UNDP engages youth in Shkoder

UNDP engages youth in Shkoder

UNDP Albania with the support of the British Embassy in Albania organized an activity in Shkoder for youth engagement, titled “Made in Shkodra.’’ The activity was inspired by the rising trend of brain-drain that Albania is suffering. Thus this activity

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Robert Pichler, the time-traveler

Robert Pichler, the time-traveler

TIRANA, Jan. 24- After 18 months of traveling throughout Albania, from northern Albania to Kadare’s Museal House in Gjirokaster, the “Back in time. Albania in the ‘90s” exhibition finally arrives to its final destination in Tirana. The exhibition is a

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RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu holds first round of visits under new post

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu holds first round of visits under new post

Majlinda Bregu, the new Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, held her first three official visits under her new post in January. On Jan. 9, Bregu met with Sefik Dzaferovic, one of the three members of Presidency of Bosnia

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A commemoration to Ismail Qemali

A commemoration to Ismail Qemali

By Sonja Methoxha   “However, God desired, that with the work, the unmatched bravery and courage of the Albanians, from today on the misfortunes and sufferings of our Motherland will cease, here and thus, we are Free, Independent and by

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Albania to tighten anti-money laundering legislation after critical Moneyval report

Albania to tighten anti-money laundering legislation after critical Moneyval report

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Albanian authorities have drafted legal changes to tighten measures and penalties in countering money laundering and terrorism financing following a critical report by a Council of Europe monitoring body. The main proposed legal changes concern the

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Renowned engineer, National Awakening researcher passes away

Renowned engineer, National Awakening researcher passes away

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – One of Albania’s most renowned chemical engineers, professor Genc Luarasi, has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 74. Genc Luarasi, a successor to the renowned Luarasi family with a huge contribution to the National Awakening

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Gjirokastra prosecutor suspended under corruption charges

Gjirokastra prosecutor suspended under corruption charges

TIRANA, Jan. 26 – The Serious Crimes Prosecution announced the measure “obligation to appear at the judicial police” and “suspension from duty” for Gjirokastra prosecutor Spartak Cocoli. The prosecution said Cocoli is suspected of “passive corruption of judges, prosecutors and

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Talent split affecting Albania’s national side, says ex-captain Cana

Talent split affecting Albania’s national side, says ex-captain Cana

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – Albania’s retired captain Lorik Cana says the difficult moment that Albania has been facing following the major France 2016 appearance is also a result of ethnic Albanian talents having split into two national sides following Kosovo’s

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Socialist gov’t prohibited from using trademark PPPs over mounting scandals

Socialist gov’t prohibited from using trademark PPPs over mounting scandals

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – A bill sent to the parliament on Tuesday signals the end of legally being able to approve “unsought concessions” starting July 2019, thus cancelling the most controversial mechanism the government has been using over the last

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Albanian President Ilir Meta on official visit to Montenegro

Albanian President Ilir Meta on official visit to Montenegro

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – Albanian President Ilir Meta was invited from his Montenegrin counterpart Milo Djukanovic for a two-day official visit that started on Monday Jan. 21. In the press conference that followed the meeting, Meta said both counties have

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