Earthquake rocks Tirana, epicenter at Lalz Bay

Earthquake rocks Tirana, epicenter at Lalz Bay

TIRANA, July 4 – An earthquake shook Tirana and peripheral areas on Wednesday, at around 11am, causing panic among citizens. The earthquake’s epicenter was 30 km Northwest of Tirana, at the Lalz Bay, while its magnitude was reported to be

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Kathleen Kavalec to replace Donald Lu as US Ambassador to Albania

Kathleen Kavalec to replace Donald Lu as US Ambassador to Albania

TIRANA, July 4 – US President Donald Trump intends to appoint Kathleen Ann Kavalec as the new US Ambassador to Albania, according to a White House announcement on Tuesday. Kavalec, from California, currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the

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New survey to help set up Albania’s first underwater heritage museum

New survey to help set up Albania’s first underwater heritage museum

TIRANA, July 4 – An archeological research vessel of the U.S.-based Institute of Nautical Archaeology has embarked on a mission to conduct a month-long coastal survey in Albanian waters, helping Albanian authorities in their bid to promote underwater cultural tourism

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Photo exhibition on Albanian fauna opens at Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

Photo exhibition on Albanian fauna opens at Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

TIRANA, June 30 – Artists from Kosovo and Albania opened a photo exhibition showcasing the creatures living at the country’s Divjakë-Karavasta National Park, in what organizers said is a first-ever event of its kind promoting the countryside’s fauna. One of

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Albania to select lead managers for new €500 mln Eurobond

Albania to select lead managers for new €500 mln Eurobond

TIRANA, July 3 – Albania has launched a call for joint lead managers that will help the country’s government raise up to €500 million in international capital markets in a new Eurobond scheduled in the next few months. In a

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Albania-Montenegro sign agreement to open new border point in Zogaj

Albania-Montenegro sign agreement to open new border point in Zogaj

TIRANA, July 3 – A joint meeting of cooperation took place between the governments of Albania and Montenegro in the Northern city of Shkodra on Tuesday. All police departments and forces were engaged by the government to ensure the orderly

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Experts worried over ‘paradoxical’ economic growth failing to boost Albanians’ welfare

Experts worried over ‘paradoxical’ economic growth failing to boost Albanians’ welfare

TIRANA, July 3 – Albanian economy expert Suzana Goxholli describes the first quarter growth in the Albanian economy as largely accidental and fuelled by heavy rainfall and energy exports with not much impact on the welfare of Albanian households. The

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Albania won’t open negotiations before the end of 2019, Frei says

Albania won’t open negotiations before the end of 2019, Frei says

TIRANA, July 3 – In an interview for Deutsche Welle Shqip, reporter for the German parliamentary group CDU/CSU Thorsten Frei said that EU membership negotiations with Albania won’t open before the end of 2019. Asked concerning the widely debated issue

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Albania launches probe on covert call centers acting as brokerage firms

Albania launches probe on covert call centers acting as brokerage firms

TIRANA, July 2 – Albania has launched a probe into dozens of call centers allegedly operating as covert unlicensed brokerage firms involved in fraud operations by offering potential investors attractive return rates for high-risk financial products. The investigation comes after

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Official Tehran, Tirana clash over Mujahideen, currently hosted in Albania

Official Tehran, Tirana clash over Mujahideen, currently hosted in Albania

TIRANA, July 2 – The Embassy of Iran to Tirana strongly reacted to the attendance of Albanian Minister for Diaspora Pandeli Majko at the annual meeting of the Iranian opposition group known as Mujahedin e Khalq (MEK) in Paris, saying

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