Cannabis to the rescue: the dark strange return of the legalization initiative

Cannabis to the rescue: the dark strange return of the legalization initiative

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, despite the early vulnerable signs of easing, might not seem the ideal context or timing in which to place the strange return of the legalizing of cannabis initiative but what do you know? It is just

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Wanted: A strategic vision to re-set of the economy

Wanted: A strategic vision to re-set of the economy

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL As the public health crisis of Covid-19 seems still far from receding, despite controlled numbers of hospitalizations and losses, the full blown effects of the economic damage are starting to set in. The projections for economic decline

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Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Intimidation has been the primary tool of the current administration and especially of Prime Minister Rama in trying to reinforce the measures necessary for the management of the Covid-19 crisis. Intimidation has been achieved through two types

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Editorial: Accession negotiations- don't pretend to ignore the long list of conditions!

Editorial: Accession negotiations- don't pretend to ignore the long list of conditions!

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The important decision of the Council of the EU to finally give the green light to Albania and North Macedonia regarding the opening of accession negotiations was received with some degree of nonchalance by the Albanian majority.

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Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

By Albert Rakipi  The first visit to Tirana last week by Kosovo's new Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, once again exposed the tensions in the Albania-Kosovo relationship, and the existence of disagreements about fundamental issues of co-operation between the two countries,

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News analysis: COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania

News analysis: COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania

In his frequent addresses via social media to the Albanian public on the Covid-19 crisis and measures, Prime Minister Edi Rama often claims that Albania is in this war alone and that this disaster has countries in the world each

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Editorial: Economic salvation cannot depend on banks

Editorial: Economic salvation cannot depend on banks

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL In the midst of the public health emergency of the Covid-19 the horror of a severe and crippling economic crisis is just a few days away, when at the end of this month many salaries will go

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One crisis now and another longer one yet to come

One crisis now and another longer one yet to come

It is natural and expectable to be engulfed in the rushed, almost panicky mood of the moment, trying to do the best to restrain the epidemic of the Covid-19. Of course containment measures are of paramount importance and a close

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Editorial: Getting the house in order requires everyone on board

Editorial: Getting the house in order requires everyone on board

It is the simplest example in every household or even dorm room or that unless everyone is on board one can never succeed to clean up the mess and make it look nice and proper. When one is looking at

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Capital amnesty may legitimize criminal assets

Capital amnesty may legitimize criminal assets

Interview with Dr. Zef Preci, Director of Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER) Mr Preci thank you for this interview with Tirana Times. I want to start by asking your expert insights on the latest initiative put forward by Prime

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