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Forsaken Albania

By Artan Lame Rome-Tirana 1941. Let's open the New Year with a card, even though it is sixty five years old. To explain this event, I have to first explain how the censuring of the postal service was done during

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Forsaken Albania

By Artan Lame Tirana, December 1972. For about one year now, Albania had been experiencing a somewhat timid cultural Spring. The "Spring Exhibition" has been officially opened; Enver Hoxha, in person, spoke in French to the school pupils in a

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An American in the Court of the Pascha of Tepelena

By Auron Tare When Lord Byron and his traveling companion Hobhouse, bid farewell to the Albanian guards back in the spring of 1810, little did they know that their journey through Albania and Greece would exert an influence on a

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Forsaken Albania

By Artan Lame Southern Albania, August 1949. Following World War Two, Greece was engulfed in the flames of civil strife that became more and more aggravated, until. in 1949. Stalin accepted to withdraw support for the communist partisan forces, hence

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Albania as a sanctuary for the Jews during the Nazi Holocaust

By Apostol Kotani After the Nazi invasion of Albania, orders were issued to capture all Jews. Four members of the Arditi family in Shkodra were arrested and then taken to the extermination camps. Jasha Baruchovic was detained but, owing to

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Forsaken Albania

By Artan Lame Tirana, in the forties'. Sometimes very little separates the heroic from the ridiculous. The Italians who had been producing masterpieces of the Fine Arts for centuries, often came up against difficulties to find motifs in a country

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Forsaken Albania

By Artan lame Vlora, 1919, 1932. On 22 January, 1914, Ismail Qemal Bey Vlora resigned as Prime Minister of the first Albanian government and state. The Albanians, who for hundreds of years on end, with their endless capcrices, had elevated

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Ich bien ein Belgrader

By Alba Cela If it was not for a seminar addressing the complex dynamics of investigative journalism, I think the likelihood of me taking the initiative to go to Belgrade on elections' eve would have been rather slim. As one

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From Albania with love

It's a cold January evening and the lights around the center of Tirana flicker just before the usual evening power cut. At the same time, the lights in the Balsha room of Hotel Tirana are lit and there is violin

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"Kosova's independence can neither be limited nor conditioned by developments in Serbia"

Kosova's Prime Minister Agim ȥku in an exclusive interview to "Tirana Times" TT: Mr. Prime Minister, can you quickly summarize the official position of your government on Kosova's independence? At this moment Kosova is de facto independent. In a manner

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