Video surfaces of alleged Socialist mayor snorting cocaine in public

Video surfaces of alleged Socialist mayor snorting cocaine in public

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – Journalist Artan Hoxha published on Wednesday a video allegedly showing June 30 local elections’ Bulqiza Mayor Lefter Alla snorting cocaine publicly.  The reporter said the footage was captured by security cameras and the moment was fixed

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MONEYVAL gives positive evaluation for Albania, but places it in “enhanced follow-up”

MONEYVAL gives positive evaluation for Albania, but places it in “enhanced follow-up”

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – MONEYVAL, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, published its follow-up report on Albania, stating that the country has made progress towards strengthening its framework to tackle

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New draft law proposed by gov’t stipulates abolition of pension tax for foreigners in Albania

New draft law proposed by gov’t stipulates abolition of pension tax for foreigners in Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – The Ministry of Diaspora in Albania recently proposed a draft law on the abolition of pension income tax for different categories of foreign citizens living in Albania. The draft law suggests the abolition of the pension

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Number of Albanian asylum seekers in Greece remains high

Number of Albanian asylum seekers in Greece remains high

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – According to the Greek Asylum Service, 3053 Albanian nationals lodged asylum applications in 2019. Based on data provided by these authorities, Albanian citizens rank fifth in regard to the number of lodged applications in Greece after

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Officials clash over delay of Ionian highway project

Officials clash over delay of Ionian highway project

TIRANA, Jan. 21 – The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure’s revision of the Ionian highway project which extends to the Kakavia border checkpoint, has sparked heated debate in the northern Greek region of Ioannina, bordered by Albania. Municipalities in the northern

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MIE announces international auction for construction of photovoltaic power park

MIE announces international auction for construction of photovoltaic power park

TIRANA, Jan. 21 – On Monday, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy announced the opening of the international auction for the construction of a photovoltaic power park with a capacity of 140 megawatts in Albania. The park will be built

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Former Attorney General becomes new High Justice Inspector

Former Attorney General becomes new High Justice Inspector

TIRANA, Jan. 20 – The Albanian parliament elected on Monday evening the High Justice Inspector, thus paving the way for the formation of another crucial new institution in the numbers of new institutions of the system envisioned by the Justice

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PM conducts first visit in Ukraine as head of OSCE

PM conducts first visit in Ukraine as head of OSCE

TIRANA, Jan. 20 – Albanian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Edi Rama kicked off on Monday, with an official visit to Ukraine, his capacity as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Chairperson-in-Office. In Kiev, Rama held meetings with

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US diplomats broker Kosovo-Serbia airline

US diplomats broker Kosovo-Serbia airline

TIRANA, Jan. 20 – US diplomats brokered on Monday the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia on the reopening of the Pristina-Belgrade airline in a bid to improve economic ties between the two countries. The agreement was signed

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Spanish-Albanian joint venture wins Gjirokastra Castle tender

Spanish-Albanian joint venture wins Gjirokastra Castle tender

TIRANA, Jan. 20 – The Albanian Development Fund recently announced the Spanish-Albanian joint venture “Proskene Conservation & Cultural Heritage” & “Cultural Heritage without Borders”  as the winner of the tender on the reconstruction of the Gjirokastra Castle, with a contract

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