INSTAT: Tirana, Durres performance becomes decisive for GDP growth

INSTAT: Tirana, Durres performance becomes decisive for GDP growth

TIRANA, July 31 – With commodity prices poorly recovering following the mid-2014 slump, the country’s two biggest regions of Tirana and Durres have emerged as the main contributors to Albania’s GDP growth, leaving oil reliant regions such as Fier with

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Swiss archeologists help chart ancient Oricum port unknowns

Swiss archeologists help chart ancient Oricum port unknowns

  TIRANA, July 31 – A team from Switzerland-based Octopus Foundation will be back on a mission to Albania early next September to conduct research on the historical site of Orikum, southern Albania, whose ancient port played a crucial role

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Costly electricity imports unveil need for diversification of hydro-dependent sources

Costly electricity imports unveil need for diversification of hydro-dependent sources

TIRANA, July 31 – The Albanian government spent about €30 million to secure electricity for August 2017 in expensive imports for the second month in a row as the country’s hydro-dependent domestic electricity generation has been paralyzed due to one

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Massive sewage spill startles tourists at Ksamil Beach

Massive sewage spill startles tourists at Ksamil Beach

TIRANA, July 27 – A torrent of sewage water descended on Ksamil Beach in the southern Albanian Riviera Wednesday, startling tourists crowding the beach at the peak of the tourist season, amateur video published online showed.   The dirty water

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Moscow demands Albanian authorities find out how Russian teen died

Moscow demands Albanian authorities find out how Russian teen died

TIRANA, July 27 – Albanian authorities have a man in custody over suspicion that the boat he was driving near a beach in southern Albania accidentally hit and killed a 15-year-old Russian tourist who was swimming in the sea at

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Rama applauds Vucic’s Kosovo op-ed

Rama applauds Vucic’s Kosovo op-ed

TIRANA, July 27 -Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has said a recent op-ed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Kosovo was a sign of progress in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has published an op-ed in which he notes

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Albania, Macedonia to hold joint government meeting

Albania, Macedonia to hold joint government meeting

TIRANA, July 26 -With the new government taking office in Skopje, it appears a new era has started in relations with Albania as the two countries have scheduled a joint government meeting in the border Albanian town of Pogradec later

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Basha promises tough opposition

Basha promises tough opposition

TIRANA, July 27 -After winning a new mandate at the helm of Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha, convened the party’s new parliamentary group urging lawmakers to keep the government in check. “Our opposition will be one that stems

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Tirana council approves increase in tap water price

Tirana council approves increase in tap water price

TIRANA, July 27 – Tirana’s municipal council has approved a request by Mayor Erion Veliaj to increase the price of tap water in the Albanian capital by about 30 percent, with businesses seeing a higher increase than residential units. The

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CEC finalizes results in record time

CEC finalizes results in record time

TIRANA, July 25 – Albania’s Central Election Commission approved this week the final results of the June 25 general parliamentary elections, marking the first time in recent history that the body has been able to issue a final official result

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