Albania commercial banks earn €148 mln amid slowly recovering credit

Albania commercial banks earn €148 mln amid slowly recovering credit

TIRANA, Feb. 11 – Commercial banks operating in Albania continue posting record high profits amid slowly recovering credit and a decline in non-performing loans. Bank of Albania data shows the 14 overwhelmingly foreign-owned commercial banks operating in the country posted

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Tirana citizens protest against female violence in silent rally

Tirana citizens protest against female violence in silent rally

TIRANA, Feb. 11 – A silent rally in support of Albania’s physically and emotionally violated girls and women took place in Tirana on Sunday. The protest was fueled by the case of the group rape against one underage girl in

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An “Eternal Femininity”  through paintings

An “Eternal Femininity” through paintings

TIRANA, Feb. 7- Renowned artist Artan Shabani has curated an exhibition with women and femininity as its subject. “L’eterno femminino” (eternal femininity) is being exhibited at the residency of the Italian Ambassador. Paintings, photographs, sculptures of 36 visual artists of

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“Albania’s PM should run his own country,”  Kosovo PM says

“Albania’s PM should run his own country,” Kosovo PM says

TIRANA, Feb. 8 – Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said on Friday Kosovo’s 100 percent tax on Serbian and Bosnian imported goods will remain unchanged, despite Albanian Prime Minister’s Edi Rama’s request for the opposite. “Prime Minister Rama can’t have

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US Embassy rejects entry visas to 170 Albanian officials

US Embassy rejects entry visas to 170 Albanian officials

TIRANA, Feb. 8 – Over 170 officials and former Albanian officials, along with their families, have been denied or revoked visas for travel to the United States since 2017. “The US Embassy continues to exercise its broad authority to deny

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Tirana celebrates Chinese New Year

Tirana celebrates Chinese New Year

TIRANA, Feb. 5- The Skanderbeg square at Tirana was succumbed by lights, shiny dragons and numerous traditional characters of Chinese culture on Feb. 1. In a special occasion, Tirana started the celebrations of the Chinese New Year for the first

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Women exploited as drug smugglers

Women exploited as drug smugglers

TIRANA, Feb. 5- Cannabis cultivation in Albania has been a resuming issue for years, regardless of the numerous police operations against the growth and trade of this drug. A worrying issue that has been pointed out by journalist Mimoza Picari

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Editorial: A foreign policy all over the place

Editorial: A foreign policy all over the place

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL There is a big and important difference between a foreign policy of 360 degrees- a comprehensive, strategic point of view that seeks to have an open collaborative approach to all partners with the aim of increasing potential

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Albania looks towards new chapter with Saudi Arabia

Albania looks towards new chapter with Saudi Arabia

TIRANA, Feb. 7 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama conducted an official visit to Saudi Arabia this week, where he met King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the head of the Saudi Arabian Development Fund and signed a number of

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Albanian football president joins UEFA executive committee

Albanian football president joins UEFA executive committee

TIRANA, Feb. 7 – Albania's football association president Armand Duka has managed to get a seat at the executive committee of UEFA, the European football's governing body, becoming the first Albanian to join UEFA's supreme executive body. The long-serving Albanian

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