INSTAT: Q1 GDP recovers by 4% on energy-related investment

INSTAT: Q1 GDP recovers by 4% on energy-related investment

TIRANA, June 30 – Albania’s GDP growth recovered by about 4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, registering one of the highest quarterly growth rates since 2009 when the country’s economic growth embarked on a downward trend

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Call for cooperation and support

Call for cooperation and support

GALERIAKALO started its activity on 12 November 2014. From that day to date, it successfully displayed hundreds of artworks from Albanian, Austrian, Australian, Croatian, Slovenian, French, Kosovan, German, Greek artists through 32 exhibitions organized mainly in Tirana, but also in

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Skenderbeu remain Albania’s sole club likely to progress to next Europa League stage

Skenderbeu remain Albania’s sole club likely to progress to next Europa League stage

TIRANA, June 30 – Skenderbeu was the only Albanian club to win in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League qualification campaign on Thursday as Partizani and Tirana suffered defeats making their progress to the next stage an almost

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Editorial: Elections: The present and the future of a democratic society

Editorial: Elections: The present and the future of a democratic society

Parliamentary elections are a good time to evaluate the functioning of democracy in a country like Albania. Was this electoral process better than previous ones? Is Albanian society more democratic now than four years ago? Are parties more democratic in

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The Emperor’s new clothes: Serbia’s first female gay prime minister

The Emperor’s new clothes: Serbia’s first female gay prime minister

By Aleksandar Pavlović Seemingly against all odds, Serbian new President and previous Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić named as his successor Ana Brnabić, a young, Western-educated lesbian. “I love Vučić!”, emphatically shouted my Albanian colleague upon hearing the news, thus exemplifying

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Preliminary conclusions of the international election observers

Preliminary conclusions of the international election observers

Prepared by OSCE/ODHIR, EU and CoE International Observer Mission   The 25 June 2017 parliamentary elections took place following a political agreement between the leaders of the Socialist Party (SP) and Democratic Party (DP) that secured the participation of the

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Vasili resigns as head of SMI, Kryemadhi named interim leader

Vasili resigns as head of SMI, Kryemadhi named interim leader

TIRANA, June 29 – Petrit Vasili announced Thursday he was resigning as leader of the Socialist Movement from Integration after the party did not meet its own expectations in the June. “My resignation comes to help the party organize itself

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Greece condemns ‘dangerous’ Skanderbeg Square rocks

Greece condemns ‘dangerous’ Skanderbeg Square rocks

ATHENS, June 27 – Greece’s government has issued a strong statement condemning Albanian officials’ decision to display rocks from neighbouring countries, including a village in northern Greece, in the capital of Tirana, as part of the redevelopment plan of the

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Eurostat: Albania has Europe’s cheapest restaurants, hotels

Eurostat: Albania has Europe’s cheapest restaurants, hotels

TIRANA, June 29 – Albania’s restaurants and hotels are Europe’s cheapest, a report by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union has found. At 40 percent of the EU average, Albania’s price levels on restaurants and hotels are the

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Vienna Institute upgrades Albania’s growth forecast on export, investment recovery

Vienna Institute upgrades Albania’s growth forecast on export, investment recovery

TIRANA, June 29 – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies has revised Albania’s 2017 growth prospects on recovering exports and ongoing energy-related investment. In its latest summer forecast, the Vienna Institute, one of the top centers for research in

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