA, June 17 – An incumbent Albanian mayor who is seeking reelection has told reporters they risk getting fired for asking hard questions, which he said are not in the interest of media owners and their ties to those in

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Judiciary reform must end impunity, int'l representatives say

Judiciary reform must end impunity, int'l representatives say

TIRANA, June 11 – Proposed reforms in the justice system must offer systemic change to restore public trust in the justice system and end impunity for all those involved in corruption, including high state officials, the top representatives in Tirana

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Youth unemployment hits record high, some 103,000 reported jobless

Youth unemployment hits record high, some 103,000 reported jobless

TIRANA, June 10 – Youth unemployment hit a historic high of 34 percent in the first quarter of 2015 when state statistical institute, INSTAT, reported more than 103,000 jobless people aged between 15 to 29, according to a labor force

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The Month of Cherries

The Month of Cherries

Why the delicious red fruit is the symbol of June in Albania Did you know we are currently month of cherries? Well, in Albania at least. The Albanian language has a very old core vocabulary, but many other words have

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Albania play France in friendly as CAS postpones Serbia decision for July

Albania play France in friendly as CAS postpones Serbia decision for July

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, June 11 – Albania will play Euro 2016 hosts France in a friendly this weekend which is seen as a test before next September's key qualifier away to Denmark as the country is closer than ever

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Economy remains voters' top concern ahead of local polls

Economy remains voters' top concern ahead of local polls

Results of annual report also show pervasive mistrust among voters over candidates' promises and the political class in general TIRANA, June 4 – The poor state of the economy and high levels of unemployment are the top concerns for the

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Ballet's glamour couple celebrates 20 years on stage with latest performance

Ballet's glamour couple celebrates 20 years on stage with latest performance

TIRANA, June 1 – Two of Albania's best ballet dancers, husband and wife Gerd and Enada Vaso, are celebrating marking two decades of performances at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet with the premiere of Fedra, a ballet performance

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Student entrepreneurs invent 'smart charging'

Student entrepreneurs invent 'smart charging'

TIRANA, June 4 – Two Albanian university students are drawing international attention with their smart charging innovation introduced in the GIST Tech-I Competition supported by the U.S. State Department. Grigor Basha and Mikel Çuni, two students from Durres studying business

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Garment and footwear producers demand new incentives as exports drop

Garment and footwear producers demand new incentives as exports drop

TIRANA, June 2 – The increase in the corporate income tax and electricity prices has had a negative impact on the garment and footwear industry, the country's top exporter and one of the key employers, in the first months of

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Mid-level official gets nine years in prison over cash for jobs scheme

Mid-level official gets nine years in prison over cash for jobs scheme

TIRANA, June 3 – An Albanian court has sentenced a former mid-level education system official to nine years in prison over a scheme that saw her take thousands of euros from teachers looking to get or keep a job. It

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