National Theatre bill faces prolonged battle if president vetoes

National Theatre bill faces prolonged battle if president vetoes

TIRANA, July 19 – Albania’s opposition Democratic Party requested during Thursday’s parliamentary session for the National Theatre law to go back to vote, and left the parliament when its request was denied. The DP made the request through MP Edmond

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Researchers to use drones for spotting sea turtle nests

Researchers to use drones for spotting sea turtle nests

TIRANA, July 19 – A project exploring sandy beaches for sporadic nesting of sea turtles that also involves the use of drones has been launched in Albania after the country’s first turtle nest has been officially documented in Divjaka, an

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More time needed for new maritime border deal, Foreign Minister Bushati says

More time needed for new maritime border deal, Foreign Minister Bushati says

TIRANA, July 19 – Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati said on Thursday that negotiations over a new maritime border deal with Greece are still underway and in no way finalized, ignoring media concerns over lack of transparency

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Insurers lobby to make private pension insurance compulsory

Insurers lobby to make private pension insurance compulsory

TIRANA, July 19 – Albanian insurers are lobbying to channel a portion of the mandatory social security contributions to the country’s nascent private pension funds under a new system already applied in leading and developing economies which they say increases

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Albania plans to diversify electricity generation with floating solar power plants

Albania plans to diversify electricity generation with floating solar power plants

TIRANA, July 19 – Albania’s state-run power utility KESH says it is planning to build the country’s first floating solar power plant on the northern Drin River cascade where it generates about two-thirds of the country’s domestic electricity from three

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Fifth edition of Vox Baroque International Festival returns across Albania

Fifth edition of Vox Baroque International Festival returns across Albania

TIRANA, July 19 – The fifth edition of the International Festival of Baroque Music ‘Vox Baroque’ returned to Albania during the first and second weeks of June, bringing Europe’s best instrumentalists and sopranos in the capital thanks to the devotion

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More Albania restaurants adopt farm-to-table approach as agritourism gains upper hand

More Albania restaurants adopt farm-to-table approach as agritourism gains upper hand

TIRANA, July 17 – When Altin Prenga decided to leave Italy after a decade as a migrant there and start a small family-run restaurant in his native village of Fishte, northern Albania, everybody was calling him crazy. Almost a decade

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EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Tirana

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn visits Tirana

TIRANA, July 17 – The European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn’s visit to Tirana on Tuesday marked the beginning of the analytical assessment process, which will precede EU accession negotiations, scheduled to potentially begin next June. The official start of

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Albania’s Kukes claim hard-earned win over Valleta to keep qualifying hopes alive

Albania’s Kukes claim hard-earned win over Valleta to keep qualifying hopes alive

TIRANA, July 18 – Albania’s Kukes scored a late away equalizer against Malta’s Valleta to make it to the Champions League second qualifying round following a disappointing goalless draw in last week’s first-leg home encounter. Kukes were lucky to qualify

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Energy, low base effect wane euro free fall effect on Albania’s exports

Energy, low base effect wane euro free fall effect on Albania’s exports

TIRANA, July 17 – Albania’s exports officially grew by double digits in the first half of this year, seemingly defying the negative effects from the sharp strengthening of Albanian’s national currency against Europe’s single currency which has significantly curbed profits

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