City-dweller gives up office life to become a shepherd in the Tuscan Hills... and his incredible photographs will make you want to do the same If it's good enough for Hollywood stars... The ultimate luxury Balinese spa break at the hotels Julia Roberts stayed in while filming Eat, Pray, Love Looking for a break where your pound will go further? 2017 […]
BELGRADE, Serbia- Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents: Frigid weather has caused at least four deaths in the last three days In Albania. Snow stopped falling on Monday, but freezing temperatures continue to engulf the whole country.
News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector At the end of 2016, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG completed the first phase of road infrastructure rehabilitation in Albania, comprising the upgrade of approximately 58km of access roads, c […]
An Albanian court has sentenced a former mayor to 32 months in jail for abusing his post and sexually harassing a young woman who worked at City Hall. The Serious Crime Court in Albania's capital on Thursday sentenced former Peshkopi mayor Shukri Xhelili after he was found guilty of having fondled and kissed the 20-year-old woman in his office while she […]
Albania is one of the many countries lining up to join the EU. Today marks the 71st anniversary of the foundation of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania and the beginning of what would be horrible purges of non-Communists, write Alex Fiuza and Steffen Kudella.
Rome is bracing itself for terrorist attacks by Albanian ISIS recruits based in Italy, La Repubblica reported last week . Contacted by EurActiv.com, Albania's Ambassador in Brussels, Suela Janina, said that the report was fake and questioned the validity of the unnamed sources who were quoted.
Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents: Frigid weather has caused at least four deaths in the last three days In Albania. Snow stopped falling on Monday, but freezing temperatures continue to engulf the whole country.
Keeping mum about past misbehavior is out these days for the country's elected officials and judges, if they want to keep their jobs. Two members of the Albanian parliament and a mayor were removed from office last week for failing to declare criminal accusations and convictions in foreign countries.
Budget eastern Europe-focused airline Wizz Air reported 23% growth in passenger numbers for December, as it announced new routes to and from Hungary. Passenger numbers last month rose to 1.87m from 1.52m in December 2015, as the load factor - which gauges how full the planes actually are - ticked up to 87.3% from 85.1%.
The initiative was launched Tuesday by the Interreligious Cooperation Center and the Albanian Red Cross in the central city of Elbasan, with the local mosque contributing the first amount of 500,000 leks . Sokol Lulgjuraj at the Interreligious Center said the money would be channeled to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent operating in Syria "to […]
Albania is suspending the reopening of schools after the New Year's break because of frigid weather and concern about the spread of flu. A Health Ministry statement on Tuesday warned that subfreezing temperatures will cover the whole country for several days, "creating favorable conditions for the further spread of the virus."
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The Rreshen-Kalimash Highway Albania will seek a new €250 million commercial loan to finance the construction of a highway connecting its Adriatic coastline with newly independent Kosovo, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday . The170-kilometre highway, which will link the port of Durres with Albanian-majority Kosovo, is the country’s biggest public works […]
A controversy tied to a massive road project deals a blow to Prime Minister Berisha’s promise to rid Albania of endemic corruption The road linking Albania and Kosovo stretches 234 kilometers, a mountainous, pot-holed coil connecting two of Europe’s poorest countries. The drive normally takes about seven hours, with the speedometer rarely topping 40. “During […]
Tirana. Albania passed a law that envisages dismissal of former secret agents from public and high-ranking posts, media report. The new act was approved with 72 votes. 63 of Albanian MPs voted against it, while only one abstained. According to Prime Minister Sali Berisa, Albania must “take the shame out of the communism”. The new […]
TIRANA, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — The Albanian parliament adopted on Monday a law banning from public service the people who served in the country’s secret police before 1990. Lawmakers in the country’s 140-seat assembly voted with 74 for it, 2 against. One abstained and the rest 63 boycotted the vote. The law bans from public […]
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Monday passed a law removing from public posts people linked with the feared former Communist secret police, despite criticism from opposition parties and concerns within the international community. Lawmakers voted 74-2 for the law, while one abstained. The remaining 63 deputies in the 140-seat Parliament boycotted the vote […]
ALBANIA’S parliament voted on Monday to open secret communist-era files to screen candidates for office, but the opposition and judges saw it as a manoeuvre to sideline rivals rather than cleanse society of guilt. The law was approved only with votes of the Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha and its allies after they […]
Right after winning the 47th edition of Festivali I Kenges thus being named as the 2009 Albanian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, sixteen year old Kejsi Tola spoke to Shekulli about herself, her song and her plans for Moscow. Me merr ne enderr, the 2009 Albanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest will be […]
Europe’s main security and democracy forum urged Albania’s political parties on Monday to improve a disputed new electoral code that has prompted 10 members of parliament to go on hunger strike. Sitting in the debating chamber under a banner declaring “votes are sacred”, the MPs entered the seventh day of their fast as police manned […]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) told Albania on Tuesday it should strengthen economic fundamentals since its economy could not be completely immune to the global crisis that was slowing growth worldwide. Gerwin Bell, the IMF mission chief, said the Balkan state’s limited integration in global markets was an important buffer but its exports were expecte […]
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 Albania supports the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo to reject the six-point plan, said Albania’s Foreign Minister Lulzim Basha during a statement for the Albanian media in Tirana. Foreign Minister of Albania Lulzim Basha said that Tirana is carefully following with serious concern the latest developments in […] […]