High Justice Inspector says work focus will be preliminary release of criminals

TIRANA, Feb. 9 – Albania’ newly elected High Inspector of Justice Artur Metani said during his first press conference that courts have not been inspected for a long time and that a hard and voluminous work awaits inspectors, primarily related

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PDNA report: “Earthquake damage affected human capital and increased poverty rate”

PDNA report: “Earthquake damage affected human capital and increased poverty rate”

TIRANA, Feb. 8 – Further details on the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment report show that about 9.2 percent of families in the affected district areas were displaced from their homes following the November 26 earthquake, while their ability to make basic

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Editorial: Power of law versus power of show

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The façade paradigm largely applied by this government and now deeply entrenched in the thinking and behavior of all its ministers, directors trickling down to the lowest level of local governance, is perhaps the most destructive systematic

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CoE: “June 30 elections did not strengthen country’s local democracy”

TIRANA, Feb. 7 – A delegation from the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities comprised of Swedish Congress President Ander Knape, Norwegian President of the Chamber of Regions Gunn Marit Helgesen and French President of the Chamber

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AIIS ranked among world’s best think tanks for 2019

TIRANA, Feb. 5 – The Albanian Institute for International Studies was reconfirmed once more among the world’s best think tanks by the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index, proving that through its many conferences and publications it has become

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Chinese Ambassador: “Joining Hands Together to Win the Battle against the Outbreak of Coronavirus”

By H.E.Mr. Zhou Ding, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Albania At the beginning of 2020, an outbreak of novel coronavirus occurred in China. The Chinese government has taken the most comprehensive and rigorous prevention

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EC lays out its new accession process proposals

TIRANA, Feb. 6 – The European Commission presented on Wednesday the new methodology for membership talks in the framework of the enlargement process mainly due to France’s insistence following a lack of a decision whether Albania and Northern Macedonia should

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Gov’t approves amid debate law to seize criminal assets

TIRANA, Feb. 1 – The government adopted on Friday a legal package called the Anti-KCK package (anti-Seize Whatever you Can), aimed at seizing the assets of organized crime convicts, participation in criminal and terrorist organizations, trafficking and other serious crimes.

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25 arrests in series of actions against Albanian drug-trafficking gang

25 arrests in series of actions against Albanian drug-trafficking gang

TIRANA, Feb. 7 – Twenty-five suspects tied to an Albanian-speaking organised crime network were arrested on Thursday during a simultaneous operation carried out in Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and France which saw the involvement of over 600 police officers

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PDNA report says earthquake caused 1 billion euros worth of damage

PDNA report says earthquake caused 1 billion euros worth of damage

TIRANA, Feb. 6 – On Wednesday, the Post-disaster Needs Assessments Report in the aftermath of the November 26 earthquake that struck Albania year, showed that the earthquake has caused 958 million dollars worth of damage in the country. Overall, the

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