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Albania seizes two tonnes of cannabis

Tirana - Albanian police on Thursday seized two tonnes of cannabis aimed at consumers in Italy and Greece, arresting seven people suspected of drug trafficking, they said in a statement.The haul was seized in Karaburun, 150 kilometres (90 miles) southwest of th...
In the Media by AFP

Hundreds taken ill while harvesting marijuana in Albania

Since June, hundreds of people, mostly women and children, have taken ill while harvesting illegal marijuana in Albania, according to a Reuters report published Friday.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 4 comments

Albania's continuing blood feuds

In Albania, the Kanun, a centuries-old code of conduct still regulating many aspects of life in rural areas, especially the mountainous north, requires that killings be avenged with blood.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 1 comment

'Bizarre' King Zog's remains repatriated to Albania

Tirana - The remains of Europe’s strangest monarch, King Zog I of Albania, were exhumed in France and repatriated to Albania on Thursday last week.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Albania to put tourist beds in Communist concrete bunkers

Tirana - A vast array of ugly Igloo-shaped concrete bunkers litter Albania, a constant reminder of former Communist dictator Enver Hoxha's paranoia. A joint German-Albanian tourism project plans to put beds in the bunkers to transform them into tourist hostels.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

Albanian minister: Gay activists should be beaten with truncheons

Tirana - As Albanian gay rights activists announced plans to hold the nation's first ever gay pride parade in May. An Albanian minister said activists should be beaten with truncheons, if the event goes ahead.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Albanian tourism is booming: Interview with Jimmy Lama

Once the butt of many jokes, Albania is emerging as one of Europe's hottest new destinations, and its ambassadors are taking the message from Tel Aviv to Berlin. Digital Journal caught up with one of them in Montenegro.
In the Media by Paul Bradbury - 3 comments

Residential property prices up more than 10% in Albania

Albania's Central Bank announces a sharp increase in residential housing prices in the latest piece of good news from the former Communist country.
In the Media by Paul Bradbury

Visa-free travel for Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina

Brussels - Citizens of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina who possess biometric passports will be able to travel without a visa in the Schengen area from mid-December. The decision came today after a meeting of the Council of the European Union (EU).
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Four Guantanamo Bay detainees arrive in Albania and Spain

Four more detainees have been transferred out of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Three men from North Africa have been accepted by Albania, with the remaining man from the Palestinian Territories being accepted by Spain.
In the Media by Chris Dade
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