Communist repressions in Poland

Communist repressions in Poland

By Łukasz Kamiński Poles, similarly to other nations in Russia, were targeted by communist persecution nearly since the first days after the Bolshevik coup. After the Polish-Bolshevik war was ended and the Peace of Riga signed (1921), inhabitants of pre-partition

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Editorial: The key messages out of the donors’ conference for Albania and the region

Editorial: The key messages out of the donors’ conference for Albania and the region

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL This week started with an important international donors’ conference in Brussels to assist Albania’s efforts of reconstruction after the destructive earthquake of November 26 which claimed more than 50 lives and wrecked thousands of homes and businesses.

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President appeals people to topple parliament

President appeals people to topple parliament

TIRANA, Feb. 19 – President Ilir Meta has lately roughened the political debate concerning the parliament’s votes and appointments, by signaling he may approve a decree that will dissemble the parliament, which he considers abnormal.  “They may take them by

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Donors Conference gathers 1.15 billion euros for Albania

Donors Conference gathers 1.15 billion euros for Albania

TIRANA, Feb. 17 – A sum of 1.15 billion euros in the form of direct financing, investment in housing construction or infrastructure renovations, grants, loans or development support was raised on Monday at the conclusion of the international Donor Conference,

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Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

By Albert Rakipi  The first visit to Tirana last week by Kosovo’s new Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, once again exposed the tensions in the Albania-Kosovo relationship, and the existence of disagreements about fundamental issues of co-operation between the two countries,

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Hope and Fear: Questions on Innovation

Hope and Fear: Questions on Innovation

By Majlinda Bregu*  I enter my hotel room in Brussels and a whole set of applications appears on the TV screen. I try to find “TV app”, just to listen to some news, while I keep scrolling uninterruptedly through mails,

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Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

From February 18 to February 20, with her unconditional love and passion for art, artist Ebtisam AlHouti brought to the Albanian public her second exhibition titled “Golden Hands” at the Tirana International Hotel premises. Ebtisam Al-Houti is a Kuwaiti artist

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Less than half of vocational school graduates are currently employed, according to MFE

Less than half of vocational school graduates are currently employed, according to MFE

TIRANA, Feb. 21 – The Ministry of Finance recently reported that only 49.6 percent of vocational school graduates are currently employed one year after finishing their studies, despite a growing interest in vocational education during the last few years. The

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Acting FM visits Kosovo, says Albania is ready to remove border

Acting FM visits Kosovo, says Albania is ready to remove border

TIRANA, Feb. 19 – The Acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Gent Cakaj spoke to the media after meeting with his Kosovo counterpart Glauk Konjufca during an official visit to Kosovo.   Cakaj said that they discussed with Konjufca about

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Officials to take new measures against rising corruption in the country

Officials to take new measures against rising corruption in the country

TIRANA, Feb. 17 – According to Transparency International, the World Bank and some Albanian monitoring organizations, corruption in Albania has worsened.  State Supreme Audit accounts for several billion euros in damage to the state budget over the past eight years,

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