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Albania launches new 'Be Taken' tourism campaign with appeal to overcome prejudice

Albania launches new 'Be Taken' tourism campaign with appeal to overcome prejudice

TIRANA, Feb. 27 – In an appeal to Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson to come and discover Albania on his own following his notorious comments about the Balkan country a decade ago in the award-winning 'Taken' movie, Albania has launched

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No Church in the Wild – The Peak of Laà§

No Church in the Wild – The Peak of Laà§

By  Christopher Tushaj Kisha of Laà§it was one of the most cherished of sites within Albania. But after the Communist struggle, all that was left was an old abandoned hillside with a rock showing signs of a once holy site.

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Tirana rated among top 2019 emerging European destinations

Tirana rated among top 2019 emerging European destinations

TIRANA, Feb. 20 – London-based Emerging Europe has rated Albania's capital, Tirana, among the top emerging European destinations to visit in 2019. In an article rating 19 top Central and Eastern European destinations, the Emerging Europe portal places Tirana sixth

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Legal, physical barriers deny tourists access to public beaches

Legal, physical barriers deny tourists access to public beaches

TIRANA, Feb. 19 – A series of barriers in place deny access to coastal areas to thousands of Albanian residents who can't afford paying fees at private beaches, massively rented from local government units at quite cheap rates ahead of

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Shkodra campsite rated Albania's best

Shkodra campsite rated Albania's best

TIRANA, Feb. 14 – A campsite along the Shkodra Lake, northern Albania, has been rated Albania's best by a German portal focused on European camping holidays. The ranking is made by Berlin-based Camping.info, one of the leading information portals for

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An Institute of Thought seeking to improve society

An Institute of Thought seeking to improve society

By Sonja Methoxha   An interview with Dr. Ardian Muhaj Prof. Dr. Ardian Muhaj is the newly appointed director of the Albanian Institute of the Islamic Thought and Civilization (AIITC). The institute was opened by visionary Dr. Ramiz Zekaj in

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A commemoration to Ismail Qemali

A commemoration to Ismail Qemali

By Sonja Methoxha   "However, God desired, that with the work, the unmatched bravery and courage of the Albanians, from today on the misfortunes and sufferings of our Motherland will cease, here and thus, we are Free, Independent and by

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Illyrian ceramic vessels found in Durres

Illyrian ceramic vessels found in Durres

TIRANA, Jan. 14 – Over 220 red-figured ceramic vessels dating back to the 4th century BC were unearthed at the necropolis of the Dauta, Kokomani and Spitalle hills, in Durres. These vessels are believed to be products from Illyrian tribes

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Albania rated 2019 under-the-radar, budget destination

Albania rated 2019 under-the-radar, budget destination

TIRANA, Jan. 16 – Albania has made it to a series of top under-the-radar and affordable destinations for 2019, hinting the country's emerging and fast growing travel and tourism industry is set for another golden year. The most important ratings

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Doctors' exodus makes Albania's healthcare system more vulnerable

Doctors' exodus makes Albania's healthcare system more vulnerable

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Jan. 15 – Albania has been facing an exodus of doctors in the past few years, making the country's healthcare system, already facing one of world's lowest number of doctors, even more vulnerable. More than 500

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