Balkan Girl Power

TIRANA, Feb. 11- A picture is worth a thousand words. The Center for Openness and Dialogue at the Prime Ministry, has opened a photograph exhibition curated by British artist Lala Meredith Vula. Balkan Girl Power is the collaborative work of

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Opposition warns of giving up mandates after anti-gov't rally, police arrest protesters

Opposition warns of giving up mandates after anti-gov't rally, police arrest protesters

TIRANA, Feb. 18 – Arrests and exchange of political comments have followed the opposition’s anti-government rally that took place in front of the prime minister's office on Saturday, Feb. 16. Head of the opposition’s Democratic Party Lulzim Basha said he

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Musine Kokalari, an Albanian feminist example

Musine Kokalari, an Albanian feminist example

TIRANA, Feb. 10- The first Albanian writer, and probably the first Albanian feminist, Musine Kokalari, had her 102nd anniversary of birth this Feb. 10. She gave a major contribution to literature and paid an extensive attention especially to the Albanian

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Opposition's national anti-gov't rally concludes

Opposition's national anti-gov't rally concludes

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – After four hours of clashes and tensions in Tirana's center, right in front of the prime minister's office, the opposition rally called to remove Edi Rama's Socialist government came to an end. The head of the

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Skanderbeg Square is finalist for EU architectural prize

Skanderbeg Square is finalist for EU architectural prize

TIRANA, Feb. 12- Member of European Parliament, Xavier Rubert de Ventos, proposed to the parliament an idea to create a Prize that would serve to recognize and commend excellence in European architecture. On Apr. 28, 1987, then European Commissioner Carlo

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Opposition rally kicks off with tensions

Opposition rally kicks off with tensions

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – The opposition's national anti-governmental protest asking for Prime Minister Edi Rama's withdrawal and a provisional cabinet started off amid tensions on Saturday morning, although no one was ultimately seriously hurt. Thousands of citizens from different parts

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Police search homes of judges who shortened life sentence of four policemen’s killer

Police search homes of judges who shortened life sentence of four policemen’s killer

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – In Albania, special police forces searched the apartments of three out of five members of the Serious Crimes Appeals judging body, who last week accepted to shorten a life sentence for Dritan Dajti to 25 years

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Police crack down on Albanian-Belgian drug ring operating in Belgium and Switzerland

Police crack down on Albanian-Belgian drug ring operating in Belgium and Switzerland

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – An investigation coordinated by the Federal Judicial Police of Leuven and supported by Europol cracked down on an Albanian-Belgian drug trafficking ring between Feb. 4 and 6, at various locations in Switzerland and Belgium. 22 suspects

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Serious Crimes Appeals Court left with no prosecutors

Serious Crimes Appeals Court left with no prosecutors

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – Albania’s Serious Crimes Appeals Prosecution Office is currently non functional, as the judging body is now left without prosecutors. The Independent Qualification Commission dismissed on Thursday the head of this prosecution Artan Bajrami, who was also

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Media investigation claims drug proceeds, money laundering is behind euro’s free fall

Media investigation claims drug proceeds, money laundering is behind euro’s free fall

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – A media investigation claims to have proven that euro inflows into Albania through formal channels don't explain the sharp depreciation of Europe's single currency against the Albanian lek, blaming money laundering from crime and drug proceeds

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