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Rehearsals have begun in the host city of Lisbon, in which artists from countries across the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest are taking to the Eurovision stage for the very first time. Country number three to take to the Lisbon stage today is Albania with their representative, Eugent ...
Reprisals by Kosovo Albanian guerrillas after Milošević's crackdown on the Albanian population in the 1990s, followed by independence, led to a steady ... Under an agreement signed in Brussels in 2013, the Kosovo government was supposed to set up a so-called Association of Serbian Municipalities, ...

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has completed the reconstruction of the Mbrostar in Albania water supply system in the Municipality of Fier, ... The new water supply system – an investment amounting to approximately €556,500 – now serves more than 10,000 residents in six villages in this region in ...
The project supports improved access to several agricultural and tourism centers in Albania, and strengthened capacities of municipalities to manage their road assets. The existing ... The Albanian Development Fund, which has extensive experience on road projects will be the implementing agency.
Only 54 per cent of the population has access to the internet, alledged political corruption is high, and Albania's capital city - Tirana - has been ranked as one of the least liveable cities in Europe. So how the hell does almost everyone afford to drive a Mercedes-Benz? It's because they need to. While the ...
Elios had recently moved to New Jersey from Albania and the Xhemollaris were setting up residence in Garfield. "The family was in the process of enrolling the child into the Garfield school district," said City Police Chief Raymond S. Kovach. Elios was hit by a box truck about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday as he rode ...

Two witnesses told the Belgrade trial of former Serbian fighters how Kosovo Albanian civilians were killed and their homes torched in the villages of Zahaq and Pavlan near Cuska ... Witness Sali Nikqi from Zahaq said that Serbian fighters burned almost the entire village during their attack on May 14, 1999.
The company plans to build a power plant of up to 2 MW on a tributary of the Devoll river near the city of Elbasan, in central Albania, the energy ministry said in a statement. Last week, the energy ministry received three applications for building permits for HPPs with installed capacity of up to 2 MW each on ...
GARFIELD — The boy who was struck and killed by a box truck Tuesday while riding a bicycle had moved to New Jersey from Albania five days ago, and he was settling into his new home in the city. The 12-year-old boy, Elios Xhemollari, was identified by his cousin on a GoFundMe page raising money for ...
The 'Even Walls Have Ears' project will premiere from sunset to sunrise on May 8 with an art installation which will see quotes from survivors of Communist persecution projected onto the exteriors of monuments and landmarks in seven cities across Albania. People will also leave letters to loved ones who ...
The Albania pavilion is a moment of reflection over Tirana's lifestyle and the future of Albania's capital city. Tirana's personality and strength are featured in an installation where visitors can live through the experience of Albania's capital city the same way as its citizens do ...
A huge fire broke out at the Everest urban waste recycling plant in Albanian village of Kashar near Tirana, which totally burnt down the factory during the weekend, media reported on April 23. Everest was the sole urban waste recycling plant in Albania, which has a history of inadequate handling of its urban ...
Erdogan may see himself as the leader of Muslims living in the Balkan peninsula, but when he recently visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the leader of the largest ethnic Albanian political party, Ali Ahmeti, refused to escort him on a tour of ethnic Albanian villages and forbade his ...
TIRANA (Albania), April 12 (SeeNews) – Albania's energy ministry said on Thursday it has received two applications for building permits for wind ... Smart Watt has submitted an application to build a PV park with installed capacity of up to 2 MW in Topoje village, near the southwestern city of Fier, at an ...
Prosecutors said Denis Nikolla and Redinel Dervishaj, the brother of one of Albania's most wanted criminals, told the man, who had just opened a ... down local Queens business owners within the Albanian community,” FBI Assistant Director-In-Charge William Sweeney said in a prepared statement.
KUALA LUMPUR: British-Albanian singer-songwriter Dua Lipa will definitely be in town on May 3 as part of The Self-Titled Tour. The singer's record label Dua Lipa Limited today confirmed that there was no change to her scheduled performance, and Lipa will entertain fans at KL Live, Life Centre here at ...
Born in 1938 as an "Italian-Albanian club", the building that now houses the National Theatre was one of the first architectural interventions by Italians in Albania. The goal of the future occupiers – Italy invaded the country only in April 1939, after several years of economic and cultural penetration – was to ...

