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News Albania: Albania premier asks EU for help seizing gang crime profits

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/albania-premier-asks-eu-for-help-seizing-gang-crime-profits/2017/11/20/64a3b2d4-ce09-11e7-a87b-47f14b73162a_story.html
Publication date: onday 20 November 2017

TIRANA, Albania — Albania’s prime minister wants support from European Union countries in cracking down on criminal gangs that profit from drug sales, prostitution, human trafficking and other illicit activities. Prime Minister Edi Rama said in a ...

News Albania: Which Are The Biggest Industries In Albania?

News channel or source: http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/which-are-the-biggest-industries-in-albania.html
Publication date: onday 20 November 2017

Albania boasts Europe's largest onshore oil reserves as well as the second largest oil reserves in all of the Balkans. In 2016, the industrial sector accounted for 14.9% of Albania's GDP. Albania is an industrialized upper-middle-income nation, and it ...

News Albania: Albania’s Durres port boosts Jan-Oct cargo traffic

News channel or source: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/albanias-durres-port-boosts-jan-oct-cargo-traffic/
Publication date: onday 20 November 2017

Albania’s largest sea port of Durres has handled 3.1 million tonnes of cargo in the January-October period in 2017, up 8% year-on-year, the port authority said. Cargo exports increased by 20% on the year to 1.123 million tonnes, the port authority said ...

News Albania: Albania’s drug crime is now a European problem

News channel or source: https://www.ft.com/content/fc552324-cac1-11e7-ab18-7a9fb7d6163e
Publication date: Sunday 19 November 2017

I am well aware that some people, if you mention Albania, think of crime and drugs. I am aware too that to erase that image — profoundly unfair to a country of largely peaceful, law abiding people — will take time and, above all, action. Last week we ...

News Albania: Albania says 4 officers deserted after training in Britain

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/16/albania-says-4-officers-deserted-after-training-in-britain.html
Publication date: hursday 16 November 2017

TIRANA, Albania – Albania's Defense Ministry says it has lodged criminal charges against four military officers who allegedly deserted after training in Britain. A statement the ministry issued on Thursday said the four army officers did not return to ...

News Albania: Albania’s Blood Feuds

News channel or source: https://longreads.com/2017/11/15/albanias-blood-feuds/
Publication date: Friday 17 November 2017

Our neighbor accidentally drove over our lawn, dislodging a decorative boulder that I put in, but he never mentioned it. We could see the tire tracks from his side of our shared driveway. He probably saw me digging another hole to put the giant rock back in.

News Albania: Turkish aid group helps orphans in Albania

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/balkans/195848/turkish-aid-group-helps-orphans-in-albania
Publication date: onday 20 November 2017

Turkish humanitarian aid group IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation along with the Albanian Alternative Foundation of the Future (ALSAR) donated money to about 2,000 orphans at an event in the Albanian capital on Saturday. The event was thus attended by ...

News Albania: Minnesota elementary school students learn about life in Albania

News channel or source: https://www.peacecorps.gov/stories/minnesota-elementary-school-students-learn-about-life-albania/
Publication date: hursday 16 November 2017

What kind of animals do they have in Albania? Do kids ride bikes? How do they build their homes? Do they play hockey? Jill with her host family. These were just some of the many questions I fielded from Mrs. Kimberly Scheuring’s inquisitive fourth ...

News Albania: Albania appeals court cuts jail to ex-dictator's grandson

News channel or source: http://www.tampabay.com/albania-appeals-court-cuts-jail-to-ex-dictators-grandson-ap_world4c2c7e0c78884d5282f5dab73ecdd2f7
Publication date: Wednesday 15 November 2017

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court has reduced the jail sentence for the grandson of the country's late communist dictator and three other associates after they admitted trafficking cocaine from Latin America to Western Europe. The Tirana ...

News Albania: EU: Judicial reform 'essential' for Albania's accession

News channel or source: http://www.ctpost.com/news/world/article/EU-Judicial-reform-essential-for-Albania-s-12358951.php
Publication date: Wednesday 15 November 2017

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union has reminded Albania that judicial reform is "essential" in its bid to launch membership negotiations. A statement Wednesday from the EU-Albania delegation meeting — EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ...