Year: 2024

6th edition of “Spirit of the Balkans” regional festival held in Korça

TIRANA, May 27 /ATA/ The 6th edition of the “Spirit of the Balkans” festival, the largest folklore festival in the region, was held in Korça during the weekend. The performances by ensembles from North Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Albania created…

17-year-old social media recluse is a tradition keeper, maintains folk crafts museum at home

Madalin Marian Lita – a 17-year-old 10th grader from the village of Balteni, Buzau County, is a social media recluse, but loves traditional crafts: he set up a folk art museum right at his home, picking the weaving loom and…

Israel sowing hate that will impact generations – Crosetto

Italian Defence Minister Guido Crosetto said Monday that Israel is sowing hatred that will affect its future generations after an Israeli strike on tents hosting displaced people in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, killed dozens of people. “I have the…

SPE organizers unveil bust of Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer

Struga, 27 May 2024 (MIA) — Struga Poetry Evenings organizers unveiled a bust of one of the festival’s laureates, the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, and read his poems in Macedonian and in Swedish, the SPE said in a press release….

United Airlines launches direct daily flight between Athens and Chicago O’Hare

United Airlines has launched a new daily direct flight between Athens International Airport and its main hub in Chicago O’Hare, increasing flights from Greece by more than 30% by 2024. This new seasonal flight from Athens to Chicago O’Hare adds…

The opposition is not expected to agree to the dissolution of the Assembly

The opposition parties in the Assembly of Kosovo are not expected to find a common language for the dissolution of the Assembly, which would enable the country to organize snap elections. In the largest opposition party, PDK, they say that…

More and more tourists flock to Gjirokastra Castle, over 50 thousand visitors in first 5 months of the year

TIRANA, May 26 /ATA/ Gjirokastra Castle, owing to the historical and architectural values, continues to remain the main attraction for local and foreign tourist groups according to their guides and trips to the stone city. The Gjirokastra Regional Directorate of…

7th Edition of Nike: The Game and The Victory Festival of Historical Reenactments Takes Place in Nicopolis ad Istrum

The 7th Nike: The Game and The Victory Festival of Historical Reenactments  took place on Saturday in the national historical and archaeological reserve Nicopolis ad Istrum near the village of Nikyup in Veliko Tarnovo. The event featured rituals from Roman…

Mircea Cartarescu’s novel Solenoid wins Dublin Literary Award for 2024

The novel Solenoid by Romanian writer Mircea Cartarescu, in the English rendition by Seán Cotter, is the winner of the Dublin Literary Award for 2024, irishtimes.com announced on Thursday. Published by Deep Vellum, Solenoid is the first book translated from…

Electricity production from privately-held power plants up 7.8% in Q1, 2024

TIRANA, May 25 /ATA/ – Albania’s public hydropower stations generated a total of  1162 GWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2024, down by 28.1% from 1614 GWh of electricity produced during the same period of the previous year….

Kusari-Lila: The EU should change its approach to dialogue, membership in the Council of Europe during 2024

The EU should change its approach to dialogue, says the head of the Parliamentary Group of the Vetëvendosje Movement, Mimoza Kusari-Lila, since the process so far has not brought success and it is necessary to have a different format after…

Electronic Governance Ministry Completes Voting Machine Certification

Experts from the Ministry of Electronic Governance have completed successfully the necessary activities and verification to authenticate the voting machines to be used in the June 9 national snap parliamentary and European elections, caretaker Minister Valentin Mundrov announced on Saturday. “By the…