Japan donates waste collection truck to Kukes

Japan donates waste collection truck to Kukes

TIRANA, May 28 – Kukes Municipality has inaugurated a new Japanese waste collection truck which was funded by a grant from the Japan. The new Japanese waste collection truck will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the waste collection service

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COVID-19 cases surge in Tirana

COVID-19 cases surge in Tirana

TIRANA, May 28 – Twenty-six new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 1076 in Albania. The majority of the new cases were identified in Tirana at the Mother Theresa

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City lockdown to end on June 1

City lockdown to end on June 1

TIRANA, May 28 – Starting from June 1st, lockdown in red area cities will end, allowing for free movement within the whole country. Prime Minister Edi Rama made the announcement on Tuesday, adding that this weekend will be the last

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France's Voltalia wins photovoltaic park tender

France's Voltalia wins photovoltaic park tender

TIRANA, May 27 – French renewable energy company Voltalia, was announced as the winner of the tender to build a 140 Megawatt photovoltaic park in Karavasta, located in the southern region of Albania. Voltalia ultimately turned out to meet all

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EIB and the EU remain committed to the Western Balkans

EIB and the EU remain committed to the Western Balkans

Inerview with Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Dario Scannapieco Firstly, I would like to thank you, Dario Scannapieco, for the opportunity to have your interview in Tirana Times. EU leaders announced a €3.3 billion financial package at the Zagreb

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21 new COVID-19 cases in Albania

21 new COVID-19 cases in Albania

TIRANA, May 26 – Twenty-one new coronavirus cases were also confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 1050 in Albania. The majority of the new cases were identified in Tirana and the Ministry

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Tirana's water deposits: a danger from above

Tirana's water deposits: a danger from above

The devastating earthquake that struck Albania in the early hours of November 26, claimed 51 lives and left hundreds of families homeless, all while bringing to light a major looming issue: the dangers of water deposits sitting on the rooftops

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Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

Holding onto Hoxha: Guarding the last statue of communist Albania

By Fatjona Mejdini* Labinot and Tirana, Albania – Sabire Plaku is suspicious of every stranger who sets foot in her remote village of Labinot in central Albania. If she sees a visitor, or hears of their presence, the 78-year-old halts whatever

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President Meta accuses PM of influence over judicial reform

President Meta accuses PM of influence over judicial reform

TIRANA, May 26 – President Ilir Meta has accused Prime Minister Edi Rama of purposely trying to destabilize the political order in the country and influencing the judicial reform, claiming he represents the Serbian lobby in the U.S. Meta published

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Venice Commission opinion expected on 18-19 June

Venice Commission opinion expected on 18-19 June

TIRANA, May 26 – The Venice Commission is expected to submit the final opinion on the issue of the Constitutional Court appointments and the Anti-Defamation Package on 18-19 June. The opinion was initially scheduled to be submitted on March 20-21,

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