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U.S. Presidential Elections and the Western Balkans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

U.S. Presidential Elections and the Western Balkans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

ANDI BALLA The United States holds its presidential election on Nov. 3. The choice of the American people between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will have a large impact not only on their country, but also

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Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

Strengthening friendship, progressing towards sustainable development in solidarity

By ZHOU DING October 1stmarks the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our embassy is not able to hold our National Day reception as usual. However, this

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Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

Gas-lighting by mistake: the EU progress report fails to account for reality

The European Commission’s Progress Report 2020 on Albania and that of the other countries of our region was anticipated with some curiosity, although after so many years it is becoming harder to look forward to it. However the new methodology

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Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

Why Albania sees Kosovo as an Autonomous Province of hers?

ALBERT RAKIPI The Governments of Albania and Kosovo have signed eleven new bilateral agreements during the joint meeting held in Tirana on the 2nd of October 2020. The new agreements aim to strengthen economic cooperation in the infrastructure, health and

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Editorial: An ugly circus instead of a constitutional court

Editorial: An ugly circus instead of a constitutional court

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL If there was one single institution in Albania which was mostly spared the reputation of being a pawn in political hands now that is no longer there. Even in the most problematic days of the evaluation of

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Editorial: Albania–Kosovo Relations: the show goes on

Editorial: Albania–Kosovo Relations: the show goes on

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL   Even though the subject of having joint embassies and consular services has been promoted before, this week the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Albania and Kosovo presented with a lot of enthusiasm a mutually signed agreement

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Editorial: Organized crime at the heart of the political modus operandi

Editorial: Organized crime at the heart of the political modus operandi

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The communications interceptions published by the German media Bild shed light over an intricate network of links between organized crime and politics that function with clockwork precision. The flow of the decision making goes back and forth

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Editorial: Twice recommended, destination and travel speed still unclear

Editorial: Twice recommended, destination and travel speed still unclear

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The European Commission as expected recommended unconditionally the opening of accession negotiations with both the Republic of Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia. It has been the consistent position of this paper to support the opening

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Editorial: Quo vadis Albania? A darkening storm with no end in sight

Editorial: Quo vadis Albania? A darkening storm with no end in sight

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The German tabloid Bild published an article about the situation in Albania focusing on the opposition protests and on the political crisis and featuring a photo where the Molotov bottles of the protesters erupt in flames. More

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Editorial: Foreign policy and bilateral relations: where’s the focus at?

Editorial: Foreign policy and bilateral relations: where’s the focus at?

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The Brdo-Brijuni Process Leaders’ Meeting is under way in Tirana and heads of states of the region have gathered under conditions which cannot to be described as favorable. The visit of Serbian president Vucic and the President

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