In a universe of fake news and other types of Kremlin-driven, hyperactive information warfare in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, a widely disseminated story in Tirana's media about Russians seeking to purchase an unidentified Albanian newspaper and three online portals remains an enigma. It seems a bizarre, aimless bit of information that could well be fa […]
President of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaci and his Albanian counterpart Ilir Meta inspect the honor guard of the Kosovo Security Force in Pristina, Kosovo, 11 October 2017. [Valderin Xhemaj/EPA/EFE] The President of Kosovo is defying the EU by hinting Kosovars will get Albanian passports to be able to travel visa-free to the EU.
At the send-off party thrown by Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc a few days ago for beauty queens Elizabeth Clenci, Nelda Ibe and Maria Angelica de Leon, it's obvious the three are primed to breeze through their quest for crowns that will give pride to the nation anew. : BB.
Tony Mawejje has promised to do his all to ensure that Uganda Cranes' hopes of making it to the 2018 World Cup stay alive. Mawejje who turns out for Albanian side FKF Tirana made the remarks ahead of Cranes weekend qualifier against at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
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The country's prime minister Edi Rama met on Friday with Kathryne Bomberger, director-general of the International Commission On Missing Persons and discussed a programme to account for those who disappeared. Official numbers based on files from the communist rule of Albania 1945-1991 have revealed that about 6,000 people were killed, 34,000 imprisoned […]
The CLERK who went to war: He fought guerrillas, drank goat's blood to survive and even leapt down a lavatory to flee the Nazis... This is the incredible story of Churchill's unlikely solider As the clock ticked towards midnight on October 16, 1943, six men from Britain's Special Operations Executive parachuted into the treacherous mountains o […]
Prime Minister Edi Rama of the Republic of Albania addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session. UN Photo/Cia Pak 22 September 2017 - Tackling the numerous complex challenges society is confronted with today will require more than just "declaratory undertakings," Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania told the Uni […]
It's important to ask official Tirana and Pristina, why until today didn't Albanian political leaders of Kosovo and Albania raise the Kosovo issue as a "colonial problem" to be resolved according to historical international law. When are Albanian authorities going to tell Serbia that Kosovo, Presheva, Bujanci and Medvegja are historical a […]
Tirana Mayor Erjon Veliaj told reporters at the presentation ceremony that electric vehicles serving as taxis were currently considered as one of the most promising alternatives in Tirana due to cleanness, zero carbon emissions and low cost. "Tirana Municipality has licensed around 800 taxis that cause over 3,200 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Many countries would be glad to rid themselves of waste, but Prime Minister Rama says the country needs to import the stuff. The debate over Albania's waste imports is heating up again in the wake of a proposed law that would allow the importation of waste material to help the country's recycling industry, Balkan Insight reports.
A group of small children waving pictures of former Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxha could eventually lead to the disappearance of communist-era symbols from Albanian public life. The performance of the children during Saturday's celebration of the 1942 Peza Conference, an important event in the fight against the Nazis during World War II, has prompted th […]
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Daybreak tells the story of a young mother who moves with her one-year-old son to work as an in-home caretaker for a bedridden elderly woman after being kicked out of her home for failing to pay the rent. The film had its world premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival last month, where Kapetani won best actress for her role.
A senior NATO official says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since they could be seen as "a serious preparation for big war." Gen. Petr Pavel, head of NATO's Military Committee, told the Associated Press in an interview Saturday that NATO is incre […]
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 […] […]