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01 Dec 10

World AIDS Day Poses Challenge for Balkans

The region may have avoided an epidemic but there is no room for complacency.

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15 Nov 10

Kosovo Journalist Wins 2010 Balkan Fellowship Prize

Majlinda Aliu from Kosovo, wins first prize in this year's Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence Programme for her article “Trapped in Black: Balkan War Widows”.

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06 Nov 10

Albania Artist Seeks Guinness Record Title

With his fifth bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records, Saimir Strati aims to draw attention to Albania's rich tradition of mosaic artwork.

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04 Nov 10

Albania Arrests Five Over Fake Dollar Bills

Police in Durres announced the arrest of five people suspected of trying to place million-dollar bills as real.

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06 Oct 10

Comic Norman Wisdom Mourned in Albania

In a letter of condolence to Norman Wisdom's family, Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha remembered the late British comic who was much beloved by the Albanian public.

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08 Sep 10

Albania World Heritage Site in 'Damage' Row

Heritage experts have visited an ancient city in Albania amid claims the construction of a new road has damaged the historical site.

27 Aug 10

Region Marks Mother Teresa's Centenary

Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia are marking the birthday of Mother Teresa, born 100 years ago in Skopje.

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19 Aug 10

Archaeologists Hail Roman Discoveries in Apollonia

Two significant Roman artefacts have been unearthed in the ancient city of Apollonia, archaeologists have announced.

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06 Jul 10

'Allegretto Albania' Enjoys Success at German Theatre Festival

There is always a special place for Albanian dramatic productions on the national stage, but that is not always the case beyond the country's borders. Actors from the National Theatre, however, successfully brought "Allegretto Albania" to the Theatre Biennale in Wiesbaden, Germany, and returned home with an award.
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29 Jun 10

Albania Actor Nets Top Award at Moscow Fest

Albanian actor Nik Xhelilaj has been awarded the best actor prize at the Moscow film festival for his role in the German-Albanian co-production “The Albanian.”

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15 Jun 10

Wreckage of WWII Italian Ship Found off Albania Coast

An Albanian-American expedition reported on Monday that it has found the wreckage of a WWII Italian merchant ship that was torpedoed on June 14, 1943 by a British submarine.
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04 Jun 10

Albania Police Bust Antiques Smugglers

Five individuals were arrested in the town of Elbasan on Wednesday accused of smuggling antique religious artifacts and paintings, police said in a statement.

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19 May 10

Albania Plans Gold Coins To Honor Mother Teresa

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha announced on Wednesday that the government will mint a series of gold and silvers coins with Mother Teresa’s portrait in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth.

17 May 10

Joksimovic Sweeps Balkan Music Awards

Serbian singer Zeljko Joksimovic won the top prize at the first Balkan Music Awards presented in the Bulgarian capital Sofia late Sunday night.
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14 May 10

Albania Maps Strategy for the Arts

Talking about culture in Albania seems to be a difficult topic. Gaps in the law of copyright, the law of scenic art and other forms of arts, as well as the lack of new spaces for cultural activities, have been present for years now.

Culture Policy Focus

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28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

Beer, mulled wine, fireworks, Christmas markets, street parties, classical music, trance, great singers – it’s all on hand in cities up and down the Balkans as people get ready to welcome in another year.

02 Aug 16

Albania Opera Chief Quits Over Tiny Budget

24 Sep 15

Albanians See Red About Tirana’s New Bunker

Business

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21 Mar 17

Kosovo, Albania Give 'Common Market' Call Thumbs Down

Kosovo's Prime Minister has dismissed calls for a Western Balkan 'common market' as a pointless diversion from the goal of EU membership - while an important union in Albania has reached the same conclusion.

15 Feb 17

Albanian PM Accused of Breaking Jobs Promise

17 Jan 17

Young Albanians Strike Gold in the Emirates

06 Dec 16

Italian Law Threatens Call Centres in Albania

17 Oct 16

Albania-Serbia Trade Grows From Modest Base