Record high number of Albanians try ‘American Dream’

Record high number of Albanians try ‘American Dream’

TIRANA, May 31 – Hundreds of thousands of Albanians tried their “American Dream” luck in late 2017 through the U.S. diversity visa lottery registering a record high since the green card lottery was instituted in 1995. Data published by the

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Albania’s bathing waters rate mostly excellent, sufficient quality, EU watchdog says

Albania’s bathing waters rate mostly excellent, sufficient quality, EU watchdog says

TIRANA, May 31 – Five wastewater treatment plants that Albania has made operational in recent years have considerably improved the quality of the country’s bathing waters, giving a boost to the emerging travel and tourism industry, although Albania has to

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Question marks linger over Albania’s national currency controversial strengthening

Question marks linger over Albania’s national currency controversial strengthening

TIRANA, May 31 – As the euro hit a new 10-year low against Albania’s national currency this week, question marks linger over alleged illegal resources behind such depreciation and whether the Albanian government should intervene to support the country’s Eurozone

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Kosovo parliament approves removal of border controls and roaming charges with Albania

Kosovo parliament approves removal of border controls and roaming charges with Albania

TIRANA, May 31 – The Kosovo Parliament approved a resolution to remove border checks and roaming fees with Albania on Wednesday. The resolution was proposed by the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and was approved through a parliamentary majority. The law to

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Finding qualified staff becomes top concern for Albania employers, study shows

Finding qualified staff becomes top concern for Albania employers, study shows

TIRANA, May 30 – Finding qualified staff with the right skills and knowledge is becoming an ever increasing top issue for employers in Albania as the country has been facing a new migration wave in the past five years and

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Albania and Greece continue anti-drug trafficking cross-border operations

Albania and Greece continue anti-drug trafficking cross-border operations

TIRANA, May 30 – Albanian and Greek police notified on Tuesday a joint anti-drug operation in the border area between the two states, in the Saranda district. According to Albanian police, sharing information and coordinating actions of their forces led

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Albania-Kosovo joint gov’t meetings: ‘Too much media show, little substance’

Albania-Kosovo joint gov’t meetings: ‘Too much media show, little substance’

TIRANA, May 30 – As trade exchanges between neighboring Albania and Kosovo slowly progress and a new highway toll Albania has introduced is perceived as an extra barrier, Kosovo business representatives say the four joint government meetings that the two

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Pressure mounts on coach Panucci as Albania suffer new humiliating defeat

Pressure mounts on coach Panucci as Albania suffer new humiliating defeat

TIRANA, May 30 – Albania’s national side suffered a humiliating defeat against Kosovo this week in similar style to last March’s Norway loss, triggering fury among fans and sports experts who are now questioning Christian Panucci’s ability to lead Albania

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US State Department report calls for the preservation of Albania’s religious harmony

US State Department report calls for the preservation of Albania’s religious harmony

TIRANA, May 30 – On Tuesday, the US Department of State released its annual report on the state of religious freedom in the world, saying for Albania that although its constitution allows religious freedom, certain issues with re-appropriation of confiscated

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Albanians arrested for attempting to smuggle Syrian refugees across border

Albanians arrested for attempting to smuggle Syrian refugees across border

TIRANA, May 30 – Two Albanian citizens were arrested in Fier on Wednesday for attempting to smuggle seven Syrian refugees that had reportedly illegally entered the country across the border. 25-year old Mikel Hoxha and 22-year old Xhuljan Bullari, coming

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