President Meta calls for int'l investigation into demolition of Theatre

President Meta calls for int'l investigation into demolition of Theatre

TIRANA, May 19 – President Ilir Meta has called for an international investigation into what he called "the unconstitutional, illegal and the most anti-European way of destroying the National Theater." He announced prior to Monday's protest that he is ready

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Lori Amy: Demolition of the Theatre, a continuation of communism crimes

Lori Amy: Demolition of the Theatre, a continuation of communism crimes

TIRANA, May 19 – American researcher of cultural heritage, Lori Amy, said that the demolition of the Albanian National Theatre is a continuation of the crimes of communism, but with a different name. In an interview with VOA, Amy said

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The curtain falls

The curtain falls

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL In the middle of the pandemic situation, as the sun had still to go up in a sleepy Tirana, there were some people who had been up all night. The policemen and the employees of the local

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Only 1 new COVID-19 case in Albania

Only 1 new COVID-19 case in Albania

TIRANA, May 19 – Only one new coronavirus case was confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected patients to 949 in Albania. This marks the lowest number of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic

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DO NOT LET YOUR SPIRIT FADE!

DO NOT LET YOUR SPIRIT FADE!

The Polish Embassy in Tirana commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope John Paul II May 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Carol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II.  April this year, marked the 15th anniversary

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Citizens gather in protest against demolition of National Theatre

Citizens gather in protest against demolition of National Theatre

TIRANA, May 18 – Hundreds of citizens gathered on Monday afternoon in front of the ruins of the now-demolished National Theater, as part of the protest organized by the Alliance for the Protection of Theater. A day after authorities demolished

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EPP's Donald Tusk condemns demolition of National Theatre

EPP's Donald Tusk condemns demolition of National Theatre

TIRANA, May 19 – President of the European People's Party (EPP) Donald Tusk condemned the demolition of National Theatre in Tirana, which took place on Sunday, as well as use of violence against protesters. "I condemn the demolition of the

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The opening of accession negotiations: A new hope for Albania

The opening of accession negotiations: A new hope for Albania

Dr. Tobias Rüttershoff, Director of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Albania European Union gives go-ahead to conditional opening of membership negotiations for Albania – More stringent checks from the EU Commission required. The EU aims to initiate accession negotiations with Albania and North-Macedonia. The EU Ministers

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Kosovo: Crisis Uninterrupted

Kosovo: Crisis Uninterrupted

Kosovo's government of hope fell apart in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. Elections or an LDK-led government will not resolve Kosovo's growing challenges. The crisis will continue for one more year and the leaders have no will to agree

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National Theatre could not have been reconstructed, Tirana Mayor says

National Theatre could not have been reconstructed, Tirana Mayor says

TIRANA, May 18 – Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj explained on Monday that the demolition of the National Theatre was necessary as its reconstruction was not possible. Veliaj presented the future project of the New Theater, insisting that there was

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