Gov’t okays lower corporate income tax, incentives on agribusiness in pre-election package

Gov’t okays lower corporate income tax, incentives on agribusiness in pre-election package

TIRANA, June 21 – The Albanian government approved lower corporate income tax and incentives on agribusinesses this week as part of a mid-year fiscal package in changes that are not expected to become effective before next January ahead of the

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Albanian clubs face tough European competition opponents

Albanian clubs face tough European competition opponents

TIRANA, June 21 – Albanian teams have been drawn against rather tough opponents for their Champions League and Europa League qualifying campaigns. Kukes are the luckiest team on paper having been drawn against Valleta, a team that has dominated Malta’s

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Tirana’s renovated Skanderbeg square claims European public space award

Tirana’s renovated Skanderbeg square claims European public space award

TIRANA, June 21 – The renovation of Tirana’s landmark Skanderbeg square has claimed the European Prize for Urban Public Space awarded by Barcelona’s Centre of Contemporary Culture, beating projects submitted by 179 cities from 32 European countries in a biennial

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Two Albanian companies on track to get new PPPs through controversial unsolicited proposals

Two Albanian companies on track to get new PPPs through controversial unsolicited proposals

TIRANA, June 21 – Two Albanian companies are on track to get new public private partnership contracts following unsolicited bids and bonuses giving them an advantage in upcoming tenders, defying calls by international financial institutions to eliminate that practice. The

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Albania’s consumer prices increase to 52% of EU average

Albania’s consumer prices increase to 52% of EU average

TIRANA, June 20 – Albania’s consumer goods and services rose to slightly more than a half of the EU average in 2017 although GDP per capita and consumption levels remained virtually unchanged at about a third of the EU 28,

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Albanian students abroad are one of the least willing to work at home, survey shows

Albanian students abroad are one of the least willing to work at home, survey shows

TIRANA, June 20 – Young Albanians studying and having graduated abroad are one of the least willing emerging Europe nationals to return and work at home, a survey has shown. A survey with students and graduates from leading Central Europe

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Charter flights bring thousands of Ukrainian, Russian-speaking tourists to Albania

Charter flights bring thousands of Ukrainian, Russian-speaking tourists to Albania

TIRANA, June 19 – Ukrainians are among the new tourists to massively visit Albania for this year, joining Nordic countries as well as some central European countries who have been discovering Albania and its emerging tourism industry in the past

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Eurostat: Albania’s GDP per capita, consumption growth comes to a standstill

Eurostat: Albania’s GDP per capita, consumption growth comes to a standstill

TIRANA, June 19 – Albania has made one of the greatest progress among EU aspirant Western Balkan countries in bridging the gap with leading EU economies over the past decade, but yet economic activity and consumption rates in the country

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Albanian artists hold daily protests to protect National Theatre from demolition

Albanian artists hold daily protests to protect National Theatre from demolition

TIRANA, June 19 – In Tirana, artists and citizens are holding daily protests next to the National Theater building to protect it from demolition based on a governmental project that foresees building a new National Theatre as part of a

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Tarragona 2018: Albania eyes athletics medals as it bans lifters over doping

Tarragona 2018: Albania eyes athletics medals as it bans lifters over doping

TIRANA, June 19 – Sixty athletes will represent Albania at the 2018 Mediterranean Games that kick off in Spain’s Tarragona this weekend, but weightlifting, the elite discipline that has brought the country most medals since Albania’s 1987 Mediterranean Games debut,

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