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Mijëra ton mish i importuar, Shqipëria treg i rezervave të dyshimta

Statistikat zyrtare tregojnë shifra të larta të mishit që importohet në vendin tonë, ndërsa ekspertët ngrenë pikëpyetje për sigurinë e kushteve të transportit dhe aftësinë e institucioneve për të garantuar cilësinë. Lexoni shkrimin e plote nga TCJE ne gazeten MAPO.  

Posted in Featured, Kryesore

Elections 2017: Seven things to keep in mind as Albanians head to the polls

The parliamentary elections that will be held this Sunday, June 25, 2017, are unique in Albania’s recent history. They are the most unpredictable and the calmest since the fall of communism. They are also a paradox as elections go. And

Posted in Elections 2017, Featured

Why foreign policy is missing from Albania’s electoral campaign

  It is understandable that in a small country like Albania foreign policy is not going to get much attention on the campaign trail. That’s even more the case in a small country that is poor, has frighteningly high unemployment

Posted in Elections 2017, Featured

Three largest parties try to lure voters with pledges of lower taxes, new jobs

With the electoral campaign already underway after the overcome of a 3-month political deadlock, all three major parties, including the Socialist Party and the Socialist Movement for Integration which led the country for the past four years are offering lower

Posted in Elections 2017, Featured

In Depth: Albanians vote to elect local leaders in test elections for governance and new territorial division

Albania's new territorial division as 61 municipalities. (Photo: Instat Gis)

Voters across Albania are heading to the polling stations today to elect their local government leaders – 61 new mayors through a direct vote and 1,610 members of the local municipal councils though a closed-list party vote. Voting started at

Posted in Elections 2015, Featured, In-Depth View

Tirana mayoral candidates focus on economic concerns as campaign continues

With the electoral campaign for the June 21 local elections in full gear, mayoral candidates for the municipality of Tirana, home to a third of the country’s population, have focused much of their attention on economic issues like employment and

Posted in Elections 2015, Featured

Tirana mayoral candidates continue campaign

Political parties in Albania have kicked their mayoral electoral campaigns into full gear, making promises of thousands of jobs, tens of expensive projects, including new schools and infrastructure. The largest mayoral race in terms of number of voters and political

Posted in Elections 2015, Featured

Elections Chamber created to facilitate monitoring, holding candidates accountable

Several civil society organizations involved in the upcoming electoral process for the mayoral elections, have joined forces to assist each-other with information, tools and volunteers to appropriately monitor the process. The coalition, to be known as the Electoral Chamber, will

Posted in Elections 2015, Featured

Communist-era asbestos affecting hundreds, as ignorance of risks persists

Albania is covered in 90,000 tons of communist-era deadly asbestos – and there is little public awareness of the risks or proper tracking of the resulting deadly diseases, environmentalists say.  As tourists looked for a Riviera-bound bus under Tirana’s scorching

Posted in Featured, Human Rights, In-Depth View

Problems in education system making unemployment worse, officials say

Concern is growing in Albania over the quality of the education system and its effects on massive unemployment, particularly among young people, international and local experts say. The World Bank’s regional director, Ellen Goldstein, said at a recent high-level conference

Posted in Featured, In-Depth View
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