For reasons that we have already discussed, in recent years Albanian politics and the Italian press have spread unrealistic data. This does not mean ... Most don't live in Tirana but in Durres, a city where the cost of living is lower, but above all a coastal city, with the sea and a mild climate. Many retirees from ...
One of the oldest cities in the Balkans, Shkoder now has a population of only around 135,000, but it is one of the most populous centers in Albania. The 'capital' of ... The late historian and linguist Robert Elsie wrote that “no town in Albania was more influential for early-twentieth century literature.” Once an ...
Mr. Dervishaj was a notorious criminal known for wreaking havoc in and around New York City's Albanian community. In 2007, he was shot while demanding $20,000 from a contractor in Queens, the authorities said. Five years later, he was accused of stabbing a man to death with a butcher knife at a ...
Nineteen years after NATO launched air strikes to end the Kosovo war, a Kosovo Albanian recalls how he escaped a massacre but missed the victory ... It was the last time that he and his big family were together in the village of Cikatove e Vjeter/Staro Cikatovo in the central Kosovo region of Drenica, and ...
TIRANA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Northern Albania, especially district of Shkodra, has been under water for many days, with roads and hundreds of acres of land completely flooded, local authorities informed Wednesday. After a government meeting on Wednesday, Albanian vice premier Senida Mesi told ...
Lumaj enthusiastically recounted the Trump administration's interest in his services Monday night in an appearance before the Republican Town ... Lumaj's stump speech details his fleeing from Albania as a young man, coming to the U.S. as a refugee and settling in New York City, where he worked as a ...
The pivotal aspect (from a historical-political point of view) of the Illyrian (quasi) theory is the claim that the Illyrian-Albanian tribes withdrew from the vast areas of the Balkans settling in the Balkan coastal towns and in the mountains of present-day Albania, Epirus, Macedonia and Montenegro during the ...
In May 2015, the town of Kumanovo where the incident took place, was the scene of a bloody shootout between Albanian militants and police that left 18 people dead, raising ethnic tensions in Macedonia. Kumanovo was also badly affected by the 2001 armed conflict between Macedonian security forces ...
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has redesigned a replacement for the National Theatre of Albania that will include three indoor performance spaces, a rooftop amphitheater and a public space underneath the building. The 9,300 sq m venue is located in Skanderbeg square, adjacent to the ...
“I was offered a job to be the next ambassdor to Albania to represent the United States,” Lumaj told the Republican Town Committee here. “I turned it down, because I think I can serve the state better than being overseas.” He did not say when he was approached by the Trump administration, which has ...
'our design for the new national theatre of albania will continue the city's efforts for making tirana's public spaces more inviting and its public institutions more transparent,' says bjarke ingels. 'the theater is conceived as two buildings connected by the main auditorium: one for the audience and one for the ...
TIRANA (Albania), March 5 (SeeNews) – Albania's state-owned oil and gas company Albpetrol said it is inviting expressions of interest for concession ... agreement with Shell Upstream Albania, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, for block 4 in the southern Albanian mountain of Shpirag.
Al Suwaidi said, “The visit of the Albanian delegation marks an important step in bolstering cooperation between the UAE and Albania, especially with regard to development opportunities and assistance. Over the last seven years, ADFD's special relations with the Albanian government hade advanced ...
Sylejman Neziri owns a grocery store in Ferizaj, a city in southern Kosovo where the population is mostly ethnic Albanian. He has a policy in his store: No Serbian ... “If something is made in Albania and it's good quality, then I have no other choice than to buy it,” he says. Like most Serbs here, he doesn't ...
Parts of northwestern Albania have been flooded after authorities started to release excess waters from three hydropower stations. The country's defense ministry ... Roads in the village of Obot, Shkodra district, were 30 centimeters (12 inches) under water while two bridges in the area have been damaged.
Kentucky and southern Indiana is home to more than 40 craft breweries cranking out beer in cities both big and small. We probably all know that Louisville and Lexington have become craft beer hotspots, with brands like Against the Grain and West Sixth expanding from single locations to huge community ...
Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed three schools in Albania's capital city, Tirana, that will remain open around the clock to double as community hubs. ... be constructed within the Tirana Master Plan conceived by Grimshaw Architects to cover an area of 15 square kilometres in the north-west of the city.
Albanian police in northern town of Puka were engaged in a special operation, not to catch criminals but to rescue an eagle, after environmentalists shared a ... After an investigation the police have discovered that the eagle is in the village of Berishaj in Puka municipality and intervened to release the bird.
Although the war emptied the city of most of its ethnic Albanian inhabitants, the physical damage was confined to a few buildings. Following the war, most of the Serb residents left for nearby Gracanica or points further north, and the UN assumed control over government institutions. But crime and corruption ...
WORCESTER - A small housing project nestled behind St. Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church might seem like a peculiar place to welcome foreign dignitaries, but to former Albanian Prime Minster Pandeli Majko, visiting the city Tuesday was a chance to see what all the fuss was about. During his tour of the ...
Parku Rinia, one of the last open green spaces in the center of Tirana, will be covered in concrete once again by the Tirana municipality. The municipality has planned the construction of a large playground as well as several service kiosks. The construction will be carried out via a so-called public-private ...
The company Alko Impex Construction has been awarded €10.8 million in tenders by seven Socialist Party-run municipalities from 2014 to 2017. The tenders mainly concerned city cleaning and tree-planting. Six of the company's concessionary contracts have been awarded by the Tirana municipality, two ...
The company Alko Impex, whose several infracions concerning public tenders by the Tirana, Elbasan, Dibra, and other municipalities have been revealed lately, has also used falsified documentations to compete for a tender in the Kavaja municipality. Exit has procured the documents filed for the tender ...
It seems the Tirana Municipality has decided to become a real estate dealership, allowing itself to enter negotiations with private developers regarding the public land it owns in the name of the Albanian citizens. A draft decision sent today for approval by Mayor Erion Veliaj to the Municipal Council, ...
"Our design for the new National Theatre of Albania will continue the city's efforts for making Tirana's public spaces more inviting and its public institutions more transparent," said Bjarke Ingels. "The theatre is conceived as two buildings connected by the main auditorium: one for the audience and one for the ...
The idled airport in the northern Albanian city of Kukes is expected to start operations by this autumn, Prime Minister Edi Rama said on April 6. Albania's air transport sector is on the verge of opening up. Tirana International Airport's exclusive rights to international flights was cancelled in 2016 and there are ...
In a normal situation, the so-called “tax on the 'Road of the Nation'” that links Albania to Kosovo would have been talked over through political channels, like political party forums, the media, civil society organizations and so on. It is a sign of Albania's abnormality that nothing like that has happened. Instead, the tax was ...
Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR will provide engineering design services in Albania, according to the letter of intent signed between SOCAR Balkans and Albania's Albgaz company in Baku, SOCAR said in a message Feb. 16. A gas pipeline will be built between the Albanian cities of Fier and Vlora ...
... made public in the post-communist Western Balkan country. Llalla left office in December. There has been no reaction from him so far. The U.S. ambassador to Albania last year accused him of hampering judicial reforms needed before talks can start on possible European Union membership for Albania.
The road from the border with Albania, which runs through the city of Gjakova and onto Prizren, is itself like a scar, a poignant reminder of wartime massacres. It runs alongside the mountainous border and was used as a crossing point by the Kosovo Liberation Army rebels during the war. The villages ...
A draft law that the government approved Wednesday calls for the vetting of Albania's 13,000 police officers. Deputy Interior Minister Julian Hodaj said that authorities want to look at the officers' professional and personal backgrounds in order "to fire some individuals ... elements involved in crime, ...
GOSHEN — Back in 2014, a fierce fire demolished parts of Trebisht, a small village in Albania. ... a lot of money and is faced with other issues, so essentially there's no money to rebuild the school,” said Carly Glasse, a manager at Limoncello's restaurant, located on Main Street in the Village of Goshen.
WORCESTER - A small housing project nestled behind St. Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church might seem like a peculiar place to welcome foreign dignitaries, but to former Albanian Prime Minster Pandeli Majko, visiting the city Tuesday was a chance to see what all the fuss was about. During his tour of the ...


 

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