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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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Police seizes wealth of six Shkodra citizens under Operation Force of Law amendments

TIRANA, Feb. 5 – Apartments, service units, land areas and various vehicles belonging to six people in the city of Shkodra were seized on Wednesday, by order of the Police Director Ardi Veliu using a point of the newly approved

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Defamation lawsuits have increased in backdrop of govt’s pending anti-libel package

Defamation lawsuits have increased in backdrop of govt’s pending anti-libel package

TIRANA, Feb. 2 – The heated debate in the country over the government's anti-defamation package that has been criticized by the community of journalists and international institutions has continued, as well as a massive wave of defamation and damages lawsuits

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Coast guard rescues 18 migrants on Vlora coast, arresting motorboat driver

Coast guard rescues 18 migrants on Vlora coast, arresting motorboat driver

TIRANA, Feb. 2 – The Albanian and Italian coastguards rescued 18 migrants on Saturday morning and arrested the person driving the motorboat after the latter issued a bad weather alert offshore. Local police sources reported the small motorboat put anchor

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Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

By Sidonja Manushi   Located at Tirana’s Student City, the Swedish Embassy would stand inconspicuous amid the area’s similar two or three storey vilas if it wasn’t for the blue and yellow flag hanging at its entrance.   Officially established

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Call for Applications: Grants for production of video content “Video Plus”

Call for Applications: Grants for production of video content “Video Plus”

Internews is launching a new call for grants “Video Plus” as part of the project “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia,” a regional media support initiative in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Caucasus that aims to increase citizens’

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