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Venice Architecture Biennale: The story of Albanian urbanism as one of constant resettlement

Venice Architecture Biennale: The story of Albanian urbanism as one of constant resettlement

TIRANA, Dec. 10 – Albania’s winning project for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, “I Have Left You the Mountain” is a pavilion, a publication, a public program and a record, UK-based Leah Whitman-Salkin, one of the winning designers representing Albania

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Prestigious French paper ranks Albania among top 5 destinations for 2016

Prestigious French paper ranks Albania among top 5 destinations for 2016

TIRANA, Dec. 10 – Prestigious French newspaper Le Figaro has announced Albania as one of the top five global destinations for 2016. Featuring a picture of the ancient Rozafa castle in the northern city of Shkodra, Le Fiagaro says Albania

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Fuel prices likely to rise after sharp increase in gas station licence fees

Fuel prices likely to rise after sharp increase in gas station licence fees

TIRANA, Dec. 9 – Fuel prices in Albania will likely rise, following an announcement that the Albanian government has decided to increase licence fees on fuel and gas stations by a staggering 50-fold compared to current rates. The rates are

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Italy’s Snam joins TAP after acquiring 20% stake

Italy’s Snam joins TAP after acquiring 20% stake

TIRANA, Dec. 1 – Italy's Snam has joined the Trans Adriatic Pipeline after acquiring a 20 percent from Norway's Statoil in the project bringing Caspian gas to Europe. Statoil, which was one of the top three shareholders in the project,

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One-stop-shop to be set up on construction permits

One-stop-shop to be set up on construction permits

TIRANA, Dec. 2 – Albania will establish an electronic one-stop-shop on construction permits in 2016 which will enable both households and businesses to apply online eliminating bureaucracy in state offices, Urban Development Minister Eglantina Gjermeni has said. Introducing the ministry's

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Editorial: Gov’t, Bankers should settle tax dispute amicably and quickly

Editorial: Gov’t, Bankers should settle tax dispute amicably and quickly

The current escalating conflict between Albania’s government and the country’s largest foreign investor is a lose-lose situation for both sides and should be brought to a fair resolution as soon as possible   TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL This week, the Albanian

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Vote expected on bipartisan bill to ban politicians with criminal records

Vote expected on bipartisan bill to ban politicians with criminal records

TIRANA, Dec. 3 – Albania’s feuding ruling and opposition parties have reached a deal in principle to ban from political office people with criminal records and those who worked for the communist secret police. Despite the overall consensus that the

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Proposed fiscal package to increase taxes on households, ease burden for businesses

Proposed fiscal package to increase taxes on households, ease burden for businesses

TIRANA, Nov. 18 – The annual fiscal package proposed by Albania’s government for 2016 would considerably reduce the tax burden on businesses, but slightly increase it for households and self-employed professionals, with the package foreseeing higher tax rates on cars,

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Euro hits 39-month low against lek

Euro hits 39-month low against lek

TIRANA, Nov. 18 – The euro hit a 39-month low against the Albanian lek this week in an unusual situation for this period, fuelled by low demand for Europe's single currency. Data from the central bank's fixed exchange rate data

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For a limited time, Tirana Times   has removed the paywall from  its latest stories to give readers a chance to preview its  quality content — so please read, enjoy and share. In addition, we are offering a special deal

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