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Bushati in Washington”Integration, a challenge for the Balkans region

The US and the EU consider it necessary to have a renewed policy to guarantee the Western Balkans’ progress in the Euro-Atlantic integration process, as according to them the prospect of this process is in jeopardy. This situation got the attention of a special conference in Washington, where over 100 regional decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic expressed the ...

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Heavy rainfalls hammer Albania

Albania has been hammered by heavy rain thus bringing a tough situation in several regions, raising fears of widespread flooding. Tirane-Durres highway has become impassable. Most of the heavy rainfall occurred during overnight. Police have been forced to divert traffic to secondary roads, making an appeal to drivers to show utmost care. Many of the area’s businesses have been damaged ...

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Shkodra

ShkodraA�the largest city in the north of Albania (87,500 inhabitants, 2008 estimate), is located on the east side of Shkodra Lake, on the southern part of the Mbishkodra plain, between the rivers Drini and Buna.A�The city is one of the oldest in Albania and it is also an important cultural and economic center.it was the main centre of the Illyrian ...

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Vlahutin: Albanian women best asset in the country

The EU Delegation to Albania in cooperation with the Gender Alliance for Development Centre hosted an Open Day dialogue with civil society activists, women entrepreneurs and policy-makers to exchange views and plan concrete actions on the advancement of womena��s empowerment in Albania. Also, in attendance was the EU ambassador to Albania, Romana Vlahutin, who highly praised the role of women ...

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Albanian guesthouses

Inns or guesthouses are small structures of traditional architecture, which have been widespread throughout the territory of Albania. These structures have existed since ancient times and have continued until the first half of the XXth century. They offered accommodation, sleeping and food for various domestic or foreign travelers. Many of the different travelers who visited Albania, citing here the English ...

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Touch me- not- flower

Mimosa pudica also commonly called as touch me not flower is a plant covered in thorns with beautiful pink flowers and small green leaves that closes or droops when touched. It is a plant that is found commonly in many countries and in Albania it grows in abundance. It is considered a weed and can be commonly found in wastelands. ...

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The Forty Saints Monastery

The Forty Saints Monastery is located in Saranda, Albania, dedicated to the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. The 40 Saints Monastery refers to the same story, where modern Saranda got its name from (Saranda means 40 in Greek). The monastery dates back to the 6th century AD, and it is thought to have been an important regional pilgrimage site. The second ...

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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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