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  1. George Soros expands influence in critical Balkan region with taxpayer moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Spero News

    Poverty-stricken Albania has been under the yolk of progressive philanthropist George Soros for over twenty years. Furthermore, under the current government of Socialist Prime Minister Edvin Kristaq Rama and Foreign Affairs Minister Ditmir Bushati, that was re-elected in June 2017, the Open Society Foundations now control every sector of Albanian politics and deeply influence the so-called reforms of the judiciary which are totally run by Soros's trusted allies in Tirana.


  2. "Gulf" Oil Company in Albania investigated for fraud schemeRead the original story

    Saturday | Xinhuanet

    "Gulf" oil company, one of the biggest oil firms in Albania, is under investigation for fraud scheme of selling coupons worth 1.5 million euros a few days before closing its activity, local media reported on Saturday. Tirana prosecution office is investigating.


  3. Albanian gov't relieves fiscal burden on agri-tourism companiesRead the original story

    Friday Apr 20 | Xinhuanet

    In an effort to strength the agri-tourism industry in Albania, the government has decided to reduce the Value Added Tax to 6 percent and profit tax to 5 percent for all businesses registered as agri-tourism enterprises, Albanian Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Dhimiter Kote said Friday. Companies that enroll and certify as agri-tourism for a period of three years will benefit from the government fiscal measures.


  4. Green light for Albania's EU accession negotiations result of collective work: EU officialRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Xinhuanet

    The European Union's positive recommendation for Albania to open EU accession negotiations is a result of a collective and efficient work made from all institutions, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday. One day after the European Commission's decision to open Albania's negotiations, Mogherini paid an official visit in Tirana.


  5. 'Albania wants an American military base on its soil'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Sofia News Agency

    ... U.S. Secretary of Defence, Jim Mattis. "We believe it is time for the United States to establish their presence in Albania. (...) The presence of the United States or NATO would be a very clear demonstration that the region is not forgotten by its ...


  6. EU urges Albania to deepen reforms for entry talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Trend

    EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Albania on Wednesday to deepen a reform drive so that it can persuade member states it deserves to join the bloc after 2025, Reuters reports. The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that the Balkan country should start accession talks following a series of steps including to combat corruption and improve law enforcement.


  7. Albanian Lawmaker Banned From U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Transitions Online

    ... in "significant corruption." No details of the alleged corruption were given, RFE/RL reports . In February, Albania's former chief prosecutor, Adriatik Llalla, was handed an entry ban on the same grounds. Llalla had clashed with U.S. Ambassador ...


  8. Remarks by Secretary Mattis at an Enhanced Honor Cordon Welcoming...Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 17 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... now, since joining NATO in 2009, when I was the Supreme Allied Commander of Transformation, engaged in those days, Albania's proven to be a nation whose geographic size matters less than the size of its commitment. Albania punches above its weight ...


  9. Albania, Macedonia backed for EU membership talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Manila Bulletin

    The EU on Tuesday backed the opening of formal membership talks with Albania and Macedonia as the bloc looks to expand into the Balkans and grow for the first time in years. The announcement comes a month ahead of a summit in Sofia when the leaders of six Balkan nations will be given fresh hope of eventually joining the EU The announcement comes a month ahead of a summit in Sofia when the leaders of six Balkan nations will be given fresh hope of eventually joining the EU, amid rivalry between Brussels and Moscow over the region.


  10. Mad Cow's 'View from the Bridge' invited to Albanian theater festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Mad Cow Theatre's "A View From the Bridge' wraps up its run this Sunday, April 22, but if all goes well the production could be revived this fall - at a theater festival in Albania. "We are thrilled to be invited to the 20-year-old festival, founded to present trends in international theater as a way of creating space for intercultural dialogue," says Mad Cow executive director Mitzi Maxwell.


  11. Commission proposes starting EU talks with Albania, MacedoniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 |

    Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama welcomes Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for an informal meeting of Western Balkans countries in Durres, near Tirana, Albania on 26 August 2017. [ EPA-EFE/MALTON DIBRA ] The European Commission proposed on Tuesday to open EU membership talks with Albania and Macedonia, in line with its new focus on the integration of the Western Balkans.


  12. UEFA hits Switzerland's Sion with two-season banRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Vanguard

    Swiss club FC Sion has been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player, UEFA said Tuesday. "The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons," European football's governing body said in a statement.


  13. Swiss club Sion given one-season European banRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Egypt Today

    ... id that it had withheld 215,000 euros of Europa League participation bonuses from both Serbian club FC Vojvodina and Albania's KF Tirana for breaching licensing rules.


  14. EU Commission will Recommend Opening Accession Negotiations with Albania and FYROMRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Sofia News Agency

    The European Commission could recommend on Tuesday opening the accession negotiations for two Balkan countries , Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, New Europe reported. Skopje and Athens agreed this year to intensify negotiations to end the dispute blocking FYROM 's accession to the European Union and NATO.


  15. UEFA bans Swiss club Sion for 1 season over transfer debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | White Lake Beacon

    ... of Kazakhstan 440,000 euros ($545,000) and put the club on three years' probation. Vojvodina of Serbia and Tirana of Albania were each fined the 215,000 euros ($266,000) they earned in Europa League qualifying.


  16. US bars second Albanian lawmaker over alleged corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 |

    ... digital newspaper replica. Please click here to select a subscription, or login if you are already a member. TIRANA, Albania (AP) - The U.S. State Department has barred a second Albanian lawmaker and his family from the United States due to alleged ...


  17. Albania's pelicans return to their lagoon 'kingdom'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 15 | The Peninsula

    This picture taken on March 11, 2018, shows a curly pelican in the Karavasta lagoon, part of the Divjake Karavasta National Park. AFP / Gent SHKULLAKU Tirana, Albania: With feathers on its head that make it look like it is wearing a wig, it does not go unnoticed -- the Dalmatian pelican is back with a flourish in the Divjaka Lagoon in western Albania.


  18. Loving Cebu from the BluRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 15 | Sun-Star

    ... manager and then, general manager. He worked as general manager in Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers in Tirana, Albania; in the Westin Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland; in Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and finally at the Keraton at the Plaza in ...


  19. EU foreign policy chief to visit Belgrade againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | B92

    According to a press release posted on the EU External Action Service website, the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy will travel to the Western Balkans April-19, and will visit "Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia." The visit will follow the discussion on the Western Balkans in the Foreign Affairs Council on April 16 in Luxembourg and the adoption of the enlargement package that will be presented by her together with Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Strasbourg on April 17, and the publication of the Western Balkans Strategy in February, and comes a month before the European Union-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia on May 17, the statement added.


  20. STAR: David Silva and his Spain teammates will be heading to Wales in OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | Penarth Times

    RYAN Giggs' Wales will host Spain in Cardiff in a friendly on October 11 before taking on Albania in Elbasan on November 20. The match will be Wales' first meeting with Spain since 1985, when two goals from Ian Rush and one from Mark Hughes secured a 3-0 win in a World Cup qualifier at the Racecourse, Wrexham. Prior to that match, the teams have met each other on four other occasions, two of which ended in stalemate, with the other two matches resulting in defeat for Wales.