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Albania chrome miner hunger strike enters eighth day

Reuters reported that a hunger strike by chrome miners against Albania’s largest employer, DCM DECOmetal, entered its eighth day on Tuesday as the two sides appeared closer to negotiating an end to a month long dispute. The miners have been … Continue reading

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Albanian miners at DCM DECOmetal on hunger strike over pay hike

Reuters reported that a group of Albanian miners have entered the second day of a hunger strike to press Austrian miner DCM DECOmetal to meet their demands for a 20% pay rise and fresh investment. Mr Taf Koleci president of … Continue reading

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Albanian miners start underground hunger strike

TIRANA, Albania — Twenty-five Albanian miners say they are going on hunger strike, demanding better pay and working conditions – 1.4 kilometers (nearly a mile) deep in a northern chromium mine. Monday’s strike in Bulqiza, 31 miles (50 kilometers) north … Continue reading

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Strike halts chrome production at DCM DECOmetal mine

Reuters reported that a strike at Albania’s largest chrome mine, which is owned by Austria’s DCM DECOmetal, has shut down all mining there for the past two weeks. Representatives of the 700 miners at the Bulqiza mine have sought to … Continue reading

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Arsonists attack Albanian consul’s car in northern Greek city of Thessaloniki

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek authorities say an incendiary bomb has damaged the car of Albania’s consul in the northern city of Thessaloniki, causing damage but no injuries. Police said Friday the incendiary device, consisting of four camping gas canisters, had … Continue reading

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Four shot dead in Albania clashes

Four people have been killed and dozens injured in extensive anti-government clashes outside the prime minister’s office in Tirana, the Albanian capital. State health officials confirmed the four had died from gunshot wounds during the clashes between opposition supporters and … Continue reading

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