Six justice officials arrested on corruption charges

TIRANA, Dec. 9 – Six justice officials, including a judge and a prosecutor, in the northern district of Puka have been put under arrest accused of bribery. The move came after a private television station, Top Channel, broadcast how a

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Greek border police officer, two Albanians die in shootout

A veteran and well-respected police officer and two Albanian brothers who lived near the border died in the shootout TIRANA, Dec. 8 – A Greek police sergeant and two Albanian citizens died in an exchange of fire near the border

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Greek police net massive Albanian marijuana haul

TIRANA, Dec. 12 – In one of the largest drugs bust of its kind to date, Greek police have announced that they have netted about nine hundred kilograms of marijuana being transported from Albania via Greece to other European countries.

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In fight on crime, Albania set for closer cooperation with the EU

Agreement signed last week covers joint operations between Europol and Albanian police. EU to continue funding program of assistance for Albanian police TIRANA, Dec. 9 – Albania and the European Union's law enforcement agency, Europol, have decided to enhance cooperation

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Albania has delivered and so should the EU

By Stefan F

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History under reconstruction

"The necklace is kind of antagonism between the two symbols integrated with each other, that of the religious dogma and the pickaxe which is the symbol of communism. When together they put the public in front of a question mark,"

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Albanian artist's Big Bang wins Florence Biennale

Xhovalin Delia was given the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" Award for distinguished merits in art, design and culture for his Big Bang multimedia project featuring painting, installation and video art TIRANA, Dec. 11 – Albanian born, Italy-based artist Xhovalin Delia has

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FDI continues increase, remittances, tourism revenue shrink

Foreign direct investment in the first three quarters of this year rose to 712 million euros, up from 562 million euros during the same period a year ago, registering a record high for the first three quarters of a year

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S&P downgrades Albania's credit rating, outlook negative

The rating action follows a significant unanticipated increase in the general government debt burden which S&P now expects to reach nearly 67 percent of GDP in 2013 TIRANA, Dec. 9 – Citing a significant widening of the fiscal deficit and

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Taxes in Albania: Implementation more important than percentages

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Albania's taxation system is about to undergo the largest overhaul in five years with great implications for both businesses and individual earners. Such change will no doubt generate much debate about who wins and who loses –

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