Albanian cultural heritage lacks preservation in Montenegro

Albanian cultural heritage lacks preservation in Montenegro

TIRANA, Jan. 16- The cultural heritage of Albanian people in Montenegro is getting harder to preserve by the day, and is facing a lack of support from either local or regional institutions. This comes at the absence of clear cultural

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PM Rama hands over foreign ministry to deputy minister

PM Rama hands over foreign ministry to deputy minister

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – On Rama’s first day also as the country foreign minister on Wednesday, he handed over the institution’s leadership to the current deputy minister Gent Cakaj. “This is the shortest speech in my life. In my function

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Albania to limit use of unsolicited proposals, scrap bonuses for PPPs

Albania to limit use of unsolicited proposals, scrap bonuses for PPPs

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – Albania is planning to scrap the use of controversial unsolicited proposals for public private partnerships in the road sector but continue allowing it for a series of other sectors it considers strategic. Legal changes already approved

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Gjirokaster’s UNESCO-protected houses are endangering citizens

Gjirokaster’s UNESCO-protected houses are endangering citizens

TIRANA, Jan. 16- Gjirokaster is one of the oldest cities in Albania. From historical documents dating from 14th century we learn that the city was part of the Byzantine Empire, and was name Argyrokastro. The name in Greek means Silver

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Professors join protesting students for one-day strike

Professors join protesting students for one-day strike

TIRANA, Jan. 21 – Professors from the history-philology faculty at the University of Tirana held today a one-day strike in support of student protests and in opposition to some government decisions that violate, according to them, university autonomy. The strike

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Book “Internationals’’ is published in Italy

Book “Internationals’’ is published in Italy

TIRANA, Jan. 15 – On 2006, professor and former Albanian ambassador in France Ylljet Alicka, published a satirical novel titled Nje Rrefenje me Nderkombetare (A story with internationals). The book has been published in French, and ten years later, it

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A Peace March to call out politics

A Peace March to call out politics

TIRANA, Jan. 14- The Center for Interfaith Cooperation in Elbasan organized on Jan. 12 the annual Peace March to outcall politics. This year’s motto was “Politics is a Mission, use it at the benefit of people!”. The Peace and Intercommunity

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The Delegation: a film review

The Delegation: a film review

By Sonja Methoxha During 2018, the National Center for Cinematography (NCC) approved the funding of 36 Albanian film projects, out of which 16 managed to be directed and actually debut. Two of those films even participated in international film festivals

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EU Commissioner Hahn and Dutch FM stress need for further, more stable reforms

EU Commissioner Hahn and Dutch FM stress need for further, more stable reforms

TIRANA, Jan. 18 – European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn visited Tirana on Thursday evening, meeting Prime Minister Edi Rama to discuss progress in reforms related to EU integration and recent political developments in the region. “The Commissioner underlined that

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Albania rated 2019 under-the-radar, budget destination

Albania rated 2019 under-the-radar, budget destination

TIRANA, Jan. 16 – Albania has made it to a series of top under-the-radar and affordable destinations for 2019, hinting the country’s emerging and fast growing travel and tourism industry is set for another golden year. The most important ratings

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