Albania. The ruling right-wing coalition suffered a stinging defeat when municipal elections were held in February. The opposition bloc, led by the Socialist Party PSSH, won in a majority of municipalities, including the capital Tirana. The government coalition only won in one major city: Shkodër. As a result of the weak result, Prime Minister Sali Berisha re-furnished the government in March.
One of the small parties, the Christian Democratic PDK, left the government coalition in May. According to CountryAAH, Tirana is the capital city of Albania. The reason was stated to be that the dominant Democratic Party PDS has broken a promise not to stand in an election district in the municipal elections. The departure was of no decisive importance; PDK had only two mandates and no ministerial post.
In June, George W. Bush came on a state visit. He was the first US president to ever set foot in Albania and he was received as a hero by the Albanians. Berisha explained that Bush was the most important person to date. Bush strongly supported the ethnic Albanians in Kosovo and their struggle for independence, which increased enthusiasm even more.
Albania weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 16 ° C and 24 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in May in Durrës, while March is noticeably cooler in Tirana.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 15-19 ° C.
In March, at about 10 days can be expected precipitation in April at about 10 days in May at about 9 days.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines on average between 0 and 8 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Tirana, with less sun you will have to make do with Durrës in March.
Tirana, (alb. Tiranë, 1100-t. Lat. Plenum Tyrena ‘the city and the people of Tyrena’, shown after Tyrrhenoi, the Greek name of the Etruscans), the capital of Albania on the Ishm river approximately 30 km east of the port city of Durres; 380,400 residents (2003). Tirana, also the capital of a district of the same name (677,900 in 2004), is Albania’s administrative, economic and industrial center with the metal and chemical industries. In addition, building materials, food, clothing, glass, porcelain and other consumer goods. Power plants and lignite deposits are found in the area. The city has great migration from the rest of the country, especially since 1990. The market economy’s entry after 1990 has resulted in severe pollution from private cars and extensive migration, which through unplanned construction has created extensive slums on the outskirts of Tirana and an unofficial total population to be over 700,000 residents. In addition, high-rise construction in the city center has been increased.
Skanderbeg Square is the most important city with a statue of the national hero Skanderbeg (Gjergj Kastrioti) erected in 1968, the Etehem Bey Mosque (built 1789-1819) and the Soviet-begun but Albanian completed cultural palace (1959-63) with opera, theater and library. Here is also the National Museum (1981). The State University (1957), the Art Museum (1974) and the Pyramid-shaped International Cultural Center, the former Enver Hoxha Museum (1988), are close by. In the old town east and north of Skanderbeg Square you can see some older buildings. Many kiosks and other illegally erected buildings 1990-2000, i.e. in the central parks, was removed when Edi Rama became mayor in 2000; At the same time, a colorful facade paint has given the city an architectural boost. In 2005, Henning Larsens won Drawing room an international competition for a high-rise project at Skanderbeg Square.
A castle was built on the site by Justinian I in 500 AD, but only in 1614 was an actual city founded. More than local importance was given to the city when it became the capital of Albania in 1920. During the Italian occupation of 1939-44, a number of pompous Italian-style buildings were erected, and during the communist period, especially in the 1950’s, many Soviet-style monumental buildings were built. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, urban expansions were also financed with financial assistance from China.