Italian man detained at customs for not declaring €50,000 in cash

Italian man detained at customs for not declaring €50,000 in cash

DURRES, Dec. 4 – An Italian man is under investigation for trying to leave Albania with 50,000 euros in cash without properly declaring it to customs officials. Police said the 61-year-old, whose name as not been made public, was detained

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Albania floods: No major impact on GDP expected as key hydropower sector moves out of crisis

Albania floods: No major impact on GDP expected as key hydropower sector moves out of crisis

TIRANA, Dec. 4 – The massive floods that affected central and southern Albania over last weekend are expected to have no major impact on the country’s GDP growth despite significant damage to thousands of homes, the agriculture sector and public

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Floods hit Albania, damage hundreds of homes and businesses

Floods hit Albania, damage hundreds of homes and businesses

TIRANA, Dec. 2 – Torrential rains and the resulting floods have wreaked havoc across Albania, causing the evacuation of hundreds of people and damage to infrastructure, homes and businesses. At least one person has died. Heavy rains that started Thursday

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Torrential rains bring floods across Albania

Torrential rains bring floods across Albania

TIRANA, Nov. 30 – Albanians are preparing for the worst as non-stop torrential rains have started and are predicted to continue for several days – with major flooding predicted across the country. Several parts of the country were already seeing

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Metropolitan Theater brings Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Metropolitan Theater brings Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

One of the world’s most influential playwrights, William Shakespeare, will come for the first time on the stage of the Metropol Theatre during this December to present a timeless masterpiece – the “Twelfth Night”. The events of this comedy, as

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National History Museum, a key attraction during independence holidays

National History Museum, a key attraction during independence holidays

TIRANA, Nov. 30 – The National History Museum, one of the most important museum institutions in Albania, served as a key attraction on the occasion of the national holidays of the 28-29 November, becoming crowded with visitors throughout the day.

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‘North Korea’s ‘Choreography of Happiness’ opens at Kalo Gallery

‘North Korea’s ‘Choreography of Happiness’ opens at Kalo Gallery

TIRANA, Nov. 30 – “North Korea’s Choreography of Happiness” is an exhibition attempting to see from far and from close how the people of North Korea react to foreigners and their own countrymen. According to photographer Alfred Diebold, North Korea

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Kune-Vain Valley’s natural habitat renewed under protection moratorium

Kune-Vain Valley’s natural habitat renewed under protection moratorium

TIRANA, Nov. 30 – Albania’s valleys offer a wide range of natural diversification both for the country and the region. The Kune-Vain valley in Lezhë was the first area to be declared protected in Albania, 77 years ago. Though the

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Opposition says waste-management investments are corrupt

Opposition says waste-management investments are corrupt

TIRANA, Nov. 27 – The head of the Albanian opposition, Lulzim Basha, said this week the proposed construction of three incinerators in the cities of Tirana, Fier and Elbasan was a “corrupt affair.” According to Basha, Prime Minister Edi Rama

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‘Orphan Children’s Week’ brings together art, culture and politics

‘Orphan Children’s Week’ brings together art, culture and politics

TIRANA, Nov. 27 – “Orphaned Children’s Week”, an activity organized by President Ilir Meta, in cooperation with the National Institute for the Integration of Albanian Orphans, gathered prominent figures in the fields of culture, art and politics that support and

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