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The newspaper's offices in the Tirana Times building.

The newspaper's offices in the Tirana Times building.

Screenshot 2016-01-08 at 08.26.27Tirana Times is Albania's newspaper of record in English and the go-to source for news and analysis on Albania for international audiences. Founded in 2005, the weekly generalist newspaper covers political, business, social and cultural news and trends.

It's the country's first weekly newspaper of original news and views devoted to serving the English speaking audience of Albania and abroad. The newspaper's print and online readers include internationals working in Albania, business travelers and tourists as well as anyone who wants to understand Albania and its people better. As Albania's international connections have grown over the past several years, so has the interest of people around the world to learn more about Albania and to keep updated with the latest events inside the country and the surrounding areas.

The concept of publishing an English language newspaper in Albania was a result of Albania's continuing internationalization. More and more Albanians are speaking English, in schools, business and government and in order to communicate with the rest of the world or travel outside the country it's a virtual necessity. Our purpose is to provide comprehensive weekly coverage of what's happening in Albania and the Balkans.

We're not only targeted at Albanian English speakers though. We also want to provide a service to foreigners working in Albania, those in non-governmental organizations, business travelers and tourists so they can learn what's going on and understand the country and its citizens better. As Albania's international connections have grown in the past years, so has the interest of people around the world to learn more about Albania and to keep updated with the latest events inside the country and the surrounding areas.

For international media inquires:
Due to a large volume of requests and a small staff, we might not be able to answer requests to comment on stories or offer assistance to visiting foreign journalists on the phone. If you are looking for experts on Albania, please check out the Albanian Institute for International Studies, our official think tank partner, otherwise email us at editor@tiranatimes.com. Thank you.