European competition banned Skenderbeu remain Albanian Superliga favorites

European competition banned Skenderbeu remain Albanian Superliga favorites

TIRANA, Sept. 20 – Albania’s reigning champions Skenderbeu have made a good start this season and are favorites to win again despite their future depending on a decision by Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport after they were handed a

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Senior US diplomat Elisabeth Millard visits Tirana

Senior US diplomat Elisabeth Millard visits Tirana

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Elisabeth Millard began a visit to Tirana on Wednesday. She was welcomed by President Ilir Meta, with whom she discussed Albania’s main

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High migration, poor skills hampering Albania’s productivity, governor says

High migration, poor skills hampering Albania’s productivity, governor says

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – Containing the migration of qualified workers and upgrading labor force skills in the private sector remain key to boosting productivity in Albania as the Balkan country gradually switches to a new growth agenda, central bank governor

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Eurochambres: Corruption is poison for investors to Albania, region

Eurochambres: Corruption is poison for investors to Albania, region

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – European business representatives say Albania has to tackle corruption and strengthen rule of law in order to be more attractive to foreign investors and attract much-needed investment and know-how that creates new jobs and bridges the

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Gov’t-opposition clash over National Theatre bill amendments

Gov’t-opposition clash over National Theatre bill amendments

TIRANA, Sept. 19 – Albania’s Socialist majority in the Parliamentary Committee of Productive Activities voted on Tuesday for amendments in the law for the building of a new National Theatre building, opening a competition for the realization of this project

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Tirana-Elbasan highway gets another $16 mln to exceed initial costs by 44%

Tirana-Elbasan highway gets another $16 mln to exceed initial costs by 44%

TIRANA, Sept. 18 – Albania is borrowing another $16 million to carry out emergency intervention in a highway linking Tirana to Elbasan, central Albania, but also serving as a hub to southeast Albania and neighboring Greece and Macedonia, in several

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Albania considers ban on energy drinks to under-18s

Albania considers ban on energy drinks to under-18s

TIRANA, Sept. 18 – Albania is trying to follow the UK’s recent legal initiative to impose a ban on energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 and limit the advertising of sugar-sweetened beverages in similar measures to legislation

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Kosovo also planning to introduce tolls on highway to Albania

Kosovo also planning to introduce tolls on highway to Albania

TIRANA, Sept. 18 – Kosovo authorities say they are planning to introduce tolls on their part of the Highway of Nation linking Kosovo to Albania but fees will not be applied without a thorough study setting reasonable and acceptable tariffs.

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Editorial: Kosovo and Serbia: the grim return to ground zero

Editorial: Kosovo and Serbia: the grim return to ground zero

The idea of discussing new ‘corrected’ borders between Kosovo and Serbia, in an alleged attempt to reach a final solution to the most complex issue in the region, has been the subject of so many news and analysis everywhere these

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Tolling on Albania-Kosovo highway resumes amid high police presence

Tolling on Albania-Kosovo highway resumes amid high police presence

TIRANA, Sept. 17 – Drivers crossing the so-called Highway of Nation linking Albania to Kosovo paid tolls on Monday as tolling resumed peacefully but amid high police presence following a five-month suspension triggered by violent protests leading to revised fees

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