Albania private-run HPPs suffer drought triggered double-digit decline in income

Albania private-run HPPs suffer drought triggered double-digit decline in income

TIRANA, July 17 – Private and concession hydropower plants operating in the country saw their income drop by double-digits in 2017 when a prolonged drought almost paralyzed the country’s wholly hydro-dependent domestic electricity generation. An annual report by Albania’s energy

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Italian Embassy announces Albanian-Italian police patrols in coastal cities

Italian Embassy announces Albanian-Italian police patrols in coastal cities

TIRANA, July 17 – The Italian Embassy in Tirana notified on Monday the interior ministries of both countries will be engaging joint patrols in Albania’s main coastal cities to assist Italian tourists vacating in Albania during the summer. The patrols

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Albanian Riviera becomes second home destination for Norwegian, Russian tourists

Albanian Riviera becomes second home destination for Norwegian, Russian tourists

TIRANA, July 17 – Albania’s coastline is gradually turning into a second home destination for European holidaymakers and it’s mostly the southern Albania Riviera that is becoming a magnet. A combination of Mediterranean weather with plenty of sunshine, sandy and

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Big Albanian companies dominate €1 billion PPP contracts so far

Big Albanian companies dominate €1 billion PPP contracts so far

TIRANA, July 16 – Another Albanian company has won a major project as part of the Albanian government’s ambitious but controversial €1 billion public private partnership program for the next four years in a bid to upgrade road, health and

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Fifteen illegal refugees stopped in Shkodra trying to reach EU

Fifteen illegal refugees stopped in Shkodra trying to reach EU

TIRANA, July 16 – Albanian police continues to stop third-country refugees who, supported by local traffickers, try to use Albania as a transition country that will lead them to EU member states. On Saturday morning, Shkodra police stopped 15 refugees, mainly

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Vienna Institute downgrades Albania’s 2018 outlook on ‘unprecedented’ currency appreciation

Vienna Institute downgrades Albania’s 2018 outlook on ‘unprecedented’ currency appreciation

TIRANA, July 16 – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies has slightly revised downward Albania’s 2018 economic outlook, citing an ‘unprecedented appreciation’ of Albania’s national currency against Europe’s single currency. In its latest summer report on economic prospects for

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Biberaj Foundation co-sponsors $2,5 million to support Albanian professionals in US

Biberaj Foundation co-sponsors $2,5 million to support Albanian professionals in US

TIRANA, July 16 –  The Biberaj Foundation announced on Saturday its first project – the co-funding of the Albanian-American Development Foundation Master’s Degree Fellowship program. The Master’s and Internship Program (MIP) was launched in 2016 by the Albanian-American Development Foundation

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Appeals Court next in line facing risk of non-functionality

Appeals Court next in line facing risk of non-functionality

TIRANA, July 15 – General Inspector Shkelqim Ganaj said on Thursday that half of Albania’s judges and prosecutors appear to be having problems with the wealth declared by them under the country’s justice reform. According to the head of the

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Tirana’s transformation praised during 2018 World Cities Summit in Singapore

Tirana’s transformation praised during 2018 World Cities Summit in Singapore

TIRANA, July 12 – Tirana was selected as one of the cities that has made more progress in city management and drinking water. This assessment came from the 2018 World Cities Summit and the Annual Water Summit held in Singapore,

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Michel Setboun shows Albania during communist regime’s final throes

Michel Setboun shows Albania during communist regime’s final throes

TIRANA, July 12 – The Albanian Centre for Openness and Dialogue inaugurated on July 6 Algerian photographer’s Michel Setboun photo exhibition ‘The end. The start. Albania 1981-1991.” At the COD space, Setboun brings for the first time 99 medium and

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