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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Editorial: The virus, the fear and the struggle to prepare

Editorial: The virus, the fear and the struggle to prepare

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Albania is still spared the experience of having confirmed infected people with the coronavirus (COVID- 19) that is wreaking havoc in many countries across the globe, and most importantly for Albania, in neighboring Italy. However authorities expect

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Editorial: The key messages out of the donors’ conference for Albania and the region

Editorial: The key messages out of the donors’ conference for Albania and the region

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL This week started with an important international donors’ conference in Brussels to assist Albania’s efforts of reconstruction after the destructive earthquake of November 26 which claimed more than 50 lives and wrecked thousands of homes and businesses.

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Hope and Fear: Questions on Innovation

Hope and Fear: Questions on Innovation

By Majlinda Bregu* I enter my hotel room in Brussels and a whole set of applications appears on the TV screen. I try to find “TV app”, just to listen to some news, while I keep scrolling uninterruptedly through mails,

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