Albania’s current account gap narrows as tourism boom compensates slight FDI decline

Albania’s current account gap narrows as tourism boom compensates slight FDI decline

TIRANA, Dec. 11 – Albania’s current account gap narrowed to €519 million in the first three quarters of this year, down 18 percent compared to the same period last year despite a slight contraction in foreign direct investment, according to

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Cash-strapped Vllaznia looking for investors to return competitive to Albanian Superliga

Cash-strapped Vllaznia looking for investors to return competitive to Albanian Superliga

TIRANA, Dec. 11 – One of Albania’s most successful football clubs is heading for privatization after a failed six-year spell as a wholly local government-owned club. Northern Albania Shkodra-based Vllaznia club managed by the local Shkodra municipality has announced it

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Late Polish statesman Piłsudski honored with plaque at Albanian Catholic church

Late Polish statesman Piłsudski honored with plaque at Albanian Catholic church

TIRANA, Dec. 7 – December 5th marked the 150th birth anniversary of Marshal Józef Piłsudski. Even though Piłsudski was Polish, his memory today doesn’t just live in Poland, as a commemorative plaque on the occasion of his anniversary was unveiled

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Laurette de Paname returns to Tirana for premiere show

Laurette de Paname returns to Tirana for premiere show

After the success of her first tour around Albania in November 2016, in Korça and Tirana, Laurette de Paname returns with her friends from Montmartre for a premiere version of the “Music-Hall Show”, which is still to be shown in

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Birds’ festival makes comeback

Birds’ festival makes comeback

The Federation of Albanian Ornithologists (FOSH) and the Municipality of Tirana organize the second edition of ‘Festivali i Zogjve’ (‘Birds  Festival’), on the 9th and 10th of December, at Tirana’s Youth Center. Bird breeders from all over Albania, Italy, Kosovo,

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‘Dajti n’fest’ brings the party to the mountain

‘Dajti n’fest’ brings the party to the mountain

If you are looking to leave the city’s routine for a day of unforgettable amusement as part of the untouched mountainous nature, where man has already added to its natural miracle the miracle of his own hands, and if you

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Bashkim Shehu wins Balkanika literary award

Bashkim Shehu wins Balkanika literary award

TIRANA, Dec. 7 – Bashkim Shehu was honored with the ‘Balkanika 2015’ award on Sunday, the Balkans’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize in literature. At the ceremony, which was held in Skopje, the Albanian author competed against a number of

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December 8, the first meeting with freedom

December 8, the first meeting with freedom

This International Youth Day, Tirana’s Municipality will bring together three generations of Albanians in the context of the activity: ‘8 December, the first meeting with freedom’. Organized in the Youth Centre TEN, at 12am, this event will celebrate the International

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‘Movies that Matter’ film festival raises awareness over human rights

‘Movies that Matter’ film festival raises awareness over human rights

On the International Human Rights Day on December 10th, the Dutch Embassy in Tirana has made it a tradition to hold, in cooperation with Amnesty International and other partner organizations, the human rights film festival ‘Movies that Matter’.  A total of

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Lawmakers approve resolution against domestic violence

Lawmakers approve resolution against domestic violence

TIRANA, Dec. 5 – Albania’s parliament has approved a resolution to address domestic violence, highlighting measures that will lead to violence prevention. The resolution was one of the rare pieces of legislation that has received no votes against in parliament

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