Doing Business 2018: Albania’s business climate deteriorates, regional competitors gain ground

Doing Business 2018: Albania’s business climate deteriorates, regional competitors gain ground

TIRANA, Oct. 31 – Albania lost seven places to rank 65th among 190 economies in the 2018 Doing Business report, lagging behind almost all regional competitors which made considerable progress over the past year, according to a World Bank report.

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Tirana conducts tests to launch public transport electric buses

Tirana conducts tests to launch public transport electric buses

TIRANA, Oct. 31 – Tirana has successfully tested the first electric bus and is on track to become one of Europe’s first capital cities to launch electric buses in a bid to reduce pollution. A Solaris Urbino 12 electric, a

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Inequality gap widens as richest 10% spend 3.5 times more

Inequality gap widens as richest 10% spend 3.5 times more

TIRANA, Oct. 31 – Albania’s inequality gap widened in 2016 as the richest 10 percent of households spent 2.5 times more than the overwhelming 90 percent of Albanians, an annual survey conducted by state statistical institute, INSTAT, has found. A

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Taxpayer support for PPPs set to sharply increase under controversial €1 billion project

Taxpayer support for PPPs set to sharply increase under controversial €1 billion project

TIRANA, Oct. 30 – The cost of about a dozen public private partnerships the Albanian government has signed with private companies in the key health, waste-to-energy and customs sectors is expected to increase by a third in 2018 and is

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‘The Last Days of Mankind’ opens at the National Arts Gallery

‘The Last Days of Mankind’ opens at the National Arts Gallery

TIRANA, Oct. 25 – Deborah Sengl brings her own interpretation of the work ‘the Last Days of Mankind’ by writer Kraus, at an exhibition hosted by the National Arts Gallery. Kraus himself wrote that ‘mice are good for metaphors’ and

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Double Feature #7: Donika Çina and Hanna Hildebrand

Double Feature #7: Donika Çina and Hanna Hildebrand

The works of Albanian artist Donika Çina and Italian-born artist, Hanna Hildebrand, will be brought together through an exhibition that will remain open until Saturday, November 11th, at the Tirana Art Lab. This exhibition is conceived around the two artists’

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‘Home and Abroad’ Art Exhibition

‘Home and Abroad’ Art Exhibition

TIRANA, Oct. 20 – The exhibition titled ‘Home and Abroad’ was inaugurated on Friday, at the National History Museum, in Tirana. This exhibition comes from the joint effort of two artists’ separate works, Albanian Helidon Haliti and Chinese Li Xiaocheng,

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‘Skampa’ International Theatre Festival returns with ‘Skampa 2017’

‘Skampa’ International Theatre Festival returns with ‘Skampa 2017’

ELBASAN, Oct. 22 – The annual International Contemporary Theatre Festival ‘Skampa’ attracted the attention of the scenic art’s crowd with its premiering night on Sunday;  an event that has now become a tradition in promoting art and the new legacy

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A doorway to the past, a lesson for the future

A doorway to the past, a lesson for the future

By Sidonja Manushi In the centre of a newborn city, on the second floor of a newborn house, in 1932, physician and well-known intellectual Jani Basho was cradling a newborn boy in his arms. He had only recently received King

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AIIS: The role of energy policies in economic growth and power

AIIS: The role of energy policies in economic growth and power

TIRANA, Oct. 25 – Through a well-established tradition of cooperation, the Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), organized a conference on energy projects and policies as factors of economic growth and power.

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