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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.

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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.
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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.  
albania-shuts-down-film-school-in-property-row
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.
grave-robbers-loot-albania-cemetery
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.
macedonia-opens-mother-teresa-house
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.
macedonia-police-arrests-smuggling-horse
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.
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26 Dec 08

Taxi Santa Cruises Skopje Streets

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

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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.
days-of-macedonian-culture-in-us
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.
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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.

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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.
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07 Aug 08

Bocelli Draws Crowds to Medjugorje

Sarajevo_ Large crowds were expected to hear Andrea Bocelli sing on Thursday, August 7, in Medjugorje, the shrine town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 kilometres from Mostar.
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08 Feb 08

Kosovo Art Show Stormed in Belgrade

Belgrade/Novi Sad _ Serbian ultra-nationalists have stormed a Belgrade gallery and prevented the opening of an exhibition by ethnic Albanian artists from independence-seeking Kosovo.

Culture Policy Focus

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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

Business

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08 Nov 17

Resistance Grows in Albania to Rama’s Tax Reforms

Controversial reforms designed to curb the grey economy by forcing small firms to pay VAT, among other things, are coming under increasingly hostile scrutiny.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans