23 new COVID-19 cases in Albania

23 new COVID-19 cases in Albania

TIRANA, May 30 – Twenty-three new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 1122 in Albania. The majority of the new cases were identified in Tirana, two in Mat, two

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Albania to receive U.S. Blackhawk helicopters

Albania to receive U.S. Blackhawk helicopters

TIRANA, May 30 – The admission contract for the equipping of the Albanian Air Force with "Black Hawk" helicopters, part of a program co-financed by the Albanian and American governments, was signed today in Tirana. The contract was signed at

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Venice Commission sides with President Meta in latest opinion

Venice Commission sides with President Meta in latest opinion

TIRANA, May 30 – The Venice Commission has deemed President Ilir Meta's position regarding the appointment of Constitutional Judges in line with the Constitution while at the same time opposing the Justice Appointment Council's (KED) stance on the matter. In

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U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim: three priorities in Albania

U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim: three priorities in Albania

By Ruben Avxhiu Only a few days after starting her term as the new US Ambassador to Albania, she traveled back to DC with a stopover in New York, where she met with a representative group of the Albanian-American community.

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Electoral Reform or a 'ticking the box' exercise

Electoral Reform or a 'ticking the box' exercise

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL After the illegal demolition of the National Theatre and the disproportionate violence exerted by the police on the protesters, the de-facto opposition which sits outside the Assembly declared that this brash aggressive move put an end to

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Electoral Reform, officials clash over technology use

Electoral Reform, officials clash over technology use

TIRANA, May 29 – The use of technology in the voting process sparked debate between government and the opposition officials during discussions on the electoral reform. During the meeting held on Thursday, opposition members expressed disappointment the government's reluctance on

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SPAK & General Prosecutor oppose police surveillance bill

SPAK & General Prosecutor oppose police surveillance bill

TIRANA, May 29 – The Special Anti-Corruption Prosectuion Office (SPAK) and General Prosecutor stated that they stand against the proposal for legal changes which stipulate the wiretapping of phone conversations without a court order and the establishment of the anti-crime

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Wizz Air to launch new base in Tirana

Wizz Air to launch new base in Tirana

TIRANA, May 29 – Hungarian low-cost airline 'Wizz Air' has announced that it will open a new base in Tirana on July 1. Fifteen new routes will be available via the airline from Tirana to destinations including Austria, Belgium, Germany,

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Justice reform must not be derailed, Chair of IMO says

Justice reform must not be derailed, Chair of IMO says

TIRANA, May 28 – Director for the Western Balkans at the European Commission and Chair of the International Monitoring Operation (IMO), Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, urged Albanian officials to move forward with the judicial reform in order to ensure its full implementation. In an

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The Last Curtain Fall – This was our National Theatre

The Last Curtain Fall – This was our National Theatre

By Oriel Besi Turdiu, M.A (TUM) Architecture I took the courage to write about the National Theatre of Tirana, since it was a building of which I have studied the original plans in search of my Master Thesis in Architecture.

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