Thaci’s indictment: these questions need to be answered

Thaci’s indictment: these questions need to be answered

It is almost a week now since the ominous moment when the charges of the Special prosecutor’s office at the Hague against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, former Assembly Speaker Veseli and others were made public just hours before the first one was to step on an airplane carrying him to Washington

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The last price for the freedom of Kosovo

The last price for the freedom of Kosovo

“Should we even expect the day when we will be told that we must apologize to Serbia for our missing people, for our raped mothers and daughters, for the ethnic cleansing and genocide against us?!” In a broadcast session, President

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Kosovo Serbia dialogue back to limbo

Kosovo Serbia dialogue back to limbo

The implosion of an ill-fated effort The announcement of the charges against Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci, former Assembly Speaker Kadri Veseli and other prominent former UCK leaders by the Specialist Prosecutors Office at the Hague brought to a swift and tumultuous end the hopes for the restart of dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, an outcome much-awaited out

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Cannabis to the rescue: the dark strange return of the legalization initiative

Cannabis to the rescue: the dark strange return of the legalization initiative

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, despite the early vulnerable signs of easing, might not seem the ideal context or timing in which to place the strange return of the legalizing of cannabis initiative but what do you know? It is just

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Wanted: A strategic vision to re-set of the economy

Wanted: A strategic vision to re-set of the economy

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL As the public health crisis of Covid-19 seems still far from receding, despite controlled numbers of hospitalizations and losses, the full blown effects of the economic damage are starting to set in. The projections for economic decline

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Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

Editorial: Crisis management 2.0 – collaboration instead of intimidation

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL Intimidation has been the primary tool of the current administration and especially of Prime Minister Rama in trying to reinforce the measures necessary for the management of the Covid-19 crisis. Intimidation has been achieved through two types

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Editorial: Accession negotiations- don’t pretend to ignore the long list of conditions!

Editorial: Accession negotiations- don’t pretend to ignore the long list of conditions!

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL The important decision of the Council of the EU to finally give the green light to Albania and North Macedonia regarding the opening of accession negotiations was received with some degree of nonchalance by the Albanian majority.

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Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

Albania-Kosovo: How to build a strategic agenda

By Albert Rakipi  The first visit to Tirana last week by Kosovo’s new Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, once again exposed the tensions in the Albania-Kosovo relationship, and the existence of disagreements about fundamental issues of co-operation between the two countries,

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News analysis: COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania

News analysis: COVID-19 and international assistance to Albania

In his frequent addresses via social media to the Albanian public on the Covid-19 crisis and measures, Prime Minister Edi Rama often claims that Albania is in this war alone and that this disaster has countries in the world each

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Editorial: Economic salvation cannot depend on banks

Editorial: Economic salvation cannot depend on banks

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL In the midst of the public health emergency of the Covid-19 the horror of a severe and crippling economic crisis is just a few days away, when at the end of this month many salaries will go

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