Bailiff tariffs leave individuals struggling

Bailiff tariffs leave individuals struggling

TIRANA, May 28- Execution of executive titles by bailiff offices often violates the vital interests of individuals, as  the vital minimum remains uncertain. More clearly, the individuals who have to pay the debts or monetary obligations imposed by the bailiff

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Shrinking transport activity lowers exports

Shrinking transport activity lowers exports

TIRANA, May 28- Exports have dropped by over 2 percent in the first four months of the year, with a shrinking transport in port and air operations during this period, but with increased rail transport on the other hand. By

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Shell confirms high oil reserves in Shpirag

Shell confirms high oil reserves in Shpirag

TIRANA, May 25- The branch of large oil trade company Shell in Albania, namely Shell Upstream Albania B.V., which has been engaged in Albania since 2012, found significant light oil reserves at the mountain Shpirag near Berat. The appraisal well

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The question of public procurements classified as “state secret”

The question of public procurements classified as “state secret”

TIRANA, May 30- From 2014 to 2018, there have been an increasing number in public procurement contracts ranging from information technology, maintenance of public buildings to government services, that are classified as secret. According to the Supreme State Audit (SSA)

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European Commission raises concerns over PPPs

European Commission raises concerns over PPPs

TIRANA, May 29- The European Commission published today a progress report on Albania where it expressed positive remarks for the overall performance of the economy. However, the report has not shown the same attitude on the practices pursued for public-private

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Agricultural employment shrinks

Agricultural employment shrinks

TIRANA, May 28- According to official data by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the structure of employment by sectors was shifted from agriculture to services and production. The trade and services sector accounted for 25.7 percent of total employees

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Businesses call for the political crisis settlement

Businesses call for the political crisis settlement

TIRANA, May 27- The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham) together with DIHA (German Industry and Trade Association in Albania) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), have expressed their concern to the political situation in the country in

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Economy In Brief

Economy In Brief

Government indirectly raises online purchases taxes The Customs in Albania changed the law for online purchases, by now including in the taxes the shipping costs. Albanian citizens who buy products online which value exceeds 22 euros, have to pay a

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Dutch MPs say Albania does not investigate corrupt officials

Dutch MPs say Albania does not investigate corrupt officials

TIRANA, May 29 – The delegation of Dutch MPs who visited Albania on May 6 and 7 also published on Wednesday their report on the country’s progress in the five key priorities set by the European Union, where the lack

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EC again recommends opening of Albania-EU accession talks

EC again recommends opening of Albania-EU accession talks

TIRANA, May 29 – The European Commission again recommended opening membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia on Wednesday, as announced by Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn during the presentation of the enlargement package to the European Parliament’s Foreign Committee.

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