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Albania pays last respects to Robert Elsie, folklore scholar

Albania pays last respects to Robert Elsie, folklore scholar

TIRANA, Albania — Robert Elsie, a German scholar of Albanian literature and folklore, is being buried in Albania in accordance with his wishes. Elsie died Oct. 2 of motor neuron disease in Bonn, Germany. He was 67. His coffin was brought to the National Library in Albania’s capital, Tirana, on Tuesday so people could pay […]

The Capital of Albania Has Transformed Into a Lively, Affordable Destination

The Capital of Albania Has Transformed Into a Lively, Affordable Destination

There is nowhere to sit at the roomy Radio in Tirana, the capital of Albania. It’s a Thursday night, a New Orleans–style band is cranking out swing tunes, and the tables, surrounded by a vintage stash of the bar’s namesake electronic contraption, are filled with revelers sipping Aperol Spritzes. On the colorful, greenhouse-like patio, dressed with shelves of […]

Rama: “EU accession negotiations to be opened by June 2018”

Rama: “EU accession negotiations to be opened by June 2018”

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, sees the June 25th elections and fight against cannabis as two success stories that will start the accession negotiations on June 2018.  “These two success stories, which were carried out by our government as part of our determination to continue our path to Europe, are strong reasons for the […]

Calm electoral campaign in Macedonia. Problems between LSDM-VMRO

Calm electoral campaign in Macedonia. Problems between LSDM-VMRO

The electoral campaign in Macedonia has entered its final week.  Parties, coalitions and independent candidates have presented their electoral programs, while local political analysts say that citizens will mostly vote for the party, regardless of the candidate, according to Deutsche Welle. However, the electoral campaign seems calm and without incidents. OSCE-ODIHR has verified just a […]

Presevo Valley, After Catalonia, Could Request to Join Kosovo!

Presevo Valley, After Catalonia, Could Request to Join Kosovo!

Presevo Valley President Jonuz Musliu, welcoming the Catalonia Referendum, in an interview with the news agency “Presheva Jonë”, said that Serbia should accept the March 1992 Referendum, in line with the UN Charter, which guarantees the self-determination of indigenous peoples. “Presevo valley, as well as all South Serbian municipalities, Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja, are populated […]

Top Story, Basha: “VAT for small business, a crazy decision”

Top Story, Basha: “VAT for small business, a crazy decision”

The Democratic Party leader, Lulzim Basha, said on “Top Story” that the government’s decision to include small businesses into the VAT system is a crazy idea.  “This means the death of small business. An economic charlatanism coming from the duo who set a record-breaking number of economic failures, Rama and Ahmetaj (Prime Minister and Minister […]

Basha’s rivals at DP present their platform for rebuilding party

Basha’s rivals at DP present their platform for rebuilding party

Former MPs and former leaders of the Democratic Party have prepared a platform for rebuilding their political force.  Former Minister of Finances and former General Secretary of the Democratic Party, Ridvan Bode, said that the only goal of this platform is to unite the DP through an electoral process. “Let’s unite the DP through a […]

Bank of Albania supports IMF idea for concessions

Bank of Albania supports IMF idea for concessions

After the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of Albania as well asked for concessions to be treated based on international norms, being registered as a debt with debt obligations.  The Bank of Albania remains to the opinion that these projects should be presented with transparence and within international standards. “We are open to see the […]

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