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The Academy of Sciences honors Albanian prominent writer Ismail Kadare with the Career Award

Ismail Kadare, the Albanian writer and one of the most prominent figures of contemporary literature, is honored with a prize from the Academy of Sciences. Kadare, also a member of the Academy of Sciences and many times a candidate for the Nobel Prize, has grabbed Career Prize. The writer was given this award as a sign of gratitude and appreciation ...

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US Ambassador Lu meeting with President Meta

US Ambassador Donald Lu held a meeting today in the Presidency with the head of state Ilir Meta. The meeting between them came after the news of former chief prosecutor Adriatik Llalla, who claimed that he was asked by Donald Lu, to arrest the then Speaker of the Parliament Ilir Meta, which was immediately denied by the US ambassador. But ...

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Kotzias meets Pacolli in Pristina

Greek Foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias, has held a meeting in Pristina today with his counterpart from Kosovo, Behgjet Pacolli.Ai??In contrast to the other visits held as part of the Balkan tour, the Greek diplomat did not deliver a joint press conference following the meeting with Pacolli. ai???We have a lot to talk and to doai???, Kotzias declared briefly. He said ...

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Gjonaj in Copenhagen: Committed to implement all the decisions of ECHR

Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj held a meeting with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Guido Raimondi during the proceedings of the High Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mrs Gjonaj assured Mr Guido Raimondi about the full engagement of the Albanian Government for the implementation of ECHR decisions. According ...

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Parliament session held amid growing tension

The parliament session was held today amid growing tension. The departure of the prime minister from the session was the opposition’s goal. With this end in view they threw flour, water and eggs at the Prime Minister over the arrests made after Kalimashi highway toll was burned down by the protesters. The session was interrupted a total of 5 times ...

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Minister Klosi: 2018 will be a successful year for tourism

For the first time, 84 touristic operators form 46 countries of the world gathered in Tirana, for purchasing touristic packages from the Albanian operators. Present at the inaugural Ai??ceremony was the Minister of TourismAi?? and Environment, Blendi Klosi. In his speech ,Minister Klosi declared that 2018 will see a great touristic development, because of the increase of the interest of ...

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Permeti, the city of roses

Permet is a town in the south-eastern part of Albania, located about 30 km from the border with Greece, 240 meters above sea level with a surface area of 120 hectare. Permet District lies in the heart of the Vjosa valley and is surrounded by amazing mountains with particular flora and fauna. According to historic Turkish data from the 15th ...

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Albania posts annual inflation of 2% in March

Albania posted annual inflation of 2% in March, after consumer prices rose by 2.1% y/y a month earlier, statistics office data showed on April 10. In line with the central bankai??i??s assessments, annual inflation is expected to hover around 2.2% in 2018 and converge to the central bank’s target in 2019. Previously, the Albanian central bank expected to reach the ...

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Thaci-Borissov: Kosovo does not aim to start conflicts or armed attacks

In an April 10 telephone conversation, Kosovo President Hashim ThaAi??i assured Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov that his country does not aim to start any conflicts or armed attacks, a Bulgarian government statement said. Borissov, whose country is the current holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, had said earlier in Mostar, after talks with Serbian President ...

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Naim Frasheri, an outstanding national poet and prominent patriot

Naim Frasheri was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Albania.He authored 22 works. Naim Frasheri was born in 1846 in Frasher, a village of 1500 residents in theVilayet of Janina. Naim spent his childhood in Frasher, ...

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