Editorial: Fixing the economy: lies won’t work

Editorial: Fixing the economy: lies won’t work

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The Tirana Economic Forum, an event with a rather presumptuous name, has nevertheless brought again the focus of discussions on the current economic situation in Albania and on its multiple challenges. In his speech, the Prime Minister

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MIE requests 725 million dollar loan from WB for Water Supply project

MIE requests 725 million dollar loan from WB for Water Supply project

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy recently submitted to the World Bank its project plan regarding the National Water Supply and Sewerage Program, requesting a loan of 725 million dollars. According to the Albanian government, the

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PM: “Time to separate the legal business from the criminal one”

PM: “Time to separate the legal business from the criminal one”

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – The second Economic Forum was held on Thursday in the capital, Tirana, where Prime Minister Edi Rama delivered the opening remarks and said that one of the year’s challenges will be separating legal businesses from criminal

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‘Emancipation of Crowds’ documentary premieres in Tirana

‘Emancipation of Crowds’ documentary premieres in Tirana

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – The premiere of the documentary titled “Masses Emancipation” took place in Tirana at the end of January, organized by the movie’s director and screen-writer Ervin Lera. He says that "the film is an attempt to explain

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Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

By Sidonja Manushi   Located at Tirana’s Student City, the Swedish Embassy would stand inconspicuous amid the area’s similar two or three storey vilas if it wasn’t for the blue and yellow flag hanging at its entrance.   Officially established

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Albanian gov’t approves law on automatic exchange of information for offshore accounts

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – On Thursday, the Albanian Parliament approved the law on ‘On the automatic exchange of information on financial accounts’ , thus including Albania in the system of information exchange on offshore accounts. This is based on the

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Call for Applications: Grants for production of video content “Video Plus”

Call for Applications: Grants for production of video content “Video Plus”

Internews is launching a new call for grants “Video Plus” as part of the project “Strengthening Independent Media in Europe and Eurasia,” a regional media support initiative in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Caucasus that aims to increase citizens’

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US Ambassador Yuri Kim presents credentials to President

US Ambassador Yuri Kim presents credentials to President

TIRANA, Jan. 27 – The new US Ambassador to Albania Yuri Kim said today that the United States values ”‹”‹Albania as a true partner and that they are committed to supporting the country's future. She emphasized the implementation of the

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Country at low-risk from Chinese virus, gov’t still calls emergency measures

Country at low-risk from Chinese virus, gov’t still calls emergency measures

TIRANA, Jan. 27 – The most recent Coronavirus, known as the China virus, that has killed approximately 25 people so far, has reportedly not touched Albania, although measures are being taken as it continues to spread alarmingly. The virus is,

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Earthquake damage assessment still in process as government launches online reconstruction program

Earthquake damage assessment still in process as government launches online reconstruction program

TIRANA, Jan. 26 – On Sunday, the Albanian government launched the online application platform for the November 26 earthquake reconstruction program. However, this was not received well by the opposition, which claimed that the government had failed to resolve the

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