Dutch gov’t officially asks EC to remove visa-free regime with Albania

Dutch gov’t officially asks EC to remove visa-free regime with Albania

TIRANA, May 30 – The Netherlands’ parliament officially presented to the European Commission on Friday a request to return the visa regime for Albanians. 105 Dutch MPs from the five main political parties – VVD, CDA, PVV, SP and CU

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Pristina’s ‘Hapësira’ rebirths society from underground

Pristina’s ‘Hapësira’ rebirths society from underground

By Sidonja Manushi Pristina is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to many of its native musicians making international headlines, its steadily growing underground techno scene strongly testifies to that. “It’s not an aesthetically beautiful city,” a Spanish

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Italian police crackdown on Albanian-Italian narco-trafficking group

Italian police crackdown on Albanian-Italian narco-trafficking group

TIRANA, May 31 – Italian police said on Friday they crackdown on an Italian-Albanian network suspected of trafficking large amounts of marijuana from Albania to Italy. According to the Italian police, four Albanians and one Italian were arrested in Florence,

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Strengthening Religious education should be at the core of anti-radicalization efforts, AIIS report concludes

Strengthening Religious education should be at the core of anti-radicalization efforts, AIIS report concludes

TIRANA, May 30 – “Investing in strengthening religious education to meet contemporary demands is an investment in the future,” was one of the important conclusions presented during an event that the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) organized with the

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Justice reform and vetting: for the citizens, with the citizens

Justice reform and vetting: for the citizens, with the citizens

By Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director for the Western Balkans at the European Commission and Chair of the International Monitoring Operation (IMO).   The EU and the US are fully committed to continue supporting the reform of the judiciary in Albania,

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“Street Art” to transform Patos

“Street Art” to transform Patos

TIRANA, May 30- The traditional elements of the town Patos will be displayed in the wall paintings of ten artists from all over the world. The oil wells, olive groves and greenery of the area will be shown in the

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An exhibition from little artists

An exhibition from little artists

TIRANA, May 29- An exhibition titled “Akuarium” was opened yesterday at the Tirana Youth Center within the framework of June 1, known as the International Children’s Day. This exhibition of about 100 paintings comes as one of the first activities

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Lushnja launches 10th edition of Folk Festival

Lushnja launches 10th edition of Folk Festival

TIRANA, May 30- The National Typologic Folk Festival of Traditional Original Dance launched its tenth edition at the city of Lushnja. Eight competing groups participated in this edition, while three other groups greeted the public. This year’s festival brought over

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Armaldo Kllogjeri to hold recital at Tirana’s Amphitheatre

Armaldo Kllogjeri to hold recital at Tirana’s Amphitheatre

TIRANA, May 30- Renowned tenor Armaldo Kllogjeri, who is held as one of the most beautiful and powerful voices of Albanian opera art, will hold the concert “E lucevan le stelle” today at the stage of Tirana’s amphitheater. The recital

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Xhubleta, a forgotten treasure of cultural identity

Xhubleta, a forgotten treasure of cultural identity

TIRANA, May 27- Historian Jaho Brahaj has written how the traditional clothing xhubleta is itself an exhibition with cult and mythological symbols of our culture and our national cultural identity. He wonders whether any of our statesmen will ever design

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