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Kurum steelmaker suspended over environmental pollution

Kurum steelmaker suspended over environmental pollution

The State Inspectorate for Environment says it has fined Kurum 1 million lek (Euro 7,000) and left the company a 40-day deadline until May 20 to meet its environmental requirements over waste management TIRANA, April – Turkey's Kurum has had

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Op-Ed: The Netherlands remains critical, but fully supports Albania’s European integration efforts

Op-Ed: The Netherlands remains critical, but fully supports Albania’s European integration efforts

By DEWI VAN DE WEERD Dewi van de Weerd, the Kingdom of the Netherlands' ambassador to Albania, made these remarks at the Albanian Institute for International Studies’ European Forum, focusing on current developments within the EU, the upcoming Dutch EU

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Authorities suspend Bankers Petroleum’s activity following well blast that forced village evacuation

Authorities suspend Bankers Petroleum’s activity following well blast that forced village evacuation

The Fier Prosecutor's Office has launched a probe into Bankers Petroleum after the national inspectorate announced it had suspended the company's environmental permit a month ago and the company had illegally continued its activity TIRANA, April 1 – Canada-based Bankers

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Coalitions shift as parties gear up for municipal elections

Coalitions shift as parties gear up for municipal elections

Basha makes it official he won't seek reelection; Socialists and Democrats prepare candidate lists; Socialists enlarge coalition with Cham party TIRANA, April 2 – The upcoming municipal elections are quickly moving to the top of the country's political agenda, with

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Albania claim historic victory to keep their Euro qualifying hopes alive

Albania claim historic victory to keep their Euro qualifying hopes alive

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, March 30 – Albania kept alive their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes after a spectacular win home to Armenia as they came from behind an early goal to claim a 2-1 victory. It all started badly for

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Human rights education tour makes Tirana stop

Human rights education tour makes Tirana stop

TIRANA, March 22 – The Youth for Human Rights International 12th World Educational Tour, which is traveling 74,468 kilometers around the world to promote Human Rights Education, arrived in Tirana and was welcomed by the city’s mayor. The purpose of

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Albania host Armenia in decisive Euro 2016 qualifier

Albania host Armenia in decisive Euro 2016 qualifier

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, March 23 – Albania will play home to Armenia this weekend in a decisive match for their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes. Albania currently rank third on Group I with 4 points, but one game in hand over

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Prosecutors seek parliament's permission to arrest Doshi, Frroku

Prosecutors seek parliament's permission to arrest Doshi, Frroku

The two lawmakers are wanted on charges of fabricating the story of an assassination plot, according to the General Prosecutor's Office TIRANA, March 20 – Albania's General Prosecutor's Office has asked parliament for permission to arrest two lawmakers, Tom Doshi

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Albania offers Albpetrol, oil blocks to foreign investors

Minister Rama reconfirmed government's plans to complete the privatization of Albpetrol oil company after a failed tender in 2012, and make the free oil and gas blocks under Albpetrol's management available to foreign investors for exploration TIRANA, March 17 –

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'Expressing in colors' for a good cause

'Expressing in colors' for a good cause

Interview with Rita Hoffmann, a member of a group of expats who recently held an exhibition as part of their continuing charity efforts A group of expats and members of the diplomatic community in Tirana recently opened an exhibition at

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