EC President:

EC President: "No unanimity among member states on opening negotiations"

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – European Council President Charles Michel in a joint press statement with Prime Minister Edi Rama said there is still no unanimity among EU member states countries on whether Albania should open accession negotiations with the union.

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President addresses Venice Commission on Constitutional Court clash with gov't

President addresses Venice Commission on Constitutional Court clash with gov't

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – President Ilir Meta has addressed the Venice Commission with a lengthy request, in response to a move made by the majority to seek from this body of international experts an interpretation of the situation created last

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SPAK begins investigations on alleged Bulqiza mayor's cocaine snorting video

SPAK begins investigations on alleged Bulqiza mayor's cocaine snorting video

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office launched on Friday an investigation into Bulqiza's Mayor Lefter Alla, after ABC News Television posted a video in which, according to the journalist Artan Hoxha he appeared to be snorting cocaine.

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8.1 % more foreign nationals visited Albania in 2019 according to INSTAT

8.1 % more foreign nationals visited Albania in 2019 according to INSTAT

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – According to the Institute of Statistics, the number of foreign nationals who entered Albania in 2019 hit a record high of 6.4 million, increasing by 8.1 percent compared to the previous year.  This increase was evident

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The Truth that Must not Die

The Truth that Must not Die

The President of Poland on the 75th Anniversary of Liberation of the Nazi German Death Camp KL Auschwitz   On January 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the German Nazi death camp KL Auschwitz. What they found there continues to sow terror

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Transparency International:

Transparency International: "WB fight against corruption did not improve during 2019"

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – International organization Transparency International estimated at its latest Corruption Perception Index for 2019 that despite aspirations to join the European Union, the results of the fight against corruption in the six Western Balkan countries and in

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Early Parliamentary Development in Albania – A Brief Survey

Early Parliamentary Development in Albania – A Brief Survey

by Prof. Bernd J. Fischer  The generally accepted narrative concerning Albania's early parliamentary development has it that while the leaders responsible may have been well-intentioned, they achieved little in the way of concrete accomplishments, which allowed Albania, by the middle

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Editorial: The relentlessness of abuse will kill the justice reform

Editorial: The relentlessness of abuse will kill the justice reform

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL In the course of these few years since the Constitutional package that set the way for the start of the justice reform there have been many questions, doubts and even disappointments with the way things have proceeded.

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Ministry of Education closes Iran-backed capital school

Ministry of Education closes Iran-backed capital school

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – The Ministry of Education has closed the Saadi School, which was reportedly funded by Iran and has been operating in Tirana for several years.  This ruling was issued by Education Minister Besa Shahini.  The decision does

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Tirana and Rome strengthen strategic partnership

Tirana and Rome strengthen strategic partnership

TIRANA, Jan. 23 – Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama visited his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte at Rome's Palazzo Chigi on Thursday, in context of rebuilding earthquake-damaged buildings in the country, as the EU's official Donors' Conference for Albania's earthquake is

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