The Highland Warrior – Samurai of Northern Albania

The Highland Warrior – Samurai of Northern Albania

By Christopher Tushaj The Kângë Kreshnikësh, or Songs of the Highland Warriors, are a fragile, living library of ancient Indo-European oral tradition of folk tales, myths, and legends in the highlands of Northern Albania. With the aid of the one-stringed lahuta

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AIIS, EMinS and HCSS discuss Albania Serbia relations at the Hague

AIIS, EMinS and HCSS discuss Albania Serbia relations at the Hague

An experts forum “Albania-Serbia relations: the way forward for regional stability and integration” was held on Tuesday at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies in the context of the project Centre for Albania-Serbia Relations 2019 Activities, funded by the Kingdom

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Kadare’s communist-era Tirana apartment to turn into house museum

Kadare’s communist-era Tirana apartment to turn into house museum

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – The downtown Tirana apartment where Albania’s internationally renowned writer Ismail Kadare spent two of his most creative decades under communist oppression is set to become a house museum and a new tourist attraction in Albania’s capital

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Albanian football association in legal battle with gov’t over ‘denied’ UEFA tax refunds

Albanian football association in legal battle with gov’t over ‘denied’ UEFA tax refunds

By Ervin Lisaku TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Failure to settle amicably a tax dispute on the under-construction National Arena stadium, the new home of Albania’s national side in the Albanian capital city Tirana, has taken Albania’s football association and the

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HPC prosecutor denies proof of ties with former communist State Security bodies

HPC prosecutor denies proof of ties with former communist State Security bodies

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – Albanian prosecutor Bujar Sheshi, also member of the newly established High Prosecutorial Council, denied on Monday that he was a recruit of communist former State Security structures before the 90s. “I declare with full responsibility before

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First Japanese language lab set up in Albania

First Japanese language lab set up in Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – Japan has donated around €42,000 to set up a Japanese language lab at the Polytechnic University of Tirana, one of the country’s largest public universities offering IT and engineering studies where Japanese has been an optional

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Drug trafficking to regional neighbors persists

Drug trafficking to regional neighbors persists

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – Gjirokastra Border Police arrested seven people at Drite village, next to the Albanian-Greek border, when it found and sequestered around 700 kilos of marijuana inside a building on Tuesday. Details on the operation have still not

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Albania remains ‘moderately free’ as it climbs 13 steps in economic freedom

Albania remains ‘moderately free’ as it climbs 13 steps in economic freedom

TIRANA, Jan. 28 – Albania climbed 13 steps to rank one of the Western Balkans’ best performing countries in economic freedom, but remained ‘moderately free,’ according to the 2019 index of economic freedom published by the Heritage Foundation, one of

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Pre-communist era paintings discovered

Pre-communist era paintings discovered

TIRANA, Jan. 23- Prior to the communist regime in Albania, the government and intellectuals of the ‘30s were trying to establish an High Academy for Fine Arts with an enhanced enthusiasm. These undertaken steps were published at scientific and literary

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New Chinese ambassador takes office

New Chinese ambassador takes office

TIRANA, Jan. 26 – The new Chinese Ambassador to Albania Zhou Ding presented his credentials to President Ilir Meta on Thursday, Jan. 24. Ambassador Zhou will be replacing former Ambassador Yiang Yu, who took over the embassy in 2015. Meta

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