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Albanian chestnuts

High quality chestnuts have been growing since the second half of the 1990s, partly because of consumers growing interest in environmentally friendly and traditional products, but also domestic demand has been high. According to a number of studies, chestnuts from this zone are bigger and sweeter than other domestic chestnuts. Added to that, natural forests, biological production and the freshness ...

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Thermal baths in Albania

Albania’s thermal baths have been enjoyed since Roman times. In the 20thcentury, some of them were developed into spas and they are generally known by the Albanian word Llixhat(the indefinite form is Llixhe). The first to have the spa waters scientifically tested was Park Nosi, in Llixha of Elbasanit. The analysis of the spa water was firs carried out in 1924, and ...

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Albanian renowned composer Prenk Jakova

Prenk Jakova was a well known Albanian composer, musician, and author of Mrika opera, which premiered in 1958 and is popularly considered the first Albanian opera.A� A native of Shkodra, he studied under Martin Gjoka and Zef Kurti, and he was also an alumnus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Being a virtuoso clarinetist, he worked as a music ...

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Albanian legendary hero George Kastrioti Skanderbeg

The Albanian legendary hero George Kastrioti Skanderbeg is widely known as Skanderbeg, who was a 15th century Albanian lord who defended his land against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades. Skanderbeg’s military skills and strength of resistance presented a major obstacle to Ottoman expansion and delayed their attack on Italy, and he was considered by many in Western ...

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Sterjo Spasse

  Sterjo Spasse (1914-1989) is a novelist and short story writer of (Slav) Macedonian origin from Lake Prespa. It was while teaching in the little village of Dervican south of Gjirokastra that the eighteen-year-old Spasse began writing his first novel, and his masterpiece,’Nga jeta ne jete – Pse!?, Korca 1935 (From life to life – Why!?), usually referred to for ...

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Majko: “Voting right of the Albanian citizens living abroad”.

Albaniaa��s Minister of State on Diaspora Pandeli Majko has forwarded to Commission on Electoral Reform a document on the voting right of the Albanian citizens living abroad. The document carries a summary of assessments on the legal and administrative possibilities of the Albanian nationals living abroad to exercise their right of vote. Majko said that the Albanian political world needs ...

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Rama in Diber: “Arber road one step away”.

In his weekly communication with the citizens via the social media, the Facebook, Prime Minister Edi Rama highlighted that the government will abide by its commitment to develop the countrya��s economy and improve services for the citizens, irrespective of the political quarrels. PM Rama said that the State Budget 2018 envisages massive investments in the rural areas while aiming development ...

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Bushati and Kotzias’ talks in Crete

  -Albanian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEFA), Ditmir Bushati and his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias held talks in Crete on 10-12 November, 2017, focusing on open bilateral issues. The ministries of both countries issued a joint announcement to say that a�?Substantial work was carried out during the talks, which were conducted in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.a�? a�?Both ...

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KasA�m Trebeshina, Albanian renown writer passed away at 92

KasA�m Trebeshina died in Ankara, Turkey on 6 November 2017. He was an Albanian writer and dissident. Trebeshina was born in Berati, on 5 August 1926. He finished the elementary education in his birthplace and then went to the high-school of Elbasani. In 1942 he joined the National-Liberation army. KasA�m Trebeshina was one of the dissident voices during the post-World ...

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US ambassador: Arrest the a�?big fisha�?.

That is the statement issued by the US ambassador in Tirana Donald Lu at the presentation of the operationA�a�?Power of Law,a�? in the venues of the Ministry of Interior which will be assisted by the FBI agents. a�?Time has come to a�?eat the big fisha�?-stated Lu adding that the US will endorse the establishment of new institutions to fight crime ...

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