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23 Oct 09

Ismail Kadare To Receive Prince of Asturias Prize

Albanian writer Ismail Kadare will receive Spain's highest literary honour, the Asturias prize, at a Friday ceremony in Oviedo.

13 Jul 09

Tomb Raiders Try to Plunder Albania Ancient City

Albanian police are on the hunt for a group of tomb raiders who attempted to open a series of graves in the ancient city of Apollonia on Sunday.
25 Jun 09

Albanian Writer Awarded Prince of Asturias Prize

World renowned Albanian writer Ismail Kadare was awarded on Wednesday the Prince of Asturias prize, Spain’s highest literary recognition.

19 May 09

Pot Party 'listed' in Albania's Election

The logo of the Marijuana Party was listed in an Albanian ballot approved by Central Electoral Commission, CEC, ahead of June 28 elections, raising questions of how thoroughly the Commission is checking the ballots.
12 May 09

Balkan Singers Ready for Eurovision Action

Europe’s biggest televised event starts tonight, drawing 42 countries into what cynics in Western Europe have long written off as a farce corrupted by nationalistic voting and poor music and what, here, a little further east is a matter of national honour and pride.  
24 Feb 09

Albania Shuts Down Film School In Property Row

Albanian police shut down the country’s only film school, the Marubi Academy, on Tuesday arresting its dean and several students over a property dispute with the Ministry of Culture.
23 Feb 09

Grave Robbers Loot Albania Cemetery

The cemetery of the small Albania southern town of Ereseka fell prey to thieves last week, who defaced tombs in search of bronze and marble ornaments.
30 Jan 09

Macedonia Opens Mother Teresa House

Macedonia is formally opening a Memorial House dedicated to the late Mother Teresa, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to commemorate her birth in the Macedonian capital Skopje.
12 Jan 09

Macedonia Police Arrests Smuggling Horse

Macedonian police took into custody a horse used by a crime ring to smuggle air conditioners from Serbia.
26 Dec 08

Taxi Santa Cruises Skopje Streets

Who says Santa has to ride a flying sleigh? In Skopje, he drives a taxi.
22 Dec 08

Albania Picks Reality Show Starlet for Eurovision

A 16-year-old former reality show contestant won Albania's song festival on Sunday, securing a ticket for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.

09 Dec 08

Macedonia Opens Museum on Water

A museum on water aimed to depict an ancient stilt-house settlement opened Monday on the south-eastern coast of Lake Ohrid, Macedonia’s largest tourist destination.
13 Nov 08

Days of Macedonian Culture in US

Skopje _ World famous Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski's debut concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday will launch a Days of Macedonian Culture programme in the United States.
12 Nov 08

Albania Honours Actor Jim Belushi

Albania’s President Bamir Topi decorated the Hollywood actor Jim Belushi with title 'honour of the nation' during a TV show held on Monday in Tirana.

17 Oct 08

Skopje Jazz Festival Kicks In

Skopje _ The 27th Jazz Festival in Skopje starts on Friday evening with the joint performance by the renown German oud player and composer of Lebanese origin Rabih Abou-Khalil and Macedonia’s philharmonic orchestra.

Culture Policy Focus

17 Aug 17

VIDEO: Albanian "Thailand" Attracts Hundreds of Tourists

Unexplored nature, azure waterways and the many opportunities for adventure have recently turned the Shala river valley into one of the tourist hotspots in the Albanian Alps.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

02 Aug 16

Albania Opera Chief Quits Over Tiny Budget

24 Sep 15

Albanians See Red About Tirana’s New Bunker


17 Jan 18

Albania Mulls Building Second Passenger Airport

After a series of debates and repeated promises, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama announced Wednesday that he received a proposal to begin building the country’s second passenger airport near the coastal city of Vlora “by this summer".