Tirana Still Most Polluted City of Albania

Tirana Still Most Polluted City of Albania

According to the Director of the National Environmental Agency (AKM) Julian Beqiri, Tirana continues to be the most polluted city in Albania during 2016. Overall, Beqiri stated, municipalities continue to perform poorly in terms of pollution reduction and waste management, in spite of the territorial reform, which was expected to increase the efficiency of municipalities […]

Higher Education Plagued by Corruption, Report Finds

Higher Education Plagued by Corruption, Report Finds

According to the report “Corruption in Higher Education” published by the NGO Qendresa Qytetare, 90% of students in the higher education system consider the level of corruption to by high. 80% of the students think that corruption exists in their university. The results of a questionnaire answered by 248 students of all levels within the […]

4 Days: 8 Dead, 12 Wounded

4 Days: 8 Dead, 12 Wounded

In the last 4 days, 8 people have died and 12 others were wounded as a result of accidents on the road, the beach, or crime. July 17 An 18-year-old man dies after being hit by a car on Don Bosko road in Tirana; One person dies and a child got wounded in an accident […]

Veliera Square Archeology Disappears under Concrete

Veliera Square Archeology Disappears under Concrete

According to the blog Amfora, the construction company working at Veliera Square in Durrës has covered the archeological finds from the Roman period with concrete. The archeological layers that have been made inaccessible contained, according to the National Council of Archeology (KKA), a “Roman pillar,” from the 2nd century CE. The finds were made a few months ago […]

What Is the Tirana Municipality Actually Doing?

What Is the Tirana Municipality Actually Doing?

About a month ago, I wrote a rather critical review of the new Skënderbeg Square. This article had two immediate consequences. The first one was that the municipality removed overnight the two tiles containing the Fusha shpk logos near the top of the pyramid. It correctly realized that branding a “prestigious” public square with one […]

Adventure in the Lagoon

Adventure in the Lagoon

The five of them traveled together to Karavasta. They had left Tirana at dawn, and approaching the destination their conversations livened up. The driver suggested to have breakfast. The restaurant was a village shack packed with farmers, their faces already tired from the sunlight, even though they weren’t out in the fields yet. Behind the kitchen, through a […]

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