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International friendlies : Albanian national team suffers 3-0 defeat against Kosovo

In Zurich, the national team of Albania suffered a defeat against the national team of Kosovo. The match ended with the result 3-0 in favor of Kosovo, dominating the entire game and leaving no spaces for the team of Christian Panucci to make efforts. Regarding the result, this is the worst match under Panucci, which experimented again with the line-ups, ...

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Meta: Property restitution to religious communities, a constitutional obligation

A� The US State Department has recently published its report on Albania and Kosovo regarding religious freedom. The report underlines the immediate need to resolve an early problem, restoring property of religious communities, blocked by the totalitarian regime. Albanian President Meta also reacted to this report. Mr. Meta welcomed the report focusing particularly on the property issue of religious communities ...

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Head of OSCE: Local government elections should be a test for electronic voting

Next yeara��s local government elections in Albania should act as a test for the recommendations made by OSCE/ODIHR, in order for them to be used for the general elections too. One of these recommendations concerns electronic voting. This has been the positioning of OSCE Secretary General, Thomas Greminger during a press conference delivered in Tirana, when he was asked on ...

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Craig Czury and Kimberly Crafton

For the Interview of the Week at Radio Tirana International I present Craig Czury, a traveling poet and lecturer from USA.A� And his partner Kimberly Crafton, a writer, publisher and photographer. Find his poetry work on amazon.com.    

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Opposition: No parliamentary boycott

The Democratic Party in opposition is expected to radicalize its opposition action until the resignation of Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj, not excluding the possibility of parliamentary boycott. At the behind closed door meeting of the parliamentary group held on Monday, it is learned that many MPs have brought forward the idea of a��a��boycott, and the resignation from their seats. Despite ...

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Karl Gega the most renown engineer of his time

  Carl (Ritter) von Ghega or in Albanian Karl Gega, was the most renowned engineer of his time, he was born on January 10, 1802 in Venice. Ghega was of Albanian descent. Parents of Ghega were of Albanian descent, this is evidenced by the researcher and albanologist Robert Elsie, when he says that Ghega’s parents were of Albanian ancestry. Even ...

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Minister of Economy, Arben Ahmentaj discusses the fiscal package 2019

The fiscal package 2019 foresees fiscal conveniences in some sectors- declared the Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj during a meeting with entrepreneurs. The government, through different fiscal initiatives has thought to create conveniences for the business. The energy sector, mainly the solar system and agro-tourism will be the biggest beneficiaries of this package. The first public consult for ...

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President Meta receives the archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Giuseppe Betori

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta welcomed the Archbishop of Florence, His Excellency, Cardinal Giuseppe Betori in an official dinner in the Palace of Brigades. A�Present in the official dinner was the Albanian Cardinal Ernest Simoni (Troshani), MPs, ambassadors, heads of religious communities in Albania, high clerics of the Catholic Church, etc. In his speech, President Meta declared that ...

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EU demands the use of gas as energy source in Albania

Albania needs to have a power exchange and gas must start to be used as soon as possible as an efficient source of energy. These are two of the main demands addressed by the European Union regarding the energy sector. Cited in the 2018-2020 National Plan for European Integration, they have one final goal: To provide Albanian consumers with power ...

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Rama is meeting the Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Edi Rama will carry on a lobbying tour in Austria in Europe for the opening of Albania’s negotiations with the European Union. The head of government will visit Vienna on May 30th, where he is expected to have a meeting with the Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz. After the meeting, the two prime ministers will also attend a joint ...

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