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Longtime Record Producer Joe Boyd On Albanian ‘Saze’ Music

By VICKI BARKER Record producer Joe Boyd recorded his new album with a group of southern Albanian singers and musicians. It’s a record of polyphonic Albanian music that reminds him of his rock ‘n’ roll youth. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Connoisseurs of ’60s music and beyond may know the name Joe Boyd as well as they do the name of BJ ...

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Ilir Meta honored Rugova and Jashari’s unforgettable work and great contribution

The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta honored and praised Ibrahim Rugova’s life, unforgettable work and great contributions, and commemorated the sublime sacrifices of the Jashari family for the freedom and independence of Kosovo. President Meta initially paid homage and laid wreaths on the grave of President Ibrahim Rugova in Velania, bowing with respect to his work and historical contributions. ...

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Albaniaai??i??s weightlifting hit by a new doping scandal

Albaniaai??i??s weightlifting has been hit by a new doping scandal, the second in the past three years, marring the reputation of one of Albaniaai??i??s traditionally best performing sports on international stage. Romela Begaj, who last December became Albaniaai??i??s first ever world champion in womenai??i??s weightlifting has failed a doping test, provisionally suspending her and stripping her of the medals she ...

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Albania Elected Vice President of Three UN Agencies

Albania is elected Vice President of the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS for 2018. The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the UNO, Ambassador Besiana Kadare, was elected Vice President of the Executive Board of the three UN Agencies: namely the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Fund and United Nations Office for Project Services. Appointment to this ...

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AFM: Substantial progress towards achieving long-term solutions to unresolved issues

The three-day meeting between Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, has ended. The meeting took place in a small hotel in the southeastern city of KorAi??a. The meeting kicked off last Friday at 15:00 and ended today at noon.Ai??At the end of the meeting, the Foreign Ministry of Albania and Greek Foreign Minister published a statement ...

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Rama: 21st Jan victims killed again by courtai??i??s decision

Seven years ago, just on 21st January 2011, the Guard of the Republic, then under the command of former Commander Ndrea Prendi, former Interior Minister Lulzim Basha and former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, opened fire on protesters called by the Socialist Party to hold a rally in front of Prime Minister’s Office. Four innocent protesters were shot dead and six ...

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EC: Albania to have the fastest economic growth in the region.

The European Commission is the institution that has the highest expectations for Albania’s economic performance. In a recent report analyzing the economies of aspiring countries for EU membership, the European Commission predicts an increase of the Albanian economy by 3.8% this year, under the projections of the Albanian government, but on IMF and World Bank expectations. Ai??The European Commission has ...

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Bushati: Talks on track to resolve issues between countries.

The second day negotiations between Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, were closed. After the talks, Bushati has made a statement to the media confirming that the issues discussed were those that had already been made public, adding that, unlike what had been said in some media, there was nothing secret. What the Minister pointed out ...

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Bad weather pounces on Albania

Intensive snowfall has hit the north of the country, although there have been no problems in national or rural roads. Snow precipitation is expected to cause problems especially in the remote areas of KukAi??s, while measures have been taken to keep the national axes under control. According to Met office, on Sunday the temperatures will drop to 3 degrees Celsius. ...

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Two new EU programmes for clean water in Albania

Very recently, theAi??European delegation to Albania announced two new programmes for 2018 to be implemented in the state: wide water and sewerage, and water management and waste water management. AfterAi??the joint project in Lezha, thanks to which locals can now enjoy a 24-hour clean water supply, the EU, most probably in close partnership withAi??the Austrians and Germans is expected to ...

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