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Top Hotel Representing Well Sofia’s History and Future Potential – Sofia Balkan Hotel GM, Athanasios Pantazis

Top Hotel Representing Well Sofia’s History and Future Potential – Sofia Balkan Hotel GM, Athanasios Pantazis

Mr. Pantazis, we understand in recent years you’ve moved from Starwood Sheraton brand name to Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel. Can you please elaborate to our readers what this means for the future of the hotel? We operate under Starwood Hotels Group which has a total of 9 brands, including Sheraton [...]

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US & New Bulgarian Government – Sign FATCA Agreement

Bulgarian Finance Minister and US Ambassador signing FATCA Agreement

CLICK for: Press 2014-12-05 FATCA (Original Document – Bulgaria and FATCA)   Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and US Ambassador to Bulgaria HE. Marcie Ries signed an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States to improve tax compliance internationally. Through this agreement, [...]

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Simon Shiroka – Kosovar Artist

Simon Shiroka – Kosovar Artist

The American Times was on site at Opening Night for the Simon Shiroka Exhibition in Tirana. This event was perfectly positioned for representation in this particular edition; attending an art premier in Albania of a Kosovar artist. Through this kind of event one cannot help but reaffirm the synergy between [...]

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Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of EU Funds and Economic Policies

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of EU Funds and Economic Policies

Joining our interview with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on the 18th of November 2014 was Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of EU Funds and Economic Policy. During our time with both leaders we learned more about what Bulgaria needs to build on domestically, namely energy and EU Funding, rather [...]

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Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria on Sectors of Opportunity and Bulgaria’s Finances

The American Times Presents: Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov

  Mr. Borisov, you were Prime Minister in 2012 as well. What are some things you are looking to accomplish this time around or what would you do differently?   Unfortunately, we have to handle our national finances, something we were unable to do back in 2012. As a result, [...]

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Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova: Green City and the EU

The American Times Presents: Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova

  It’s the end of the year and budgets are being established for next year for private and public entities. What does 2015 have in store for Sofia? Right before this interview I had a budget meeting with the opposing party. They will not support the budget, this is clear, [...]

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Kosovo’s Largest Telecom Provider, PTK acting CEO Speaks about Privatization and Customer Care

PTK acting CEO, Mr. Mehdi Latifaj

Spending an enlightening hour with acting CEO of PTK, one of Kosovo’s most successfully run state-owned companies, Mr. Mehdi Latifaj, exhibited a passion for customers and employees alike whilst pragmatically offering his stance on the privatization process of the company. In the west we are not accustomed to working for [...]

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Pope Francis in Albania: Make it a Year-Round Event

Pope Francis at Presidential Palace - Albania

Religious figures, well, for that matter, religion as a whole, generally play a nil role in an American Times project. However, in this instance the Pope’s visit to Tirana, Albania on September, 20th 2014 is worthy to mention for a few reasons. Albania is a country that like many small [...]

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Prime Minister Hopeful, Ramush Haradinaj: People, Politics and Privatization

Prime Minister Hopeful, Ramush Haradinaj: People, Politics and Privatization

Take for example the ossification of American politics today. No one is willing to budge, i.e. thinking of the people first, because it ‘may’ hurt their own careers, naturally this runs counter to everything a public servant stands for. It’s this journalist’s opinion that Mr. Haradinaj offers a simple reminder [...]

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Art & Trashegimi (Albanian Art & Heritage)

Art & Trashegimi (Albanian Art & Heritage)

In 1943 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote: “There is only one problem, a single one, in the world. To give back to humanity a spiritual significance, spiritual concerns. To let rain on them something that resembles Gregorian chanting. (…) We cannot go on living on fridges, politics, card games and crosswords! We [...]

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